Steel and Fabrication Estimator

4 months ago(9/28/2017 11:06 AM)
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Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.

Our benefits include:

Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance


Paid Time Off (PTO)

Legal Services

Annual performance evaluations and service pay increases

On-site Human Resources

On-site gym

Free and close proximity parking

Associate perks/gifts 


Steel America a division of Colonna's Shipyard is currently hiring a Steel and Fabrication Estimator for immediate work in Norfolk, VA.



  • Estimate by analyzing blueprints, specifications, proposals, scope of work and other documentation in order to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for fabrication and machining projects
  • Review available plans and specifications to ensure estimate effort is in compliance with all specifications and requirements 
  • Ensure cost estimates are accurate prior to the submission to Estimating Manager for review and pricing 
  • Negotiate contract terms, pricing, change orders, and final settlements with clients 
  • Analyzes requests for proposals and contract terms and advise of potential business risk (warranties, insurance, and indemnification) and enforce provisions of contract 
  • Prepare & review insurance/bond request
  • Recommend pricing strategy and contract terms to enable contract negotiations 
  • Solicit pricing from material vendors and subcontractors 
  • Assist in marketing efforts and follow up of potential customers for work quoted but not contracted.
  • Work with minimal supervision to complete responsibilities 



  • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering, or Apprentice graduate with 3 years of trade experience preferred. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in steel fabrication or machining 
  • Possess a basic understanding of the manufacturing process, materials and costing methods for heavy steel fabrication 
  • Hands on experience with FAR, DFAR, and various types of contracts (FFP & T&M) a plus 
  • Strong problem solving and negotiation skills 
  • General knowledge of AWS, AISC, ABS and ASME code/certification requirements 
  • Knowledge of respective market area, client opportunities, and competitors 
  • Strong PC skills to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and AutoCAD 
  • Project management, painting, and machine shop experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of NAVSEA, NAVFAC and SSPC requirements are preferred but not required


Our core values respect, pride, truth and family are not just words, they are the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. And our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in our industry. You could be the next among us.

Please apply with resume for immediate consideration.



- Respect
- Pride
- Truth
- Family

These are our CORE VALUES and the guidelines that make us a leader in our industry. We are pleased and confident in stating that our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in the ship repair industry.

All resumes are reviewed immediately for consideration.
Colonna’s Shipyard and our affiliates are pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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