Senior Cost & Pricing Specialist (Remote, US-based)


About the organization

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting, engineering, and technical services worldwide. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees - 21,000 people working together across disciplines and time zones to provide smart, sustainable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development. Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in over 450 locations around the world. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and are searching for innovative people to join our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer: EOE AA/M/F/Vets/Disability.


Tetra Tech International Development ( is currently accepting expressions of interest from qualified Senior Cost & Pricing Specialist candidates. The Senior Cost & Pricing Specialist works closely with technical staff in developing cost proposals, detailed budgets, and costed modifications for international development projects, primarily those of USAID. The Senior Cost & Pricing Specialist is engaged at various points in the business cycle and works under the general supervision of the Director of Cost and Pricing, with oversight from the Vice President of Operations.
This position is preferably based in Arlington, Virginia or Burlington, Vermont, with consideration of remote-work from US-based locations.

* Develop and prepare complex cost proposals in response to customer requirements. In collaboration with technical staff, prepare budgets (CPFF, T&M, and Fixed Price) in MS Excel for international development project proposals to USAID and other clients;
* Under the Director of Cost & Pricing’s direction, conduct negotiations with clients on contracts where performing as the Cost Lead;
* Advise proposal teams on pricing strategy and other cost issues in conjunction with proposal objectives;
* Negotiate budgetary items with subcontractors with guidance from technical staff;
* Prepare supporting documentation for cost proposal submissions, including budget narratives, certifications, etc.;


* Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related field required;
* Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience in developing cost proposals in response to solicitations from USAID or other U.S. Government agencies required;
* Extremely proficient in MS Excel, particularly budget development and formula utilization;
* Highly proficient in MS Office applications;
* Outstanding oral and written communications skills;
* Exemplary collegiality, reliability, and follow through across teams and tasks;
* Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure on multiple concurrent projects;
* Demonstrated detail orientation and exceptionally high levels of organization;
* Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with poise and professionalism; and
*Ability to work in the US without employer sponsorship.

Application instructions

To be considered, applicants must submit the following as part of the on-line process:

*A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity
*CV in reverse chronological format

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