Senior Cost Analyst

Kingsport, TN

Admin Clerical $ 46.75
2/5/2021 1:03:00 PMPST
Job Type: Enterprise Contract
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Recruiter Name: Angelo Escalante

Job Description

  • Analyzes contractor’s projected estimated costs for reasonableness, reviewing in detail the significant direct and indirect cost elements of material, labor, overhead, general and administrative expenses, facilities, engineering, special tooling, packaging and packing, transportation, and other costs which extend over the life of the contract. 
  • Ascertains reasonableness of proposed labor and overhead rates and labor escalation factors based on audit reports or other available sources, e.g., rates with the Department of Labor Index labor union agreements, payroll records, salary and wage schedules, and publications of recognized economic forecasting services.
  •  Analyzes cost data contained in the  proposals, which relate to price revisions due to escalation and changes in procurement requirements.
  •  Assignments may involve a variety of proposals, including those that have little pricing precedent or prior experience. 
  • Utilizes Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), specifically FAR Part 15, and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) Supplements, to perform cost/price analyses.
  •  Summarizes the results of subcontractor proposals into clear and concise reports, including data and narratives. Evaluates contractor responsibility, analyzing the contractor’s past performance, costs of previous procurements, and/or standards and other techniques in producing like or similar items.
  •  Evaluates the contractor’s experience, production, and technical ability on current and previous orders as in manufacturing, tooling, engineering, research and development, overhead, general administrative expenses, and profit.
  •  Investigates the adequacy and soundness of the firm’s credit and financial position.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain or other discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  •  4 years' experience using specialized knowledge of price and cost analysis principles and procedures to analyze, evaluate, and negotiate, or participate in the negotiation of various cost elements of a wide variety of contract proposals or changes. 
  • Must be proficient in working with large spreadsheets and financial data.


  • Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills,Knowledge of the commodities, engineering and manufacturing processes, or other technical considerations necessary to analyze and use technical evaluation reports and to evaluate historical production and statistical cost data relating to the contractor's capability. 
  • Project / program / proposal management experience a plus. Knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulations, FAR Part 15, Contract by Negotiations and FAR Part 31, Contract Cost Principles and Procedures Comprehensive organizational, analytical and written and oral communication skills.
  •  do not submit more than 3 - additional candidates will be automatically rejected Position based out Kingsport TN under ORDANCE SYSTEMS; however the candidate can work REMOTELY. 
  • Limited to 3 subs per vendor. Please list candidate's current location. 
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