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Marine Estimator

  • Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #350


South Norfolk based shipyard needs an experienced Marine Estimator to perform the following duties which include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate, develop, compile, and submit detailed information required to provide complete and comprehensive estimate of all labor, material, and subcontractor costs associated with a project.
  • Review and evaluate bid specifications, drawings (blueprints).
  • Competitive pricing of materials.
  • Review and analyze Subcontractor and Vendor quotes to assure quoted price, scope and terms comply with schedule and specifications.
  • Communicate with Production, Purchasing and vendors to determine, discuss and verify costs.
  • Reviews customer information and develops labor, material, and subcontractor price estimates for required work.
  • Develops project summary of itemized prices.
  • Prepares estimates for change orders.
  • Develops craft labor budgets used for planning and scheduling of the work.
  • Analyzes subcontractor quotes to determine best alternative. Also compares subcontractor and in-house quotes in order to formulate make-or-buy decisions.
  • Works with production management to formulate build strategy for intended repairs or construction.
  • Develops work packages for distribution to production.
  • Identifies and schedules key and critical path work items.
  • Uses history to establish and document standard costs; develops costs for new work where standards and history do not exist.
  • Identifies and resolves ambiguities or inconsistencies in specifications or bid packages that could affect cost, prior to contract finalization.
  • Applies knowledge of cost and pricing to produce final bid for management review.


  • 5+ years of marine estimating experience
  • Must know how to use MS Word, Excel, Outlook and Access
  • Must be able to obtain a Government facility security badge (DBIDS/RAPIDGate)
  • Apprentice graduate preferred

Hours: 7:30 AM – 3:45 PM

Location: South Norfolk Waterfront

This is a Direct Hire position with a salary of $50K-60K based off experience