Canvas Inc.
  • 06-Oct-2017 to 31-Jan-2018 (CST)
  • Huntsville, AL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Cost Analyst

Location: Huntsville, AL


Canvas is seeking a Cost Analyst to support the development, fielding, and integration of the Missile Defense Agency's Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) for the Cost Estimating and Analysis functional organization. This may include core cost analysis support or matrixed support within a program office(s). Cost Estimating support includes development and maintenance of Life Cycle Cost Estimates and models for Defense Acquisition programs, analysis and reporting of cost data, and conducting excursions and "what if" drills and analysis. Responsibilities:

  • Develop cost estimating relationships using applied mathematical approaches like probability, statistics, regression analysis, linear algebra, learning curves, and data collection required.
  • Develop and review Cost Analysis Requirements Documents (CARDS)
  • Use of DD Form 1921s and Cost Performance Reports/Integrated Program Management Reports (CPR/IPMR) to obtain essential cost data from contractors for the purpose of establishing a credible cost database for use in analysis required.
  • Participate in business case analyses, analysis of alternatives, cost studies and excursions.
  • Collect and manage cost data, technical baseline data, cost research/analysis and coordinate findings internally and externally.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree required preferably in Mathematics, Operations Research, Economics, Statistics, or Industrial Engineering

Knowledge of the Ballistic Missile Defense Systems preferred

Membership in ICEAA preferred

Must possess exceptionally strong analytical skills

Must be a self-starter, detail oriented, able to support multiple projects, possess excellent communication skills, work well within a team, interact with multiple levels of management, and be able to manage customer and contractor relationships.

Computer Skills:

Working knowledge of Excel, ACEIT, @Risk, PRICE, Crystal Ball or other cost, parametric, and risk analysis tools


Must possess and maintain a DoD Secret clearance.


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