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Parsons Corporation Operations Research Analyst in Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Supports the US Army PM Soldier Lethality business operations personnel with operational analysis and in-depth research taskings to help deliver sound business products for the program. The Position Description includes:

  • Plan studies in research and development, maintenance, and promulgation of cost and economic methods and factors for use in the preparation of cost estimates, economic projections, and analyses.

  • Perform Independent Life Cycle Cost Estimates (LCCE) to determine the reasonableness of Project Manager's Baseline Estimate for a weapon system.

  • Develop and utilizes models for estimating the cost of weapon systems, facilities, level of support under condition of uncertainty and risk.

  • Serve as chairperson or member of a team in planning, implementation, and accomplishment of an estimating, research or methodology project application to life cycle costs of weapon systems.

  • Collect to evaluate for cost, effectiveness, risk, or identify issues. Analysis can be done through statistics, modeling and simulations or other methods.

  • Responsible for building Business Case Analyses (BCA's) & Cost Benefits Analysis (CBA's) inclusive of multiple Courses of Action (COA's)

  • Based on the outputs from their analysis, Operations Research Analysts write reports, memos, information papers, and briefings to present their findings and recommendations to management.

  • They advise leadership on possible courses of action to address the identified problem.


Bachelors degree in business administration or finance with 5+ years' experience supporting research analysis based projects for the USG.


Certification in SharePoint desired (or other related certifications).


  • Professional knowledge of mathematical programming, data mining, statistical, econometric and other scientific methods and techniques

  • Knowledge of business principles

  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Extensive experience with Automated Cost Estimate (ACE) and Excel software packages

  • Technically proficient with all other Microsoft Office products

Advanced skills:

  • Experience in operations research, mathematics, and/or statistics in an industrial/applied environment, or with the U.S. military

  • Ability to obtain U.S. Government security clearance

The position may require a COVID vaccination or an approved accommodation/exemption for a disability/medical condition or religious belief as required by federal, state, provincial or local mandates or customer requirements.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.