Cost/Price Proposal Specialist

Location: Torrance, CA
Date Posted: 02-02-2018
The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI) is seeking a highly motivated Cost/Price Proposal Specialist to join our defense/aerospace partner’s Contracts and Proposals Department . A successful candidate will be responsible for the design, development, implementation, and validation of the pricing process, which integrates cost estimates, schedules, and technical content. Evaluate the reasonableness and acceptability of cost proposals. Prepare cost and price volumes for proposals to the U.S. Department of Defense. Prepare cost and price narratives to ensure winning proposals and whitepapers.

What You'll Be Doing:
  • Manage pricing activities to ensure high quality and consistency during price and cost volume development.
  • Prepare and oversee most engineering cost estimates for various divisions and support government negotiations.
  • Evaluate Request for Proposals (RFPs), coordinate and manage consistent flow down of proposal requirements and strategies, technical and cost review timelines, and proposal preparations to meet RFP due dates among Program Offices, Line Organizations, and Proposal teams.
  • Participate in establishing and updating cost/engineering/modeling approaches while keeping continuous process improvement in mind.
  • Provide proposal cost and bid analysis.
  • Develop cost analysis processes/tools, and acquisition reform initiatives.
What You'll Need:
  • B.S. in Engineering, Math, Physics, or a related field preferred. Open to candidates with high school diplomas and related experience.
  • Minimum 10 years Defense/Aerospace industry experience, specifically within R&D.
  • Experience preparing cost proposals and responding to Government RFPs.
  • Familiarity with electronics, mechanical systems, and aerospace systems.
  • Familiarity with TINA, CAS, Contract Cost Principles, and Forward Pricing Rate Agreements.
  • EVMS familiarity and experience developing/delivering EVMS-related training, highly desired.
  • Experience developing/delivering a WBS, an Integrated Master Schedule, and BOEs consistent with MIL-STD-881.
  • Knowledge and experience with product lifecycles.
  • Ability and willingness to work with a diverse set of engineers in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Excellent technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • DOD Security Clearance preferred. Ability to obtain a Security Clearance required.
What You'll Receive:
  • Full time, Direct hire Employment, working for a fast growing Defense/Aerospace Organization
  • Competitive Compensation and Benefits
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development
The Patriot Group, Inc. (TPGI)
A California Certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (CA DVBE) 
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