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Cost Estimator & Operations Research Analyst

The Opportunity:

Do you want to use your financial, analytical, and statistical skills to help the Navy and military clients get the most out of their funding to protect our national security? As a cost estimator and operations research analyst, you will review complex financial and cost data, build cost analysis models, perform cost benefit and cost savings analyses, and design leadership presentations and dashboards. You will work as part of a cross-functional team with clients to translate program requirements into cost estimates by using your knowledge and skills to gather data, document assumptions, and develop Program Office Estimates, Independent Government Cost Estimates, and Life Cycle Cost Estimates, using data science to provide meaningful insight into the data.

What You’ll Do: 

As an operations research analyst on our team, you’ll: 

  • Consult on complex financial and cost models extending throughout a program lifecycle for major government clients 

  • Present data to leadership through interactive dashboards using data visualization techniques such as Tableau or Power BI, to bring data to the forefront for real-time decision-making 

  • Build, manage, and improve complex financial and cost models, including Program Office Estimates, Independent Government Cost Estimates, and cost and ad hoc models 

  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis using scripting languages, including Python or R

  • Analyze spend plans and budget inputs, develop program briefs and acquisition documentation, perform what-if and economic analyses, and participate in a variety of programmatic meetings 

  • Develop defensible estimates to help your client successfully navigate various reviews, approvals, and program planning processes 

You won’t go at it alone; you’ll work alongside risk managers, schedule analysts, and data visualization experts to conduct research, prepare graphs and charts, and develop, analyze and interpret cost and financial data for high level government clients.

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:  

  • 6+ years of experience with general cost estimating and developing and managing Lifecycle Cost Estimates

  • Experience using Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Experience developing or providing inputs to status briefings and presentations

  • Experience with developing spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel using complex logic-based formulas, including VLOOKUPs or HLOOKUPs

  • Experience with applying statistical analysis to forecast future outcomes or informed decisions

  • Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have:  

  • Experience working on a team in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment

  • Experience with the US Government, DoD, or Navy 

  • Experience with Crystal Ball, Tableau, Power BI, Power Query, Python, or R

  • Experience in probability and statistics

  • Possession of excellent client and team relationship management skills

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • PCEA, CCEA, SCEC, or PMP Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Secret clearance is required.

Create Your Career:

Grow With Us
Your growth matters to us—that’s why we offer a variety of ways for you to develop your career. With professional and leadership development opportunities like upskilling programs, tuition reimbursement, mentoring, and firm-sponsored networking, you can chart a unique and fulfilling career path on your own terms. 

A Place Where You Belong
Diverse perspectives cultivate collective ingenuity. Booz Allen’s culture of respect, equity, and opportunity means that, here, you are free to bring your whole self to work. With an array of business resource groups and other opportunities for connection, you’ll build your community in no time.

Support Your Well-Being
Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs with HSA contributions, paid holidays, paid parental leave, a generous 401(k) match, and more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and remote and hybrid locations, we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home. 

Your Candidate Journey
At Booz Allen, we know our people are what propel us forward, and we value relationships most of all. Here, we’ve compiled a list of resources so you’ll know what to expect as we forge a connection with you during your journey as a candidate with us. 


At Booz Allen, we celebrate your contributions, provide you with opportunities and choices, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, work-life programs, and dependent care. Our recognition awards program acknowledges employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our values. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in Booz Allen’s benefit programs. Individuals that do not meet the threshold are only eligible for select offerings, not inclusive of health benefits. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Resource page on our Careers site and reviewing Our Employee Benefits page.

Salary at Booz Allen is determined by various factors, including but not limited to location, the individual’s particular combination of education, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements. The projected compensation range for this position is $67,700.00 to $154,000.00 (annualized USD). The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range for this position and is just one component of Booz Allen’s total compensation package for employees. This posting will close within 90 days from the Posting Date.

Work Model
Our people-first culture prioritizes the benefits of flexibility and collaboration, whether that happens in person or remotely.

  • If this position is listed as remote or hybrid, you’ll periodically work from a Booz Allen or client site facility.
  • If this position is listed as onsite, you’ll work with colleagues and clients in person, as needed for the specific role.

EEO Commitment

We’re an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer that empowers our people to fearlessly drive change – no matter their race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, military or uniformed service member status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, local, or international law.

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