Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Cost Engineer

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 is seeking a Principal / Sr. Principal Systems Cost Engineer to provide cost modeling and estimating support in the areas of proposal BOE generation using the SEER-H cost estimation tool in addition to life cycle cost, design-to-cost, cost as an independent variable (LCC, DTC, CAIV), affordability management, trade studies, and cost reduction initiatives. Modeling efforts may be at the program, capture or product line level.

JOB DUTIES
- Develop cost models, determine requirements that drive cost, initiate and status efforts to meet target commitments.
- Support efforts to ensure that design solutions consider cost as part of the solutions.
- Assist in trade studies involving requirements, system performance, cost and optimization.
- Utilize Sector affordability tools, databases, and cost estimating methodologies.
- Develop cost estimating processes for Systems Engineering.

This position may be filled at level 3 or level 4 based on the qualifications below.
Basic Qualifications:
Basic Qualifications for a level 3 Principal Systems Cost Engineer:
- BS in engineering, operations research, math or related scientific field and 5+ years related experience., 3 years with a Master's Degree
- Must be experienced with technical writing, SEER modeling and Microsoft Excel skills.
- Familiarity with DoD budgeting and cost estimating techniques, procedures and processes.
- Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4 Sr. Principal Systems Cost Engineer:
- BS in BS in engineering, operations research, math or related scientific field and 9+ years related experience 7 with a Master's Degree; 4 with a PhD.
- Must be experienced with technical writing, SEER modeling and Microsoft Excel skills.
- Familiarity with DoD budgeting and cost estimating techniques, procedures and processes.
- Must be a US Citizen and able to obtain and maintain a Secret level security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

- 7 or more years of experience in combination of engineering, production, supply chain operations, parametric cost
modeling, SEER-H modeling, and business management.
- Proficient with Excel including VBA
- Knowledge of hardware engineering processes, manufacturing processes, cost estimating methods, and quantitative cost
risk analysis.
- Candidate must be a self-starting problem solver; possess a strong work ethic, and have good communication skills.

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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