Manufacturing Planner / Proposal Estimator / Grand Prairie, TX at Lockheed Martin Corporation - Military veterans preferred

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  full-time   employee   contract

Grand Prairie
United States

Manufacturing Planner / Proposal Estimator / Grand Prairie, TX

Job ID: 496687BR
Date posted: Aug. 14, 2019
City: Grand Prairie
State: Texas
Description:Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business area is experiencing some substantial growth at our campus in Grand Prairie, TX. We are seeking a Proposal Estimator to join our Production, Planning and Control Organization in the Proposal Estimating Department.
At Lockheed Martin, you’ll have an opportunity to create a better world every day. For most individuals, our work challenges belong merely to headlines and tweets. But our employees routinely experience a broad range of programs and projects, each geared to important human needs. Whatever your assignment, you’ll use your education and experience to take on formidable challenges. Meanwhile, you can rely on the resources of a global technology leader to back the kind of innovation that has characterized our historic breakthroughs.
The Proposal Estimator will focus primarily on developing Basis of Estimates for proposal activities. This is an excellent opportunity to quickly ramp-up any estimating skills, networking contacts, and differentiate from peers. The Proposal Estimator will develop a Basis of Estimate labor bid in response to government requests for proposal.
The Proposal Estimator will support fact finding for requests for information
The Proposal Estimator will research and analyze historical data (labor history reports)
The Proposal Estimator will ensure commonality in the Proposal Estimating process.
Additional duties and opportunities will also include:
-Presenting strategy to management, and working with customer through negotiations.
-Must be able to review, communicate, and follow up all required and suggested proposal changes in timely manner.
-Working with Make/Buy indented structures and Tangible Items Lists.
The Estimator will collaborate with engineering, manufacturing engineering, materials estimating, proposal management, and other team members and key stakeholders. The Estimator will have to opportunity to keep up-to-date with the latest innovations and industry best practices within the Proposal Estimating field within the Aerospace sector.

Relocation: Relocation assistance is possible for this exciting position.
The Locale: Grand Prairie is part of the “Mid-Cities” region in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex which is in the North Central region of Texas. Grand Prairie is a suburb of both Dallas and Fort Worth. The region offers a great cost of living combined with a robust economy and a pleasant climate. This North Central region of Texas is a great place to live and to raise a family. The region is home to numerous colleges and universities to include University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas at Arlington, University of North Texas, Southern Methodist University, and Texas Woman's University. The Mid-Cities is the suburban region filling the thirty-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth. These communities include the cities of Arlington, Irving, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, HEB (Hurst, Euless and Bedford), NRH (North Richland Hills and Richland Hills), Haltom City, Watauga, and Keller, along with multiple other smaller towns such as Trophy Club and Roanoke and together represent more people than either Dallas or Fort Worth.
Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in an associated discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-The ability to develop a Basis of Estimate labor bid in response to government requests for proposal.
-The ability to support fact finding for requests for information is required.
-The ability to research and analyze historical data (labor history reports) is required.
-The ability to ensure commonality in the Proposal Estimating process is required.
- Excellent communication and organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail
- Good MS Office skills, primarily Excel utilizing pivot tables, etc.
- Ability to obtain a US Government issued Security Clearance
Desired Skills:
- Possesses a working knowledge of proposal estimating with experience writing labor estimates.
- Interpret, understand and work from (Make/Buy Docs)
- Basic understanding of government contracts and proposal process
- Basic understanding of SAP
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Relocation Available: Possible
Career Area: Manufacturing
Clearance Level: Secret
Type: Full-Time
Virtual Location: no
Work Schedule: 4X10A- 4 10 hr days Mon-Thurs; Fr/Sa/Su off
Shift: First