Employment Opportunities


Marine Estimator

The Estimator will be responsible for reviewing all prospective projects for determining NBBB’s capacity to accept project on terms that allow for meeting customer expectations regarding price, quality and schedule.  The Estimator will use his or her knowledge, expertise, experience, and all data available to develop a comprehensive estimate of costs that will provide the Company with all necessary information to execute and complete the project.  The estimator will work with Engineering, Scheduling, and Production Control to develop a realistic plan for project execution that will enable company to achieve its profitability and customer satisfaction objectives. 

The Estimator will report directly to the Director of Engineering and will have frequent contact with Sales, Production Control, Manufacturing, and the CEO. 

Key Roles & Responsibilities

• Provides complete, accurate and timely information to allow for creation of proposals, creates submittals, estimates and bid summary sheets.

• Identifies and communicates all special requirements on estimates to owners.

• Identifies and communicate all bonding/security requirements to owners and controller.

• Reviews and evaluates bid specifications, drawings (blueprints) and related reference materials and documents.

• Completes detailed takeoffs, develops detailed labor (by craft) and material/subcontractor costs, produces labor, material, and subcontractor price estimates for all required work.

• Reviews and analyzes Subcontractor and Vendor quotes to assure quoted price, scope and terms comply with schedule and specifications.

• Identifies major material, subcontract items and solicit pricing.

• Prepares estimates for Change Orders on new and existing projects.

• Analyzes subcontractor quotes to determine the best choices for sourcing.

• Compares subcontractor to in-house costs to make outsourcing decisions.

• Develops and supports estimating standards through review and analysis of historical job cost data, and uses historical cost data to develop accurate standards and regularly updates archive of bids and submittals to assure we capture and learn from recent experience.


• Strong background, skill, knowledge and experience in marine design and engineering and knowledge of materials used in marine construction.

• Basic knowledge of new ship construction, repair and conversion, including vessel types, systems and components.

• General knowledge of a wide range of commercial marine vessels.

• Ability to read and interpret specifications, understand and read drawings and blue prints and understand the contract requirements and schedule constraints.

• Excellent communication skills with customers and internal clients

• Ability to develop detailed specifications, and estimates for marine projects.

• Strong working knowledge of current rules, regulations and standard practices of regulatory bodies, including USCG, classification societies and the marine industry.

• Good working knowledge in using of Auto CAD software.

• Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook and Project is required.

• Knowledge of and proficiency with Primavera P6 is preferred.

• Ability to handle competing priorities and deadlines effectively and respond well to last minute, high priority, and time sensitive projects.


• Bachelor Degree in a suitable field (for example business administration, construction management, or engineering) with at least 5 years of marine and engineering experience, or Associate Degree with at least 10 years of experience.

• Ability to acquire a TSA TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) card.

• Experience in project management is preferred.

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