US-California-San Diego
Date Posted
02 Mar 2020

A career with CAES is more than just a job, it is the pathway to a bright future.

Are you searching for a career with a company that offers challenging, diverse projects and opportunities? Are you looking for a position with a company that is growing and able to offer long-term professional advancement? Searching for a company that values a friendly work environment and that values YOU? Consider Cobham. #peoplefocusedmissiondriven #everymissionmatters

We are Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions (CAES), a technologically advanced electronics company employing more than 3,600 talented makers, thinkers, innovators, and doers nationwide. We build things that solve challenging problems from deep space to the depths of the ocean. We serve customers in defense, aerospace, security, medical, and industrial markets.

Under general supervision, conduct cost pricing and business metrics for the organization; establish, monitor and analyze costing infrastructure that correlates with pricing decisions, management reporting and ad hoc analyses; establish processes and framework for Financial components of project submissions; performs cost risk analyses; resolve technical, cost and cost risk issues; ensure bids remain within cost target; provides price costing for government contracts & solicitations; interact with business unit, finance and senior management  

1.Understand the Request for Proposal (RFP) process to develop competitive pricing strategies; provide decision analysis on bids.
2.Layout, develop and produce compliant cost & price proposals, including cost models and templates, formats and pricing rationale in accordance with customer instructions and  company policies; establish  and document costing methodology. 
3.Establish and develop cost and schedule baselines, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), budgets, Estimates to Complete (ETC) and Estimate at Completion (EAC) by program.
4.Develop standard costs and indirect rates; complete ETC, program reserves and budget versus EAC variance analyses. 
5.Support DCAA and/or customer audits and fact-finding investigations; create ad-hoc financial reporting, modeling, and analyses as required.
6.Summarize project-related work to contribute to core forecasts, provide capital and P & L implications of projects; 
7.Assist in identifying sub-contact strategies; develop competitive pricing strategies that are defendable; apply complex life cycle tools to achieve cost realism. 
8.Participate in safety training and actively comply with safety policies and practices; maintain a clean and safe workstation.
9.Improve and maintain 5S in your area; make suggestions for improvements.
10.Participate in Lean/Six Sigma activities in own work area as well as events for other areas to enhance cross-functional problem solving.
11.Collaborate in team meetings and activities, including SET team support as appropriate.
12.Perform other related duties as assigned.

•5 to 7 years of experience creating and analyzing financial data in a fast paced manufacturing environment, with government contract exposure. 
•Financial modeling, analytical and problem solving skills; familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Cost Accounting;
•Working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as SAP;
•Experience working in Excel and other MS Office applications.
•Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting (or additional equivalent experience) required

•Master in Business Administration (MBA) a plus

Founded in 1934 by aviation innovator Sir Alan Cobham, our values of Trust, Talent and Technology have driven us to become a global leader in state-of-the-art aerospace and defense systems. It's the insights of our innovators today that will secure our collective future. Innovators like you!

If you are authorized to work in the United States, then we encourage you to apply.  We are unable to sponsor work visas. In order to be eligible for positions requiring a Security Clearance, you must be a US Citizen.

Cobham is one of the world's leading companies engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading-edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea. Our clients and partners trust Cobham to deliver the mission-critical technology they need, and we trust our employees to draw on their ingenuity and passion to deliver those solutions. This leads to an empowering culture for our people. Our Leadership team is open, sharing plans for the next five years, driving retention by offering demanding, exciting work, and providing full guidance and mentoring.

Employment Transparency:

Cobham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and embraces diversity in our employee population. It is the policy of Cobham to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information. Cobham will refrain from discharging, or otherwise discriminating against, employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants.

The EEO is the Law poster is available here and the poster supplement is available here.

The Pay Transparency Policy is available here.


Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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