Date Posted
26 Jun 2019
Cobham is seeking a Proposal Analyst I who will develop, analyze, evaluate, coordinate, prepare and oversee multi-million dollar cost proposals to government and commercial customers.  This position is located in Davenport, IA.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assure adherence to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) and Cobham policies and procedures with regard to cost proposal preparation, review, submission and negotiations.
  • Review and interpret the RFP (Request for Proposal) for all pricing requirements and work with the proposal team to set up the approach and schedule required for bidding the proposal.
  • Coordinate cost proposal efforts by interfacing with applicable departmental personnel including Finance, Contracts, Business Development, Supply Chain, Engineering, and Senior Management personnel, as well as customers and auditors.
  • Estimate labor and material costs for manufacturing and engineering based on requests for proposals from internal and external customers.
  • Research historical data in detail and develop fully traceable summaries.
  • Develop spreadsheet models and create fully compliant and accurate proposals.
  • Support changes or modifications with the customer, and participate as a member of the contract negotiation team.
  • Incorporate and perform the final certification process as required on all certifiable proposals to the government.
  • Analyze and respond to customer fact-findings and external audits.
  • Performs all operations according to prescribed.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) in Finance, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, or Supply Chain Management.
  • This position requires access to technology, materials, software or hardware that is controlled by export laws of the US. In order to be eligible you must be either a US Citizen or Permanent Resident.


 Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1 + years’ experience analyzing, developing, and applying direct cost and performance data to develop estimates in support of new or follow-on business.
  • Prior experience with organizing large amounts of data 
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