Price Cost Analyst

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems   •  

San Diego, CA

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


5 - 7 years

Posted 346 days ago

Job Summary

General Atomics (GA), and its affiliated companies, is one of the world’s leading resources for high-technology systems development ranging from the nuclear fuel cycle to remotely piloted aircraft, airborne sensors, and advanced electric, electronic, wireless and laser technologies.

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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Price Cost Analyst to join our Contracts & Procurement team at our Rancho Bernardo location. With general supervision, this position is responsible for analyzing statistical and proposal data to develop independent price and cost recommendations to support negotiations with customers and suppliers.


  • Compile and analyze source data from government or commercial databases, tables, and indexes to establish price and cost positions.

  • Interface with several internal functional groups as well as outside vendors/suppliers to gather information.

  • Perform detailed analysis of supplier proposals and supporting documentation to validate labor, material, and other cost elements for supplier products, and/or services.

  • Perform fact finding at supplier locations as needed to review basis of estimates and source documentation verifying proposal cost estimates.

  • Determine reasonableness of proposed cost and pricing.

  • Establish recommended price positions to support negotiations with customers and suppliers.

  • Interpret relevant government regulation(s) (i.e. FAR, DFARS, DEAR) relating to cost or pricing.

  • Develop and maintain spreadsheet and/or cost models to support price/cost analysis, and prepare reports, charts, and graphs of findings.

  • May participate in cost and pricing reviews with management, customer, and or supplier representatives.

  • Maintain the strict confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company and expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree and six or more years of experience in finance, accounting, or business administration in a manufacturing environment. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must demonstrate: (1) a thorough understanding of the concepts, principles, and standard practices of costing and pricing projects; (2) experience working in a government contracting environment including interfacing with audit agencies such as the DCMA or the DCAA; (3) a general knowledge of FAR, DFAR, and/or CAS regulations; (4) the ability to understand new concepts quickly and apply them in an evolving environment while contributing to the development of new processes.

  • Must be customer focused and possess: (1) the ability to identify issues, analyze data and develop solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity; (2) good analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings; (3) good interpersonal skills enabling an effective interface with other professionals; (4) good computer skills with knowledge of software applications relevant to the position, including spreadsheet developments; (5) the ability to work independently or in a team environment; and (6) the flexibility to work extended hours and travel when required.

    Job ID#: 14823BR