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 costs projections and presenting to project directors.
A bachelor’s degree
5 years of experience in proposal government contracting
Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
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, located in Rockville, MD is one of the foremost contract research corporations in the United States. Since 1961, we have conducted surveys and provided statistical research and related services to the agencies of the U.S. Government and to a broad range of institutional and business clients. We are an employee-owned corporation with more than 2,000 research, technical, and administrative staff and a recognized history of technical and managerial excellence.