Cybersecurity Proposal Estimator - 50% remote from Tucson, AZ, Andover or Tewksbury, MA

AZ855: RMS AP Bldg M05 1151 East Hermans Road Building M05, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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AZ855: RMS AP Bldg M05 1151 East Hermans Road Building M05, Tucson, AZ, 85756 USA

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At Raytheon, the foundation of everything we do is rooted in our values and a higher calling – to help our nation and allies defend freedoms and deter aggression. We bring the strength of more than 100 years of experience and renowned engineering expertise to meet the needs of today’s mission and stay ahead of tomorrow’s threat. Our team solves tough, meaningful problems that create a safer, more secure world.  

Raytheon delivers cybersecurity solutions for government agencies, businesses, and nations. Protecting the most critical information, information systems, and operations with breakthrough solutions to make the world a safer place.

Raytheon has an exciting opportunity for a Global Security Services Cybersecurity Proposal Estimator. This role will require the individual to work 50% virtually and the other 50% from any of the following locations: Tucson, AZ, Andover or Tewksbury, MA and cover other locations as needed. This position may require travel domestically.  Relocation support offered.

Job Summary:

The Proposal Estimator will serve as a focal point to complete Basis of Estimates (BoEs) supporting US Government RFPs, RFIs, NBBEs, and internal impromptu requests from GSS Cybersecurity Operations supporting classified cybersecurity compliance. In addition to developing BoEs, the Proposal Estimator will collaborate closely with Cybersecurity Regional Leads and Information Systems Security Managers (ISSM) to ensure bids are equivalent to the labor required to maintain US Government cybersecurity requirements for classified systems. Estimators will collaborate closely with Proposal Team Leads to streamline the GSS Cybersecurity bidding standard. This position will be a Principal Specialist and report to the Business Integration Lead.

Estimators will partner with GSS Cybersecurity and Digital Technology to develop responses to proposals and process staffing analysis requests from GSS Cybersecurity leadership. On infrequent occasions, the Proposal Estimator may be required to support proposals outside of standard hours.

Responsibilities to Anticipate:

  • Execute and support BoE and proposal responses in a timely manner
  • Provide metrics and statistics for Regional Leads to facilitate staffing decisions via the Staffing Dashboard
  • Assist with BoE training for ISSMs and other GSS Cybersecurity professionals
  • Participate and cooperate in the BoE working group
  • Maintain BoE Repository for completed and in process estimates
  • Route BOEs for approval through Proposal Team Lead, ISSMs, and MALs
  • Upload BoE utilizing Raytheon bidding tools, i.e., Standard Bidding Tool (SBT), ProPricer etc.
  • Gather actuals for charging and staffing tracking (SAP, etc.)
  • Act as a Control Account Manager (CAM) or delegate to track hours charged vs hours approved
  • Earned Value reporting
  • Review projects for added scope or gained efficiencies to determine impacts to the estimating model
  • Identify and quantify Risks and Opportunities within proposal estimates
  • Assist in development of cost models to support execution of the program
  • Support internal and external negotiations to ensure appropriate labor hours are awarded
  • Review Statements of Work (SOWs) to ensure bids match requirements
  • Update bidding methodology with Proposal Lead(s) to ensure scope and awarded hours are aligned, detailed, and traceable
  • Review SOWs to ensure requirements are attainable and reviewed by ISSMs as needed
  • Review staffing levels against awarded hours to ensure budgets are adequate

Qualifications You Must Have:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 years of relevant experience or an advanced degree with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Relevant experience is any combination of the following:
    • Cybersecurity, systems security or hardening
    • Information Technology
    • Compliance-based auditing using the Risk Management Framework (RMF), DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM), Joint SAP Implementation Guide (JSIG), National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and/or non-defense regulations such as FAA, Payment Card Industry (PCI), ISO 9001 Quality Management standards, or HIPPA
    • Experience working with and/or supporting computer technologies (such as: databases, operating systems, computer network hardware, software programs, hardware troubleshooting or electronics)
    • Finance experience
    • Proposals and/or experience with Basis of Estimates (BoEs)
    • Experience working with contracts, Statements of Work (SOW) and/or working with Earned Value
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. government issued security clearance is required. U.S. citizenship is required, as only U.S. citizens are eligible for a security clearance.

Qualifications We Value:

  • An active US SECRET or TOP SECRET security clearance
  • Master’s degree in business administration (MBA) or related field
  • Experience as an ISSM and/or ISSO with a solid understanding of RMF Assessment and Authorization Process, Continuous Monitoring, and program lifecycles.
  • Experience developing and defending estimates for proposals
  • Experience with the Integrated Product Development System (IPDS)
  • Influential and interpersonal leadership skills and the ability to interact with senior levels of leadership
  • Past work experience using or implementing the Department of Defense acquisition system/processes (Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS), the Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution (PPBE) process, and/or the Defense Acquisition System (DAS)
  • Understanding of Contracts, SOWs, & BOEs and extracting cybersecurity requirements
  • Experience with WBS mapping, NWA structures, and cost mapping
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, stay organized, and meet short deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience with baselining awarded hours
  • Risk and Opportunity Management
  • Understanding of CAM duties
  • Familiarity with the current GSS Cybersecurity BoE processes
  • PMX Level 7 (or above) certification
  • 8570 Level III Certification such as CISSP, CISM

What We Offer:

Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or are an experienced professional, we offer a robust total rewards package that goes above and beyond with compensation; healthcare, wellness, retirement, and work/life benefits; career development and recognition programs. Some of the superior benefits we offer include parental (including paternal) leave, flexible work schedules, achievement awards, educational assistance, and child/adult backup care.

The salary range for this role is 77,000 USD - 163,000 USD. The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels. RTX considers several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role, function and associated responsibilities, a candidate’s work experience, location, education/training, and key skills.

Hired applicants may be eligible for benefits, including but not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short-term disability, long-term disability, 401(k) match, flexible spending accounts, flexible work schedules, employee assistance program, Employee Scholar Program, parental leave, paid time off, and holidays. Specific benefits are dependent upon the specific business unit as well as whether or not the position is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement.

Hired applicants may be eligible for annual short-term and/or long-term incentive compensation programs depending on the level of the position and whether or not it is covered by a collective-bargaining agreement. Payments under these annual programs are not guaranteed and are dependent upon a variety of factors including, but not limited to, individual performance, business unit performance, and/or the company’s performance.

This role is a U.S.-based role. If the successful candidate resides in a U.S. territory, the appropriate pay structure and benefits will apply.

RTX anticipates the application window closing approximately 40 days from the date the notice was posted. However, factors such as candidate flow and business necessity may require RTX to shorten or extend the application window.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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Tags: Audits CISM CISSP Clearance Compliance DAAPM DoDD 8570 Finance Industrial Monitoring NISPOM Privacy Risk management RMF SAP Security Clearance Top Secret

Perks/benefits: 401(k) matching Career development Flex hours Flexible spending account Flex vacation Health care Insurance Medical leave Parental leave Relocation support

Regions: Remote/Anywhere North America
Country: United States
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