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Senior Cost Estimator 


The Columbia Group (TCG), is a technical services support company which has a successful 50+ year history of providing the United States government with financial management support services, information technology, program management, acquisition, logistics management, engineering, and design. 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 Senior Cost Estimator to join our team, on a hybrid status, between the Washington, DC Navy Yard and home office. The ideal candidate will:

  • Provides cost related analysis and assessments of ships, submarines, and related ship systems.
  • Provides technical expertise, performs parametric tradeoff studies, and assesses cost estimates.
  • Be proficient with using modern computational tools and spreadsheets to conduct cost assessments: Typical tools include the USN’s Visibility and Management of Operating Costs (VAMOSC) databases and Operating and Support Cost Analysis Model (OSCAM) suite of cost models for a variety of Operations and Support (O&M) costing tasks.
Position Requirements

Required Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or related field.
  • 5-10 years' experience developing production planning documents and estimates for work executed on US Navy, US Coast Guard, Army, or MSC Ships.
  • Certified estimator by the International Cost Estimating & Analysis Association (ICEAA).
  • Requires knowledge of Hull and Ship Systems with a well-rounded overall understanding of new shipbuilding, ship repair and modernization with trade disciplines required to support estimates and work item development.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with NAVSEA Standard Items, CAD plans is required.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with NAVSEA Standard Items, CAD plans is required.
  • Must have zero-based estimating experience.
  • Adept knowledge and understanding of the ship construction and estimating requirements, U.S. Navy surface ship construction and modernization planning processes.
  • Must have advanced MS Excel skills creating formulas and setting up custom sheets for customers. Modeling experience a plus.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance Required.
Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Senior Cost Estimator  
Division The Columbia Group  
Req Number LOG-24-00005  
Location Washington DC WNY  
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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