Principal Proposal Analyst, Palmdale, CA (Secret Clearance Required)-19035081

Location: Palmdale
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples 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, theyre making history.

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) is currently seeking a Principal Proposal Analyst to support Special Projects as part of the Global Supply Chain (GSC) organization at the Manufacturing Center of Excellence site in Palmdale, CA.

The Principal Proposal Analyst will support efforts associated with proposal development, planning and scheduling during the supplier acquisition process. Will perform cost estimating/pricing related duties and analysis in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications and in compliance with regulatory requirements. Will coordinate with functional departments to facilitate the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements and research and analyze historical data and develop cost models to support proposal efforts. Coordinates activities and participates in fact-finding meetings and in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepares materiel estimates and provides a consolidated bill of material to include in cost volumes as a support function to NGAS Pricing/Estimating

  • Prepares and supports presentation and approval of materiel estimates at the required value level as part of the proposal team

  • Supports prime negotiations and represents the GSC position to customers as required to support NGAS Contracts and NGAS Pricing/Estimating organizations

  • Responds to miscellaneous and external GSC Business Management request for information regarding assigned suppliers

  • Estimating, accounting, and billing system review and compliance

  • Maintain and update program bill of material, actual cost records, and supporting data

  • Supports DCAA and DCMA audits as required

  • Material/Subcontract EAC and Variance Analysis

  • Analyze, Forecast and Track Supplier Cash/Expenditures

  • Make/Buy Analysis Support

  • Support GSC with Change Board, RFP process, proposal evaluation, negotiation, affordability, and close out



Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in Finance, Business Management, or related field, or Master's degree with 3 years of stated experience
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint); ability to create complex formulas and pivot tables
  • Must have an active Secret Clearance, investigated within the last 6 years
  • Must be able to satisfy the requirement to obtain Special Program Access (SAP clearance)
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Active Top Secret Clearance, investigated within the last 6 years
  • Experience with program cost analysis in an engineering development and manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to perform cost accounting, pricing and estimating concepts and principles
  • Working knowledge of government contract environment (FAR & DFARS)
  • Working knowledge of cost accounting standards, generally accepted accounting principles, and accounting/proposal auditing techniques.
  • Familiarity with the concept and application of Cost Improvement Curves
  • Intimate background with GSC Subcontract/ Procurement requirements, FAR proposal adequacy and execution
  • Ability to perform complex tasks, plan and schedule own activities in accomplishing objectives

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.

Job ID: 19035081

What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
Secret Required
Yes, 10 % of the Time
No - Teleworking not available for this position