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Level 2/Level 3 Principal Proposal Analyst

Requisition ID: R10070794

  • Category IconCategory: Business Development
  • Location IconLocation: San Diego, California, United States of America
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United States Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25% of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

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.

  • Job DescriptionNorthrop Grumman has an opening for a Level 2 Proposal Analyst or a level 3 Principal Proposal Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals. This position is in Rancho Bernardo, California or Palmdale, California . This position is 100% on-site.

    Essential Functions:

    • This role will be a key member of proposal teams that support a variety of proposal activities (Firm Proposals, Rough Order of Magnitude (ROMs), pricing exercises) to meet program goals
    • Candidates for this position will lead/support proposal activities of diverse and inclusive teams with high levels of engagement and collaboration with other team members
    • They will demonstrate a broad skill set that is balanced across interpersonal, business, and proposal-based capabilities; a commitment to ethics and integrity; and the capability to innovate in a challenging and dynamic environment
    • Develops, plans and schedules proposals
    • Compiles cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications
    • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from functional departments
    • Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support proposal efforts
    • Coordinates activities and participates in fact-finding meetings
    • Participates in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives
    • Participates as a member of the contract negotiating team

    Basic Qualifications for a Level 2 Proposal Analyst:

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 3 years of experience in Pricing & Estimating, Business Management, Contract Management, or Proposal experience; OR a Master's Degree with 1 year of stated experience
    • Ability to obtain/maintain Secret Clearance

    Basic Qualifications for a Level 3 Principal Proposal Analyst:

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university and 6 years of experience in Pricing & Estimating, Business Management, Contract Management, or Proposal experience OR a Master’s Degree from an accredited university and 4 years of stated experience
    • Ability to obtain/maintain Secret Clearance

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience working within Proposals
    • Knowledge of the government regulations FAR and DFARS
    • Experience working with Basis of Estimate (BOE) and analyzing BOE quality
    • Experience with Excel Pivot Tables, VBA coding and Macros
    • Experience with parametric modeling (such as SEER-SIM, PRICE True Planning, etc.)
    • Proficient in using ProPricer
    • Experience conducting cost analysis and risk modeling
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
    • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent problem solving and organizational skills
    • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret or Top Secret/SCI level security clearance, to include a Single Scope Background Investigation, a periodic reinvestigation, or an original adjudication date completed within the last 6 years

    We offer flexible work arrangements, excellent 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 expansive, 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.