KBRwyle Senior Operations Research and Cost Analyst in Annapolis Junction, Maryland

Senior Operations Research and Cost Analyst


PLEASE NOTE: The incumbent for this position will be eligible for a $10,000 signing bonus.

Are you ready to join a team that is advancing the U.S. government’s intelligence strategy? KBRwyle is seeking an experienced Cost Analyst to join the team.

KBRwyle is the Government Services division under the parent company, KBR Inc., specializing in providing high impact mission critical technical services worldwide. The KBRwyle organization is the combination of Wyle Laboratories and Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. through an acquisition in 2016. The two organizations each bring over 60 years operating in industry and create an organization which is a leading technology provider with program portfolios across a wide customer base including U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The KBRwyle team is a diverse organization that offers opportunities for employees to challenge themselves while providing customers complex cutting-edge solutions. KBRwyle is a leader in Program Management, Engineering, Science, Technology and Logistics Services.

Whether it’s Systems Engineering and Integration, Cyber Security, Science Research, Life Cycle Logistics, or Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) Support, KBRwyle employees work closely serving customers turning their ideas into reality, taking on any challenge, anywhere. We offer competitive salaries, tailored benefits focused on individual and family needs, engaging and challenging work, training and advancement opportunities, in a culture focused on employee safety and recognition.

The Program Performance and Senior Control Analyst will be responsible for projecting financial requirements in support of multiple mission at various points in the lifecycle. Cost estimating and analysis tasks encompass a wide range of comprehensive cost studies including cost estimates, cost analyses, program office estimates, affordability trades, architecture studies and statistical and heuristic risk analyses. Tasks also include independent technical evaluation of cost model input parameters, preparatory work to maintain an appropriate cost and technical database and development of cost estimating methods and tools.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Develop realistic life cycle cost estimates, cost analyses, budgetary support activities, trade studies, Agency source selections, and other special studies as required and associated documentation to support all work effort.

  • Develop and document the cost infrastructure and estimating processes that enables the CA and EVM Office to provide enhanced cost estimating support to Agency programs and organizations.

  • Identify areas for collection of data and/or development of methods that are needed to improve CA and EVM Office cost estimating methodologies and cost risk assessment techniques. Assist in the methods development, data collection effort, and documentation associated with each.

  • Maintain knowledge of state of the art technologies and their relationship to program costs.

  • Provide collection, organization, normalization, analysis, and documentation of cost, technical, and programmatic data related to a wide spectrum of space and ground systems.

  • Provide management, performance, and reporting of the following activities: data collection, database updates and maintenance, cost estimating methods development, and cost model development including risk analysis.

  • Provide advice and support for the improvement and documentation of CA and EVM Office cost methods.


Preferred Experience:

  • Has developed and documented a realistic Life Cycle Cost Estimate (LCCE) as an Independent Cost Estimate (ICE), Component Cost Analysis (CCA), or a Program Office Estimate (POE) within the DoD or similar Acquisition Framework.

  • The individual has developed a realistic LCCE for the purpose of an Acquisition Milestone Decision, Program Office budget build, or studies (Analysis of Alternatives (AoA) or Economic Analysis (EA)).

  • The individual has documented the estimate and the bases of the estimate (BOEs), and presented and defended the estimate to a program office and to other cost estimators.

  • The individual has experience with the development and analysis of a Cost Analysis Requirements Description (CARD) or an Intelligence Capability Baseline Description (ICBD).

  • Performed research in the cost analysis field for the improvement of cost estimating methodologies to include but not limited to the development of cost factors, cost estimating relationship (CER), and risk analysis.


  • Seven (7) years of acquisition cost analysis experience (excluding EVM experience and cost performance report analysis experience), demonstrating progressively more responsible assignments and has managed or provided overall direction and leadership for the preparation of cost estimates and/or cost research projects.

  • At least four (4) of the seven (7) years of acquisition cost analysis experience must be on C4I or Business MIS.


  • BS/BA degree with 18 semester hours in quantitative analysis courses. Four (4) additional years experience may be substituted for the BS/BA degree. Society of Cost Analysis (SCEA) certified.

  • Two (2) additional years experience may be substituted for the SCEA certification.

Security Clearance Requirement:

  • NSA TS/SCI (full scope polygraph). The Government is allowing a Conditional Certification of SCI Access (CCA).

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Cost

Primary Location: US-US-MD-Annapolis Junction

Req ID: 1071856