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Shipyard Estimator

  • San Diego, CA

Work with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments and Production to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
 Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
 Provide all inclusive bid package to approving parties for evaluation and
 Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
 Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning,
organizing, and scheduling work.
 Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
 Tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
 Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
 Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction.

 Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.

 Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
 Requests/coordinates with Purchasing Department to submit bid packages to
subcontractors and vendors for specialized portions of project.
 Go onboard the ships while in the shipyard as frequently as practical to
observe operations at various phases and become familiar with jobsite
logistics, means and methods, and operations personnel
 Review and monitor on going jobs for changes from specifications. Estimate
cost of change orders
 Compose estimates inclusive to labor man-hours, material and subcontractor
requirements based on specifications, complex schematic drawings and
related data for various solicitations.
 Administer contract changes inclusive to composing, review and submit of offer associated with changes track log and negotiate with customer to finalize changes

 Provide turnover of information to production in regards to awards and
authorized contract changes


 Conceptual Thinking – Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
 Negotiation Skills – Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and
acceptance of all parties.
 Project Management – Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
 Management Skills – Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively
supervise others.
 Decision Making – Ability to make critical decisions while following
company procedures.
 Business Acumen – Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and
 Judgment – The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available
 Problem Solving – Ability to find a solution for or to deal proactively with
work-related problems.
 Strategic Planning – Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a
culture in which the long range goals can be achieved.
 Must be familiar with marine vessel terminology and abbreviations.
 2 years minimum Estimating experience
 Must be able to obtain a DBIDS

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