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Senior Analyst, Program Pricing

Senior Analyst, Program Pricing

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Business Operations - Pricing & Estimating

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Aerojet Rocketdyne is an innovative company delivering solutions that create value for its customers in the aerospace and defense markets. The company is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion and energetics to the space, missile defense and strategic systems, tactical systems and armaments areas, in support of domestic and international markets. Additional information about Aerojet Rocketdyne can be obtained by visiting our websites at and


We are seeking a Senior Program Pricing Analyst for our facility in Huntsville, AL.


This Senior Pricing and Estimating position will work with Aerojet Rocketdyne Program & Proposal Management, Supply Chain, Operations and Contracts. Contributes to produce accurate, responsive, compliant, on-time cost proposals. Reports to the Manager, Estimating and Pricing.


Contributes by costing the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the Pricing and Estimating organization in support of Aerojet Rocketdyne proposals and in compliance with estimating standards and Aerojet Rocketdyne procedures. Responsible for assisting in estimating and costing both development and production type BOMs with moderate degrees of complexity and risk including utilizing appropriate methodology and rationale.  

Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Under limited general direction, independently determines approach to objectives, demonstrating a complete understanding and application of principles, concepts and practices.


60% - Reads and understands RFP requirements and documents and communicates ground rules/assumptions used in proposals.

  • Evaluates incoming cost estimates and other relevant data for accuracy and completeness.
  • Prices all planning and contract proposals with current forward pricing rates.
  • Develops and produces compliant and auditable cost volumes.
  • Prices moderately complex programs often involving intricate/multiple inputs.
  • Maintains auditable files for proposals and cooperates with Government audits.
  • Ensures disclosure of cost and pricing data and compliance with TINA.
  • Provides fact-finding and negotiations support.
  • Identifies and assess the risk/opportunity trade-offs for proposals.
  • Serves as primary interface for all government pre-award audits.
  • Coordinates proposal pricing activities with the Program Management Office, functional activities, Contracts, and Buying Groups.
  • Coordinates proposal data including developing cost structure according to customer requirements.

40% - Develops and maintains pricing systems and procedures.

  • Collects, analyzes and stores data for estimating and analysis.
  • Keeps current with federal acquisition regulations and customer requirements.
  • Maintains current and historical pricing systems with current forward pricing rates.
  • Develops, maintains and monitors estimating and pricing standards, procedures and processes.
  • Conceives and plans process improvement projects involving the development of new approaches and methods to attain objectives.
  • May provide input to department objectives and long-range goals.
  • Keeps current with programs, customers and Aerojet program team.
  • Plans and performs systems and procedures audits.


Requires a Bachelor's degree in a business management or technical manufacturing discipline and six (6) or more years directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Understanding of applicable federal acquisition regulations plus a strong knowledge of current (TINA) disclosure requirements.
  • Familiarity with tactical rocket motor program materials and manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • Experience and knowledge with EBS ProPricer or other pricing software preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematics and statistics, analytical aptitude, strong oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with estimating and pricing procedures, audit methods, and MS Office.
  • Requires a willingness and ability to travel by land or air to supplier or customer facilities and ability to work extended hours when proposal schedules necessitate.
  • General knowledge of estimating and pricing procedures, writing and audit methods; familiarity  with the Federal Acquisition Regulations and Standards.

US Citizenship required. Must be able to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance at the appropriate level (U.S. Citizenship required). Must also be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.




Work Environment/Physical Requirements:

Employees in this position must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit or stand and maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require occasional walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. This position may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.


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