Date: Jun 20, 2024

Location: norfolk, VA, US, 23523

Company: National Steel and Shipbuilding Com

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! 

We currently have an exciting opportunity in our Estimating department. This position specifically is located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are looking for a Estimator.


Shift : ALL



Develop detailed, accurate labor, material, and equipment 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.  Solicit and evaluate price quotations from subcontractors and rental equipment providers.  Prepare estimates in strict compliance with Estimating Department standards and policies; providing feedback to such standards and policies when experience suggests a need for deviation or change.


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)


  • In-depth familiarity with Navy and Military Sealift Command fleet maintenance procedures and terminology, including the Joint Fleet Forces Maintenance Manual (JFMM) Volume VII, Chapter 4, Appendix E and the interpretation of 4E Work Specifications.
  • 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 decisions concerning interpretation of work item specifications.  Write inquiries to customers, as required, for clarification of requirements.
  • 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.
  • 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 Estimating Supervisor and interfaces with other estimators, schedulers, production supervisors, subcontractors, vendors, Proposal Managers, and customers while developing and scoping estimates.  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.




  • Use expertise, experience, and all data available to 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.
  • Prepare and submit subcontracts and rental requisitions in support of pricing proposals.
  • Identification of all cost elements necessary for execution of work requirements including production trade man-hours, subcontracts, equipment, rentals and materials.
  • Preparation of work breakdown structures to support proposal submittals and negotiations.
  • Preparation of requisitions for subcontracts and rentals to support proposal pricing.
  • Interface with Subcontracts Group to resolve technical and schedule issues with subcontractors.
  • Establish execution approach for work requirements with project and production management.
  • Resolution of technical and schedule issues with contracts, project and production management.
  • Be aware of NASSCO’s “Standards and Business Conduct” and abide by the instructions and guidelines set forth in the standard.
  • Additional duties as assigned




Accountable to the Estimating Supervisor and the Director of Business Development and Estimating for the accuracy and timeliness of estimates.  




Regular, reliable attendance on-site is an essential function of the job. Must be willing to travel and have reliable transportation. Work may require assignment to offsite locations.  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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