Cost Analyst

The Opportunity:
Do you want to use your financial, analytical, and statistical skills to help the U.S. Navy and other military clients get the most out of their funding to protect our national security? As an 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. 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 relevant data, document assumptions, and develop Program Office Estimates (POE) and Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE). You’ll build dashboards with modern visualization tools, develop cost and risk analyses using Crystal Ball or other Monte Carlo simulation software, and use data science to provide meaningful insight into the data.

You will help introduce and recommend new ideas and solutions to clients that deliver visible insights with tangible results while being part of a supportive team that always helps you and roots you on. If you are ready for an opportunity to apply and grow your data analysis and consulting skills, then there is a place for you at Booz Allen.

What You’ll Do:
As an operations research consultant 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 Tableau, Power BI, or other data visualization techniques 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 other cost and ad hoc models

  • Conduct advanced statistical analysis using scripting languages such as 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

Bring your analytical mindset and passion for change to help transform the U.S. military!

Join us. The world can’t wait.

You Have:  

  • 2+ years of experience with performing detailed cost or financial estimation or analysis

  • Experience with Tableau, Qlik, or Power BI

  • Experience with applying statistical analysis to forecast future costs or inform programmatic decisions

  • Experience with using complex logic-based formulas in Microsoft Excel

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Bachelor’s degree  

Nice If You Have:  

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

  • Experience with the DoD or U.S. Navy

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field

  • PCEA, CCEA, or PMP Certification


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information

Build Your Career:

When you join Booz Allen, you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other professionals doing similar work across multiple markets. You’ll share best practices and work through challenges as you gain experience and mentoring to develop your career. In addition, you’ll have access to a wealth of training resources through our Analytics University, an online learning portal where you can access more than 5000 functional and technical courses, certifications, and books. Build your technical skills through hands-on training on the latest tools and state-of-the-art tech from our in-house experts. Pursuing certifications that directly impact your role? You may be able to take advantage of our tuition assistance, on-site boot camps, certification training, academic programs, vendor relationships, and a network of professionals who can give you helpful tips. We’ll help you develop the career you want as you chart your own course for success.

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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