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Senior Estimator

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

General Dynamics NASSCO-Norfolk is the consolidation of two great shipyards that have operated in the Port of Hampton Roads, Virginia for more than 50 years - the former Metro Machine Corporation and the former Earl Industries.  Along with our facilities in Bremerton, Washington, our expertise encompasses experience on more than 450 ships, a Master Ship Repair Agreement (MSRA) contract, and the maintenance and repair of aircraft carriers and ships from the Navy's amphibious fleet.

  1. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND PURPOSE (Job Description)
     
    Develop detailed labor and material estimates for shipboard/shop work and repairs to be accomplished on Government vessels using drawings and specifications and on-site ship checks for interference and access.  Solicit and evaluate subcontractor quotations.  As a Senior Estimator, this requirement is extended to include all ship repair trades, as well as the respective trade of the individual estimator, in order for him/her to serve as a back-up whenever necessary.  Must also be able to review other estimators’ work for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to Estimating Department standards and policies.
      
  2. POSITION DEMANDS (Education/Training)
                       
    Typically has a BA/BS in a related field plus two (2) years directly related experience, or AA/AS plus four (4) years’ directly related experience, or eight (8) years’ directly related experience.
      
    POSITION DEMANDS (Required Experience)
     
  1. Experience in the repair and overhaul of typical shipboard work in the specific discipline (trade) that is required by the department.  Knowledge of shipboard nomenclatures.  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.
  2. In-depth familiarity with Navy and Military Sealift Command fleet maintenance regulations and procedures, including the Joint Fleet Forces Maintenance Manual (JFMM) Volume VII, Chapter 4, Appendix E and the interpretation of 4E Work Specifications.
  3. Development of complex repair and modernization estimates, including labor, material, subcontractors, equipment, and/or support labor over a given period of performance.
  4. Make decisions concerning the interpretation of the work item specifications.  Write inquiries to customers, as required, for clarification of requirements.
  5. Track on-going work and repairs for feedback of the 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 historical records.
  6. Use the computer system to retrieve information for preparing man-hour cost estimates.  Able to access the system and work with the various programs in order to assist with the development of the estimate into a proper bid format.
  7. Apply expertise in Repair Estimating, in the absence of a supervisor, be able to assist Department Manager in the capacity of Supervisor.
  8. Work may require assignment to off-site locations.
  9. Availability to work extended and weekend hours as needed.

  

  1. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
     

 X 

Carrying

 

Lifting

 X

Walking

 X

Climbing

 

Pulling

 X

Must be able to go on vessels

 X

Crawling

 X

Sitting

 X

Visual Requirements:

 X

Crouching

 X

Standing

 

 

 X

Hearing

 X

Stooping

 

Other:

 X

Kneeling

 X

Talking

 

 

    

  1. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
     

Reports to the Estimating Supervisor and interfaces with other estimators, production supervisors, subcontractors, vendors, and customers while developing and scoping estimates.  Senior Estimators are required to plan and schedule their work to fit within the overall schedule set by the department manager.  This position has no direct reports.

  

  1. PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
     
  1. Experience in the repair and overhaul of typical shipboard work in the specific discipline that is required by the department.  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.
  2. Participate in job site inspections and ship checks to verify technical information.
  3. Identify of all cost elements necessary for execution of work requirements including production trade man-hours, subcontracts, rentals, materials, and support labor.
  4. Make decisions concerning the interpretation of the work item specifications.  Write inquiries to customers, as required, for clarification of requirements.
  5. Track on-going work and repairs for feedback of the 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 historical records.
  6. Serve as a technical source of information and guidance to other estimators in the department.
  7. Use the computer system to retrieve information for preparing man-hour cost estimates.  Able to access the system and work with the various programs in order to assist with the development of the estimate into a proper bid format.
  8. Resolution of technical and schedule issues with contracts, project and production management.
  9. Apply expertise in Repair Estimating, in the absence of a supervisor, be able to assist department Manager in the capacity of supervisor.
  10. Aware of NASSCO’s “Standards and Business Conduct” and abide by the instructions and guidelines set forth in the standard.
  11. Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

 

  1. ACCOUNTABILITY
     
    Accountable to the Estimating Manager for the accuracy and timeliness of estimates.  
     
  2. STANDARD EQUIPMENT ISSUE
     
    Cell phone and Desktop Computer 
      
  3. UNIQUE/ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
     
    Regular, reliable attendance onsite is an essential function of this job.  Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation.  Must qualify for a Common Access Card (CAC) or DBIDS badge.  Must have reliable record of attendance and punctuality and be available for overtime as required.  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.

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