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Northrop Grumman Principal Proposal Analyst (No Clearance Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA in Redondo Beach, California

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Northrop Grumman's Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is seeking a Principal Proposal Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in defining the future at the Redondo Beach, CA location. The ideal candidate will posses leadership qualities, be an excellent communicator and able to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead/supports proposal activities of diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement and collaboration with other team members

  • Reviews and analyzes DRFP/ RFP/Change Orders to determine/develop the costing requirements and goals

  • Organizes and estimates initial ROM, BPEs, or cost targets for medium/large efforts

  • Foresees and identifies potential problems (understands impacts to other areas)

  • Reviews Task Description/Basis of Estimate for compliance and adherence to the program or capture plan (analogous, parametric, CERs and engineering estimates)

  • Generates and maintains proposal data files in Propricer and Proposal Integration Folders

  • Develops compliant estimates and cost volumes according to company and Government policies and procedures

  • Performs Regression Analysis and single variate CER equation development

  • Proficient with automated systems and other tools

  • Populates existing models with updated information and/or creates report ready spreadsheet tables/graphs

  • Supports Color team reviews and performs estimate crosschecks and the collection and preparation of cost issues, opportunities and risks for briefings

  • Supports customer fact finding, updates, and corrective actions

  • Participates as a member of the contract negotiations team

  • Performs Certifications Sweeps and process for certifying proposals

  • Supports Customer/Government Audit on a periodic basis

  • Investigates issues, analyzes possible alternatives, and resolves the root cause of problems and follows through on actions

  • Actively pursues problem solving opportunities and suggests/implements work-around solutions to improve proposal process

  • Offers assistance to co-workers and recognizes when work can be shared to better meet deadlines/goals

This position requires the incumbent to be be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret (TS) clearance and/or Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) clearance to include an Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI).


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 5 years of combined experience in Business Management, Contract Management, Proposal and/or Pricing/Estimating experience OR Master's Degree with 3 years of stated experience

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Word

  • Ability to obtain DoD Top Secret clearance and/or SSBI/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to create automation tools for the overall Pricing and Estimating team to minimize required administrative tasking and focus on estimating and analysis

  • Experience with

  • Degree or some prior experience/background in quantitative study or field (e.g. econometrics, quantitative finance, statistics, applied or theoretical math, data science or machine learning)

  • An active DoD Top Secret clearance and/or SSBI/SCI clearance

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 Development