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Parsons Corporation Operations Research Analyst in Picatinny, New Jersey

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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

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

This position is part of our Federal Solutions team.

Our Federal Solutions segment delivers resources to our US government customers that ensure the success of missions around the globe. Our diverse, intelligent employees drive the state of the art as they provide services and solutions in the areas of defense, security, intelligence, infrastructure, and environmental. We promote a culture of excellence and close-knit teams that take pride in delivering, protecting, and sustaining our nation's most critical assets, from Earth to cyberspace. Throughout the company, our people are anticipating what’s next to deliver the solutions our customers need now.

We value our employees and want our employees to take care of their overall wellbeing, which is why we offer best-in-class benefits such as medical, dental, vision, paid time off, Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k), life insurance, flexible work schedules, and holidays to fit your busy lifestyle!

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 employer committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in the workplace. Diversity is ingrained in who we are, how we do business, and is one of our company’s core values. Parsons equally employs representation at all job levels for minority, female, disabled, protected veteran and LGBTQ+.

We truly invest and care about our employee’s wellbeing and provide endless growth opportunities as the sky is the limit, so aim for the stars! Imagine next and join the Parsons quest—APPLY TODAY!About Us

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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