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Estimator I

Department: Estimating
Location: Portland, OR

Vigor Values

Vigor expects all employees to enhance the atmosphere in which they work by living the Vigor Values every day.

Truth: We seek the truth, and we speak the truth
Responsibility:
 We act on what we know is right
Evolution
: We seek mastery, and adapt to a changing world
Love:
 We care about the people we work with, and the world we live in


POSITION SUMMARY: 

This position works in the Estimating Department to plan and develop thorough bids in the ship repair industry. Estimates will range in value from $1k to $5mil in value and multiple estimates will be worked concurrently. Customers will include Navy, USCG, US Army, MSC, MARAD, NOAA, and commercial owners and operators.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

(This list is not intended to detail all aspects of the assigned work but is representative of the jobís overall responsibilities)

  1. Reviews customerís work specifications and detailed drawings; develops labor, material, and subcontractor price estimates for required work, produces final bids incorporating all costs for management review.
  2. Analyzes subcontractor quotes to determine best alternatives; builds strong working relationships with venders to assure cost effective pricing and services.
  3. Ability to identify all the trades required to accomplish the work and develop a detail by trade of the hours required to accomplish the work.
  4. Identifies and schedules key and critical path work items.
  5. Identifies and resolves ambiguities or inconsistencies in specifications or bid packages that could affect cost, prior to contract finalization.
  6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

JOB SCOPE:  

The role operates within general parameters but must use sound judgment and decision-making while exercising daily job responsibilities. This position works independently within a team setting, following general guidelines and goals identified by the Estimating Manager. The position has no supervisory responsibility. The incumbent is expected to establish effective working relationships with the labor crafts and project management personnel.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:     None

 

INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:  

This position requires daily inbound and outbound communications with current and potential customers. These interactions are centered on the complexity of the scope of work to be done/being performed and require a skilled touch to make sure the outcome either guarantees the work will be assigned or that it is completed in a way that encourages future business will be assigned. Work with the Estimating Manager can be based around project bid review and outside sales efforts.


KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  •  Knowledge of principles for bid development processes and estimating techniques.
  •  Knowledge of project management principles and best practices.
  •  Systems thinking and inductive or deductive reasoning as necessary to assist in the development of estimates to increase the companyís effectiveness or productivity.
  •  Ability to read, analyze and interpret technical specifications, reference drawings, technical documents, government documents, and regulatory body regulations.
  •  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and employees.
  •  Ability to define problems, and draw valid conclusions.
  •  Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  •  Ability to organize time and prioritize work to meet deadline goals.
  •  Working knowledge of Microsoft: Excel, Project, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Word. Must be proficient in the use of Excel to develop detailed labor hour estimates. 
  •  Strong math skills are a plus.

 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

High school diploma or GED equivalent is required. Prefer some college coursework in math and some exposure and knowledge of a production environment.

Minimum four (4) years of estimating experience in a maritime industry preferred. The individual must have experience and thorough knowledge of shipboard systems, government regulations, ship repair methods and administrative procedures. 

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS:  None required.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:   

The physical demands for this position are light to moderate. Position will require some lifting, bending, sitting, and traveling in a car for varied amounts of time. You may be required to stand for extensive periods of time, in external climates. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:    

The work environment for this job is primarily office-oriented with occasional visits to different marine platforms. Some overnight travel may be necessary to visit customer vessels. These visits may be around potentially hazardous equipment or conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

Vigor and its wholly owned subsidiaries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veterans, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Vigor complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, benefits, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

EEO is the Law Poster

EEO is the Law Poster Supplement

If you require special accommodation to submit an application please call 877-778-8421 and follow the directions to leave a detailed message. Someone will attend to your request within two business days. If you do not have access to a computer please call 877-778-6729 to learn where in your community you can submit an online application.

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