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Sr. Estimator

We have an exciting opportunity in our Estimating department. This position specifically is located in Norfolk, Virginia. We are currently looking for a Senior Estimator. This position is accountable to the Estimating Manager for the accuracy and timeliness of estimates. The desired capabilities for this senior role is Structural background (Shipfitter) and preservation. If you have the preferred capabilities, don't hesitate to review our job description below. 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.