Junior Estimator - Point Hope Maritime
Ralmax Group
Victoria, BC, CAN
2d ago

Point Hope Maritime (A Ralmax Group Company) has an exciting and immediate opening for a full-time Junior Estimator in Victoria, British Columbia.

Acquired by Ralmax in 2003 Point Hope Maritime is a full-service ship repair facility for vessels from the Canadian Navy, BC Ferries, and other companies.

A planned major expansion with construction of a $50-million graving dock has Point Hope's future looking very bright.

At Point Hope you will gain exposure to a wide range of marine vessel projects and have the support for continued professional development and career advancement.

The Junior Estimator is accountable for the preparation of labour and material estimates and commercial budgets for bid / tender inquiries for drydocking, ship maintenance, repair, conversions and new construction, from detailed or outline specifications, drawings, sketches, and / or verbal instructions supplied.

Responsibilities :

  • Collect and analyze information in order to estimate the cost, time, labour and materials required for project execution.
  • This involves soliciting pricing from suppliers, consulting with shipyard personnel, contractors, regulatory bodies and trades, and applying general and specific knowledge of the work to be performed gained from past experience and analysis, to determine man-hour and material requirements and calculate the overall costs for the project.

  • Communicates with owners / customer representatives and Project Managers throughout the bid process, after the contract is awarded, and during vessel refits, to ensure a clear understanding of the scope of work and to identify other potential work arising from the project.
  • Carries out calculations (e.g. areas, weights, lengths, capacities, etc.) to form the basis for estimates and uses knowledge of Classification and Ship Safety Regulations to determine appropriate dimensions, materials, and equipment, if not specified.
  • Researches specialized products, equipment and systems, by locating and / or comparing sources, providing the purchaser with the relevant information and requests, and obtaining pertinent information and cost.
  • Assesses the suitability of the item for the project at hand.
  • Assesses scope and practicality of specifications and owner expectations by reviewing, discussing and clarifying details, visiting vessels, attending bidders' conferences and incorporating specification amendments to ensure the estimate is accurate and complete.
  • Solicits bids for work to be contracted out by preparing and distributing specifications and drawings, arranging ship checks, if required, analyzing quotations, and selecting the best option.
  • Provides management with summaries for estimated labour and material and overviews of work content, including work requiring special consideration with regard to complexity, time requirements, and non-availability of products or services.
  • Provides technical and administrative assistance to the production department by gathering customer contact information, obtaining docking information, maintaining estimating records and files, and sourcing and obtaining quotes, ensuring that work can be completed on time.
  • Maintains positive relationships with customers through pre- and post-contract communication, ensuring that customers are completely satisfied.
  • Duties & responsibilities outlined above are representative but not all inclusive.
  • Qualifications :

    Education and Experience

  • Post-secondary Diploma or Degree from a recognized technical institution or University in Naval Architecture or Engineering;
  • A recognized marine-related trade certification;
  • Experience with ship repair and maintenance (ashore or sailing);
  • Knowledge of budgeting and planning in the ship repair industry;
  • A strong background in mathematics;
  • Up-to-date awareness of sector trends and activities, covering not only calculation, but the wider ship repair industry;
  • Good oral and written command of English;
  • Independent personality with problem-solving skills and high degree of customer orientation;
  • Minimum 5 years' relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstration of exemplary business ethics, integrity, confidentiality and honesty in all situations;
  • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both verbal and written, including knowledge of correct marine terminology;
  • A strong sense of customer service orientation;
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, problem solving, decision-making, negotiating and interpersonal skills;
  • Proven ability to prepare accurate estimates. Ability to read technical drawings and interpret contract and tender documentation requirements;
  • Knowledge of applicable rules and regulations in the marine industry;
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of applicable Point Hope Maritime corporate policies and procedures;
  • Familiarity with all shipyard trades and knowledge of marine equipment and systems;
  • Excellent time management and works well under pressure;
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Project and the Internet;
  • Work Conditions :

  • Physical ability to lift up at least 50lbs (23 kg); and ascend / descend stairs and vertical ladders
  • Able to work in confined space locations (e.g. ships' tanks and voids)
  • Safety equipment is required, e.g. steel-toed safety boots, safety glasses / goggles,
  • Work both indoors and outdoors.
  • Travel to off-site locations may be required;
  • Wages and Benefits :

    We offer a competitive salary and benefit program as part of our total compensation package.

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