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Cost Estimator/Analyst Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Huntsville, AL
The Lockwood Group
The Lockwood Group is a Global Professional Services Provider established with a purpose to deliver Mission Readiness service and solution to the Department of Defense and Federal Government. Our culture is built upon a Mission Readiness vision and our six core values. We believe in customer centric service delivery with intent to uncover, understand, and solve the underlying problems of the true end customers for our services – the military (the soldier, airman, seaman and Marine) and federal service professionals. 

Take the first step to "Mission Readiness" by viewing our Mission Readiness Capability video which articulates our Core Purpose: The Lockwood Group Launches Mission-Ready Capabilities Video 

Job Opening
The Lockwood Group is seeking a Cost Estimator/Analyst Subject Matter Expert (SME) to join our Elite Team supporting the Army's Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) Project Office.

Description of Duties:
Provide input and recommendations for cost estimating and budget activities, inclusive of all program life cycle phases IAW applicable DoD Directives, Army regulations, and policies. The following cost estimating and budget activities are included in this effort:
•    Drafting Independent Government Estimate
•    Drafting Independent Cost Analyses
•    Program Office Estimates
•    Cost Analysis Requirements Description
•    Analysis of Alternatives
•    Cost estimating activities in support of the following representative areas:
         Cost/acquisition teams
         Design-to-Cost reviews
         Source Selection Evaluation Boards
         Army acquisition process, to include Operating and Support (O&S) and Life Cycle Cost/Total Ownership cost activities
• Cost research projects to develop estimating techniques for new state-of-the-art technology
• Operations research analysis in support of cost effectiveness related studies, such as
     Milestone Reviews
     Life-Cycle Cost/Design-to-Cost
    O&S Cost Reduction Analysis
    Cost Risk Evaluation
    Technical Risk Evaluation
    Warranty Cost Effectiveness Analysis
    Cost Estimating Relationship Methodologies
    Budget Preparation Support
   Earned Value Management
   Estimates at Completion
   Analysis of variance reports
   Business Case Analysis
B. Perform risk analysis and develop program risk assessment consistent with price, Contractor capabilities, emerging technologies, Contractor cost performance, schedules and integration requirements, and incorporate Contractor cost performance information into cost estimating methodologies consistent with latest reports.
C. Utilize the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tool (ACEIT) to support the PM’s estimating efforts.

Basic Qualifications:
  • BS +15 years
  • Must have extensive experience developing Cost Estimates, conducting Cost Analysis, and supporting a DoD Acquisition Project Office
  • Must have experience working with ACEIT
  • Must have strong collaboration skills.
  • Must be able to telework effectively within the Redstone Arsenal, Alabama area.
  • Secret clearance.

The Lockwood Group offers a competitive benefits package, including Paid Time Off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, health and wellness, various optional add-on benefits, and a retirement 401(k) plan with Company match.

Lockwood Credo, Core Values and Culture
The Lockwood mission is to create an organization focused on service.  We serve – each other, the soldier, our customers, our employees, our partners, our vendors, and our community. Service is at the center of our Core Values and Culture.
Our customers come first.  Being responsive, professional and reliable is why we are hired.  We aim to deliver on all promises, exceeding customer expectations and making certain all business decisions are made with the customer in mind.

Our employees are the face of our service.  They are at the front lines working with our customers daily, and it is Lockwood’s duty to serve our employees. This means designing a culture centered around core values that inspire, retain and grow the best talent.

Our partners are fuel for our engine.  Our great vendors, consultants and teaming partners combine to fuel Lockwood, ensuring we successfully deliver always.  We work alongside our partners as one cohesive team.
Service to the community is important to us.  We seek to volunteer, engage and support our communities through investment of time and resources.

This service mindset is what inspired company founders to embark on the journey to deliver on the promise to Lead the Way to Mission Readiness for all people we serve.

The following 6 Core Values are the foundation by which we serve:

•Ethics and Integrity
•Customer Commitment 
•Team and Family Environment

If these Core Values resonate with you, we would love to have you join our team! 
The Lockwood Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. The Lockwood Group will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant laws.

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