Job Description

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Cost Estimator, Lead

Key Role:

Provide leadership and support in implementing rigorous and repeatable estimating methodologies across the Booz Allen Defense Solutions portfolio by applying industry best practices and approaches. Apply demonstrated expertise across the spectrum of acceptable estimating approaches, including Comparison, Analogy, Parametric, Top-Down, Engineering, Bottom-Up, and Extrapolation from Actuals, to drive and support the development of sound estimates for a range of complex, engineering solutions. Support the estimating process across the full life-cycle of solution development. Move from system requirements with KSAs and KPPs to a Contractor Statement of Work and WBS to a resource-loaded Integrated Master Schedule at level 4 or below to detailed bases of estimate substantiating solution. Use government-based estimating methods and industry tools to validate other estimating techniques, including USCM, NICM, Government CERs, SEER, or True Planning. Due to the nature of work performed within this facility, U.S. citizenship is required. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience with analyzing requirement data to conduct cost estimating in mission systems development and integration, solutions, or product-based environments
  • Experience working on strategic cost proposals, including financing, volume development, and management
  • Experience with cost-estimating model development
  • Experience with the use of estimating tools, including BOEMax, SEER, PRICE, or COCOMO
  • Experience in mathematics, statistics, and data analysis, including metrics, cost estimates, profitability, and risk
  • Experience with analytic tools, including spreadsheets and database managers
  • Ability to read and interpret technical documents
  • Bachelor's degree in Math, Engineering, Economics, or Operations Research

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with developing Business Case Analysis (BCA)
  • Experience with developing Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD)
  • Experience with developing and implementing estimating tools and standards across enterprise business systems
  • Possession of excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Possession of excellent interpersonal and networking skills
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • PMP, CCEA, or EVP Certification

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 $81,800.00 to $186,000.00 (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.

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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