Lead Estimator (Job Number:438280)
The Lead Estimator will be responsible for developing the price and cost estimates for all strategic and/or large capture opportunities in the Information Technology Solutions Market Segment. The ideal candidate will have a breadth of knowledge around strategic pricing of a variety of service delivery models in the IT market. Responsibilities include supporting the development of guidelines, procedures, and tools that support the market segment pricing strategies consistent with SAIC-s Cost Estimating System Manual (CESM) Time will also be spent supporting should cost and market pricing benchmarking and related initiatives around new and emerging products. The Lead Estimator will be self- motivated with the ability to influence and guide program teams through the technical and contractual requirements of a complex IT proposals while possessing the following:
- Ability to function well in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment
- Ability to work with individuals and teams at all levels of the organization
- Ability to coach and develop team members
- Strong problem-solving skills as well as business writing and communication skills
- Excellent computer skills: Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint & Word)
- Collaborative, highly skilled, motivated, and results-driven individual who enjoys a challenging environment and can lead a geographically-separated workforce
- Sound reasoning skills and ability to work with a broad base of technical, operations, finance, and senior leadership
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
Lead Estimator for ITS Priority Bids
Apply SAIC estimating process in full compliance with SI-POL4-01.
Orchestrates the estimating process and BOE development for priority bids within ITS, coordinating inputs/outputs required to develop complete, approved, compliant BOEs supporting final pricing to the customer.
Supports product pricing and go to market initiatives
Acts as a conduit/liaison between functional areas that impact the estimating process and final cost estimate and price.
Serves as a full member of the cost volume development team (PLE, contracts, pricing, procurement).
Contributes to cost volume content, including development of estimating narratives supporting the BOEs.
Ensures appropriate estimates have been prepared and documented for all effort to be performed in response to contract requirements.
Conducts estimating kickoff with estimating team and relevant functional leads (technical leads, contracts, pricing, procurement/subcontracts, etc.).
Leads estimating daily tag ups, if appropriate for the size/complexity of the bid
Assigns estimating tasks to appropriately qualified estimators when necessary
Disseminates estimating instructions specific to the bid.
Estimating Team Support:
Assist in the development, and retention of estimators to support/create estimates for non-priority market segment proposals
Interface with Business Development and Capture staff to understand upcoming priority proposal requirements to support resource planning
Assist Cost Strategy Director with BOE review/approval, to support every market segment proposal; monitor progress and results throughout the estimating process Market Segment Strategy Support
Provide input to market segment regarding areas of repeatability relative to BOEs
Understand and support market segment capability development and future directions, including cost goals based on positioning versus the competition; support strategy development and resource planning
Develop go-to-market pricing for new products and offerings Estimating Tool/Process Development
Ensure accurate and auditable cost data is collected for use in future estimates, both new business proposals and contract modifications
Develop and document IT-specific estimating system process, and assist in training market segment estimating and technical staff in its implementation
Provide and/or develop estimating tools, which may include parametric models, cost estimating relationships (CERs) and -rules of thumb-
Manage the ITS Market Segment BOE repository and ensure currency of data
Coordinate with Pricing to ensure seamless integration of estimating and pricing artifacts; coordinate with Procurement to jointly develop supplier requirements Compliance
Actively participate in the enterprise-wide Lead Estimator Community activities to ensure ITS proposals are compliant
Support internal self-assessment process, and incorporate testing results into training/staff development plans
TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and fifteen (15) years or more of related experience; Masters and thirteen (13) years or more experience; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience.
Bachelors- Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Information Technology, Systems Engineering or related field.
Progressively responsible cost estimate development and basis of estimate documentation experience in the Federal and commercial markets Experience with a variety of service delivery models including fixed price, reimbursable and aaS
Demonstrated experience in establishing and implementing estimating guidelines, policies, procedures and tools (specifically data-driven estimating tools/techniques)
Experience working with commercially available estimating models specific to Information Technology
Preferred Additional Skills:
Ability to obtain a security clearance
SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability
Jul 12, 2018, 10:12:42 PM
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