Senior Principal Cost Estimation Analyst

    • Redondo Beach, 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.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is seeking a Cost Estimation Analyst 4 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in defining the future in Redondo Beach, CA.

R esponsibilities include:

  • Develops, plans and schedules proposals, including leading and supporting small to large new business cost proposals
  • Compiles cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications and other pricing/cost requirements
  • Lead and coordinate the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance data
  • Present and brief cost issues and risks to senior and executive leadership
  • Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support proposal efforts.
  • Coordinates activities and participates in customer fact-finding meetings.
  • Participates in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 9 years of proposal analyst experience or related OR 7 years with a Master's Degree
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of FAR/DFARS government regulations
  • Intermediate proficiency with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Must have current and active DoD Top Secret clearance and/or SSBI/SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strategic focus oriented, including ability to evaluate, integrate, and communicate cost issues and risks to senior and executive management
  • Excel experience with Software development (Visual Basic) experience a plus
  • Perform risk analysis, including Monte Carlo simulations (S-Curve) on cost proposals
  • Persistence and tenacity to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment
  • Promote affordability and quality initiatives
  • Excellent communications skills and leadership competencies
  • Ability to perform and apply cost accounting, pricing and estimating concepts and 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 . U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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