Principal Proposal Analyst 3 (SECRET CLEARANCE REQUIRED) - Palmdale, CA-19005641

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.

Principal Proposal Analyst responsibility is Price/Cost Analysis which includes, but are not limited, to the following:
  • 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 Curves


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting with 6 years of related experience; or Masters Degree with 4 years of related experience
  • Program Security Requirements: 
    • Candidate must have an active DoD Secret and a background investigation within the scope of six years. Candidate must be able to obtain and maintain all required security clearances and program specific accesses  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to pull actuals (SAP a plus) and analyze historical actuals for use in proposals and price analysis
  • Ability to determine proposal compliance and adequacy IAW Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS)
  • Ability to evaluate Request for Proposal/Quotation (RFP/Q), Supplier Pricing Instructions (SPI) and Supplier Statement of Work (SSOW)
  • Ability to document and support a Task Description and Basis of Estimate that complies with the Proposal and FAR/DFARS requirements

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: 19005641

  Reasons to apply:

  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