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Analyst III - Cost Estimating & Pricing

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Westminster, CO, US, 80021

Date:  Feb 24, 2023
Job Category:  Finance
Req. ID:  27229

Ball Aerospace is powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus. We pioneer discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely.


At our core, we're passionate, committed people who believe together we can achieve extraordinary things. We work collaboratively with each other, our customers and partners to solve the world's greatest challenges. That means listening to one another, providing feedback and partnering across all levels. We value our inclusive culture where everyone is heard equally and creativity thrives. Each team member is fully invested in our mission and we bring an energy to work every day that propels our business and motivates us all to Go Beyond.®


For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Finance Strategic Capabilities Unit delivers the expertise and business acumen to increase value across the enterprise by providing actionable information with recommendations and opportunities to drive sustainable business growth.


Analyst III – Cost Estimating & Pricing


In this position, you will develop the necessary skills to support the Cost Estimating and Pricing process including adherence and understanding of the Ball Estimating System Description (ESD), Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), and Truthful Cost and Pricing Data/TINA.  


What You’ll Do:


  • Assist in the performance of the Cost Estimating and Pricing functions during the proposal lifecycle, which includes new business proposals, ROMs and program change proposals as needed. New business opportunities will involve various contract types ranging from Cost Plus, Fixed Price and Time and Materials.
  • Provide strategic assistance in analysis of proposal products, data collection and analysis of pricing.                                            
  • Prepare cost review presentations.
  • Work with Program Managers to develop and maintain the Work Breakdown Structures (WBS).                         
  • Perform direct and indirect rate application and Cost Estimating Relationship (CER) analysis checks for accuracy and consistency.
  • Develop, populate, and check Excel spreadsheets.
  • Develop the ability to apply and follow policies and procedures related to external RFP requirements.
  • Work with team to ensure cost volumes are compliant with regulatory requirements and prepared in accordance with company practices.
  • Perform Request for Proposal (RFP) and Statement of Work (SOW) analysis and compliance related to cost, schedule and proposal submittal.
  • Review Basis of Estimates (BOEs) prepared by technical staff including traceability checks.
  • Review and provide historical data in support of BOE development.   
  • Apply lessons learned documentation, assessment and implementation of corrective action/improvements to process.
  • Provide fact finding and negotiations support to proposal team and contract manager.
  • Support internal and external (DCAA/DCMA) audit support as warranted.
  • Perform and interpret Monte Carlo and EVA (Economic Value Add) analysis.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Capabilities Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:


  • BS in a related field plus 4 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Willingness to learn and grow in role.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to solve problems following established policies and procedures.
  • Function in a high paced dynamic teamwork environment.
  • Proficient in the use of MS office Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Proposal leadership experience, government contracting experience, and experience working with data using Tableau / Power BI are all a plus.


Hybrid Work Environment: This position may be performed working from both the office and another location, while typically requiring working in the office less than 3 days per work week. Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Working Conditions:


  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment. 
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $75,000 - $102,000 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Nearest Major Market: Denver

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