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Parsons Corporation Operations Research Analyst in Picatinny, 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.

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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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