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Principal Cost Estimating Analyst

145,000 – 165,000 yearly

NPAworldwide Recruitment Network

Last Updated: 11/25/22

Job Description

Job description:

We are seeking a Principal Cost Estimating Analyst who will be responsible for costing and pricing complex proposals from RFP and proposal authorization to coordinating inputs and guiding the proposal financials through the management review process, as well as providing government audit support and fact-finding support as needed. This position, reporting to the Associate Director, Corporate Finance, works closely with the various functional teams such as Engineering, Procurement, Program Management and Contracts.

Primary Responsibilities:
Develops proficiency in the use of the Company estimating systems and processes to prepare, analyze, evaluate, and coordinate cost proposals to government and commercial customers
Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost input from cross-functional departments
Supports consolidation and pressure-testing of basis of estimates (BoEs) across all elements of cost (Labor, Material, Travel / Other Direct Costs, Subcontracts) for accuracy and completeness
Researches and analyzes historical data, and develops cost models to support proposal efforts and determine the of accuracy of functional estimates
Assesses estimating techniques and historical actuals documentation
Evaluates Bill of Materials (BOMs), selects appropriate pricing methods (ex: purchase order history, vendor quotes, etc.), and ensures all quotes are recent
Consolidates cost estimates in pricing tool / ERP system
Reviews the work of other Cost Estimators and supports the Associate Director in administering the cost estimating function for the organization
Generates cost volume, financial analyses, and ad hoc support as needed
Supports audit requests, fact-finding, and negotiation discussions
Ensures adherence to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), certified cost and pricing compliance (aka TINA), and internal policies and procedures with regard to estimating, cost proposal preparation, review, compliance, submission, updates / revisions, and negotiations

Basic Qualifications:
Previous experience in cost estimation
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
Candidate should have 7+ years of progressive experience, including a strong background and demonstrated advancement in accounting or finance roles
Bachelors degree in business or related discipline, or equivalent, required; advanced degree (MBA or Masters degree in Accounting or Finance), preferred
Developing relationships is key for this role as you will work in frequent collaboration with others
Able to communicate and present cost estimating information to leadership

Preferred Qualifications:
Active Secret clearance
Experience in bidding to different contract types (FFP, FPIF, CPFF, CPIF, T&M)
Excellent communication and analytical skills
Detail-oriented with the ability to ensure bids are completed on schedule
Proficient in handling multiple projects simultaneously
Self-starter that is capable of working independently and in a team environment

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:
Previous experience in cost estimation
Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
Candidate should have 7+ years of progressive experience, including a strong background and demonstrated advancement in accounting or finance roles
Bachelors degree in business or related discipline, or equivalent, required; advanced degree (MBA or Masters degree in Accounting or Finance), preferred
Developing relationships is key for this role as you will work in frequent collaboration with others
Able to communicate and present cost estimating information to leadership

Preferred Qualifications:
Active Secret clearance
Experience in bidding to different contract types (FFP, FPIF, CPFF, CPIF, T&M)
Excellent communication and analytical skills
Detail-oriented with the ability to ensure bids are completed on schedule
Proficient in handling multiple projects simultaneously
Self-starter that is capable of working independently and in a team environment

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

We are seeking a Principal Cost Estimating Analyst who will be responsible for costing and pricing complex proposals from RFP and proposal authorization to coordinating inputs and guiding the proposal financials through the management review process, as well as providing government audit support and fact-finding support as needed. This position, reporting to the Associate Director, Corporate Finance, works closely with the various functional teams such as Engineering, Procurement, Program Management and Contracts.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 145000

Salary Max : 165000

Currency Type : US Dollars



Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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