Employment Type: Full-Time
Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Estimator I in National City, CA.Summary: Performs a wide variety of complex planning activities required to attain awarded projects and to meet production objectives.Duties and Responsibilities:* Reviews engineering plans and product specifications to determine material requirements in support of repair, fabrication, and/or modernization projects.* Considers all specified references including applicable NAVSEA Standard Items in the formulation of estimates.* Conducts site visits to ensure the full scope of the project is understood before estimating subcontractor, labor and material requirements.* Partners with Trade Foreman and other personnel as required to formulate estimates.* Estimates or determines the material cost via vendors or other references.* Prepares cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project..* Assesses cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.* Sets up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.* Reviews material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.* Works with Purchasing to obtain and schedule materials based on production forecasts.* Estimates the labor requirements by trade based on engineering plans and product specifications to determine material requirements in support of repair, fabrication, and/or modernization projects.* Factors in QA and Project Management requirements in the labor estimates.* Provides estimates in the format required by the contracts manager.* Reviews manufacturing parts lists and drawing trees for accuracy. Prepares and maintains historical records to support price audits.* Performs other duties as assigned.Required Qualifications:* Bachelors Degree in a business related field or equivalent experience in material costing.* Minimum 2 years of estimating or related experience.Knowledge:* Limited knowledge of Navy Ship Repair industry practices and standards.* Knowledge of FAR/DFAR.* Knowledgeable of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other repair techniques for maximizing the accuracy of the estimate.* Knowledgeable of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications and applicable software and systems applications.Skills:* Excellent time management skills to meet deadlines.* Effective oral and written communication skills and good understanding of written materials and documents.* Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.* Good learning skills to understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.* Problem Solving skills to identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options, and recommend solutions.* Takes initiative to resolve problems.Abilities:* Able to apply basic principles, theories, and concepts.* Able to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.* Able to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.* Able to communicate information and ideas orally and in writing so others will understand.* Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.Preferred Qualifications:* 3 years of experience estimating Navy ship repair and modernization HM&E and CS projects.ADA Notations:* Frequent standing, sitting, walking, handling, feeling with hands, reaching with arms.* Prolonged use of computer, (typing, keyboarding, data entry)* Regular communication (hearing/speaking).* Occasional stooping, kneeling, and crouching.* Vision requirements include: close, distant, color perception, peripheral, depth and ability to focus.* Noise conditions range from very quiet to some noise.Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc. and its subsidiaries are proud to be Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veterans.