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Northrop Grumman Pricing Cost Estimating / Independent Cost Evaluation Manager 1 in McLean, Virginia

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Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) sector is seeking a Pricing Cost Estimating / Independent Cost Evaluation (ICE) Manager 1 to join our growing team at our sector headquarters in McLean, Virginia .

The selected candidate will serve in a key position to the Director, Operations, Compliance, and Estimating in the Sector Pricing and Estimating function of Northrop Grumman Defense Systems. The Manager, Pricing Cost Estimating / Independent Cost Evaluation is responsible for ensuring consistent estimating practices across the sector that produce high quality, well-supported cost estimates that comply with both internal and external regulatory requirements. This individual will lead or support, as assigned by direct management, independent cost evaluation reviews encompassing business acquisition through program execution and close out.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Supervises a team to include assignment of work, schedules, day-to-day workflow, and resource balancing to meet strict deadlines

  • Collaborates with current programs in execution and other functional areas to improve Basis of Estimate compliance, enhance estimating techniques, and improve related processes

  • Develops and delivers training, tools, and templates in coordination with Pricing and Estimating leadership

  • Identifies, evaluates and independently quantifies risks and opportunities and their associated probabilities in cost estimates, terms and conditions, and all other business management-related functions

  • Analyzes, amalgamates, and interprets diverse data into quantitative findings and utilizes them within the context of each unique situation

  • Understand and assess the strategic value and viability of business cases


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must have one of the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics, business, operations analysis, finance, engineering or a related discipline with a minimum 6 years of cost estimating and cost proposal experience

  • Master's degree in economics, business, finance or a related discipline with a minimum 4 years of cost estimating and cost proposal experience

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level security clearance

  • Must be able to work on-site in McLean, Virginia

  • Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 2 years conducting independent program reviews

  • Cross-sector experience is desirable

  • Experience in the aerospace/defense industry

  • Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret security clearance

  • Demonstrated expertise in statistics, business management, cost estimation, risk/opportunity modeling and a working understanding of Government and commercial contracting and subcontracting

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion

  • Dynamic, self-starter with the ability to conduct detailed-level analyses and understand them in the larger strategic perspective of an overall business case

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating and problem solving with a wide range of people

  • Demonstrated experience managing teams towards a focused time-critical objective

  • A flexible approach to work, an understanding of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders on complex undertakings, and the willingness to be an active and supportive member of a cross-functional team to achieve goals

  • Well versed in a broad range of cost estimating methodologies with the ability to implement, model and train them effectively

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Job Category : Business Management