Production Operations Estimating Manager 2, Palmdale, CA (Clearance Required)

Northrop Grumman Palmdale , CA 93551

Posted 1 week ago

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of 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 is seeking a Production Operations Estimating Manager located in Palmdale, CA. Responsibilites include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the Production and Quality Assurance Functional Proposals, Impact Studies, Change Request, and Internal Change Cost Impacts

  • Manage a team of estimators, across multiple platforms / programs, with Processes and Toolsets to support the Analysis, Methodologies, Projections, Impact Analysis, Basis of Estimate, Fact Finding, Negotiations, and Budgeting support relative to Proposals and Studies

  • Compiles cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications

  • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost, scheduling, and performance elements from functional departments

  • Researches and analyzes historical data, develops cost models to support proposal efforts

  • Coordinates activities and participates in fact-finding meetings

  • Participates in should-cost and pricing reviews with management and customer representatives

  • Participates as a member of the contract negotiating team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years of experience in Business Management, Estimating, Industrial Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • Working knowledge of production operation functions, tasks, and processes

  • Working knowledge of Estimating Methodologies and Theory, Trend Analysis, and Basis of Estimate (BOE) development

  • Experience in presenting technical and theoretical analysis to senior management

  • Proficient on MS Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

  • Must have an active DoD Secret Clearance, awarded/reviewed within the last 5 years

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in Military contracts RFP / Change systems and requirements

  • Operations touch labor improvement curve theory and modeling

  • Leadership and Team Motivating / Building Experience.

  • Experienced in negotiations

  • Background in Production Labor/Direct Dollar and Quality Assurance Estimating, Methodologies, Theory, Model Development, Trend/Statistical Analysis, Logic/Error Checking and BOE development on major proposals

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 www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.


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