Mid Cost Analyst

Job Locations US-DC
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US Citizens, preferred


VariQ has an exciting opportunity for a highly qualified Mid Cost Analyst to support the a high profile client project in Washington, DC.


Additional Information:

  • Salary: Dependent upon experience
  • Security Clearance: Must hold active DoD or IC TS/SCI clearance
  • Available: ASAP


  • Analyze business and financial activities to obtain a quantitative, rational basis for decision making through the application of modeling and measuring techniques, mathematics, economics, statistical analysis, and engineering methods.
  • Employ the analytical process to define the problem, develop model and tools, test hypotheses, and provide solutions and/or alternatives to decision makers based on sound, scientific, and quantitative information.
  • Support financial management through various cost estimating and analysis activities including, but not limited to, life cycle cost estimate development, analysis of alternatives, business case analyses, risk research and analysis, and schedule realism assessments. 
  • Plan, collect and analyze various types of cost and programmatic data to support cost estimate development and financial analysis exercises
  • Develop work breakdown structures to outlines products, data and services to comprehensive and specific activities
  • Develop cost estimating relationships to analyze historical data to predict future cost requirements
  • Conduct feasibility studies that compare funding requirements to existing IT portfolios
  • Perform sensitivity analyses to assess the cost impacts of changing programmatic or technical requirements
  • Develop and/or provide detailed reviews of Cost Analysis Requirements Descriptions and other program office life cycle cost estimates to assess their adequacy and their ability to support DIA decision-making and acquisition requirements
  • Develop cost estimate and analysis documentation in support to technical reports, program management reviews, and other senior-level reporting requirements
  • Develop cost and business metrics in support of  DIA decision-making and acquisition requirements



  •  4-6 years cost analysis experience within the DoD and/or the Intelligence Community
  • Understanding of the analytical process and cost analysis techniques.
  • Familiarity with government financial management systems
  • Experience conducting program assessments, efficiency studies and/or business case analyses
  • Familiarity with IC and DoD programs and the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) process



  • 4-6 years of hands-on relevant and / or similar experience
  • Good to have understanding of cost data requirements outlined in the DoD Directive 5000.4M and DoD Instruction 7041.3
  • Good communication skills - this includes both oral communication as well as the development of professional-looking briefs and reports
  • Able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work with the IT systems’ Business Owners / Stakeholders to collect and analyze data
  • Ability to develop briefings to the Agency Senior Leadership (CIO and Director)


Education: Holds a Bachelor or Master’s degree




VariQ is an equal opportunity employer. 



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