Pricing Analyst I

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-343213
    • Job Location: Remote, Remote
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 06/23/2022
    • Years of Experience: 2+
    • Radford Job Code: 05521
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Job Description


The Pricing Analyst (PA) is responsible for compiling cost elements in the development of routine and complex proposals in response to customer requests and specifications, as well as ensuring the estimating methodologies and integrity of bases of estimates. 


The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Pricing Analyst.  Each level of Pricing Analyst has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

  • Works closely with Proposal Manager(s) & Program Manager(s) to review RFP, establish scope and identify internal team members.
  • Participates in proposal kick-off meeting and identifies cost volume activities with related internal team assignments.
  • Works closely with the Proposal and Program Managers to understand and clarify internal Statements of Work and develops WBS and work packages for Basis of Estimates (BOE’s) development by functional departments.
  • Prepares Proposal Compliance Checklist associated with cost volume and partners with Contracts Administrator and Proposal Manager / Program Manager to ensure compliance throughout the proposal lifecycle.
  • Working with the Proposal/Program Manager, develops proposal schedule for the proposal effort and is responsible for ensuring that all deadlines associated with costing and/or the development of cost proposal deliverables are met.
  • Coordinates the collection and accumulation of cost elements from functional departments.  Organizes and facilitates the work of individuals and/or project teams supporting these efforts.
  • Coordinates and conducts cost volume team meetings as needed and maintains Action Item list.
  • Coordinates cost volume preparation activities among functional departments and participates in fact-finding meetings with customer and/or DCAA.
  • Participates in should-cost and pricing reviews with management.
  • As requested by the Proposal/Program Manager or Capture Manager, this individual will support the information presented in the cost proposal and cost related data supplied as part of proposal submittals.
  • Ensures that proposals are priced and accomplished in accordance with KUAS policies, strategies, and sound business practices and are in compliance with FAR and DoD regulations.
  • Develops/prepares complete and accurate proposal package, including explanatory notes, ground rules and assumptions, and exceptions to customer RFP/RFQ guidelines. Integrates reports, BOEs, and supporting schedules into Cost Volume.
  • Ensures FAR compliance especially FAR 15.408 Table 15-2.
  • Acts as primary interface with DCAA and other government agencies regarding proposal audits/reviews.
  • May prepare labor and material costs based on historical data.
  • Loads all base cost data into ProPricer.
  • Develops and prepares reports as needed.
  • Fosters ethical conduct, practices, andpersonal integrity throughout KUAS to ensure KUAS’s ability to attract and retain customers in a highly competitive environment.
  • Other duties and assignments as required.

Pricing Analyst I

  • Participates in kick-off meetings and as team member through the proposal development process and during proposal reviews.
  • With direction from PAII and/or PAIII, prepares complete proposal package (write explanatory notes, cover letters, ground rules & assumptions, exceptions, integrate reports/BOE’s/supporting schedules).
  • Ensures thoroughness/completeness of entire proposal package.  

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned

Experience and Skills


Pricing Analyst I

  • Understanding of DOD and FAR is preferred.
  • Interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of management and individual contributors.
  • Demonstrated ability to think analytically and apply solid judgment when interpreting and applying data, contract terms and conditions, and regulatory requirements to work products.
  • Strong math skills and ability to analyze numeric data.
  • Key success factors include ability to plan and manage a schedule, commitment to on-time performance, and the ability to support concurrent proposal assignments in a time sensitive environment.
  • Prior experience developing Government Proposals for engineered solutions is preferred.
  • Ability to direct resources, status tasks, and pay attention to detail.   
  • Hands-on skills in the areas of desktop computer applications (MS Office).
  • Ability to work well in a team, and as an individual.
  • Experienced user of ProPricer pricing software is desired.

Job Benefits

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Tax Savings Accounts (HSA / FSA)
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PTO
  • Education Assistance Program
  • Paid Holidays
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