Sr Cost Estimator (Remote) #3043


  • US-VA-Fairfax
  • Financial Analysis
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • Fully remote
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GovCIO is currently hiring for a Sr Cost Estimator who will gather, evaluate, and then prepare cost information for software recommendations during the analysis process. They may be required to gather information and analyze proposed software solutions, specifications, and technical documents to prepare the estimation. This is fully remote position.


The Cost Estimator will gather, evaluate, and then prepare cost information for software recommendations during the analysis process. They may be required to gather information and analyze proposed software solutions, specifications, and technical documents to prepare the estimation. Estimators work closely with project managers, solutions architects, and business analysists during the estimation process.

  • Prepare written proposals, cost estimates, budgets, and updates for the technical packet and the project managers
  • Develop responses to budget and acquisition related data calls reporting requirements, and status reports such as status report of acquisitions and progress towards contract awards, status of funding obligations.
  • Provide input to create standardized tools, templates, budget, and acquisition trackers to facilitate budget data responses to facilitate coverage other projects and Product Lines
  • Work proactively and independently to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
  • Effectively create and maintain database tables, queries, and procedures, as required
  • Develop quantity-based estimates from partial information
  • Execute market research activities necessary to collect and analyze information about capabilities within the market to satisfy the stated business needs
  • Identifying and quantifying all cost factors involved software play recommendations
  • Using computer software to calculate cost estimates
  • Maintain knowledge of Federal budget rules and regulations
  • Function as part of an integrated team sharing products, best practices, and information across the portfolio
  • Conducts project meetings and is responsible for project tracking, analysis and reporting.


Bachelor's with 5 - 8 years (or commensurate experience)

Required Skills and Experience

  • Financial artifact, forecasting, and research-related experience
  • Demonstrate understanding of responsibilities and policies associated with having access to financial data, including confidentiality
  • Experience developing and presenting executive-level reporting 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with brevity and clarity
  • Ability to deliver on-time, meaningful outcomes, while coordinating multiple assignments, maintaining a positive attitude, and providing exemplary customer service
  • Proficient in MS Office with a focus on Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Strong math skills and above average computer skills
  • Critical thinking skills with ability to problem solve and make effective decisions 

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working as a contractor or an employee for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
  • Experience with Jira, GitHub, or other applicable agile testing tools
  • Experience working in a consulting environment and understanding of client/customer relations 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Clearance Required: Public Trust

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $95,000 - $110,000 Annually

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