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Job #: R-00048299
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Program Financial Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. 

Leidos is seeking a Senior Program Cost Analyst with Earned Value Management (EVM) and forecasting / budgeting experience to join our fast-paced and exciting Business Operations team supporting the United States Antarctic Program (USAP). Leidos is the prime contractor for the Antarctic Support Contract (ASC), which operates three research stations, two research vessels, and many field camps all in support of Science. Our customer is the National Science Foundation (NSF).

The Sr. Program Cost Analyst will support the Antarctic infrastructure and Modernization for Science (AIMS) Program and Major Project Finance team and work directly with the Program Manager to help define the program's goals and objectives. The AIMS Program is a complex multi-year construction project which will modernize Antarctica’s largest research station. The successful candidate will help create and maintain the AIMS Program budget and schedule, to include: analyzing progress reported against the program baseline; identifying risks and opportunities against the program baseline; and recommending actions to improve progress to achieve flawless program execution.

Utilizing EVM concepts and reporting, the Sr. Program Cost Analyst will prepare and present financial forecasts, reports, and analytics. This role participates in new business proposals, prepares on-contract proposals for customers, and creates ASC pre-proposal pricing data. The incumbent will apply working knowledge of multiple contract types, tools, and processes to support program audits and ensure policy / program compliance.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with Program Manager and Cost Account Manager (CAM)
  • Supports the AIMS and Major project controls team
  • Budgets and forecasts costs in COBRA (budget and earned value system)
  • Oversees program financial month-end processes including Program and FP&A tasks, such as: program EAC / forecasting, subcontractor costs evaluation, and contract modification approvals
  • Works closely with Scheduling partners to consolidate data from CAMs and Finance Analysts to create and maintain accurate, credible budgets and forecasts
  • Integrates changes within the customer / budgeting environment into corporate financial projections
  • Understands and applies Leidos cost structures, business architecture, and financial policies
  • Works independently to achieve day-to-day objectives that have significant impact on operational results and project deliverables

Required Qualifications:

  • BA degree and 4+ years of prior relevant experience, or Masters with 3+ years of prior relevant experience
  • Demonstrated history of analytical experience, including data reporting on complex topics and the ability to incorporate such topics into financial forecasts
  • Proactive approach to complex problems and the drive to problem-solve autonomously
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate complex topics to program participants, customer, and senior leadership
  • Advanced technical skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Experience using COBRA planning tool or similar budgeting / forecasting tool

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Finance-related degree
  • Expertise with Earned Value Management (EVM) concepts and reporting
  • Knowledge in Construction Finance
  • Strong understanding of government contracting industry / environment and complex contract types
  • Expert proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial modeling
  • Government Cost Performance Report (CPR) knowledge
  • Experience creating Basis of Estimates (BOEs), pricing, and proposals

Driven by our talented workforce, the Integrated Missions Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

Key Programs and/or Capabilities: 

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. 

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 100%

Clearance Level Required:




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Job Family:

Program Financial Control

Pay Range:

Pay Range $57,200.00 - $88,000.00 - $118,800.00


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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