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Northrop Grumman Principal Cost Estimating Analyst, Palmdale, CA (Clearance Required) in Palmdale, California

Climb to new heights on your journey when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. Enjoy a purposeful career in aeronautics that is crucial to the way we connect and protect our world across land, sea, and air. Bring your experience and take advantage of this opportunity to discover how you can start to push past possible and achieve your goals today. Enjoy a diverse, collaborative environment with professionals across the nation ready to help launch your career.

Northrop Grumman is seeking a Principal Cost Estimating Analyst located in Palmdale, CA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Estimates labor and material costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers

  • Analyzes specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layouts, and calculates production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data

  • Collects cost data from functional representatives, subcontractors, and vendors

  • Computes cost estimates of raw materials or subcontracted work and labor

  • Prepares and maintains historical cost data

  • Creates cost models for cost estimating elements

  • Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors, and subcontractors


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in Business Management, Cost, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing, Engineering, or Estimating, or a Master's degree with 3 years of stated experience

  • Knowledge/familiarity with aerospace production operation's functions, tasks, and processes

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance, awarded/reviewed within the last 6 years, and the ability to obtain and maintain Special Program Access

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in Military contracts RFP / Change systems and requirements

  • Operations touch labor improvement curve theory modeling and theory

  • Proven presenter to all levels of management and customers

  • Experienced in negotiations

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Business Management