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Level 2/Level 3 Cost Estimating Analyst

Requisition ID: R10071258

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Redondo Beach, CA, USA
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: None
  • 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.

This requisition may be filled at a higher grade based on qualifications listed below.

Northrop Grumman has an opening for either a level 2 or a level 3 Cost Estimating Analyst to join our F-35 team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position will be located on site in Redondo Beach, California.

Level 2 and 3 analysts are expected to develop solutions to sophisticated problems, which require the regular use of resourcefulness and innovation and review data available. The candidate will use existing models or have the ability to craft and build estimating models based on the information available and, once complete, be able to communicate efficiently and clearly present technical approaches, findings, and present results to their management.

Essential Functions:
  • Estimates labor costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers
  • Analyzes specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layouts
  • Calculates production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data
  • Collects cost data from functional representatives and subcontractors
  • Computes cost estimates
  • Prepares and maintains historical cost data
  • Creates cost models for cost estimating elements
  • Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators and customer representatives

This requisition may be filled as either a level 2 Cost Estimating Analyst or a level 3 Principal Cost Estimating Analyst.

Basic Qualifications for a Cost Estimating Analyst:
  • Bachelor's degree with 3 years of Cost Estimating, Manufacturing, STEM, Engineering and/or production experience, or a Master's degree with 1 year of related experience
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office tools, specifically performing Least Square Regression, Pivot Table Analysis, and application of Improvement Curves by type and advanced functions

Basic Qualifications for a Principal Cost Estimating Analyst:
  • Bachelor's degree with 6 years of Cost Estimating, Manufacturing, STEM, Engineering and/or production experie, or a Master's degree with 4 years of related experience
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft Office tools, specifically performing Least Square Regression, Pivot Table Analysis, and application of Improvement Curves by type and advanced functions

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge or familiarity of aerospace production operation functions, tasks, and processes
  • Operations touch labor improvement curve theory and modeling
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Experience in communicating technical and theoretical analysis
  • Experience in supporting negotiations
  • Experience with Excel
  • In-depth understanding of Manufacturing and Support Labor and how they interact

We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly team environment. We are looking for self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented people to help us grow our services and become even better at what we do.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) provide benefits for the member, our leaders and the company. Our ERGs offer opportunities to be a friend, be active, be a volunteer, be a leader, to be recognized and to be yourself. Every ERG is inclusive of all employees!

At Northrop Grumman, we are on the cutting edge of innovation-- building the next generation of sophisticated aircraft to protect our country. Our diverse portfolio of programs means there are endless paths to cultivate your career. We are well-known for our inclusive, family environment, as well as our excellent work/life balance. We also offer exceptional benefits/healthcare, a 9/80 schedule, and a great 401K matching program.


Salary Range: $68,100 USD - $102,100 USD
Salary Range 2: $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 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

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 http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. 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.