Are you looking for a Challenge? Looking for an innovative organization and the opportunity to learn and grow professionally? We are seeking a Cost Estimating and Analysis Task Lead to support the development of Cost Estimates in support of Government initiatives.

I’ve never heard of Terrestris. What do you do?

At Terrestris, we leverage technology to create better mission outcomes through better human performance. We approach this by forming strong client and team relationships through transparency. We strive to create an environment where our team can let their excellence shine through. By finding, developing, and incorporating new ideas, we provide memorable services. Rooted in the USMC values of honor, courage, and commitment, Terrestris seeks to deliver extraordinary values to the American people by helping the Government become more efficient and effective.

So, what will the Cost Estimating and Analysis Task Lead at Terrestris do?

You will provide Information Technology Governance Support to the Department of State (DOS), Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA), Office of Consular Systems and Technology (CST). CST’s Information Technology Governance (ITG) Program is a decision-making framework for addressing several enterprise-level initiatives within CA/CST. You will assist CST’s ITG Program by ensuring the continued alignment of CA’s technology strategy with its business strategy, focusing on the links between business objectives and project objectives and developing, implementing, and maintaining ITG services by defining the processes that ensure the effective and efficient use of IT in enabling the organization to achieve its goals.

What does a typical day look like for the Cost Estimating and Analysis Task Lead?

You will:

  • Develop and implement methodology/tools for Cost Estimation a. Provide support for the development of Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE) for new contracts.
  • Provide estimation in support of Lean Business Case for major initiatives/Solution Epics and efforts requiring cost estimates.
  • Provide general cost estimation support for CST Divisions as needed.
  • Perform independent assessments of price/cost quotes/proposals based on historical metrics data, and industry trends.
  • Conduct a yearly benefit-cost analysis of all CST COTS products, including CST COTS tools (as specified by CST) to ensure that the continued investment in these products is in the best interest of the Government in meeting mission requirements.
  • Conduct an analysis of each CST COTS product for technical impact and price impact.
  • Follow the Department of State 5 FAH-5 H-620 Benefit-Cost Analysis Process for this effort.
  • Support budget formulation efforts as needed.

What qualifications do you look for?

You might be the Candidate we’re looking for if you have:

  • A current, active SECRET Clearance.
  • A BS/BA degree in a technical or business discipline or related field of study (or commensurate experience)
  • 5+ years of proven related professional experience
  • 3+ years of IT systems acquisitions and/or IT Cost Estimating
  • Experience working with senior leadership, facilitating and managing large complex working groups, as well as developing and presenting executive-level reporting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with brevity and clarity
  • Ability to deliver on-time, meaningful outcomes, while coordinating multiple assignments, maintaining a positive attitude, and providing exemplary customer service
  • Proficient level of understanding w/ Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel), Microsoft Office Teams, and SharePoint

What kind of benefits does Terrestris Offer?

We offer outstanding benefits including health, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, and a profit-sharing/bonus plan. We also believe strongly in maintaining a quality work-life balance, so we offer a leave package that includes Paid Time Off, holidays, sick days, and a fun, creative work environment.

Terrestris is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

DILBERT © 2018 Scott Adams. Used By permission of ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION. All rights reserved.