An excellent opportunity exists within the estimating organization for a Principal Cost Estimator. This position will be located at the Raytheon Albuquerque facility in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The estimating organization is responsible for the preparation of various types of proposals for development, production and competitive contracts including modifications to existing contracts. In addition, the estimating organization supports gate reviews, Government audits and negotiations with the customer.
The Principal Cost Estimator will:
Be independently responsible for the development, analysis and completion of the most significant proposals in terms of complexity and company importance.
Lead/contribute to the development of pricing strategies (this includes understanding customer careabouts, potential future work, affordability initiatives, program financial objectives, risks, and opportunities)
Assist Estimating management with work assignments, monitor progress, and ensure adequate resources are available within a program
Work with other functions from across the company to understand and evaluate the labor, material and other direct costs associated with proposed contracts and the associated program
Utilize company estimating and pricing programs and tools
Develop detailed Request for Estimates which are used to kick off proposals
Lead the development of Basis of Estimates to include tracking progress, validating and analyzing actuals, ensuring consistency across the program, and confirming the estimating approach is sound
Prepare and present Gate 4 charts for program / company leadership review of proposal information
Ensure full FAR compliance on all proposals. The position is capable of providing compliance guidance on complex situations
Assess, develop and implement solutions leading to a thorough proposal submittal
Interface and coordinate with all levels of management within the program (this includes ensuring alignment on priorities, strategies, expectations, and status)
Perform detailed and complex analysis of inputs to ensure soundness in our estimates
Assist in training and supporting other estimators (FAR requirements, proposal process, etc.)·
6 years of Estimating and/or Finance experience
Project management and collaboration skills with ability to lead project teams by influencing without direct authority
Strong organization and analytical skills
The ability to work well in teams, with peers and management
Strong oral and written communication skills
Advanced skills and abilities using Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and other related tools
Knowledge and experience with proposal development, price buildup, and estimating and pricing processes
Demonstrated ability to consistently meeting deadlines in a schedule driven environment
Possess strong analytical abilities
Knowledge of and/or experience with federal proposal regulations including but not limited to: FAR, DFAR, TINA
Demonstrated leadership skills or experience
Basic working knowledge of the Advanced Company Estimating System (ACES), the RTN pricing tool, is desired but not required.
Advanced knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Part 15, and the requirements in our Cost Estimating Manual are desired.
Required Education: Bachelor's degree required with strong preference for Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related/applicable field and 6 years of Estimating and/or Finance experience or a Masters? Degree and 4 years of experience is required.
US Citizenship Required - This position requires access to systems/tools that are restricted to individuals who possess US citizenship. 109918
Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.