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Director of Pricing & Estimating

at General Atomics and Affiliated Companies

Posted: 2/24/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 3648699

Job Description

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Job Summary
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Director of Pricing, Estimating and Analysis leading our pricing, estimating, and cost/price analysis teams in Poway, CA. 
  • Responsible for the planning, management and oversight, and performance of the teams assigned to government and commercial pricing and estimating, single source pricing and estimating, supplier cost analysis reports/price analysis reports (CARs/PARs) and subcontract cost/price analysis.
  • Identify, develop solutions and provide guidance to management on resolving pricing and estimating issues while ensuring the proposal preparation process supports the objectives of the assigned program areas.
  • Represent the organization in communications with the company’s senior management and executive leadership as well as external contacts, including but not limited to customers, potential customers, and government customer representatives (such as DCMA, DCCA).
  • Develop, implement, update and maintain policies and procedures of the company’s estimating system manual. 
  • Develop, support and maintain pricing/estimating tools and templates in support of high volume and unique customer pricing requirements.
  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive pricing, estimating and related information.
  • Responsible for ensuring work is accomplished in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Job ID#

Job Category
Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing, Finance/Accounting

Travel Percentage Required
0% - 25%

Full-Time Salary


San Diego

Clearance Required?

Director of Pricing & Estimating

Job Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in business, or a related field and twenty or more years of progressively complex experience in contracts and pricing-estimating activities with at least fifteen of those years managing contracts processes and contracts and pricing personnel. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Must have detailed and extensive technical expertise and application of government/commercial/international contract administration and pricing-estimating principles, concepts, and practices as well as comprehensive contract, pricing and proposal management and leadership skills.
  • Must have a thorough understanding of applicable laws and regulations including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and FAR supplements.
  • Must possess the ability to resolve complex management and technical problems while serving as spokesperson on assigned proposals, projects and/or programs. Strong communication, leadership, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required.
  • Must be able to work on a self-initiated basis and in a team environment, and able to work extended hours and travel as required.