Solution/Cost Estimating Technical Expert (Digital Transformation/EIT), RESTON, VA


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Solution/Cost Estimating Technical Expert (Digital Transformation/EIT)

Job Locations

US-VA-Herndon | US-VA-Reston

Requisition ID


Position Category

Applications Services


Top Secret/SCI




Peraton is seeking highly technical Solution/Cost Estimators to fulfill proposal estimating needs for the following capability discipline. DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – This domain includes a full spectrum of cloud and enterprise IT solutions and services used to support customer missions within the U.S. Public Sector.  Digital Transformation capabilities include: Analytics & DataApplication Transformation & ModernizationDigital EnterpriseDigital Strategy & TransformationDigital Transformation ConsultingManaged Workplace ServicesMission Critical SoftwareResponsibilities include: Solution/Cost Estimation Team Infrastructure SupportSupport identification and gathering of open-source industry metric, parametric, and relevant benchmark data for use in future estimating.Support development of an estimating library/historical data repository to support continuous improvement and best practices for leverage on future pursuits.As directed, contribute to special projects which will generally focus on improvements to the cost estimation process.Provide mentorship to less-experienced technical estimators, coaching on Peraton standards and best practices, and the BOE creation process. Peer review of the contributions of mentored estimators. Development of Technical Project Estimates and Detailed Basis of Estimates (BOEs)Perform detailed analysis of the client’s Request for Proposal (RFP), with accompanying Statement of Work (SOW) or Performance Work Statement (PWS), and other artifacts.Develop questions and requests for information in response to the RFP for transmittal to the client to elicit the most complete metric data possible for use in calculating the estimate.Capture all tasks and activities, both specified and implied, formulate a comprehensive project Task List and integrate that into the BOEs and the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)Develop project estimates that support quantifiable, verifiable, and auditable BOEs that are fully compliant with customer requirements for each Peraton proposal.Collaborate with Solution Team, Business Development, Capture, Pricing, Competitive Intelligence/Price to Win (CI/PTW) and Sector Leadership to ensure solution/strategy is understood and integrated into the estimating process.  Analyze and recommend optimal labor compositions designed to present a competitive and competent staffing solution for the program derived from RFP and SOW/PWS workload analysis and meeting all performance and compliance requirements.Complete BOEs by analyzing and translating operational program requirements and applying expert knowledge, historical data, industry trends, and parametric calculations as applicable, to determine the required resources (labor, material, subcontracted services, and other direct costs [ODCs]) needed to execute the proposed solution.Establish estimating assumptions, rationale, learning curve, scrap, rework, and warranty factors, as applicable for use in BOEs.Support risk mitigation planning by providing conceptual estimates of risk mitigation measures.Thoroughly and precisely document rationale and justification for BOE elements to ensure traceability to cost and technical narratives.Make maximum use of the advanced features of Microsoft Excel and automated BOE tools as available.Participate as a key contributor to proposal development activities and management and executive approval reviews as well as provide negotiation support in substantiating and defending BOEs as necessary.Demonstrate ability to work on multiple parallel estimating efforts simultaneously.Support Competitor Solution/Cost Estimating in Support of Competitive AssessmentsUnderstanding of competitive landscape for the Digital Transformation capability area Support competitor solution estimating. Work closely with a CI/PTW functional team to understand the competition, tools, and experience each competitor will likely wield in proposing to do the work.Support PTW and pricing strategy reviews to ensure accuracy/competitiveness.


RequiredBA/BS degree in related discipline (IT, Math, Statistics, Economics, Engineering); experience in lieu of education will be considered.Minimum 12+ Years of experience with: Extensive estimating experience in a government contracting environment across various types of deliverables (e.g., software, hardware, staffing, other direct costs, and BOE narrative documentation).Extensive technical experience in Digital Transformation (Cloud and EIT solutions). Advanced proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite of programs.Active TS/SCI security clearance required.This position is 100% remote, however, must be willing to travel as needed, if not local to the Herndon/Reston, VA officesDesiredAnalytical ability and attention to detail.Ability to multitask and work well under tight schedule constraints. Exemplary communication skills, both verbal and written.Advanced proficiency in technical estimating methodologies with expert knowledge of standard estimating techniques (Parametric, Historical, Analogous, engineering etc.).Certified in cost estimation such as PCEA® or CCEA®Working knowledge of cost estimation tools such as SEER, SLIM, @Risk, or other similar estimation models.Demonstratable expertise with Basis of Estimate Development Software.Demonstratable domain expertise across additional capability disciplines:Mission Critical Software and C2 ISR Mission Engineering and OperationsCyber 

Peraton Overview

Peraton drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted and highly differentiated national security solutions and technologies that keep people safe and secure. Peraton serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies across the intelligence, space, cyber, defense, civilian, health, and state and local markets. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done, solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 – $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.

An Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/Veteran.


Peraton / Equal Opportunity Employer

2023-134804 JBPRT 2023.07.16

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