General Atomics and Affiliated Companies Project Control Analyst / Cost Estimator in San Diego, California

Job ID#: 21345BR

Company: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems

Title: Project Control Analyst / Cost Estimator

Job Category: Engineering, Product Support

City: San Diego

State: California

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Salary

Travel Percentage Required: 0% - 25%

Clearance Required?: No

Job Summary:

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), an affiliate of General Atomics, is a world leader in proven, reliable remotely piloted aircraft and tactical reconnaissance radars, as well as advanced high-resolution surveillance systems.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Project Control Analyst position in our PLCS Products group in Saber Springs, CA.


  • Facilitates the Engineering proposal cost estimating process, which includes reviewing Basis of Estimate (BOE), Bill of Materials (BOM), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), attending associated meetings, establishing deadlines, and working closely with cross-functional teams such as Pricing, Contracts, Program Management, and Manufacturing.

  • Plans, tracks, analyzes, and reports in accordance with procedures for projects of varying contract type, size, and complexity.

  • Works in a team environment with technical, financial, and management staff to track and control contract activity and deliverables.

  • Interacts with management to establish and maintain cost/schedule baseline and perform Estimates At Completion.

  • Contributes in the development and implementation of Earned Value or equivalent cost tracking methodologies, performs related variance analysis, and works with program/project managers and technical personnel to ensure uniform application of procedures.

  • Implements reporting procedures to review project status, valuation of work in progress, as well as tracking procedures for contract deliverables.

  • Assists in new business proposals by developing schedules and reviewing manpower and cost estimates.

  • Prepares schedules and budgets, and performs monitoring, analysis and reporting on assigned contracts.

  • Monitors and assures budget availability, proper approval authorization and charge accounts. Tracks the status of procurements for the purposes of cost reporting.

  • Provides task leaders and program managers with clear, timely and accurate information and make recommendations with which to make decisions.

  • May contribute in the preparation of cost/schedule, variance and earned value reports/analysis.

We recognize and appreciate the value and contributions of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences and welcome all qualified individuals to apply.

Job Qualifications:

  • Typically requires education al training equivalent to the completion of a bachelor's degree in business administration or a related discipline, along with three or more years of related experience. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.

  • Must have general knowledge of accounting principles, planning and tracking procedures and manufacturing systems in a research or production environment.

  • Must have knowledge of and experience with a variety of software tools such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook

  • Must have a general knowledge and competence in the concepts, principles, and standard practices in costing and pricing.

  • Must have experience negotiating and working in government contracting environment and be able to analyze and solve a variety of moderately complex costing problems.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills and communication skills, both verbal and written and be computer literate with knowledge of computer applications relevant to the position, including spreadsheet applications.

General Atomics and affiliated companies is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, genetic information, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.