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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Material Cost Estimator in Cheswick, Pennsylvania

Material Cost Estimator

We are looking for a Material Cost Estimator to join our Pittsburgh (Cheswick) location!

Curtiss-Wright EMD is searching for a Material Cost Estimator to support its Sourcing Team. The ideal candidate will play a key role within the Sourcing organization, analyzing and developing material cost estimates in support of Government and commercial bid and proposal activity. This position requires an innovative individual with excellent communication skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of associates across multiple disciplines.

We Take Care of Our People:

Paid Time Off I 401K with Employer Match and Profit Sharing I Health and Wellness Benefits I Learning and Development Opportunities I Referral Program I Competitive Pay I Recognition I Employee Stock Purchase Plan (https://curtisswright.com/investor-relations/overview/default.aspx) I Inclusive & Supportive Culture (https://careers.curtisswright.com/en/who-we-are/)

Your Challenge:

  • Analyze and price Bill of Materials (BOM), coordinating with Design and Manufacturing Engineering, Program Management, Contracts, Sourcing, Finance, and other departments to define material requirements, including compliance requirements and strategies for procurement

  • Utilize Supply Chain practices and judgment to determine best factors for developing pricing

  • Develop material cost proposals based on historical pricing, recent bids, market knowledge, material, labor, and commodity indices

  • Assure compliance with the Small Business and Small Disadvantaged Business requirements of the Request for Proposal or the law by ensuring opportunities are extended to qualified businesses, as required

  • Review supplier quotes to ensure the item, quantity and details are appropriate for the cost proposal estimate

  • Identify areas of risk including potential impacts to delivery, technical exceptions or item obsolescence

  • Prepare, document and maintain defensible material cost proposals, data and records to support customer audits in compliance with the FARs/DFARs/CFRs

  • Interface with government or prime contractor auditors to substantiate fair and reasonable pricing

  • Manage competing priorities to support internal and external customers

What you Bring:

  • Must be sole US citizen and be able to obtain and maintain DOD security clearance

  • Requires relevant Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

  • Material cost estimating experience

  • Working knowledge of generally accepted purchasing practices, FARs/DFARs/CFRs, contract negotiation, and related laws and regulations

  • Well versed in data analysis and development of costing models

  • Must be fluent in Excel

  • Familiarity with market data and escalation/inflation

  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings and specifications

  • Working knowledge of quantity curves and how to apply pricing indices (i.e., S&P Global Market Intelligence, Consumer Price Indices, Bureau of Labor Statistics, London Metal Exchange, etc.) to historical material prices

  • Working knowledge of raw material chemical composition in order to develop escalation formulas

  • Understanding of exchange rates (Pounds / Euros, etc.) and how to apply to material prices

  • Excellent cross-functional interpersonal, facilitation, communication and leadership skills


Who we are:

Our Values (https://www.curtisswright.com/company/sustainability/core-values/default.aspx)

Environmental, Social and Governance

EMD a business unit of Curtiss-Wright in Cheswick, PA designs, manufactures, tests, and provides after-market support for the most advanced, proven and reliable critical function pumps, motors, generators, seals, control rod drive mechanisms and power conditioning electronics available anywhere in the world today. Curtiss-Wright EMD has a long-standing and distinguished reputation for the design, development, manufacture, and qualification of critical-function machining solutions for the United States Navy and the commercial nuclear utility industry. http://www.emd.cwfc.com/

No unsolicited agency submittals please. Agency partners must be invited to participate in a search by our Talent Acquisition Team (TACOE@curtisswright.com) _and have signed terms in place prior to any submittal. Resumes submitted directly to any Curtiss-Wright employee or affiliate will not qualify for fee payment, and therefore become the property of Curtiss-Wright.

Compliance Statement

This position may require exposure to export-controlled information and subject to additional security screening. In the event information provided during the security screening reveals ineligibility to access export-controlled information, any offer of employment may be reconsidered or withdrawn.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition (TA_COE@curtisswright.com) and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.

Join the WRIGHT Team!

Over 90 years of growth, Curtiss-Wright is an integrated, market-facing global diversified industrial company and remains a technology leader through this legacy of innovation. Through three well-balanced segments – Aerospace & Industrial, Defense Electronics and Naval & Power, we remain focused on advanced technologies for high performance platforms and critical applications. Diversity, commitment to excellence and dedication to the spirit of pioneering innovation continue to drive the employees of Curtiss-Wright.

Our Values

What makes a world-class organization? It all begins with core values that provide a strong foundation for success. Simple in theory, the values of Curtiss-Wright are reflected in every aspect of our operations. To our employees, these are more than words on a wall – we all take these values to heart in our relationships with our customers and each other.


We lead based on vision and strategic direction, empowering employees to reach goals through thoughtful and decisive action.

Customer Focus

We are committed to achieving total quality by meeting our customers’ expectations and delivering products and services in a timely fashion.

Teamwork & Trust

Working in a spirit of trust and collaboration, we actively encourage employees to contribute their ideas and innovations to keep our company moving forward.

Respect for People

We believe that people are our most valuable asset and will always do the right thing in our dealings and interactions with all employees.


We will act with the highest integrity in all of our business relationships and strategic partnerships.

What We Offer Our Employees:

Opportunity: As part of the Curtiss-Wright team, you have the opportunity each day to transform the way customers do business, as well as transform your career. Our entrepreneurial environment provides you with excellent experiences that enable you to develop your skills through stretch assignments and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the industry. You will have the opportunity to contribute from day one!

Challenging Work: The work we do here is not only challenging, but it is meaningful to our customers, our employees and the communities in which they live and work. You are given the chance to work on some of the most advanced technology projects in the world. Now that something to be proud of!

Collaborative Environment: The teamwork among our exceptionally talented people enables us to deliver some of the most advanced solutions to our customers.