Principal Specialist, Estimating and Pricing - HYBRID




Tucson, AZ (Remote)


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United States of America


MA311: Woburn MA 225 Presidential 225 Presidential Way Goddard Building 27, Woburn, MA, 01801 USA

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About Us:

At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.  

Job Summary:

An excellent opportunity exists within the Strategic Missile Defense Estimating organization. The employee will be responsible for the preparation of various types of proposals for development, production and competitive contracts including modifications to existing contracts. The employee also supports gate reviews, government audits and negotiations with the customer.

This is a hybrid role which will have expectations to work on-site, in Tucson, AZ and/or Woburn, MA, with opportunity to work remotely.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Lead development and understanding of significant proposals
  • Collaborate with other functions to develop the estimates for all cost elements associated with proposed contracts
  • Utilize estimating and pricing programs and tools
  • Develop detailed Request for Estimates to kick off proposals
  • Provide estimating support for the development of Basis of Estimates to include validating and analyzing actuals, ensuring consistency within task descriptions, and confirming estimating approach is sound
  • Perform detailed and complex analysis of inputs
  • Prepare and present complex Gate 4 charts for program/company leadership review
  • Ensure compliance with FAR and internal requirements
  • Interface with all levels of management to assess and formulate potential solutions leading to a thorough proposal submittal
  • Train and support less experienced Estimators (basic FAR requirements, proposal process, etc.)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s and a minimum of 5 years prior relevant experience, or an Advance Degree in a related field and a minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience with Excel (https://i.e. basic formulas, lookup functions, pivot tables, filtering/sorting, etc.)
  • Experience with federal proposal regulations including but not limited to: FAR, DFAR, and/or TINA
  • **Ability to obtain and maintain a US security clearance. https://U.S. citizenship is required as only https://U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.**​

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability and willingness to gain special access clearance to work activities as appropriate.
  • Knowledge of ProPricer, the RMD pricing tool
  • Strong investigative abilities and organization skills
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently meeting deadlines in a schedule driven environment
  • Planning and scheduling skills leading to completion of efforts in accordance to customer and company requirements
  • Work well in teams, with peers and management
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to follow and apply internal and external regulations to the development of company proposals

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the first class benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance and child/adult backup care.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Why you should apply for a job to RTX:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2019

  • 4/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 69% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 78% would recommend this company to other women

  • 79% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Programs are also available for dependent and adult care, family leave, college planning, counseling and personal convenience services.

  • We provide programs that offer solutions to life’s challenges, including a variety of flexible work arrangements and paid time off.

  • Employees may participate in tax-advantaged accounts to pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses with pretax dollars.