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Manufacturing Estimator

Company: Oceaneering International
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Our Marine Services Division has more than 30 years experience in providing full-service ship repair capabilities for the US Naval Vessels including submarines, surface ships and crafts and deep submergence systems. Operating from state-of-the-art facilities in Chesapeake, Virginia, we are certified in Submarine Safety (SUBSAFE) and Deep Submergence System Scope of Certification (DSS-DOC) repair activities, and specialize in the design, repair, maintenance, modification, and installation of hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems.

For more information please go to and click on Products & Services, thenclick Marine Services Division (MSD).

Position Summary

Estimates labor and material costs of manufacturing and engineering based on request for proposal (RFP), request for quote (RFQ), data submitted by prospective customers. Analyzes specifications, including sketches, blueprints, bills of material, or sample layouts, and calculates production costs using labor and material pricing schedules and historical data. Collects cost data from functional representatives, subcontractors, and vendors. Computes cost estimates of raw materials or subcontracted work and labor. Prepares and maintains historical cost data. Prepares cost reports and presents findings to management, contract personnel, proposal coordinators, customer representatives, price auditors, vendors, and subcontractors .

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Considers all specified references including applicable NAVSEA Standard Items in the formulation of the estimate.
  • Analyze Request for Proposals (RFP) and Requests for Quote (RFQ) services, materials, and fabrication.
  • Responsible for conducting bid/no bid process
  • Develop and maintain material lists for inclusion in ship's index drawings, updates, and produces cost and man-hour/day estimates and milestones/POA&M GANTT charts/critical patch reports.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the repair definition, production procedures, planning procedures, material requirements, adherence to technical instructions/directives and other similar experience in preparing contract specifications.
  • Coordinate with Production, Quality Assurance, Purchasing, Engineering, Contracts, customers, and vendors to develop and discuss estimated costs and work breakdown structure (WBS) for each task, RFQ, RFP, or work package.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and follow all ISO-9000 policies, procedures, and instructions that are applicable.
  • Ability to estimate repair or fabrication of new construction and machining RFQ's
  • Work with Resources department to develop labor estimates per trade.
  • The above list is only a representative sample of what the Project Estimator may be asked to do. The Project Estimator may perform other special projects or duties as required to support business needs.


    • High school diploma or equivalent.
      • Candidate should have at least five (5) years of experience in the manufacturing industry estimating costs for industrial work using specifications and related drawings. Direct experience in structural/fabrication is a plus.
      • Candidate must possess a strong understanding of manufacturing processes including welding, machining, and fabrication. Direct working experience in these areas is a plus.
      • Demonstrated experience with government contracting in the submarine and surface ship programs, including strong ability to read and understand technical drawings.
      • Experience with managing contractual requirements and contract deliverables.
      • The candidate should have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office products with substantial experience working with Excel.
      • The candidate must possess excellent communication skills to coordinate with project managers, office staff, and material vendors.
        Security Clearance
        • Must be able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance issued by the U.S. Department of Defense.
        • Applicant will be subject to periodic security investigations and must meet the eligibility requirements to obtain and maintain a security clearance issued by the US Government.
        • In addition to the security clearance, this position may require an additional background screening for base access.
          • Oceaneering Marine Services Division can only hire "US Citizens" who are not dual citizens of any other country to work at its' facilities. You can verify your citizenship with the Self-Check through E-Verify (, if available in your state of residence.

            Additional Information

            COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. Oceaneering joins the federal government in its effort to decrease the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, decrease worker absence, reduce labor costs, and improve the efficiency of work performed for the federal government.

            As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, effective December 8, 2021, all new Oceaneering employees supporting federal government contracts must be fully vaccinated before their start date, except in the limited circumstances where an employee is legally entitled to a medical or religious accommodation. Unless entitled to an accommodation, a pplicants selected for hire must provide a copy of their COVID vaccination card.

            Equal Opportunity Employer

            All qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity,national origin, veteran status,disability, genetic information, or other non-merit factors.

Keywords: Oceaneering International, Chesapeake , Manufacturing Estimator, Professions , Chesapeake, Virginia

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