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BAE Systems

Cost Estimating Analyst (Hybrid)



Full Time


Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Job Description

What’s it like working for a company that values personal growth along with challenging roles? Rewarding. Joining our Finance team as a Cost Estimating Analyst means you impact the future of the business everyday by supporting teams in the pursuit of new business. With the diversity of our offerings and work, you’ll get to take on new challenges everyday that will take your career to new heights. BAE Systems is seeking a Financial Analyst with the skills and business acumen to continue to drive us forward. In this role you will be the primary team member supporting the varied bids and negotiations that include commercial and government customers. The experiences gained daily include:

  • Prepare, analyze, and evaluate complex proposal cost data utilizing established and innovative cost estimating methodologies and tools.
  • Support and lead the assigned product lines with competitive bid strategies, financial analysis, recommendations, and risk assessments/mitigation plans for significant business opportunities.
  • Prepare and present Finance content of executive bid approval presentations while fully understanding bid strategies to support/influence capture lead to have impact on the overall presentation.
  • Assist in developing business case (NPV) and other types of modeling of complex proposals that require company investment.
  • Ensure the compliance of proposal documentation to the US Government’s “Truthful Cost & Pricing Data” (TCPD), (formally TINA) regulation
  • Effectively support/lead fact-finding, negotiations, certifications, and audits.
  • Support team leader in analysis of proposal packs to drive consistency in format, message, and alignment of bid to strategy across all business reporting segments.
The selected individual for this role will work a typical 5/40 schedule each week.Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Bachelor's degree is required (Finance, Economics, or Business Administration is preferred)
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Sound interpersonal (organization, time management, etc...)
  • Strong demonstrated command of Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, PowerPoint, Word
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of an organization
  • Demonstrated self-starter with proven track record of achieving commitments
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions using sound judgment while complying with policies, procedures, appropriate Accounting/Finance principles and applicable state and federal laws and regulations
Pursuant to a specific US Government contract, selected individual must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • MBA or other applicable advanced degree
  • Knowledge of ProPricer cost estimating software
  • Working knowledge or FAR and CAS regulations
  • Aerospace/GPS Industry finance experience
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.