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Estimator I

Company: Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc.
Location: Pearl Harbor
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Epsilon Systems Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a full-time Estimator I in Honolulu, HI.

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.
  • Solicits and compares proposals from qualified Subcontractors for labor, material and ODC requirements.
  • 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 labor and material estimating.
  • Minimum 2 years of estimating or related experience.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

Keywords: Epsilon Systems Solutions, Inc., Honolulu , Estimator I, Other , Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

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