Principal Proposal Analyst

    Northrop Grumman
    El Segundo, CA 90245
    Full-time, Part-time

    Job Description

    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 Aeronautics Systems has an opening for a PrincipalProposal Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in El Segundo, CA.

    Essential Functions:
    • Complete understanding and application of principles, concepts, practices, and standards.
    • Full knowledge of industry practices.
    • Performs fairly complex tasks and participates in determining objectives of assignment.
    • Plan schedules and arranges own activities in accomplishing objectives.
    • Represents organization as a prime contact on contracts or projects. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters often requiring coordination between organizations.
    • Price/Cost Analysis which includes, but are not limited, to the following:
    • Supplier price/cost analysis and development of price/cost analysis report (PCAR)
    • Provide an independent assessment on the reasonableness of supplier proposed price and cost
    • Participate in fact-finding and/or audits with customer and/or US Government agencies including coordinating necessary support
    • Participate as a member of the supplier fact-finding and negotiation team.
    • Research and analyze historical data to develop price/cost recommendation
    • Develops, plans and schedules proposals in accordance with Request for Proposal (RFP) requirements that impact the cost, labor, schedule or technical elements of the Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization
    • Compiles cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications
    • The Ideal candidate would possess estimating skills such as familiarity with application of the following terms: Government Contract Types, Incentive Fee Geometry -Escalation, Accounting Calendar, Period of Performance -Equivalent Person (EP), Level of Effort (LoE), Cost Estimating Relationship (CER), Parametric Estimate, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Cost Elements
    • Theory behind Improvement Curves/ Learning Curves/ Quantity Adjustment Curve
    The selected candidate should thrive in a fast-paced work environment with high expectations, significantly diverse assignments, collaborative/team settings across all levels.


    Qualifications :

    Basic Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university and 6+ years of combined experience in Government contracting to include price/cost analysis, and/or Business Management experience OR
    • Master's Degree from an accredited university and 4+ year of combined experience in Government contracting to include price/cost analysis, and/or Business Management experience.
    • Must have experience working with Proposals.
    • A current DoD Secret or Top Secret security clearance with a background investigation within the last 6 years.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain program access prior to start.
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of the government regulations of FAR and DFARS
    • Experience conducting cost analysis and risk modeling
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment.
    • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills.
    • Experience in Government Contracting
    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.
    Posting ID: 555356418Posted: 2020-05-21