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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Cost Estimating & Pricing Manager (668282) in Westminster, Colorado

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Cost Estimating & Pricing Manager (668282)

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CO - Westminster

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Manager, Cost Estimating & Pricing

This person will co-manage and direct the activities of a group of employees performing Cost Estimating & Pricing (CE&P) functions. The role must show mastery of the Cost Estimating & Pricing function with responsibility for leading proposal preparation with adherence to the Estimating System Description (ESD) and Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). This person will support Strategic Business Unit team with estimating and pricing strategy discussions and analytical analysis, and proposal/cost volume preparation as required. This person will also help to foster innovative costing and price strategy approaches within Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. procedures and policies.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide guidance and training to designated project control analysts in the areas of cost estimating and government regulations compliance.

  • Flow down CE&P goals to direct reports, complete performance review and job requirements documentation for direct reports on an annual basis, provide training, guidance and compliance standards to estimating staff.

  • Coach and mentor direct reports to ensure personal growth and management visibility.

  • Provide thorough guidance to direct reports, proposal teams, Advanced Systems staff and Strategic Business Unit management in support of Cost Estimating and Pricing policy (contained in the ESD and FAR), guidance memorandums, practices, applications and tools.

  • Complete Estimating, Pricing & Analysis, Post Proposal Support work as needed, for example RFP and SOW deliverables, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), labor and rate analyses, labor and non-labor estimate analyses, basis of estimates (BOE's), strategic pricing support, schedule & resource analyses, risk & opportunity analyses, profitability analyses, Life Cycle Cost and Joint Confidence Level analyses, proposal audit file maintenance, fact finding support, negotiation support, internal & external audit support, and pricing standard and process reviews.

  • Support Data Collection, Metrics & Modeling activities, including historical data collection, analyses, DCAA/DCMA audit requirements application, implementation of best practices and influence in the development of overall objectives, strategies and long-range goals of the program/organization.

  • Lead strategic pricing activities, including proposal pricing (new business, changes, terminations and overruns).

  • Manage and review Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs) development, analysis, validation, application and maintenance.

  • Oversee lessons learned documentation, assessment & implementation of corrective action/improvements.

  • Support Industry/Government cost estimating groups participation and implementation of best practices.

  • Oversee DCAA/DCMA audits.

  • Support the development of overall objectives, strategies and long-range goals of the program/organization.

  • Conduct presentations for internal management on items related to Ball cost estimating & pricing policies, processes, tools, compliance and industry/government activities.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the SBU/SSU and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.

  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You’ll Need

  • BS in related field plus 10 years or more years of related experience.

  • Each higher-level related degree, i.e. Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Two years of related experience may be substituted for each year of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

  • Understanding of typical project requirements and processes.

  • Five or more years of demonstrated experience working strategic cost proposals (i.e. financing), volume development, and management.

  • Five or more years of demonstrated experience in cost estimating model development (excel-based), application, and maintenance.

  • Strong communication, Client facing experience and/or consultative experience working across multiple groups and boundaries.

  • Strong strategic and data analytical skills, including metrics, cost estimates, profitability, and risk.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office environment.

  • Travel may be required.

Security Clearance:

Successful applicant for this position must be eligible to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access to classified/sensitive material. A current DoD clearance is not required to be eligible for this position, however the successful applicant will be required to obtain a DoD clearance or government customer access within a reasonable time after the offer is extended and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance. *US Citizenship is Required. By applying to this position you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire, if one is required, to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.


Relocation for this position is Available

EEO Statement:


Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.