Norfolk, VA 23504

Posted: 02/23/2024 Job Number: CTR31650099

Job Description

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CTR Group is seeking an experienced Commercial Estimator in Norfolk, VA.
Immediate openings and urgently hiring!
Commercial Estimator-Pay is $80-100k-Direct Hire

Job purpose:
The Commercial Estimator is responsible reviewing commercial Statements of Work (SOW) and specifications to develop estimates for all proposals and growth work for the commercial ship repair/dry docking industry. 

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Extracts estimating data using bid specifications and applicable references
  • Performs ship checks, estimates man-hours, material requirements, solicits subcontractor quotes, prepares bid for final review, and submits proposals
  • Tracks and manages projects transaction such as margins, milestones and invoicing and effectively presents this information to upper management and customers when applicable
  • Support the Chief Estimator with training the Junior Estimator
  • Attends bid openings, prepares pre-award information meetings, holds pre-production meetings, and prepares requisitions for subcontractors
  • Provides input to contracts to negotiate for additional funding, reviews end proposed figures and compares them with estimated figures
  • Holds job completion meetings and discusses with production as to how job progressed 
  • Organizes and files all documents for future reference

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 
  • Understanding of technical manuals, drawings, and applicable references
  • Demonstrated negotiation skills
  • Attention to detail while analyzing customer request for cost information
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, manage time effectively and to identify work priorities in a constant changing environment
  • Proficient with corporate productivity and presentation tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to write reports and business correspondences
  • Strong listening and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively present technical presentations to a diverse audience
  • Problem solving skills, decision making skills, and strategic pricing analysis
  • The ability to establish and maintain positive business relationships with internal and external contacts is a key attribute of this position
  • Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong analytical ability and strong research capabilities
  • Ability to work independently within a team setting
  • Ability to interpret contract documents and regulatory publications
  • Strong customer service skills with vessel owners and industry executives
  • Ability to succeed in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Possess working knowledge of Shipyard production processes
  • Full understanding of production planning and work sequencing processes
  • Ability to identify new processes and procedures required by industry change
  • Strong computer skills with emphasis on Excel spreadsheet, Outlook, and word processing applications
  • Experience with MS Project/P3 is considered a plus
  • Possess a valid driver's license and operate a motor vehicle with satisfactory driving records.
  • Ability to acquire a DBIDS
  • Ability to understand technical documents and references

Work Environment:
Work is equally performed in an office environment and outside weather conditions, which may include rain and extreme heat, near moving mechanical parts and includes occasional exposure to humid conditions and to vibration. 
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. Occasionally the work environment may be loud.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 

Preferred Education or Experience:
Education based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with the business necessity requirements
Apprenticeship, Journeyman, or bachelor’s degree
5+ years of experience in the ship repair industry

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work:
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. This position periodically requires long hours and weekend work.  Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function and a prerequisite to perform other essential functions of the position.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although periodic out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected.

CTR Group is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are selected based on qualifications and defined requirements of the job, not on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or any other protected status. Further, CTR Group encourages United States' Veterans and persons with disabilities to apply for positions for which they are qualified.
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