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Filter by Date: Aug 18, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44767 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning clandestine to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Aerospace Corporation is seeking a Cost & Schedule Risk Analyst. The qualified candidate will become part of the Integrated Cost and Schedule Analysis (iCASA) Department. iCASA resides in the Systems Engineering Division and conducts cross-program analysis of cost, schedule, and risk in support of acquisition tasks for the Department of Defense, Intelligence Agencies, and Civil and Commercial customers.



Key Functions 

  • Participate in engineering trade studies; provide cost engineering and schedule analysis/estimation support utilizing industry and Aerospace-developed tools and metrics
  • Work with senior staff to develop/enhance/maintain Aerospace-developed cost and schedule tools
  • Develop schedule risk assessments; identify risks, critical path, interdependencies, disconnects and conflicts, and schedule slip
  • Develop and maintain program schedules using MS Project for Aerospace developed projects; develop baseline schedules and provide timely technical recommendations to management and customers through technical briefings and reports
  • Support senior staff with data collection and normalization activities; define and capture technical, cost, schedule, and programmatic data for the department’s repository; synthesize data and apply statistical techniques to establish cost and schedule estimating relationships
  • Collaborate with senior staff on cost and schedule research projects; capture corporate knowledge through the development of technical reports and briefings
  • Presentation of cost and schedule results to staff, management, and customers



This position is available as an Aerospace Corporation Associate Member of Technical Staff or Member of Technical Staff 



Required for Associate Member of Technical Staff 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Operations Research, or related field
  • Ability to synthesize information from multiple sources and communicate effectively as part of a team and display strong initiative in carrying out assignments
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret clearance, US citizenship is required



    Required for Member of Technical Staff 

  • Advanced degree or a minimum of 5 years of professional experience relevant to cost and/or schedule risk analyses
  • Strong interpersonal, collaborative, and customer interface skills are needed, as is a demonstrated ability to interact with customer and contractor personnel in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of space, launch, or ground systems and use of industry cost and schedule tools
    (e.g. SEER, PRICE, SSCM, USCM; MS Project, Polaris, Primavera, and related tools)





  • Advanced programming skills (VBA, MATLAB, Object Oriented, etc.)
  • Active TS/SCI clearance


Transcript Requirement

Transcripts are required for this position.


Additional Requisition Details

System Job Title: MEMBER-TECH STF 

Clearance Requirement: Secret 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  Yes 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.


Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or disability status.

You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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