Proposal Pricing Specialist (Hybrid or Remote Work Arrangement)

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Rockville , MD
Jul 20, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Analyst, Research
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 committed to building a diverse workforce and a culture of inclusivity, belonging and equity for all. We believe that our greatest strength draws on the different backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences of our employees.

Westat is now hiring a Corporate Proposal Pricing Specialist. In this role, you will support the development and production of the business proposal for requests for proposals (RFPs), contract modifications, and grant applications based on current labor and indirect rates and profit levels, terms and conditions of the request, and other policies and regulations governing the solicitation. Your role will also continue in any subsequent proposal iterations (revisions, responses to questions, etc.). You will identify and implement process improvements and enhancements to improve pricing strategy and cost competitiveness. 

This position is based in Rockville, Maryland and is eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement.

Job Responsibilities: 
  • Collaborates with proposal team members about content required in business proposals, including incorporation of labor and non-labor direct costs, and indirect costs, and other administrative requirements.
  • Evaluates proposal risks and makes recommendations as appropriate. 
  • Attends proposal pricing related meetings, including kick-off, price strategy, and review meetings. 
  • Contributes to discussions about competitor and budget intelligence, major cost drivers, business proposal structure and compliance concerns. 
  • Reviews RFP, and draft pricing-related questions. 
  • Compiles historical cost data on projects and past proposals to identify potential strategies to improve cost competitiveness. 
  • Compiles and presents RFP data (including pricing structure/any-required budget templates, and contract type) and requirements related to business proposal preparation and offers advice and guidance. 
  • Develops instructions for partners regarding required information/documents.
  • Writes pricing narratives for RFPs.
  • Reviews pricing data submitted by staff and partners for value, accuracy, completeness, consistency, and compliance with RFP/instructions. Ensures required cost proposal schedules and supporting documents are accurate and timely. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Basic Qualifications: · 
  • Bachelor's degree in business, finance and/or accounting 
  • Five (5) years' experience in proposal pricing. 
  • Knowledge of federal procurement pricing approaches. 
  • Microsoft Office and Adobe software experience, including advanced Excel skills (VLOOKUP, INDEX MATCH, and establishing search ranges). 

To be successful in this role you will use your keen eye for detail and well-developed written and verbal communications skills daily. You will also manage multiple tasks and projects independently and as part of a collaborative team. Your prowess with organization and time management will keep you, and your teammates, on deadline to meet goals set for the company.

Westat offers a well-rounded and comprehensive benefits program focused on wellness and work/life balance. Eligible employees may participate in:
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Holiday Leave
  • Professional Development
  • Health Advocate
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Travel Accident Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Savings Account


Protecting the health and safety of our employees and survey participants is a top priority for Westat. As a federal government contractor, Westat will require Westat staff, regardless of work location, to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire and to follow all safety protocols, subject to approved accommodations under applicable law.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, or any other protected status under applicable law.

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