Material Estimator

Job ID
Posted Date
2 months ago(1/30/2020 9:10 AM)
Regular Full-Time


Colonna's Shipyard is looking to obtain experienced candidates within our Cooperate Office.

We are pleased to accept resumes for the Material Estimator role.

This is a full-time position with competitive pay, based on experience, and immediate work within our headquarters in Norfolk, VA.


  • Work with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments and Production to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare material estimates.
  • Provide all inclusive bid package to approving parties for evaluation and adjustment
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project.
  • Review material requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.
  • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors.
  • Requests/coordinates with Purchasing Department to submit bid packages to vendors for specialized portions of project.
  • Review and monitor on going jobs for changes from specifications.
  • Estimate material cost of change orders
  • Work independently to complete responsibilities
  • Must have regular, reliable attendance


  • Conceptual Thinking - Ability to think in terms of abstract ideas.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Project Management - Ability to organize and direct a project to completion.
  • Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively supervise others.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.
  • Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information.
  • Problem Solving - Ability to find a solution for or to deal pro-actively with work-related problems.
  • Strategic Planning - Ability to develop a vision for the future and create a culture in which the long range goals can be achieved.
  • Must be familiar with marine vessel terminology and abbreviations.
  • 2 years minimum Estimating experience
  • Intermediate understanding of Windows Operating Systems

Compensation & Benefits

Position compensation is based on experience.


Our benefits include: 
• Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
• 401K, company match
• Paid Time Off (PTO)
• Legal Services
• Annual performance evaluations 
• On-site Human Resources
• On-site gym
• Free and close proximity parking
• Employee perks/gifts and more


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

These are our 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


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