Date: Jun 29, 2024

Location: Bremerton, WA, US, 98337

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift:                         ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

Reviews Automated Work Requests (AWRs) and writes specifications and changes for work items. Develops detailed accurate labor and material estimates for shipboard/shop work and repairs to be accomplished on Government and Commercial vessels using drawings and specifications and on-site ship checks for interference and access problems.  Solicits and evaluates subcontractor price quotations.

POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)
Typically has a BA/BS in a related field, or AA/AS plus two (2) years directly related experience, or six (6) years directly related experience.
POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)

  • Must be familiar with working in a navy ship repair environment.
  • Knowledge of shipboard nomenclature.  Experience and knowledge of shipboard systems, equipment, spaces, configuration, as well as labor and material costs necessary to perform repairs, upgrades, alterations and maintenance to same.
  • Make decision concerning interpretation of work item specifications.  Write inquiries to customers, as required, for clarification of requirements.
  • Must possess expert ability to effectively communicate with other disciplines or groups and resolve planning conflicts.
  • Must possess the ability to read drawings, blueprints, standard items, and specifications of work items.
  • Must have a working Knowledge of Navy Maintenance Database (NMD) Planning and Execution Modules.
  • Track on-going work and repairs for feedback of material and man-hour estimating effort using all cost reports and purchase order data available, plus on-site observations and direct interface with key production personnel.  Able to retrieve data from computer and from archives.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Use computer to store and retrieve information to aid in preparing labor, subcontractor and material cost estimates.  Able to access the system and work with various programs in order to assist with development of the estimate into a proper bid format.
  • Work may require assignment to offsite locations.
  • Availability to work extended and weekend hours as needed.














Must be able to go on vessels






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Reports to the Planning and Estimating Manager and interfaces with Production Management, Scheduling, Supply Chain Management, Contracts, and the customer.  Will be informed of priorities and allowed to schedule work as necessary to complete required tasks within guidelines provided by the Department Manager.  This position has no direct reports.


  • Create NMD availabilities, Work Specifications, and Estimates.
  • Use expertise, experience, and all data available to develop, issue and distribute assigned planning documents, procedures and work items in accordance with all applicable instructions and directives.
  • Develop a comprehensive estimate of costs that will provide the Company with all necessary costs and information needed to perform the job.
  • Participate in job site inspections and ship checks to verify technical information.
  • Identification of all cost elements necessary for execution of work requirements including production trade man-hours, subcontracts, rentals and materials.
  • Prepare requisitions for subcontracts, rentals and material to support proposal pricing.
  • Interface with Subcontracts Group to resolve technical and schedule issues with subcontractors.
  • Prepare work breakdown structures to support proposal submittals and negotiations.
  • Establish execution approach for work requirements with project and production management.
  • Work closely with Production and Schedulers to ensure all information is represented appropriately to produce an integrated schedule.
  • Resolution of technical and schedule issues with contracts, project and production management.
  • Awareness of NASSCO’s “Standards and Business Conduct” and abide by the instructions and guidelines set forth in the standard.


Accurate, timely and complete work specifications and estimates in support of execution.


Cell Phone, Desktop Computer, Dual Monitor, CAC or Smart Card Reader.



Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation. Onsite attendance required. Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required.  Must be able to gain access to all private and government work locations and or vessels.  Must be able to physically transit all areas of the facility.  Regularly required to sit, use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects or controls, and to talk and hear.  Must have good eye/hand coordination.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Must be familiar with working in a naval-ship-work-environment and be able to go aboard marine vessels and the drydock, climb ladders, work in tanks and confined spaces, and wear personal protective equipment.  These areas can be dirty, dusty, hot or cold, and noisy.



Pay Range:    $78,370 - $92,820 Annually

The pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity. At NASSCO Bremerton, we anticipate making salary offers between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range. Offers will be based on experience, abilities and duties of the NASSCO job being applied for and the NASSCO employees performing similar work. 

• Comprehensive health offerings such as medical, dental, and vision
• Health Savings Account to cover you and your dependents
• Earn 120 hours per year of paid time off 
• 8 Company paid Holidays
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Life and accidental death insurance



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