Westat Proposal and Pricing Budget Specialist in Rockville, Maryland
Job ID 12597BR
Job Title Proposal and Pricing Budget Specialist
Location MD - Rockville
Career Area Research
Job Status Full-Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.
Westat is seeking a Proposal and Pricing Budget Specialist to join our team in developing cost and price estimates for proposals, and tracking and reporting costs for existing projects. The position will involve working with senior project staff in interpreting proposal requirements, estimating level of effort and other direct costs, coordinating with and receiving quotes from subcontractors and consultants, revising estimates, and working with members of Westat’s Proposal Pricing and Editorial departments to prepare the finished cost proposal.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: tracking monthly costs and hours, developing price quotes for contract modifications, coordinating subcontractor and consultant invoices, and developing monthly project reports and quarterly cost projections and presenting to project directors.
A bachelor’s degree
5 years of experience in proposal government contracting
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is essential
The desired candidate must have strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills, the ability to work with all levels of management and staff, an attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task. The ability to independently exercise judgement and maintain discretion is crucial.
Preferred qualifications: A bachelor’s degree in business or management and knowledge of principles of proposal budgeting is strongly preferred. Knowledge of and prior experience with contracts is a plus.
Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.
Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.
Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.