Cost Estimator

Fuzing & Ordnance Systems
Cost Estimator
Cincinnati, OH
We are a company of innovators, game changers and entrepreneurs. As a prime contractor, we provide a broad range of communication, electronic and sensor systems used on military and commercial platforms across the globe. We embrace innovative and progressive ideas to advance our products for military and commercial customers. The Electronic Systems Segment (ESS) provides a broad range of aerospace systems, security and detection systems, and pilot training.
L3 Fuzing & Ordnance Systems (L3 FOS) is the largest fuze manufacturer in the United States and is one of the most advanced manufacturers of Fuzing and Ordnance products in the world.
In this role, the ideal candidate will develop accurate, credible and complete cost forecasts of the costs and price to develop and/or manufacture fuzing and ordnance systems and products. Collects and analyzes historical costs data, functional inputs, and vendor quotations to develop the basis for estimating in accordance with company policies and procedures. Prepares cost reports, and basis of estimates for proposed costs. Works as a member of the cross-functional proposal team to develop estimates. Maintains proposal files, tracking database and charge numbers. Performs vendor cost/price analysis.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
The Cost Estimator develops cost and pricing data for low to complex proposals in response to customer's request for proposals including establishing proposal charge numbers in L3 FOS' accounting and proposal tracking systems.
Reviewing customer proposal requests to determine cost and pricing structure, estimating approach, and data requirements.
Preparing credible substantiated direct material estimates in accordance with company policies including: Developing the Proposal Bill of Material (PBOM), Identifying material estimating strategy, Initiating the vendor quotation process, Analyzing actual historical material costs, Adjusting costs for quantity and inflation, and Validating basis of estimates.
Documenting estimating approach, assumptions and calculations.
Developing and validating engineering support, manufacturing support, and touch labor hour estimates in accordance with company policies including: Collecting and analyzing actual historical labor charges, Identifying and documenting adjustment factors associated with differences in quantities, learning and programmatic changes.
Creating Other Direct Cost (ODC) estimates in accordance with company policies including: Collecting and analyzing actual historical ODC charges, Obtaining functional inputs and quotations to support gaging, tooling and test equipment requirements.
Utilizing L3 FOS' travel template to develop travel estimates.
Identifying vendor-quoted additional costs.
Developing cost reports.
Completes weekly and monthly corporate proposal reporting.
Maintains estimating templates and software.
Our Values are an integral part of who we are. We seek candidates who share our values:
3-5 years' experience in cost estimating, pricing or financial analysis with a Bachelor's degree
2-4 years' experience in cost estimating, pricing or financial analysis with Masters degree
L3 Technologies, Inc. is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. L3 provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. L3 maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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