Cost Estimator

Job Locations US-MA-Bedford / Hanscom AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4/29/2024 12:56 PM)
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Cost Estimator

Be the Difference 

Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Cost Estimator as this position will support the Global Aircrew Strategic Network Terminal (Global ASNT) program, which is within the USAF C3I and Networks Directorate and located at Hanscom AFB, MA.

The Global ASNT program acquires and sustains nuclear command, control, and communications terminals for the Air Force nuclear bomber mission.




JOB STATUS:  Full time; salaried



  • Using cost estimating methods such as analogy, engineering or scientific methodology, and extrapolation
  • Using cost estimating outputs to assess the impact of various factors on the costs to design, research, develop, operate, maintain, and dispose of a weapon system
  • Analyzing all elements affecting costs for a project of limited scope
  • Analyzing contractor financial data using Earned Value Management measures of merit to determine program viability with respect to cost and schedule performance
  • Using the Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) to perform all program office estimates and analyses
  • Analytical processes, such as setting up the problem, conducting background research, collecting and reducing data, displaying data for analysis, formulating mathematical expressions, and drawing conclusions.
  • Compliance with all cost estimating guidance including the appropriate DoD, Air Force, AFMC, AFLCMC, or lower level policy, publications, supplements, manuals, etc., as well as applicable documents and regulations, systems, processes, and guides, as required.
  • Applying cost estimating guidance including DoD, Air Force, or lower level policy, publications, supplements, manuals, etc., to produce deliverables – Cost Analysis Requirements Document (CARD), Program Office Estimate (POE) Component Cost Estimate (CCE)
  • Coordinate with Air Force Cost Analysis Agency (AFCAA) and OSD Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) in achieving a Service Cost Position (SCP) (for MDAP/MAIS).


  • Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BS) and 10 years of experience (3 years DoD), or 15 years of experience (5 years DoD)
  • Knowledge/experience with USAF Acquisition processes and policies
  • Ability to effectively communicate in writing and in person is crucial to this position
  • Use of MS office products and the ACEIT cost estimating tool
  • Candidate MUST have an active US security clearance.




What We Offer 

  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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