General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Software Proposal Pricing Cost Estimator / Price Cost Estimator in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 19372BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Software Proposal Pricing Cost Estimator / Price Cost Estimator

Job Category: Contracts/Sub Contracts/Purchasing, Engineering, Finance/Accounting, Material and Production Control

City: San Diego

State: California

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

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: Desired

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.

With limited direction, acts as the Point of Contact for all GA-ASI Aircraft Systems Software Engineering proposal efforts. This position also acts as the liaison between Software Engineering and the Program Management Office to ensure that all Software proposal inputs are complete and meet RFP requirements. This position will also define, develop, and maintain all proposal related templates and processes used by Software Engineering.


  • Review all proposals generated by Software Engineering, including BOEs, for completeness.

  • Review time phased task inputs and justification for basis of estimate for completeness and validity.

  • Assist in review of Statements of Work.

  • Identify standard development activities to be included in proposals.

  • Define/Develop standard Software Engineering proposal artifacts to serve as templates.

  • Coordinate with SW Mgrs. to tailor standard artifacts, as required, to meet RFPs.

  • Assist in reporting proposal status to PMO and Software Engineering management.

  • Use metrics from completed projects to calibrate future estimates.

  • Create metrics for showing estimating performance.

  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to maintain a productive and safe working environment in accordance with established operating procedures and practices. Additional Functions include other duties as assigned or required.


Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor's degree and ten or more years of experience in software development. Equivalent experience may be substituted in lieu of education.

  • Must have knowledge and competence across the full Software Development Life Cycle. Must have an understanding of EVMS. Must have an understanding of proposal artifacts such as Statement of Work, Work Breakdown Structure, Integrated Master Schedules, and Basis of Estimates. Must have good interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written and be computer literate with knowledge of computer applications relevant to the position. Must be able to work extended hours when required.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance is required.

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.