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2167 - Cost Estimator

Alexandria, Virginia
US Citizenship


The purpose of this review will be to evaluate the IceCube Neutrino Observatory (ICNO) Construction Upgrade Project’s re-baselining efforts.  Contracted staff will support NSF staff to analyze the risk profiling and mitigation plans, the new baseline schedule, the costs, and contingency for the designated mid-scale research infrastructure construction project consistent with NSF’s Research Infrastructure Guide (RIG) and the GAO Cost Estimating and Assessment Guides.  


  • Analysis using project documentation associated with key cost and schedule drivers
  • Targeted in-depth sampling and analysis
  • Interviews with Project staff to resolve questions about project documentation
  • Development of an LFO memorandum to support NSF’s cost analysis, evaluating costs by WBS elements, and a summary of review outcomes and any actionable recommendations to improve the re-baseline plan.


  • Broad knowledge of research infrastructure programs funded by NSF or other Federal agencies
  • At least ten (10) years of recent experience in a position with management responsibility for either design, construction, or operation of large infrastructure projects
  • Demonstrated practical experience in the development and implementation of Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS)
  • BS in a relevant science or engineering field and certification in Project Management required
  • Certifications in Earned Value Management and Risk Management desirable  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to effectively interact and negotiate with NSF staff and science community stakeholders


  • US Citizenship required