Ball Aerospace
Greater Denver Area

Analyst Senior - Estimating and Pricing Operations at Ball Aerospace (Greater Denver Area)

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Analyst Senior - Estimating and Pricing Operations
What You'll Do:
  • Prepare current, accurate and complete quality cost proposals (new business and change proposals) in compliance with the Ball Estimating System Description, Federal Acquisition Regulations, specific FAR supplements, and RFP requirements. Ensure proposals do not result in audit findings of a defective pricing action.
    • Prepare cost proposal RFP compliance checklist. Review with appropriate staff (Contracts, Proposal Manager, Strategic Business Unit (SBU) EPO Manager, etc.), and ensure compliant proposal is prepared.
    • Prepare accurate and complete data and lead the cost requirements portion of the proposal kick-off meeting. Provide guidance to estimators on the Estimating System Description, cost estimating tools and processes, basis of estimates, work breakdown structure, documentation, and RFP requirements during proposal/ROM kickoff meetings and in individual discussions with estimators. Support Proposal Manager with development of proposal staffing and budget requirements.
    • Enter estimates into estimating tool and analyze cost estimates against historical cost data, cost metrics, parametric cost models, strategy, and cost risk assessment. Coordinate material/subcontract pricing data required for proposals. Prepare cost volume documentation.
    • Prepare appropriate business management data (i.e. earned value management/reporting, financial management/reporting, etc.) for proposals as required. Review with SBU EPO Manager, SBU Manager of Business Management, or Ball EPO Manager prior to proposal submittal.
    • Review final cost volume for compliance with the policies, regulations and requirements discussed above. Complete Proposal Certification Checklist and review with SBU EPO Manager, SBU Manager of Business Management or Ball EPO Manager per Ball Estimating System Description policy prior to proposal submittal.
    • Prepare accurate cost data for cost reviews with SBU and Ball management. Support SBUs with Bid-No-Bid Meetings, Proposal Kick-Off Meetings, Proposal Reviews, ROM Reviews, Green Team Reviews, and Red Team Reviews. Support meetings related to status of proposal efforts and staffing needs.
    • In accordance with the Ball Estimating System Description, post proposals requiring certified cost or pricing data to DCAA Extranet/SharePoint Site within 48 hours after customer submittal.
    • Prepare cost proposal audit files and review completed Proposal Audit File Checklist with SBU EPO Manager or SBU Manager of Business Management per Ball Estimating System Description policy within 10 working days of submittal. Ensure electronic copies are maintained in SBU proposal/program files within 10 working days of submittal.
    • Support customer fact-finding and negotiation efforts. Support audit efforts with internal and external auditors (DCAA or DCMA).
  • Provide notice to Estimating and Pricing Operations (EPO) Manager of:
    • Significant new business opportunities and upcoming change proposals as they occur.
    • Significant proposal issues, including subsequent problem resolution/action, as they occur.
    • Potential risks in regard to aggressive proposal prices or schedules, cost risk concerns, or cost proposal compliance issues.
    • Scheduled internal Ball and DCAA/DCMA audits as soon as notification is received, audit issues of concern during audit, and subsequent audit results/report as soon as available.
  • Prepare ROMs in accordance with Ball and SBU policy. Prepare accurate cost data for ROM reviews with SBU management. Prepare ROM files within 10 working days of submittal and ensure electronic copies are maintained in SBU proposal/program files.
  • Attend EPO Staff Meetings. Provide input and present material upon request.
  • Support Ball and SBU with implementation of required Estimating and Pricing Operations tools and processes. Provide feedback on these tools and processes to support improvement where necessary. Support groups involved with cost estimating and pricing and business management initiatives to improve processes and tools, as requested
  • Support the Ball Estimating and Pricing Operations organization with development, enhancement, application and training of cost estimating and pricing processes, tools, parametric cost models, historical cost data, and Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs). Document, assess and apply lessons learned to future proposal efforts.
  • Be responsive to customer needs and concerns. Build solid relationships with internal and external customers. Lead or participate in group discussions at internal or external meetings related to cost estimating and pricing efforts. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Technical skills include proficiency in the following: Excel, Power Point, Word, Pricing software, Business Objects, Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), and Material Proposal Pricing tool (as applicable to EPO staff).
  • Pricing knowledge includes: Estimating System Description, Generic Cost Volumes, Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DFARS, Truth In Negotiations Act, Learning Curve application, Monte Carlo Analysis, Parametric Estimating, and cost analysis techniques.
  • Support development of job training requirements for the year. Complete training in accordance with QSF0348, Current Job Requirements Documentation, and update as appropriate during the year. Complete annual/periodic Ball training as required (e.g. ESD update training, ITAR training, Labor Charging training, etc.).
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company. Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You'll Need:
  • BS in a related field plus 8 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Master's Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for two years of experience. Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.

Working Conditions:
  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies. Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act. This includes the use of some CBD products. A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor.
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required .

A current DoD clearance and/or SCI access with Polygraph is not required to be eligible for this position, however applicant must be willing and eligible for submission within 60-90 days after an offer is accepted and must be able to maintain the applicable clearance/access. By applying to this position, you are agreeing to complete a National Security Clearance Pre-Screen Questionnaire to evaluate your general ability to obtain the required security clearance or government customer access associated with this position.
Relocation for this position is available.
Compensation & Benefits:
  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $89,000 - $120,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.

Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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What are Ball Aerospace Perks + Benefits

Ball Aerospace Benefits Overview

At Ball, we invest in what matters — OUR EMPLOYEES! A comprehensive health care and insurance benefits package provided by Ball is just one of the rewards our employees get for the time and talent they give to Ball. Additional benefits to being a part of the Ball Aerospace family include professional development programs, annual tuition reimbursement, 11 paid holidays, and 17 Ball employee networks and interest groups to promote a diverse and inclusive workforce. We also offer retirement and savings benefits, an employee stock purchase plan with a 20% company match, 401(k) and company match, and employee assistance programs such as paid parental leave. Our internship program is also top-notch, with about 100 paid internships offered each year. From our community and culture to a focus on sustainability, our employees can find a sense of belonging at Ball.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Ball Aerospace has 17 employee networks and interest groups to help promote a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Our Employee Assistance Program is provided at no cost to Ball employees. The EAP is a professional service that offers confidential counseling, information & support for all types of issues.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Starting in 2022, Ball will contribute 5% of an employee’s eligible pay to the 401(k) after December 31 each year.
401(K) Matching
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Employees can purchase Ball company stock, up to $9,000 annually. Ball matches 20% of first $6,000 purchased by employee. Stock may be sold at any time.
Performance Bonus
A 401(K) performance sharing match.
Match charitable contributions
Ball has a matching gift program for donations through Benevity. We also match higher education contributions.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
The Back-Up Care Advantage Program through Bright Horizons® provides employees with emergency back-up care when regular child care or adult/elder care arrangements fall through.
Generous Parental Leave
Mothers and fathers at Ball may be able to take up to 2 weeks (80 hours) of paid leave (100% of base salary) to care for and bond with a newborn, newly adopted, or newly placed foster care child.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
With approval, employees may work remotely as needed, temporarily, or on a more regular basis. Certain eligibility requirements exist based on the type of work and the needs of the department.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Vacation accrual starts immediately and is based on service date. Unused vacation can be rolled over and accrued up to 150% of the allotted vacation time.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Plenty of employee parking which includes electric vehicle charging stations.
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Paid industry certifications

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