Cost Proposal/Budget Analyst

Mon, 04/19/2021 - 12:33

The Cost Proposal/Budget Analyst will play an integral role in producing high quality, cost competitive proposals that contribute to corporate success in winning meaningful work. Individual will work closely with Accounting and PMO functions for existing contracts to inform management on project performance and budget management.


Collaborate with technical proposal managers and subject matter experts to obtain information necessary for the development of the cost proposals involving the use of Excel formulas and functions for multiple spreadsheet models

Participate in pricing strategy sessions with company leadership and subject matter experts

Manage all cost volume preparation activities to include compiling cost, schedule, and other required elements of the cost proposal in accordance with request for proposal (RFP) specifications, acquisition regulations, and corporate policies and procedures

Analyze requests from federal, state, and commercial clients for new procurements and current projects to identify contractual and pricing requirements

Assess risk and develop risk mitigation strategies to assist senior management in making informed business decisions

Provide proposal/project teams with proper guidance in determining the best course of action to respond to client requests ensuring compliance with acquisition regulations and corporate policies and procedures

Assist in the development/enhancement of procedures and automated tools to support continuous improvement of budgeting and cost proposals

Develop Work Breakdown Structure with program management and contracts for new awards and provide data to Accounting

Enter and maintain project budgets in Costpoint

Maintain contract data in contracts database

Assist in conducting routine (monthly, quarterly, annual) financial analysis and reporting

Work with operations team to develop forecasts, budgets and EACs

Assist in contract termination and contract closeout

Support the annual corporate budget process

Responsible for all required Federal reporting under contracts to include quarterly sales reporting to GSA, processing IFF payments, and annual service contract reporting

May train and/or mentor staff on budgeting tools, policies, and procedures


Education: Bachelor’s Degree

Language: English fluency (oral and written)

Experience: 5 years of experience in pricing, business proposal development, and/or project management. Experience working in a budget or C&G capacity on FFP, CPFF, T&M, and IDIQ contracts.  

Knowledge: Familiar with GSA schedule contract requirements, knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Knowledge and experience in the development of cost modeling. Solid understanding of cost proposal formulation and preparation, including writing the cost narrative.

Soft Skills: Ability to deal tactfully and diplomatically with others, flexible when needed, excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to handle multiple priorities and under deadline pressures. Strong critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.  Ability to learn new systems and processes quickly.

Software Proficiency: Proficient in Microsoft Excel, familiar with Deltek Costpoint

Location: North Bethesda, MD

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: This position description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position nor will it be the sole basis for any subsequent employee evaluations. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties as may be required by their supervisor.

This position is subject to availability of funds and to any and all restrictions contained in the contract or contracts that provide funding for this position.


 If you meet the minimum requirements for this position, please click on the "Apply" link posted below and complete the application. Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three (3) professional references. 

Our company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Applicants can learn more about the company's status as an equal opportunity employer by viewing the federal "EEO is the Law" poster at EEOPost.pdf.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.



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