General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Senior Price/Cost Analyst in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 18106BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Senior Price/Cost Analyst

Job Category: Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

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 have an exciting opportunity as an experienced Price Cost Analyst to work out of our Poway, CA location.


  • Under general direction, this position is responsible for analyzing statistical and proposal data to establish recommended cost and price objectives for proposal and contract transactions with customers and suppliers

  • Compile and analyze cost or pricing statistical data from government or commercial databases, tables, and indexes

  • Participate in review and analysis of subcontractor or supplier proposals

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

  • Establish reasonableness of cost and pricing and provide recommended price positions to support negotiations with customer and suppliers

  • Participate in cost and pricing reviews with management, customer, and supplier representatives.

  • Use industry techniques and practices to conduct fact-finding (audits) to establish fair and reasonable pricing positions and negotiation ranges.

  • Utilize experience in price/cost analysis to support Department of Defense (DOD) programs, and interface with government auditing agencies (DCAA/DCMA).

  • Utilize knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR/DFAR) and the government procurement process.

  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a bachelor's degree and ten 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 working 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 lead in a team environment; and (6) the flexibility to work extended hours and travel when required.

  • Must have familiarity with the government procurement process.

  • Prior experience in price/cost analysis supporting Department of Defense (DOD) programs and experience interfacing with government auditing agencies (DCAA/DCMA) is preferred.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.