MCR, LLC Lead Cost Estimator in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Lead Cost Estimator

ID: 3687

Location: Colorado Springs, CO



MCR is the trusted leader in integrated program management solutions. Since 1977, we have provided objectivity, smart thinking and the highest levels of support to help our clients get the job done, and done right. Our vast experience and knowledgeable people are our greatest assets. Their subject matter expertise, commitment to excellence and the high quality of their work, combined with our full suite of services, allows our clients to accomplish their missions and support national priorities. Our corporate values are based on integrity, excellence, honesty, service and trust. It is through these values that we form long-term client partnerships, build expertise, and attract and retain talented employees. For more information about MCR, LLC career opportunities, please visit .


The selected lead cost estimator will develop, maintain, and update cost estimates for client projects/programs including the following duties:

Assess risks and schedule; align Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) elements

Use cost tools/software such as ACE-IT, SEER-SEM, and PRICE

Apply data from a published database such as USCM and document the estimates

Develop, maintain, and update cost estimates such as Independent Cost Estimates (ICEs), Independent Cost Analyses (ICAs), Sufficiency Reviews (SRs), Cost Excursions, Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM), Should Cost Estimates, and responses to what-if requests

Identify and record data/information required by the cost estimating software involved, as required

Analyze Program Contractor cost estimates to ensure consistency with Government cost estimating procedures

Analyze the Program Contractor’s basis of estimate, risks and crosscheck major WBS elements or cost drivers and the Sufficiency Review Checklist, including the record keeping of analysis results

Gather, assess and record cost, technical and programmatic data in support of cost-related research studies

Publish the study via research paper or a cost model enabling estimators to apply resulting factors, observations, CERs or assessments in cost estimates

Research may also include investigating major issues such as cost growth in the space launch vehicles, historical cost and trends for the organization, and overhead rate changes due to business base fluctuations


Master's Degree in Business (must have one Calculus class), Economics, Mathematics, Engineering or Cost Estimating. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered

12years of Cost Estimating Exp. 6 yrs most be SPACE related

Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst (CCE/A)

Excellent communication skills to effectively communicate the results of evaluations and analysis

MS-Windows and MS-Office applications expertise

US Citizenship is required. Applicants selected will be subject to a Government investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain and retain the designated Government clearance (Secret). Must have an active Secret clearance.


Experience with ACEIT, SEER, and other Cost Estimating Tool.


MCR, LLC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law