Analyst, Program Pricing

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Inc.

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Canoga Park, CA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader providing propulsion and energetics to its space, missile defense, strategic, tactical missile and armaments customers throughout domestic and international markets. We offer a complete line of propulsion products for launch vehicles, missile defense, and advanced hypersonic propulsion.  Visit our website at for more information on how our employees Power the Future.


We are seeking an Analyst,Program Pricing at our Space Headquarters in Canoga Park, CA.


This position will work with Aerojet Rocketdyne Program Management, Supply Chain, Operations and Contracts to produce accurate, responsive, compliant, on-time cost proposals reporting to the Manager, Estimating and Pricing.




What we can offer you:


Inspiring Company Culture - Our people support each other and work together to leave an indelible impact on our nation’s aerospace and defense legacy. Read more about our culture: Careers | Aerojet Rocketdyne


Rest and Relaxation - 3 weeks of vacation to start plus separate sick allowance. 9/80 schedule providing for longer weekends. Annual week-long holiday company closure, plus company paid holidays.


Comprehensive Health Benefits - Medical, Dental, Vision, Health Savings Accounts, and Wellness


Prepare for the Future - 401(k) with company match


Professional Development - Tuition assistance program, Employee recognition program, and Leadership development program


Employee Resource Groups – Local and Enterprise employee-led volunteer groups to create community, awareness, impact, and to support a culture where everyone belongs. 




This position may be filled at this level or one level higher.




Essential Job Functions (Including % of Time for Each)

Responsibilities include:



Proposal Support

  • Collects and analyzes estimating data
  • Responsible for cost proposals for programs/projects of moderate complexity and risk
  • Responsible for cost proposal development, understanding Request for Proposals, Statements of Work and customer requirements for compliant cost volumes
  • Understands government procurement regulations and prevailing customer requirements
  • Establishes the Cost Volume outline
  • Assists with overall proposal delivery schedule
  • Interfaces with engineers, functional manager and integrated product team members to develop estimates
  • Basis of estimate support, review and evaluation
  • Creates ProPricer structure and all required pricing formats, summaries and reports
  • Enters or uploads all estimates into ProPricer

Cost & Price Analysis

  • Responsible for Pricing analysis on proposals with a minimal degree of complexity and risk
  • Requires a basic understanding of actuals, Level of Effort, and judgement estimates
  • Requires analytical skills in evaluating costs, both and direct and indirect, identifying cost drivers, risks and opportunities
  • Assists with developing What-If Pricing Analysis as needed

Customer Support & Negotiations

  • Participants in fact-finding and negotiations
  • Develops an understanding of  product lines
  • Compliance with Directives, FAR, DFAR, CAS, Audits
  • Ensures full compliance with all Company, government and customer requirements and regulations
  • Supports DCAA audits as needed
  • Maintains proposal file to support fact-finding or negotiations to ensure a smooth transition into an operating plan
  • Prepares Cost Proposal Adequacy checklist for management review


50% - Focal for all estimates, proposal substantiation, and audit files. Collects, analyzes and stores data for estimating and analysis. Reads and understands RFP requirements and documents and communicates ground rules/assumptions used in proposals.

  • 30% - Responsible to ensure compliance with FAR/TINA requirements on proposal substantiation, basis of estimates, fact-finding, and negotiations. Keeps current with federal acquisition regulations and customer requirements. May support systems and procedures audits.
  • 15% - Develops, maintains and monitors estimating and pricing standards, procedures and processes. Maintains current and historical pricing systems with current forward pricing rates. Develops and maintains pricing systems and procedures.
  • 5% - May plan and/or participate in process improvement projects involving the development of new approaches and methods to attain objectives.



Requires a Bachelor's degree in engineering, finance, business management or manufacturing operations discipline and three (3) or more years directly related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Additional Requirements and Preferred Qualifications/Experience:

  • Understanding of applicable federal acquisition regulations plus a strong knowledge of current (TINA) disclosure requirements.
  • Knowledge of algebraic and statistical mathematics, an analytical aptitude, strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with estimating and pricing procedures, audit methods.
  • Manufacturing, material planning, finance or supply chain background – or some knowledge of the processes.
  • Basic understanding of Blue Prints / Drawings, Part lists, Manufacturing and Engineering Drawings/BOMs.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with aerospace rocket motor program materials and manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • May require occasional travel and ability to work occasional extended hours when proposal schedules necessitate.

Requires U.S. Citizenship or status as a U.S. Person. Must be able to satisfy federal government requirements for access to government information, and having dual citizenship may preclude you from being able to meet this requirement.


Being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 may be a condition of employment at Aerojet Rocketdyne. Proof of vaccination or an accommodation request approved by Aerojet Rocketdyne will be required prior to starting employment with the Company.


Work Environment/Physical Requirements:Employees in these positions must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer; stamina to sit and to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions; may occasionally lift/carry/push/pull up to 25 pounds; may require minimal walking, climbing, stooping, crouching, and/or bending; and vision to read printed materials and a computer screen, and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. May require the ability to travel by air or auto. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. These positions may be expected to work varying shifts and hours to ensure successful operation of activities in the organization.