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Cost Analyst

Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com


We have an exciting opportunity in our Contracts department. This position specifically is located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are currrently looking for a Cost Analyst. This position is accountable for the quality of financial reports, providing accurate Estimate at Completions (EAC’s), and alerting Contract Manager, Program and Project Managers of cost overruns or cost underruns in sufficient time to obtain additional funding.


General Dynamics NASSCO is a proud member of the General Dynamics Marine Systems business unit. In addition to ship construction, our capabilities include advanced ship repair, conversion, and maintenance for both commercial and national defense assets.

We encourage you to learn more about our open positions and how you can become part of the important and exciting work we do here at NASSCO. Please review the job description below and apply if you are interested. Come join our team! 


Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance




Costs Analyst must be able to create and maintain databases for the purpose of overseeing the financial health of ongoing ship repair contracts. To do so, the analyst must be fluent in Excel, and trainable in multiple Data Base Management Systems.



  • Both education and experience are considered 
  • BA/BS in Business Administration or a related field of study plus 2 years directly related work experience. AA/AS plus 4 years directly related work experience, or 5-8 years directly related work experience
  • While a degree in accounting is not required, a familiarity with accounting practices and guidelines is required. 
  • Basic knowledge of contract requirements including Contract Data Requirement List, (CDRL), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement  (DFARS) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Strong demonstrated skills in math and accounting 
  • Have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision



Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, or controls, and to talk/hear.  Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations.  Must be able to lift weights up to 50 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The position of Cost Analyst reports to the Contract Manager and Senior Cost Analysts. The position requires a close working relationship with Program Managers, Planners, Production Managers, Estimators, and NSSA Personnel.  



  • Create database files in appropriate software application and ensure accuracy
  • Maintain database files by:
    • Appending appropriate change order budgets to database
    • Update actual costs with weekly labor and material downloads
    • Update schedule and progress information
  • Create weekly in-house Cost Schedule Status Reports, (CSSR), for Program Engineers
  • Work with Program Superintendents to develop an analysis of cost variances outside the contractual thresholds     
  • Prepare cost and funding data to support the Programs and Production Departments, for internal customers, and teaming partners
  • Assist Advanced Planning Department in submission of Reports
  • Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of this job, but may require assignment to offsite locations
  • Work will mostly be performed in an air conditioned office, but the incumbent must be able to commute about the yard and on the ships undergoing repair
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned



  • Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and qualify for a Common Access Card (CAC) or DBIDS badge.
  • Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required. 
  • Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility. 
  • Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear. 
  • Must have good eye/hand coordination. 
  • Ability to use work provided cell phones and desktop computers. 
  • Ability to tolerate moderate noise levels.
  • Must be familiar with working in a naval-ship-work-environment and be able to go aboard marine vessels and the drydock, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear personal protective equipment. 
  • Comfortability in areas that can be dirty, dusty, hot or cold.



General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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