Cost Analyst Lead- UASPO - 37074 in Huntsville, AL at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 8/23/2021

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Job Description

Position Summary

Are you looking to advance your career? Alion Science and Technology is expanding in Huntsville, and we are looking for motivated professionals to join our team and contribute to our vision to be “Many Moves Ahead!”

This position will support the PEO Aviation UAS Program Office in Huntsville, AL. Army PEO Aviation designs, develops, delivers and supports advanced aviation capabilities.

The Cost Analyst Lead performs complex analysis of budgets and schedules needed to meet contractual/project requirements for assigned portions of a program or programs. The Cost Analyst requires Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) experience. This position interfaces with top management, responding to their requests for financial data.


  • Develop life cycle cost estimates to determine the total cost of the program.
  • Analyze mission requirements to determine cost parameters, specific cost factors and relationships to be utilized in constructing cost models.
  • Provide advice and technical assistance to functional specialists in identifying and evaluating program cost factors and cost impact on program alternatives.
  • Refine and adjust cost models in response to changes in technical specifications, support requirements, design alternatives, engineering and operational trade¿off proposals.
  • Develop Independent Cost Estimates to support program management needs. Develop PM life cycle cost estimates, independent government estimates and other cost studies.
  • Develop, review, and validate PM economic analyses. Provide support in defending cost estimating methodologies.
  • Utilize ACEIT in development and review of cost analyses.
  • Support Budget Formulation process.

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree with 10+ years’ relevant experience preferably in a government contracting environment. In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for comparable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.

Must have Automated Cost Estimating Integrated Tools (ACEIT) experience.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Good leadership skills required to proactively drive projects, analysis and initiatives.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized.
  • Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work with team members both in finance and across the organization.
  • Requires an active Secret Security Clearance.


Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible


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