Job Summary

Cost Estimator

  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Job reference:
  • Category:
    Accounting (non-IT)
  • Contract Type:
    Contract/Temp to Hire

We have an exciting opportunity for a Cost Estimator.
Job Duties:

  • Mentor junior level Cost Estimators on process and procedures.
  • Participate in Senior Management Cost Reviews as required.
  • Participate/facilitate with functional organizations on any DCAA/DCMA proposal audits
  • Performs pricing of proposals and directs support of pre-award, post-award and fact finding audits.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of cost estimating system and other cost estimating duties to achieve business objectives.
  • Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, selecting vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness.
  • Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives for contract transactions.
  • Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.
  • Interfaces with several internal functional groups as well as outside vendors to gather data. Makes recommendations regarding the feasibility of manufacturing or buying needed products.
  • Analyzes blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services.
  • Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares itemized lists.
  • Obtains data for cost analysis studies by determining manufacturing costs within divisions of company.
  • Performs pre-award, post-award and fact finding audits.
  • Interprets FAR and CAS regulations relating to pricing.
  • Develops and maintains pricing spreadsheet and prepares reports, charts, and graphs of findings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.
  • We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

***Must have Experience with MS Office Suite, SAP, Windchill, ProPricer and/or other applications.
Typically requires a bachelor's degree and six or more years of experience in finance, accounting, or business administration in a manufacturing environment. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.
•Must have a complete knowledge and competence in the concepts, principles, and standard practices in costing and pricing.
•Must have experience adhering to DCAA audit compliance, FAR, TINA regulations.
•Must have experience negotiating and working in government contracting environment and be able to analyze and solve a variety of moderately complex costing problems.
•Must have good interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written and be computer literate with knowledge of computer applications relevant to the position, including spreadsheet applications. Must be able to work extended hours when required.

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