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Senior Cost Analyst

Date: Nov 18, 2021

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

 

General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.

  1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSE (Job Description)

 

The Senior Cost Analyst must be able to create & 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 Database Management Systems. 

 

  1. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)          

 

    • Typically has a BA/BS in Business Administration or a related academic field plus 2 years directly related experience or AA/AS plus 4 years directly related experience or 8-13 years directly related experience.
    • Shipyard experience desired.
    • Must have knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Must have an understanding of direct cost, indirect costs, fees, and how they pertain to the cost reporting process.
    • 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).

 

POSITION DEMANDS (REQUIRED EXPERIENCE)

  • Strong math / accounting skills. 
  • While a degree in accounting is not required, a familiarity with accounting practices and guidelines is required. 
  • Ship repair, overhaul and modernization processes and procedures.
  • Repair and modernization Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) philosophy
  • Earned Value Management System (EVMS), Cost, Schedule, and Control System(CSCS)
  • Trade production rate structures and budget management.
  • Material Procurement processes.
  • Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Development and implementation of strategic repair objectives.
  • Technical conflict resolution between all Production, Purchasing, Subcontracts and support departments.
  • Development, application, and analysis of performance measures.
  • Performance trend, budget, and resource capacity analysis including recommendations, and implementation plans.
  • Management and training of staffs comprised of diverse support personnel.

 

  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

X

Carrying

 

Lifting

X

Walking

X

Climbing

 

Pulling

X

Must be able to go on vessels

 

Crawling

X

Sitting

X

Visual Requirements:

X

Crouching

X

Standing

 

 

X

Hearing

 

Stooping

 

Other:

X

Kneeling

X

Talking

 

 

 

  1. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

 

  • The position of Senior Cost Analyst reports to the Contract Director.
  • The position requires a close working relationship with Planners, Program Managers, Estimators, and MARMC Personnel.  The Program Managers will be the primary customers.
  • The position requires the ability to work independently with minimal supervision

 

  1. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Create database files in appropriate software application and ensure accuracy.
  • Maintain database files
  • 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 Managers.
  • Working with Program Managers to develop an analysis of cost variances outside the contractual thresholds.    
  • Prepare cost and funding data to support the Program Managers, for internal customers and teaming partners.
  • Interact with Program Managers concerning job status, which may include up-to-date progress for individual items or reasons why an item is either over running or under running the budgeted amount.
  • Conduct cost review meetings.
  • Review variance analysis to assure compliance with Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL).
  • Compile transfer request documentation for labor, material, and/or subcontractor costs that have been posted.
  • Coordinate with the Accounting Department to reconcile any discrepancies.
  • Interact with MARMC Cost Monitor, Project Manager, and Contract Specialist concerning questions and/or reasons dealing with variances, funding and charges.
  • Validate data and Submit Departure Reports.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY

 

Accountable for the quality of financial reports, providing accurate Estimate at Completion (EAC’s), and alerting Program Managers and Director of Contracts of cost overruns or under runs in sufficient time to obtain additional funding or deobligate excess funding.

 

  1. UNIQUE/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job.
    • Must be able to access all leased and owned property and go aboard ships. 
    • Must qualify for a DBIDS and NNSY badges. 
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to focus. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is 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.
    • Must be familiar with working in a naval-ship-work-environment and be able to go aboard marine vessels and the dry-dock, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear personal protective equipment. 
    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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