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Cost Estimator (Junior) 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing United States government with acquisition, logistics management, engineering, design, fabrication, test and evaluation, information technology and financial management support services. As a full-time employee of TCG, you will receive a comprehensive benefits package to include a quality health insurance program (medical, drug, vision and dental) for you and your family, group life insurance, group short and long-term disability insurance, a 401K profit sharing retirement plan, and professional development opportunities. You will accrue 'Paid Time Off' (PTO) to be used towards vacation or sick leave, in addition to receiving eleven (11) paid federal holidays.

We are seeking a Cost Estimator (Junior) to join our team in Arlington, VA, supporting a DoD customer. The ideal candidate will:

  • Provide assistance to Technical Advisory Reports.
  • Evaluate production and engineering service cost proposals and provide engineering cost studies/estimates.
  • Provide expertise and cost models.
  • Provide data and cost estimate necessary for acquisition documentation including the Program Life Cycle Cost Estimates, milestones including the Full Rate Production Decision Review and other ACAT II associated reviews. Provide budget estimates, operating cost baselines, system engineering costs, system integration costs, and Test and Evaluation costs.
  • Conduct business case analysis relative to program procurements on identified data.
  • Coordinate Contract budget requirements such as production support, ECPS, and technical instructions and provide breakdown of for execution of Contract Modifications.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • 1 years experience in financial/cost analysis.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance.
  • US Citizenship is a prerequisite.

Desired Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution within a related field.
  • Professional Cost Estimator/Analyst (PCEA)
  • 3+ years’ experience in financial/cost analysis.
  • Experience in constructing complex cost estimates, evaluating proposals and writing Technical Advisory Reports or equivalent cost evaluation reports.

Some TCG customers require individuals providing support to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations. COVID-19 vaccination status may affect employment opportunities.

Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Analyst (Mid)  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number LOG-22-00003  
Location Arlington, VA  
About the Organization We are a premier federal services company with a successful history of providing the United States Military, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Aviation Administration, and other departments / agencies of the federal government. We employ hundreds of professionals, providing client-focused solutions, across all armed forces, in multiple locations throughout the United States.  
EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected Veteran status.  

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