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Job #: R-00051080
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Category: Pricing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

The Civil Group at Leidos has an opening for a Pricing Cost Lead in our Gaithersburg, MD location.

Job Description

The successful individual will be responsible for a variety of pricing and estimating activities as an integral member of the Civil Pricing team. This is a fast-paced position requiring attention to detail, demonstrated problem solving skills, ability to multi-task and thrive in a deadline-driven environment, and a willingness to work extended hours as needed to finish the job and to see a proposal through to completion.

Primary Responsibilities

Leads the timely development of proposal cost/price strategies and cost volume deliverables for the Civil Group’s largest and most complex proposals in accordance with technical, management and cost specifications of a request for proposal (RFP). Includes the coordination of kick-off and fact-finding meetings, collection of cost, scheduling and performance elements from functional departments, cost/pricing strategy and analytical support. Primary responsibilities include:

-Collaborating with the proposal team (senior management, program managers, contracts/subcontracts, finance, and operations personnel) to ensure that proposal costing and customer deliverables comply with all federal government regulations (CAS, FAR), RFP requirements, and internal policies and procedures.

-Providing oversight and guidance for all functional input and color reviews, and leading the effort to produce the final cost volume deliverables

-Working closely with Basis of Estimate (BOE) subject matter expert (SME) or lead analyst to ensure compliant BOEs.

-Developing pricing templates and Excel-based models to evaluate different strategies and “what-if” scenarios.

-Conducting financial analyses to support compilation of business case assessments including cash flow, NPV and IRR for team and management review.

-Ad-hoc cost and performance analyses and other special projects as assigned.

-May require some evening, weekend and holiday work depending on the stage of the proposal.

Basic Qualifications

-Requires a BA degree and 8 -12 of relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience.

-Extensive experience in Proposal Development with a demonstrated ability to understand customer requirements, to apply contracting principles, and to develop compelling solutions.

-Must be proficient with math, advanced finance principles and desktop applications (ie – MS Office Suite, especially MS Word & MS Excel including use of formulas, pivot tables and Macros).

-Strong analytical and problem solving skills, with an ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment, while managing multiple priorities and tasks.

-Must possess strong writing skills, a professional demeanor, and excellent communication skills.

-Demonstrated ability to apply lessons learned to new opportunities on a routine basis.

-Expertise in government contracting and services business models.

-Willingness to travel, if required

Preferred Qualifications

-Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance is preferred for this position.

-Experience using PROPRICER pricing software.

-Proposal development and statistical tool experience a plus.

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About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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