Northrop Grumman Cost Estimating Analyst 3 in Redondo Beach, California

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work †and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems has an opening for a Cost Estimating Analyst - 3to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in El Segundo, CA in support of Research and Technology (R&T) and Space Systems programs within Global Supply Chain Business Management.

This Estimating position will:

  • Work concurrently with Program & Proposal Management (PM), Global Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations, Pricing and Contracts

  • Reports to the Global Supply Chain Business Manager, Material Estimating

  • Contribute in the developing and costing the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the Global Supply Chain Business Management organization in support of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) Proposals to our customers and in compliance with FAR/TINA and NGAS estimating standards and procedures

  • Be responsible for estimating and costing development and production type BOM’s with moderate degrees of complexity and risk including utilizing appropriate methodology and rationale

  • Be performed under limited direction of more senior estimating team members to determine approach to objectives, demonstrating an understanding and application of basic principles, concepts and practices

  • Allow the candidate to provide guidance to and check work of less senior estimators on mechanics of tasks and strategies employed

Material Estimators responsibilities will include, but not limited to performing the following in support of the cost Proposal (85%):

â€Reads and understands RFP requirements and understands ground rules/assumptions used in proposals.

â€Works with Engineering to obtain the latest BOM to determine BOM requirements based on the statement of work including any materials not identified on the latest BOM

â€Consolidate Bill of Material requirements in support of price/cost analysis

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

â€Reviews quotes received and populate the PBOM

â€Incorporates escalation and quantity variance curve factors and extended costs for required quantities

â€Provide cost analysis in support of program objectives

â€Analyze data such as direct labor hours, past performance, costs of previous procurements, and/or comparison to similar items/scope

â€Research and analyze historical data and develop cost models to support proposal efforts

â€Produces BOM Addendums and other schedules for customer submittal

â€Responsible to ensure compliance with FAR/TINA requirements on proposal substantiation, basis of estimates, fact-finding, and negotiations

â€Respond to requests for information in support of internal and external customers/auditors

â€Participate in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives

Material Estimators responsibilities will include, but not limited to performing tasks that maintain pricing systems and procedures (15%).

â€Collects, analyzes and stores data for estimating and analysis.

â€Keeps current with federal acquisition (FAR) regulations and customer requirements.

â€Assists in developing, maintaining and monitoring estimating and estimating standards, procedures and processes.

â€Conceives and plans process improvement projects involving the development of new approaches and methods to attain objectives.

â€May provide input to department objectives and long-range goals.

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Ability to analyze and manipulate excel reports

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Function well in a team environment

  • Ability to multitask within a dynamic environment is critical.

  • Intimate background with GSC Subcontract/ Procurement requirements, FAR proposal adequacy and execution requirements, Prime proposal SOW/RFP requirements

  • Ability to prepare and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, and price auditors

Basic Qualifications:

-6 years relevant experience, or Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years’ relevant experience, or Master’s degree with relevant experience

  • Relevant experience in one or more of the following:

price/cost analysis, material estimating, project management, proposals, accounting, finance, cost estimating, pricing, procurement, engineering, contracts, material requirements planning, scheduling, or subcontracts-

-Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Requires a willingness and ability to work extended hours when proposal schedules necessitate.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience with the concept and application of indentured drawing requirements

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree with a business or engineering related emphasis

  • Intermediate level Excel knowledge (SUMIF, VLOOKUP, combination formulas, etc.).

  • Understanding of applicable FAR regulations plus a strong knowledge of current TINA disclosure requirements.

  • Material estimating experience in aerospace, government contracting environment

  • Good with data organization and in writing estimating rationale

  • Previous experience with SAP

  • Have current SSBI/TS

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.