Parsons Corporation Principle Pricing/Estimator in Centreville, Virginia

Principle Pricing/Estimator


Columbia, Maryland, United States

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Ready to put your Pricing and cost proposal strategy expertise to work onFederal Defense, Intelligence, Cyber, Logistics/Training, Infrastructure, Environmental and Base Ops Support projects that are vital to our nation? Would you enjoy being involved on a wide variety of pricing and cost proposal preparation efforts on large scale, complex projects? Parsons is now hiring a Principal Estimator /Cost Volume Manager for our rapidly expanding Federal Business Unit.

Parsons extensive experience in this field combined with your strong Pricing and financial knowledge will propel your career forward with opportunities to lead winning Cost Proposals.

As a key member of the Pricing team, you will engage in a wide variety of difficult and complex Cost Proposal activities for proposals on multiple projects. The Pricing Analyst at this level utilizes his/her broad experience, expertise, and exposure to various types of company projects and clients, and regularly exercises his/her familiarity of company and project practices and procedures.


  • Provides a comprehensive review of customer requests for proposals. Examines the statement of work, the specification requirements, the contract terms and conditions, the special conditions and the contract type. Reviews contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes.

  • Coordinates labor, material, subcontract, travel, etc., requirements from the technical functions. Ensures that all costs are estimated and priced out by cost element in the required customer format and in accordance with applicable customer regulations and internal compliance guidelines.

  • Oversees the cost volume effort including producing finished product in MS Word or Acrobat PDF. Assesses the competition, the contract risk, the performance and schedule risk and participates in formulating the pricing strategy to win. Consults with management and competitive intel staff in determining the pricing strategy.

  • Provides guidance, direction, and specialized assistance to the estimating team tasked to resolve difficult and complex estimating problems on tasks assigned.

  • Assists project/program management with preparation of schedules for estimate preparation, defining resource requirements for estimate deliverables, review of Client task request for estimate deliverables, and documents and publication involving impacts to probable project/program cost.

  • Drive proposals to completion to meet stringent deadlines in a high-pressure environment.

  • Conducts Cost/Price reviews with senior management.

  • Provides support for client negotiations


  • Bachelors degree

  • 5 plus years relevant Federal Government Pricing and Financial experience

  • Continuing Education such as NCMA Contract Administration and Pricing certificates are encouraged

  • Comprehensive knowledge of pricing, contracts and business management

  • Experience in preparing Cost Volumes, ensuring RFP and internal compliance requirements

  • Knowledge of FAR/DFARS, Truth in Negotiations Act (TINA) and other government solicitation requirements

  • Strong proposal development skills; strategy development

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Must be able to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines, handle multiple tasks in fast paced environment

  • Must be able to demonstrate advanced MS Excel and Word skills

  • Strong PowerPoint skills required

  • Must be a team player, proactive, and possess excellent problem solving and organizational skills

  • Must have the ability to learn standard pricing software tools

  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

  • Potential travel of 10% or greater to meet proposal requirements.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.