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Specialist - Cost Estimating & Pricing

Company: Disability Solutions
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description US CITIZENSHIP REQUIREDIn this position, you will contribute to the estimating and pricing strategic support function by applying enterprise cost analysis and cost modeling methods to key pursuits, as well as supporting the Company's Strategic Business Units (SBUs) with pricing strategy and proposal preparation with adherence to the Estimating System Description (ESD) and the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).The Finance Strategic Capabilities Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.What You'll Do:

  • Be a strategic business advisor supporting key pricing decisions for new business teams and leadership.
  • Assist in the performance of the Cost Estimating and Pricing functions during the proposal lifecycle, which includes new business proposals, ROMs and program change proposals, as needed.
  • Help lead the Company's historical data and cost modeling efforts.
  • Perform historical cost and technical data collection, normalization, maintenance, and analysis.
  • Develop and implement Company-specific Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs) and other cost metrics.
  • Support analysis of existing tools, and development of new tools, to improve proposal cost estimating and pricing functionality and efficiency.
  • Support training on the development and utilization of parametric cost models and other estimating best practices and methods.
  • Support implementation and utilization of a standardized Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).
  • Utilize commercial and government based estimating tools to validate other estimating techniques (TruePlanning, SEER, ACEIT, NICM, USCM)
  • Maintain an effective working relationship with industry and government cost groups (AFCAA, DoD CAPE, Joint Space Cost Council, NRO CAAG, ODNI SRA, ICEAA, and SMC).
  • Perform Monte Carlo analysis for all proposals and Rough Orders of Magnitude (ROMs).
  • Perform Independent Cost Estimates (ICE) for new business opportunities and current program Estimates at Complete (EACs), as needed.
  • Assist in the collection of historical data and perform analysis to support Basis of Estimate (BOE) and Realistic Cost Estimate (RCE) development.
  • Apply and follow policies and procedures related to external Request for Proposal (RFP) and Announcement of Opportunity (AO) requirements.
  • Perform Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) analysis and compliance related to cost, schedule and proposal submittals.
  • Apply lessons learned documentation, assessment and implementation of corrective action/improvements to estimating and pricing processes.
  • Support and assist in proposal development in both unclassified and classified environments.
  • Provide fact finding and negotiations support to proposal teams.
  • Conduct presentations for internal management on items related to cost estimating & pricing policies, processes, tools, compliance and industry/government activities.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.On-Site Work Environment: This position requires regular in-person engagement by working on-site three or more days each normally scheduled week in the primary work location. Travel and local commute between company campuses and other possible non-company locations may be required.Working Conditions:
    • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
      • Bachelor's degree in related field plus 10 or more years of experience.
      • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
      • Aerospace/government experience required. Program and Proposal experience including cost and schedule planning, budgeting, control, analysis, reporting required.
      • High Proficiency with Microsoft (MS) Excel, Teams, Power Point, and SharePoint Online.
      • Willingness to learn and grow in role.
      • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
      • Function in a high paced dynamic team-work environment.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
        • Experience working with data visualization and database management tools preferred.Pay InformationFull-Time Salary Range: $115000 - $158500Please note: This range is based on our market pay structures. However, individual salaries are determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to: business considerations, local market conditions, and internal equity, as well as candidate qualifications, such as skills, education, and experience. Employee Benefits: At BAE Systems, we support our employees in all aspects of their life, including their health and financial well-being. Regular employees scheduled to work 20+ hours per week are offered: health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings accounts; a 401(k) savings plan; disability coverage; and life and accident insurance. We also have an employee assistance program, a legal plan, and other perks including discounts on things like home, auto, and pet insurance. Our leave programs include paid time off, paid holidays, as well as other types of leave, including paid parental, military, bereavement, and any applicable federal and state sick leave. Employees may participate in the company recognition program to receive monetary or non-monetary recognition awards. Other incentives may be available based on position level and/or job specifics.About BAE Systems Space & Mission Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it's what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts - defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team-making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you'll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, Space & Mission Systems is a leading provider of national defense and civil space applications, advanced remote sensing, scientific and tactical systems for the U.S. Intelligence, Department of Defense and scientific communities. We continually pioneer ways to innovate spacecraft, mission payloads, optical systems, and other defense and civil capabilities. Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, we continually discover ways to enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.BAE Systems is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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