29 Aug 2014

Full-Time Project Estimator

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Job Description

As one of the largest ship repair yards in the Caribbean with a large variety of ship repair services, the Curacao Dry-dock Company Inc. keeps striving to be the first choice in the Caribbean and South America’s Region. The company is therefore seeking to attract qualified candidates for the following position.

Project Estimator

The Project Estimator makes quotations for clients based on received repair descriptions and or inspection, considering repair time, quality, and cost and yard availability.


■ Working closely with departments, increasingly in a consultancy role, assisting line managers to understand and implement policies and procedures;
■ Check, interpret and verify all necessary cost data (man hours, cycle times, procurement prices and conditions) from other departments and for subcontractors;
■ Translate the budget to various pricing schedules towards the client (lump sum, day rate, unit rate, provisional sum, reimbursable or any combination) depending on the given pricing strategy;
■ Perform conceptual estimates at times when detailed design information is not available and solicit pricing from material vendors and subcontractors;
■ Advise on the pricing schedule towards the clients or towards large subcontractors;
■ Report daily towards the head of Project control and Cost estimation who is your line manager.


■ Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering or equivalent level;
■ Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in the ship repair;
■ Possess a thorough understanding in the manufacturing process, materials, and costing methods for heavy steel fabrication;
■ Knowledge of machining requirements, Painting & Piping Machine Shop requirements;
■ PC skills to include Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook), and MS-Project preferred;
■ Excellent planning and analytical skills;
■ First class communication skills (including presentations, negotiating and influencing);
■ Organization skills and ability to interpret complex information quickly and accurately;
■ Familiarity with basic information management practices and computer systems;
■ Knowledge of work methods and sequences of offshore and marine installation activities;
■ Commercial feeling;
■ Flexible, but also accurate;
■ Fluent in English; Spanish, Papiamento and Dutch are an advantage.

How to Apply

If you require more information regarding this position, you can contact Mr. M. Martie at phone number +5999-733-0297/6701562. Only those who are interested and comply with the requirements are invited to email their application letter and CV in English to the Human Resources department, Mr. Q. Hamen at: [email protected]dmnv.com before September 1st, 2014.

Job Categories: Project Management. Job Types: Full-Time.