Contract Administrator/ Estimator

Company Name Senesco Marine
Location North Kingstown
Date Posted December 21, 2021
Job Type Full-time


Position Description:

The Contract Administrator/ Estimator is responsible for aiding in new business opportunities for the shipyard. All Bid packages will include a complete and detailed analysis of all costs and time estimations for assigned projects. Responsibilities include completing the estimates and administering the contracts that have been awarded through the estimating process.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree is preferable in a suitable field and a minimum of six (6) years’ experience in Estimating, Contracts, Subcontracts, or other Business management related positions.
  • Analyze potential business risk and proposal strategies, including compliance with requirements and pricing approach, and review and negotiate terms and conditions of non-disclosure agreements, teaming agreements, contracts, and subcontracts.
  •  Digest Bid Package, Specifications and present contract requirements and instructions to management to determine if bid opportunity should proceed.
  • Ability to identify potential adverse compliance issues and work through resolution.
  • Attentive to detail and able to handle multiple contracts with minimal supervision.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a highly organized person who can work autonomously and in a team atmosphere.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Project, Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • General knowledge of a wide range of commercial marine vessels.
  • Understanding of marine classification society rules, USCG and regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to the following. Other duties as assigned.

  • Seeks new job opportunities for the shipyard to bid on.  This will include travel to customer facilities and vessels.
  • Thoroughly reviews all customer Contract submitted specifications, technical data, and drawings and report to management the findings to determine if bid opportunity should proceed.
  • Highlights and communicates all special requirements on estimates to the Management Team.
  • Identifies and communicates all financial/bonding/security requirements to the Management Team
  • Completes proposals, submittals, estimates and bid summary sheets.
  • Develops detailed itemized listing of required work tasks based on review of bid request.
  • Creates all material, labor and subcontractor price estimates for all required work.
  • Analyzes subcontractor quotes to determine best options for each specific project
  • Compares subcontractor to in-house costs in order to make outsourcing decisions.
  • Produces time estimates for all labor and subcontractor required work.
  • Develops vendor evaluation and selection criteria
  • Develops long lead and critical material lists as needed.
  • Prepares estimates for all Change Orders on new and existing projects.
  • Works closely with Management to develop production plan.
  • Conducts meeting for transfer of bid package to Foremen and Production Managers.
  • Utilizes historical cost data in order to develop accurate bid standards.

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

  • Work is performed in an office, shipyard, vessels and offsite facilities.
  • Must be able to climb ladders and enter confined spaces that are safe for entry.
  • Use of safety equipment, such as hard hat and safety glasses and steel toed shoes is required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

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