Cost Estimator II

Job Locations US-OH-Dayton / Wright-Patterson AFB
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/1/2024 10:17 AM)
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Cost Estimator II


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 located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio to support our EPASS GB contract. As part of the AFLCMC/GB Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, the GBG Division Cost Estimating, and Analysis Services (DCEAS) provides cost estimating and analysis support to programs within the GBG Financial Systems Division.




The contractor shall have the ability to manage, oversee/lead, or perform scientific work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques. The work also involves analyzing management problems and providing advice and insight about the probable effects of alternative solutions to these problems. The primary requirement of the work is competence in the rigorous methods of scientific inquiry and analysis. The contractor shall have professional knowledge of, and skill in, applying a wide range of theories, concepts, and methods of analytical, mathematical, or statistical principles and practices to IT MIS programs, specifically, including knowledge of:

  • Use of routine cost estimating methods such as analogy, engineering or scientific methodology, and extrapolation;

  • Use of cost estimating outputs to assess the impact various factors have on the costs to design, research, develop, operate, maintain, and dispose of a particular weapon system;

  • Most appropriate phase of the budgetary cycle (planning, programming, justification, or execution) for initiating new programs;

  • Analyzing all elements affecting costs for a project of limited scope;

  • Analyzing contractor financial data using EVM measures of merit to determine program viability with respect cost and schedule performance;

  • Use of the ACEIT Tool Suite to perform all program office estimates which is mandatory use for working in the BES Directorate (AFLCMC/GB) for all information systems cost estimator positions (Junior, Journeyman, Senior, Principal, Hybrid);

  • 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.



Has the knowledge, experience and demonstrated ability to perform tasks related to the technical/professional discipline they are performing. Typically works independently and applies the proper procedures and processes related to their area of expertise. Has the ability to problem solve and troubleshoot various situations to develop successful outcomes within established program/project guidelines. Work is performed independently or under the oversight of more senior contractor employees (Program Office and Staff Level Support interface).

  • Must have experience using the Automated Cost Estimating and Integrated Tool (ACEIT) Suite - Required

  • Must have experience building and communicating Program Office Estimates (POEs) – Required



Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in a related field and at least three years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, three of which must be in the DoD; OR, seven years of directly related experience with proper certifications, five of which must be in the DoD.




Ability to obtain and maintain and DoD Clearance

US Citizenship is required



U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Job Type: regular, full time

Security Clearance: Secret

Schedule: (M-F; 8-5)

Work Location:  customer site

Travel: possible

Relocation Assistance Available: No

Position Contingent Upon Award of Contract: No


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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