Cost estimating & pricing specialist – sample job description

Pricing-cost-estimating-specialist-sample-job-description (Word document)

Note: This sample job description is provided as an example only. Each section should be carefully updated to reflect your specific requirements prior to being copied and pasted into a GOVPROP job profile.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead cost/price proposal strategy, planning, and volume preparation in accord with company policies, legal requirements, and customer specifications
  • Prepare and modify complex spreadsheets
  • Coordinate effectively with proposal manager, technical staff, subcontractors, and other associates to ensure that required cost data are thorough, accurate, and submitted on schedule
  • Write clear and compliant budget narratives to respond to requests for proposals and/or clients
  • Provide pricing guidance to proposal and business development teams to ensure that pricing strategy is completed in accordance with the requirements
  • Work with a team to analyze current budgets and perform monthly quality assurance reviews to ensure project plans operate in accordance with contractual guidelines and procedures

Out of Scope Items:

  • Graphics development
  • Subcontractor price negotiations

Job Deliverables:

  • Pricing spreadsheets
  • Basis of estimate (BOE)
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Cost proposal

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting, mathematics, or related field with five+ years of experience pricing proposals on service contracts
  • Familiarity with contract types, including firm fixed price, time and materials (T&M), cost-plus, and ID/IQ contracting, as well as a diverse range of customers, including civilian and defense agencies
  • Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Cost Accounting Standards (CAS)
  • Knowledge of cost estimating techniques
  • Demonstrated experience working on multiple proposals at a time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Flexibility to work as needed during the proposal process to meet deadlines

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