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Northrop Grumman (DoD SkillBridge) Associate Cost Estimating Analyst, Plymouth, MN
Requisition ID: R10103456
Category: Business Management
Location: Plymouth, MN, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: None
Telecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Positions Available: 1
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.
As one of the largest global security companies in the world, Northrop Grumman is proud to help our nation’s military personnel make the transition to civilian careers. Approximately 1/4th of Northrop Grumman’s 90,000 employees self-identifies as veterans, and more than 1,600 are reservists. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program (NG-MIP) is an approved SkillBridge Program under Dept. of Defense Instruction 1322.29. The NG-MIP program is an opportunity for transitioning service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through an individual internship during their last 6 months of service, for up to 180 days. The Northrop Grumman Military Internship Program is open to all ranks and experience levels. SkillBridge participants are not eligible for compensation from Northrop Grumman, as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as Active-duty service members.
Responsibilities for this internship position are:
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC) has developed the Northrop Grumman – Military Internship Program (DoD SKillbridge) utilizing the DoDI guidance for Skillbridge. During this program the service member will be on-site at his or her host company performing an individual internship in an entry to mid-level career type role. The service member will be on the job training supporting a work schedule equivalent to 40hrs per week. Outlined below are the Goals, Objectives, and Outcomes for the program.
Goals – Provide transitioning service members fellowship-style job skills training during the last portion(s) of their military commitment. This program is specifically designed to offer internships that result in the potential to transition to a full-time opportunity as the conclusion of the training. Interns will serve as a pipeline for high-speed, motivated military candidates into NGC.
Objectives – Service Members who complete the Intern program will be highly trained, capable, future employees that align to the specific needs of the organization and are prepared to meet the NG mission “Defining Possible” on Day 1. This program provides a comprehensive internship experience including professional development, networking with leadership, and training specifically focused on NG leadership principles, company history, customer/stakeholder engagement, product and service overview, and core job responsibilities.
Outcome – Offer transitioning service member a rewarding opportunity to join the Northrop Grumman team.
DoD SkillBridge Eligibility:
– Has served at least 180 days on active duty
– Is within 12 months of separation or retirement
– Will receive an honorable discharge
– Has taken any service TAPS/TGPS
– Has attended or participated in an ethics brief within the last 12 months
– Received Unit Commander (first O-4/Field Grade commander in chain of command) written authorization and approval to participate in DoD SkillBridge Program prior to start of internship.
Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to mission readiness, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future.
Northrop Grumman is currently seeking an Associate Cost Estimating Analysist (Level 1) in our Business Management department. The position will be in our facility in Plymouth, MN. The selected candidate will become an integral part of the Armament Systems Pricing & Estimating team tasked with providing guidance and support to the business unit activities. The ideal candidate will be proactive and have the ability work in a fast-paced environment. This position will be located on-site in Plymouth, MN.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Estimating labor costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers
Compiling cost, schedule, and technical elements in the development of proposals in accordance with Request for Proposal (RFP) specifications.
Analyzing specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layouts
Calculating production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data
Collecting cost data from functional representatives and subcontractors
Preparing cost reports and presenting results to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators and customer representatives
Supporting risk and opportunity assessment, quantification, and analysis during the proposal process.
Preparing and maintaining historical cost data
Supporting Cost Estimating team initiatives and continuous improvement.
Participating as a member of the contract negotiating team.
Understanding the requirements for Supplier price cost analysis
Interacting with other functional areas (Business Management, Contracts, Global Supply Chain, Program Management, Engineering, Manufacturing Operations, and Logistics) to develop strategies in support of proposal requirements and deadlines.
This position’s standard work schedule is a 9/80. The 9/80 schedule allows employees who work a nine?hour day Monday through Thursday to take every other Friday off.
Basic Qualifications for a Level 1:
Will consider one of the following:
High School Diploma or GED with 4 years of related experience
Bachelor’s degree with 0 years of related experience – OR – a Master’s degree with 0 years of related experience
Experience in pricing, finance, contracts, business and/or business operations
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of tools/applications, with a strong emphasis on Microsoft Excel
Meets DoD SkillBridge Qualifications as per DODI 1322.29
Aerospace/defense industry and business management experience
Working knowledge of material pricing techniques
Strong presentation skills
Ability to create Microsoft Excel macros
Knowledge of the Business Acquisition Process (BAP)
Active Secret Security Clearance
Salary Range: $55,400 USD – $83,000 USD
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. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.
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.
What’s great about
Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.
Did you know?
Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.
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