Manager Pricing Cost Estimating 3-20002951

Location: Redondo Beach
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: Top Secret
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift



At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems in air and space that impact peoples 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, theyre making history. 




Northrop Grumman Strategic Space Systems Division is seeking a Manager, Level 3 of Cost Estimating Modeling and Analysis (CEAM) to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals in defining the future in Redondo Beach, CA. This key leadership opportunity will report to the Director of Pricing and Estimating, Strategic Space Systems Division for the Northrop Grumman Space Sector.   


Responsibilities include: 

  • Provides management coordination and resource support for all proposal cost development.  Supports the development, planning and scheduling of all proposals.

    • This includes:

      • Labor estimates and material costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP) data submitted by prospective customers.

      • Analyzing specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layouts, and calculates production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data.

      • Collecting cost, programmatic, key technical data from deliverables, functional representatives, subcontractors, and vendors. Computes cost estimates.

      • Prepares and maintains historical cost data.

      • Creating cost models for cost estimating elements. Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors, and subcontractors.

  • Leadership oversight of the strategic and operational efforts supporting program cost data collection and normalization

  • Business Development Capture support

  • Supports and often leads Sector and Division Cost Estimating initiatives

  • Lead Cost Customer interface through Cost IPTs and Joint Councils 

  • Enable consistent and clear communication with Division, Peer and Sector leadership on status/issues

  • Coordinates activities and participates in customer fact-finding meetings.

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


People management responsibilities to include:   

  • People management of the staff supporting the business unit
  • Responsible for conducting staff meetings and 1:1s with direct reports/skip levels accordingly sharing communication as needed
  • Assess the business needs of the operating units and assign tasks and actions to staff members accordingly During the mid-year and year end performance review process, Candidate will have the responsibility to write performance reviews for his/her direct reports and provide verbal performance feedback accordingly to complete the process.
  • Additional responsibilities will include performing resource planning and staffing; employee engagement, staff development, including skills training and career support; performance management, including employee goal setting, annual reviews, and issues resolution. 

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Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree with 9 years of experience in Cost Estimating related business management; 7 years of stated experience with a Masters


Experience directly or indirectly in a leadership role


Proven ability to evaluate, integrate, and communicate cost issues and risks to senior and executive management

An active in-scope DoD Top Secret or SCI clearance, investigation within the last 6 years  

Preferred Qualifications: 

Persistence and tenacity to meet deadlines in a challenging, multi-tasking environment

Excellent communications skills and leadership competencies

Strategically focused


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 U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.
























  • Job ID: 20002951

    What's great about
    Northrop Grumman

    1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work..
    2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
    3. Enjoy benefits like flexible work schedules, education assistance and paid time off.
    Top Secret Required
    Yes, 10 % of the Time
    No - Teleworking not available for this position