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Sr. Pricing/Cost Estimator

Location: Poway
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We have an exciting opportunity as a Senior Pricing/Cost Estimator to work with our Pricing group, located in Poway, CA.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support the development and maintenance of a parametric estimating database consisting of historical project cost and product line attribute data.
Collaborate with cross functional subject matter experts regarding the identification of data sources and availability of product line attribute data for their functional areas.
Develop and document database development, maintenance, and recurring update processes.
Develop a standard set of work breakdown structure descriptions, assign them retroactively to completed projects as required for database development and train employees to correctly enter new data for future that supports the parametric estimating capability.
Utilize historical cost and product line attribute data to test and validate the presence of statistically significant cost estimating relationships (CER 's).
Document all CER testing results to support the validity of the estimating capability being developed.
Collect historical labor hours and analyze labor data to determine historical trends between various functional and program specific organizations.
Support related training material and procedure development as required.
Calculate -quick turn - independent cost estimates and cross checks to ongoing proposal efforts.
Provide surge support to other department Estimating, Pricing, and Cost Analyst efforts as required including potential full-time major proposal support.
Prepare reports, charts, presentations and graphs of findings using MS excel, MS access, MS Power Point, MS Word software suite.
Act responsibly, observing all Government Contracting laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company.
Maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
Performs other miscellaneous assigned Estimating and Pricing duties as required.
We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.
Job Qualifications: Typically requires a bachelor's degree in business administration, industrial engineering, or a related discipline, with emphasis in cost accounting, cost estimating, project management, and/or project controls; along with ten or more years of progressive cost estimating experience, preferably with a defense contractor. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
Cost Management or Estimating, Manufacturing Engineering, or Mathematics degrees and experience are also applicable to this position.
Self-starter / self-motivated individual with the ability to connect the dots regarding the next steps on an assigned task.
Demonstrated team player and collaborator willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
Preferred experience in proposal development, estimating, cost accounting, customer or supplier negotiations, preferably working in an engineering design and manufacturing environment.
Complete understanding of cost elements, cost structures, and cost accumulation.
The ability to analyze and solve a variety of moderately complex costing problems.
Working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP preferred), data mining, data analysis.
SQL database experience a plus.
Excellent interpersonal/ team player skills and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Computer literacy with advanced knowledge of computer applications relevant to the position, including spreadsheet, database, and parametric estimating applications.
Must be able to work extended hours when required to meet deadlines.

Keywords: GENERAL ATOMICS, Poway , Sr. Pricing/Cost Estimator, Professions , Poway, California

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