Senior Cost Estimator

Location: Falls Church, VA

Classification: Part-Time

Position Summary: Logapps LLC is currently seeking a Senior Cost Estimator for federal projects in the Washington DC area. The candidate will be responsible for developing cost estimates using a variety of techniques including (but not limited to) statistical modeling, parametric analysis, engineering estimation, and cost estimating relationships.


  • Use parametric models (ACEIT,True Planning, COCOMO, SEER-SEM, etc.)
  • Collect data and apply risk and uncertainty analysis
  • Document analysis in narrative form
  • Effectively work with program managers, technical experts, and SMEs to develop an understanding of technical architecture and program baseline
  • Establish key assumptions for cost estimates
  • An understanding of software size estimation techniques (such as function point counting) is a strong plus


  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage multiple priorities at the same time
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Excel capabilities including functions, pivot tables, lookups, and filters
  • Experience using parametric models such as COCOMO, SEER-SEM, ACEIT and True Planning
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong oral, written, and communication skills in business-related and technical situations
  • Strong mathematical and financial analysis skills


  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Math, Accounting, Statistics or a related field. Master’s degree preferred
  • Five years of relevant work experience.  Experience working with federal government in information technology preferred
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle methodologies, including Agile and Waterfall
  • Experience in requirements analysis and business process re-engineering
  • Knowledge of IT strategy and design disciplines, including IT portfolio management and IT project management
  • Familiarity with the federal acquisition process
  • Consulting experience a plus
  • Must be a US Citizen (federal contract requirements)