Signature Science, LLC
  • - VA-Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Purpose: To prepare compliant cost proposals


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Business Development Team and Opportunity Owner/Technical staff to prepare compliant, responsive, price-competitive cost proposals.
  • Preparing a cost proposal by analyzing RFP requirements; identifying questions for submittal; and preparing the proposal cost volume and proposal cost spreadsheets / following a defined Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), including labor hours, subcontractors/consultants, materials, ODCs, and travel.
  • Assisting with cost-related information in Instruction to Offeror (ITO) for proposed subcontractors.
  • Developing cost templates for proposed subcontractors.
  • Developing target rates for proposed subcontractors. This includes analyzing competitor pricing/historical data with market expectations/RFPs to verify target price for bids.
  • Working with Procurement staff to obtain quotes for proposed materials (Bill of Materials) or services.
  • Preparing and presenting cost estimates to management for "Green Review".
  • Reviewing Cost Section of Quotes prepared by Technical Staff.
  • Ensuring adherence to Federal Acquisition Regulations, Truthful Cost or Pricing Data, and SigSci policies and procedures with regard to cost proposal preparation, review, compliance, submission, updates/revisions, and negotiations.
  • Supporting audit requests, fact-finding, negotiation discussions, and the program budget baseline process.
  • Maintaining and updating internal cost proposal data/information.
  • Balancing portfolio as a Pricing Specialist to a limited number of projects.
  • Assist on other projects as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • MS Excel (Advanced) and MS Word (Intermediate)
  • ProPricer is preferred
  • Salesforce is preferred
  • Shipley proposal process knowledge is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in Government cost/pricing proposal development
  • Working knowledge of FAR, DFARs and other Government procurement regulations as they pertain to bid/costing proposals
  • Working knowledge of all various contract types, including Firm-Fixed Price, Cost Reimbursable, Time and Materials (T&M), and ID/IQ contracting 
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, changing work environment with ease and can prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands
  • Flexibility to work alternate schedules, including evenings and weekends, to accommodate schedules
  • Interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization; team player
  • Independent and proactive work approach
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Deliver quality work within stringent deadlines


Education/Experience: A four-year college degree with a minimum of five (5) years of Government/commercial cost/price proposal and quote preparation


Certificates and Licenses: Not Required


Clearance: Current, active DoD clearance (SECRET) is preferred. Must be able to submit required paperwork and obtain a security clearance


Working Conditions/ Equipment:

Sit and work for long periods of time at a desk/computer

Occasional travel (<10%)


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.







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