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  • Patuxent River, Maryland, USA
Cost Analyst, Senior

The Opportunity:  

Do you want to use your financial, analytical, and statistical skills to help our clients get the most out of their funding to protect our national security? As a cost analyst, you’ll review complex financial and cost data, build cost analysis models, perform cost-benefit and cost-savings analyses, and utilize earned value management (EVM) principles throughout the DoD acquisition process, and design leadership presentations and dashboards. 

This is an opportunity to make a direct impact on our country’s defense acquisition and contracts process. As a cost analyst, you’ll work as part of a cross-functional integrated program management team with clients to translate program requirements into cost estimates. You’ll use your knowledge and skills to gather relevant data, document assumptions, and develop Program Office Estimates and Independent Government Cost Estimates. You’ll 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.

Join us. The world can’t wait. 

You Have: 

  • 3+ years of experience with performing detailed cost or financial estimation, analysis, or forecasting

  • Experience with DoD cost analysis documentation, including Earned Value Management (EVM) and Schedule Analysis, and Cost Analysis Requirement Descriptions (CARDs)

  • Experience collecting and analyzing cost and technical data to develop functional cost models 

  • Experience using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project

  • Knowledge of cost analysis and estimating techniques and methodologies within the DoD 

  • Top Secret clearance

  • Bachelor's degree

Nice If You Have: 

  • Experience developing and evaluating metrics and data trends across a program lifecycle

  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplemental (DFAR) 

  • International Cost Estimating and Analysis Association certification

  • Defense Acquisition University Business – Cost Estimating or PMP certification

  • Certified Cost Estimator Analyst (CCEA) or Professional Cost Estimator Analyst (PCEA) certification


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