Leidos Cost Lead Analyst in RESTON, Virginia


Leidos has a career opening for a Cost Lead Analyst located in Reston, VA.


The job of the Cost Lead Analyst is to assume responsibility for a variety of pricing and estimating activities as an integral member of the Defense and Intelligence Group. This is a fast-paced position requiring attention to detail, demonstrated problem solving skills, ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline-driven environment, and a willingness to work extended hours as needed to finish the job and to see a proposal through to completion. Flexible on work location. Some travel required.


-Will lead the development of strategies for the corporation’s largest and most complex proposals.

-Will provide oversight for all functional participation in the cost volume, and will lead the effort to produce the final cost volume deliverable. This will involve close coordination with Contracts, Procurement, Capture Management, Finance and Technical Estimators.

-Will be responsible for content development, including narrative and clear explanations of how costs are aligned with the technical/management solution.

-Will be responsible for coaching, reviewing, and delegating work to lower level professionals.

-Must be knowledgeable of pricing tools, templates, and have the ability to quickly model business cases.

-Candidate will need the ability to lead the cost volume team.



-Bachelor's degree is required, preferably in an area emphasizing quantitative analysis methods, with 12+ years of prior relevant experience, or a Masters degree with 10+ ears of prior relevant experience. Additional years of Pricing related experience will be considered in lieu of degree requirements.

-Must be proficient with math, advanced finance principles and desktop applications (ie – MS Office Suite, especially MS Word & MS Excel).

-SME level experience in Cost Volume and Proposal Development. A demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements, to apply contracting principles, and to develop compelling solutions.

-Demonstrated ability to apply lessons learned to new opportunities on a routine basis.

-Strong negotiation skills.

-Strong writing skills.

-Must possess professional demeanor, and excellent communication skills.

-Expertise in government contracting and services business models.

-Ability to obtain/maintain a Top Secret security clearance.


-Active Top Secret clearance is preferred for this position.

-Statistical tool experience a plus.

-Knowledge of ProPricer is highly desirable.


Leidos Overview:

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.