Jobs at Great Bay Staffing Group

View all jobs

Principal Cost Estimating Analyst

Cambridge, MA · Government/Military · 165000
  • Salary in the $145 - 165,000 range.
  • Comprehensive Benefit and Retirement Programs. 
  • Full relocation assistance. This position is flexible for remote work but the candidate must be able to come into the office as needed. 
  • Secret clearance

We are searching for a Principal Cost Estimating Analyst capable of costing and pricing advanced proposals and being responsible for coordinating inputs and directing the proposal financials through the management review process. Additionally, need to provide government audit support and fact-finding support as required. This position reports to the Associate Director of Corporate Finance and works closely with other teams such as Engineering, Procurement, Program Management and Contracts.


  • Develops proficiency in the use of the Company estimating systems and processes to prepare, analyze, evaluate, and coordinate cost proposals to government and commercial customers
  • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost input from cross-functional departments
  • Supports consolidation and pressure-testing of the basis of estimates (BoEs) across all elements of cost (Labor, Material, Travel / Other Direct Costs, Subcontracts) for accuracy and completeness
  • Researches and analyzes historical data and develops cost models to support proposal efforts and determine the accuracy of functional estimates
  • Assesses estimating techniques and historical actuals documentation
  • Evaluates Bill of Materials (BOMs), select appropriate pricing methods (ex: purchase order history, vendor quotes, etc.), and ensure all quotes are recent
  • Consolidates cost estimates in pricing tool / ERP system
  • Reviews the work of other Cost Estimators and supports the Associate Director in administering the cost estimating function for the organization
  • Generates cost volume, financial analyses, and ad hoc support as needed
  • Supports audit requests, fact-finding, and negotiation discussions
  • Ensures adherence to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), certified cost and pricing compliance (aka TINA), and internal policies and procedures with regard to estimating cost proposal preparation, review, compliance, submission, updates/revisions, and negotiations


Who Will Be a Great Fit?  
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • 7+ years of progressive experience in cost estimation, including a strong background and demonstrated advancement in accounting or finance roles
  • Developing relationships is key for this role as you will work in frequent collaboration with others
  • Able to communicate and present cost estimating information to leadership
  • Experience in bidding to different contract types (FFP, FPIF, CPFF, CPIF, T&M)
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to ensure bids are completed on schedule
  • Proficient in handling multiple projects simultaneously

As recruiters, we are skilled in our field and understand how to match an opportunity with the individual. If you choose to send us your resume, be advised we will not share it with any employer without your permission. 

If this isn't the right position for you, please share it with someone who might be interested. In the meantime, please look at our website – we have other openings that may suit your needs!

Thank you,

Brian Hughes

Share This Job

Powered by