Cost/Estimating Analyst

Company: Orbital ATK ( Learn More )

General Information
$0.00 - $300,000.00 /Year
4 Year Degree
At least 3 year(s)
Not Specified
Job Description Orbital ATK is currently seeking a Cost/Estimating Analyst position within our Finance department in our Elkton, Maryland office.With projected annual revenues of $4.5 billion, approximately 12,500 employees, and operations in about 20 states, Orbital ATK is a company on the move. Our mission is to ensure that our customers accomplish their mission - whether it’s a technological breakthrough, a satellite launch, or protecting our nation. The company is the world’s leading supplier of solid rocket motors, a leading provider of launch vehicles, satellites and other space systems, and the nation’s largest manufacturer of ammunition. United in pride and shared goals, Orbital ATK employees come from diverse backgrounds and work together to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable solutions. Work with the best and unleash your potential. If you are a dynamic, successful, driven professional, Orbital ATK is the company that will further your experience and career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, 401k, tuition reimbursement, and much more.The Orbital ATK Missile Defense and Controls (MD&C) facility in Elkton, Maryland began solid-propellant rocket operations in 1948. Today, the Elkton MD&C facility designs, develops, and produces solid-propellant propulsion and ordnance systems in programs professionally managed for a wide variety of Government and commercial customers.  The facility also serves as the hub for offsite engineering and test facilities in Ronkonkoma, NY, Palm Beach Gardens, FL and San Jose, CA.Orbital ATK Defense Systems Group is an industry leader in ammunition, precision and strike weapons, missile-warning solutions, and tactical rocket motors across air, sea and land-based systems. We are the largest U.S. producer of small-caliber ammunition, as well as a leading producer of medium- and large-caliber ammunition and medium-caliber gun systems. Orbital ATK Defense Systems also develops advanced capabilities for missile-defense interceptors, fuzing and warheads, weaponized special-mission aircraft, and propulsion/controls.Position Summary:This position is responsible for partnering with the proposal manager and the rest of the proposal team to respond to customers request for pricing (RFP). The role is responsible for generating proposal input in conjunction with other proposal team members to generate cost estimates.  This may include developing labor and material estimates, creating program structure and time phasing, and developing and applying standards.  The Cost Estimating Analyst will prepare and assist the proposal manager with delivering presentations in management pricing reviews.The Candidate must be proficient in managing and prioritizing multiple project-oriented tasks effectively while working both independently and in a team-oriented environment. Candidate must be able to review requests for proposals and derive requirements as well as identify risks and opportunities to the cost estimate. The selected candidate must work well in cross functional teams and be able to make timely decisions possibly without 100% of the data available. The analyst must develop business cases, participate in pricing reviews, and be comfortable presenting to senior leadership. The analyst will be required to participate in the customer negotiation process, support potential audit activities, and prepare cost volume reports.Required Qualifications:• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting/Engineering• Minimum of 3 years of experience in Cost Estimating/ cost proposal preparation• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel with past experience building complex spreadsheets including macro development• Strong analytical skills and attention to detailPreferred Qualifications:• Knowledge of Microsoft Office. • Experience with ProPricer and CostPoint• Working knowledge/capability of using VBA to create and edit macros• Knowledge of FAR/DFAR/CAS and Earned Value Principles• Ability to read drawings and convert drawing information into Bills of Material and program structure• Negotiation experience a plusOrbital ATK is applying entrepreneurial thinking and commercial practices to deliver reliable, innovative and affordable products and services to our customers and grow our core areas while harnessing new technologies that will take our products, and your ideas, into the future. When encouraged to think beyond the ordinary, you’ll be amazed at what you can do! We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
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