Manager Pricing Cost Estimating 3 - Rancho Bernardo CASan Diego, CA

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.

The Aeronautics Sector's Global Surveillance Division has an opening for a Manager Pricing & Cost Estimating 3 to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals on the RQ-4 Enterprise. The Global Surveillance division represents an integrated portfolio of systems that fuse the intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, and battle management command and control capabilities essential to our customers' global security missions. Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is the premier provider of persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information. Able to fly at high altitudes for greater than 30 hours, Global Hawk is designed to gather near-real-time, high-resolution imagery of large areas of land in all types of weather - day or night. As a leader in autonomous and manned platform development, the Global Surveillance division develops, delivers and modernizes advanced airborne C4ISR capabilities with a critical focus on customer requirements. Join us on a modern and cutting-edge team who is pushing the envelope daily to define possible. This position will be located in Rancho Bernardo, California. Semi-Hybrid schedule available.

Join Northrop Grumman on our continued mission to push the boundaries of possible across land, sea, air, space, and cyberspace. Enjoy a culture where your voice is valued and start contributing to our team of passionate professionals providing real-life solutions to our world's biggest challenges. We take pride in creating purposeful work and allowing our employees to grow and achieve their goals every day by Defining Possible. With our competitive pay and comprehensive benefits, we have the right opportunities to fit your life and launch your career today.

In this role, the Manager Pricing & Cost Estimating 3 will manage and develop a team of analysts responsible for the development of cost products supporting the five RQ-4 Enterprise Business Units. This includes providing appropriate staff and oversight to the focus of balanced business cases for pursuing new work and includes the development of Cost Volumes, ROMs, Risk Analysis, cost models, thought leadership, and other analysis required to support the objectives of the business unit.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Leads Pricing and Estimating for the RQ-4 Enterprise

  • Manage team's staffing, resources, tools, and training

  • Provides performance goals, development actions, and leadership expectations to staff; provides regular feedback and corrective action as needed

  • Ensures compliance with Estimating System requirements

  • Continued focus and analysis on cost development and risk posture to ensure we are pursuing well thought out and executable business deals

  • Engage with business unit leadership to develop acquisition and estimating strategies needed to successfully negotiate follow-on business and capture new efforts

  • Supports, and provides advice to, policy and regulation issues (FAR/DFARS/Internal Procedure/CAS)

  • Establish strategic relationships both internally with business unit leadership and externally, with government counterparts

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 8 + years of years of proposal, contract, cost, finance, supply chain, project management, or business-related experience, or a Master's degree with 6 + years of stated experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership or supervisory experience.

  • Experience conducting complex cost analysis and risk modeling

  • Strong experience with FAR/DFARS

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Secret Clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

Active secret clearance

  • We offer flexible work arrangements, phenomenal learning opportunities, exposure to a wide variety of projects and customers, and a very friendly inclusive 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! Does this sound like what you're looking for?

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: $164,300 - $246,500

The above salary range represents a general guideline; however, Northrop Grumman considers a number of factors when determining base salary offers such as the scope and responsibilities of the position and the candidate's experience, education, skills and current market conditions.

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 application period for the job is estimated to be 20 days from the job posting date. However, this timeline may be shortened or extended depending on business needs and the availability of qualified candidates.

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 all positions with a government clearance and certain other restricted positions.