Position Type: Direct Placement

Title: Estimator

Location: Rhode Island

Pay Range: Open – Negotiable






The Estimator is responsible for the analysis and completion of shipyard bids and creation of new business opportunities for the shipyard.

Bids will include a complete and detailed analysis of all costs and time estimations for assigned projects.







Seeks new job opportunities for the shipyard to bid on.

This will include travel to customer facilities and vessels.

Thoroughly reviews all customer submitted specifications, technical data, and drawings.

Highlights and communicates all special requirements on estimates to the General Manger.

Identifies and communicates all financial/bonding/security requirements to the General Manger.

Creates all material, labor, and subcontractor price estimates for all required work.

Compares subcontractor to in-house costs to make outsourcing decisions.

Produces time estimates for all labor and subcontractor required work.

Develops long lead and critical material lists as needed.

Prepares estimates for all Change Orders on new and existing projects.

Works closely with Foremen and Production Managers to develop production plans.

Conducts meeting for transfer of bid package to Foremen and Production Managers.

Utilizes historical cost data to develop accurate bid standards.

Researches and creates new cost standards for work that has not been completed by shipyard before.  

Work is performed in an office, shipyard, vessels and offsite facilities.

Must be able to climb ladders and enter confined spaces that are safe for entry.

Use of safety equipment, such as hard hat and safety glasses and steel toed shoes is required.







Bachelor’s or Associate degree is preferable (not required) in a suitable field and a minimum of ten (10) years of marine and engineering experience.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Must be a highly organized person who can work autonomously and in a team atmosphere.

Must be able to manage numerous projects at one time and prioritize personal workloads and workloads of subordinates.

Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Project, Word, Excel, and Outlook.

AutoCAD knowledge and experience.

Must be capable of reading and understanding blueprints.

General knowledge of a wide range of commercial marine vessels.





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