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Principal Proposal Analyst (TS and/or SCI Clearance Required to Start) Redondo Beach, CA

Requisition ID: R10072219

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Top Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 2

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have 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.

Embark on a career putting innovative, reliable, and agile products and ideas into orbit, and beyond. Northrop Grumman has opportunities waiting for you that play a vital role in human space exploration, national defense, and scientific discovery, supporting multiple programs across the universe. With us, you’ll discover a culture of curiosity and collaboration that will have you Defining Possible from the day you start. Our space systems connect and protect millions of people on earth every day, now and for the future. Explore your future and launch your career today.

Northrop Grumman’s Strategic Space Systems Division (SSSD) is an industry-leading provider satellite payloads and directed energy solutions for national security, military, and human exploration missions. We are built on a strong heritage of innovative, innovative, affordable, and reliable aerospace and defense products our customers and nation rely on our team to achieve mission success. Join the Space revolution and make the impossible, possible

Northrop Grumman Space Systems has an opening for a Principal Proposal Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located in Redondo Beach, CA.

The Principal Proposal Analyst will be responsible for developing, planning, and scheduling proposals as well as compiling cost, schedule and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications.  The incumbent selected must possess good oral and written communication skills, work autonomously, be self-motivated and function well in a team environment.  The ability to multitask within a dynamic environment is a critical component to success in the role.

This position requires a Department of Defense (DoD) Top Secret (TS) clearance and/or Specialized Compartmented Information (SCI) Access.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited:

  • Lead/supports proposal activities of diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement and collaboration with other team members
  • Reviews and analyzes DRFP/ RFP/Change Orders to determine/develop the costing requirements and goals
  • Organizes and estimates initial ROM, BPEs, or cost targets for medium/large efforts
  • Foresees and identifies potential problems (understands impacts to other areas)
  • Reviews Task Description/Basis of Estimate for compliance and adherence to the program or capture plan (analogous, parametric, CERs and engineering estimates)
  • Generates and maintains proposal data files in ProPricer and Proposal Integration Folders
  • Develops compliant estimates and cost volumes according to company and Government policies and procedures
  • Proficient with automated systems and other tools
  • Populates existing models with updated information and/or creates report ready spreadsheet tables/graphs
  • Supports Color team reviews and performs estimate crosschecks and the collection and preparation of cost issues, opportunities and risks for briefings
  • Supports customer fact finding, updates, and corrective actions
  • Participates as a member of the contract negotiations team
  • Performs Certifications Sweeps and process for certifying proposals
  • Supports Customer/Government Audit on a periodic basis
  • Investigates issues, analyzes possible alternatives, and resolves the root cause of problems and follows through on actions
  • Actively pursues problem solving opportunities and suggests/implements work-around solutions to improve proposal process
  • Offers assistance to co-workers and recognizes when work can be shared to better meet deadlines/goals

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in one or more of the following: Price/Cost Analysis, Project Management, Proposals, Accounting, Finance, or Procurement OR 3 years of stated experience with a Master's degree
  • Strong analytical, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, Vlookups, nested formulas, macros), PowerPoint, and Word
  • Must have current DoD TS and/or SCI clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFARS and other Government Regulations
  • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
  • Previous experience with SAP
  • Advanced Excel skills (write complex formulas, produce live models, code VBA, etc)
  • Proficiency in ProPricer
  • Previous experience with a cleared customer

Salary Range: $83,800 USD - $125,800 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042

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.

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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 work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.