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Cost / Price Analyst / Subcontracts Administrator

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Filter by Date: Jan 10, 2019

Filter by Location: El Segundo, CA, US, 90245

Company: The Aerospace Corporation

Requisition ID: 44330 

All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)  

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation.  A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves.  When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators.  Are you ready to launch your career?


The Cost / Price Analyst (CPA) / Subcontracts Administrator (SCA) will be the leader at The Aerospace Corporation (TAC ) for cost analysis of government procurement, as well as training key individuals in the supply chain organizations on proper cost analysis techniques.  The CPA/SCA will also be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, and the purchase of multiple prototypes, goods and services.  Will determine the contract type appropriate for the requirement and run source selections in accordance with FAR and company policies.  Responsible for negotiations and all aspects of the procurement requirements.  Responsible for in depth analysis of proposals to evaluate fair and reasonableness using Cost & Price analysis quantitative techniques in accordance with FAR and DFARs.  Apply learning curve, rate adjusted learning curve and or other improvement curve statistical analysis to historical data.   Complies and analyzes data, performs cost/price analysis of proposals and establishes price objectives.  Monitors the performance of suppliers, compiles information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes.  Support various proposals to customers and support early supplier involvement and engagement.


Key Functions:

  • Partners with internal and external customers to formalize procurement requirements
  • Prepares and executes solicitations (RFQs/FRPs) resulting in contractual documents and binding agreements
  • Provides innovative sourcing strategies and negotiate long term agreements
  • Conducts proposal analysis and develop negotiation strategies utilizing source selection techniques (best value, total cost of ownership, etc)
  • Establishes reasonableness of cost and pricing; participate in cost and pricing reviews with management, customer and supplier representatives; generating price and cost analysis reports providing recommended price positions to support negotiations with customer and suppliers; and identifying risks and opportunities to the cost estimates. 
  • Conducts supplier statistical price analysis and audits of subcontractor cost proposals to review basis of estimates and source documentation verifying proposal cost estimates for sole sourced procurements as per FAR parts 15 and 31.
  • Ensures compliance with company processes and procedures and regulatory requirements
  • Negotiates, interprets and enforces contract terms and conditions
  • Communicates across functions and programs to manage supplier risks, issues and performance to plan
  • Consults with internal customers to resolve supplier performance issues
  • Manages priorities for delivery of products, services and data
  • Maintains strategic awareness of markets



  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of 7 years Cost Analysis experience
  • Microsoft Office skills; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Subcontract Management
  • Working knowledge of FAR, DFARs, CAS, CCPD and other Government procurement regulations
  • Experience with supplier negotiations and associated procurement documentation
  • Ability to calculate direct, indirect cost rates
  • Project Management skills
  • Leadership skills
  • This position may require the ability to obtain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.



  • Self-Starter and ability to work both independently and in a dynamic team environment
  • Experience with multiple contract types: FFP, T&M, LH, CPIF, CPFF, CPAF

Transcript Requirement



Additional Requisition Details

Clearance Requirement: None 

Access: None 

Polygraph: None 

Relocation Available:  No 

Employment Type: Regular 

Work Schedule: Full Time 


Company Statement

The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.

From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

All Aerospace employees working in organizations with technical responsibilities are required to apply for and maintain at least a Secret clearance.  U.S. citizenship is required for those positions.

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you’re an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at 310.336.5432 or by email at You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement

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