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Guidehouse Senior Cost Analyst - Senior Consultant in Des Moines, Iowa


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Plans, organizes, and directs the efforts of a group of analysts. Provides recommendations on and performs professional or technical work in cost estimating, cost analysis, budgeting, scheduling, performance measurement, and/or cost research. Provides oversight to contractor Journeyman and Junior Level Cost Analysts related to cost estimating product reviews and approvals.



  • 10+ years of relevant experience and a BA/BS degree.

  • Must have as a minimum, a BS/BA degree in Business, Engineering, Science (Physics or Chemistry only) or Mathematics.

  • Regardless of the degree field, a minimum of 24 semester credit hours in quantitative analysis courses are required.

  • Must have over ten (10) years of cost estimating, cost analysis, scheduling, budgeting, operations research or engineering experience, at least four of which involved military equipment. Two (2) years of the experience must have been in a leadership/management role. A Masters or PhD degree in business, math, science (physics or chemistry only), or engineering may be substituted for two years of the experience requirements (two years of leadership experience still required).

  • Security clearance: Secret


  • Experience in developing DoD cost estimates (Independent Government Cost Estimates and Life Cycle Cost Estimates) with minimal technical requirements documentation

  • Proficient in Excel Cost Model Development and proficient in Word for Cost Estimate Documentation

  • Able to travel approximately 10% or once each quarter during the year


Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

401(k) Retirement Plan

Basic Life & Supplemental Life

Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

Skills Development & Certifications

Employee Referral Program

Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program