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Senior Estimator

Date: Jan 6, 2022

Location: Norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

 

We have an exciting opportunity in our Estimator department. This position specifically is located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are currently looking for an Senior Estimator. This position is accountable to the Estimating Manager for the accuracy and timeliness of estimates. 

 

General Dynamics NASSCO is a proud member of the General Dynamics Marine Systems business unit. In addition to ship construction, our capabilities include advanced ship repair, conversion, and maintenance for both commercial and national defense assets. We encourage you to learn more about our open positions and how you can become part of the important and exciting work we do here at NASSCO. Come join our team! 

 

Shift : ALL

Security Clearance: No Clearance

 

PURPOSE AND FUNCTIONS 

Develop detailed, accurate labor, material, and equipment estimates for shipboard/shop work. Additionally develop estimates for repairs to be accomplished on Government and Commercial vessels, using drawings and specifications for on-site ship checks for interference and access problems. Solicit and evaluate price quotations from subcontractors and rental equipment providers. 

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 be able to review other estimators’ work for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to Estimating Department standards and policies.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Development of complex repair and modernization estimates, including labor, material, subcontractors, equipment, and/or support labor over a given period of performance.
  • Make decisions concerning the interpretation of the work item specifications.  Write inquiries to customers, as required, for clarification of requirements.
  • 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.  
  • Use the computer system to retrieve information for preparing man-hour cost estimates. Abilitiy to retrieve data from historical records. 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. 

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to fingers, handle or feel objects, or controls, and to talk/hear.  Must be physically able to walk to all yard locations.  Must be able to lift weights up to 50 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


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. In the absence of a supervisor, be able to apply Repair Estimating to assist Department Manager in the capacity of Supervisor. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.
  • Participate in job site inspections and ship checks to verify technical information.
  • Identify of all cost elements necessary for execution of work requirements including production trade man-hours, subcontracts, rentals, materials, and support labor.
  • Make decisions concerning the interpretation of the work item specifications.  Write inquiries to customers, as required, for clarification of requirements.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a technical source of information and guidance to other estimators in the department.
  • 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.
  • Resolution of technical and schedule issues with contracts, project and production management.
  • Aware of NASSCO’s “Standards and Business Conduct” and abide by the instructions and guidelines set forth in the standard.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

 

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and 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. 
  • Ability to use work provided cell phones and desktop computers. 
  • Ability to tolerate moderate noise levels.
  • 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. 
  • Comfortbility in areas that can be dirty, dusty, hot or cold.

 

 

 

 

General Dynamics NASSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

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