Mc Lean, Virginia

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. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems (NGDS) is seeking a Sr. Principal Pricing Cost Estimating / Independent Cost Evaluation (ICE) Analyst to join our growing team at our Sector headquarters in McLean, Virginia. The selected candidate will support the Pricing and Estimating group by evaluating basis-of-estimates and proposal offerings to ensure consistent estimating practices across the sector that produce high quality, well-supported cost estimates that comply with both internal and external regulatory requirements. This individual will support, as assigned by direct management, independent cost evaluation reviews encompassing business acquisition through program execution and close out. Specific responsibilities include: Supports Pricing and Estimating Analyst and meets strict deadlines Collaborates with current programs in execution and other functional areas to improve basis-of-estimate compliance, enhance estimating techniques , and improve related processes Develops and delivers training, tools, and templates in coordination with direct management Identifies, evaluates and independently quantifies risks and opportunities and their associated probabilities in cost estimates, terms and conditions, and all other business management-related functions Analyzes, amalgamates, and interprets diverse data into quantitative findings and utilizes them within the context of each unique situation Understand and assess the strategic value and viability of business cases Basic Qualifications: Must have one of the following: Bachelor’s degree in economics, business, operations analysis, finance, engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of 10 years of cost estimating and cost proposal experience Master’s degree in economics, business, operations analysis, finance, engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of 8 years of cost estimating and cost proposal experience Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret level security clearance Must be able to work on-site in McLean, Virginia Must be able to travel as needed (up to 25% of the time) Preferred Qualifications: Experience conducting or supporting independent program reviews Cross-sector experience is desirable Experience in the aerospace/defense industry Active U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Secret security clearance Demonstrated expertise in statistics, business management, cost estimation, risk/opportunity modeling and a working understanding of Government and commercial contracting and subcontracting Strong problem solving and analytical skills; ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively bring projects to completion Dynamic, self-starter with the ability to conduct detailed-level analyses and understand them in the larger strategic perspective of an overall business case Excellent communication skills, with the ability to use them in informing, presenting, negotiating and problem solving with a wide range of people Demonstrated experience managing teams towards a focused time-critical objective A flexible approach to work, an understanding of working collaboratively with multiple stakeholders on complex undertakings, and the willingness to be an active and supportive member of a cross-functional team to achieve goals Well versed in a broad range of cost estimating methodologies with the ability to implement, model and train them effectively 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 health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. With the continuing impacts of COVID-19 around the world, we are taking action to protect the health and well-being of our colleagues and maintain the safety of the communities where we operate. As a federal contractor, and consistent with Executive Order 14042 (https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/) we will require all newly hired employees in the United States to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by your start date if it is after January 18th. Federal guidance allows for disability/medical and religious accommodations with respect to the vaccine requirement. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.

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 most positions.

Mc Lean, Virginia

Become part of a team at the forefront of technology and the frontline of defense when you start Defining Possible with Northrop Grumman. We currently have opportunities across the world for those ready to solve our toughest challenges on land, sea, air, space and cyberspace.

With Northrop Grumman, you’ll be joining a culture where your voice is heard and contributions are valued. Launch your career and join the over 17,000 veterans pushing past possible every day to create and deliver the most advanced systems that connect and protect our world.  Northrop Grumman careers and internships are as varied as your interests, with a lifetime of potential that will allow you to work together with people from many backgrounds, personal passions and disciplines.

© 2020 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. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO.

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