Principal Proposal Analyst 3 (SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED) - Palmdale, CA

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.

Develops, plans and schedules proposals. Compiles cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications. Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from functional departments. Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support proposal efforts. Coordinates activities and participates in fact-finding meetings. Participates in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives. Participates as a member of the contract negotiating team.

The ideal candidate will have a background in cost estimating and proposal development and have a good understanding of the entire proposal process form receipt of RFP to preparing the proposal, fact-finding, negotiation, definitizing the contract and issuing budgets. The candidate will also have a good understanding of various estimating techniques and how and when they are applicable and relevant. Candidate must have good communication, planning, and organizational skills, sound reasoning and mathematical skills, possess strong interpersonal skills and be a team player.

Basic Qualifications:
* Bachelor's Degreewith 6 years of proposal development experience or a Master's Degree with 4 years proposal experience
* Working knowledge of SAP
* Knowledge ofMicrosoft Office specificallyhigh proficiency inExcel
* Must have a current Secret Clearance updated within the last6 years to start and the ability to obtain a Top Secret Clearance and special program access

Preferred Qualifications:
* Very good analytical skills
* Comfortable with public speaking
* Time management skills : must be able to support multiple projects at the same time
* Demonstrated success working individually or as part of a team requiring little supervision
* FAR & DFAR experience
* Knowledge of business systems (SAP, Business Warehouse)
* Thorough understanding of General Accounting Principles

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.


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