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CACI International Sr. Estimator in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey

Sr. Estimator

Job Category: Consulting

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: Secret

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: None

Type of Travel: Local

CACI is seeking a Senior Production Estimator to provide technical and program support for Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) PMS 501/505, PMS 525, PMS 325, CSC Program, SEA05 and various major NAVSEA and DHS clients. The Senior Production Estimator will provide IGEs (Independent Government Estimates) for Naval Ship acquisition programs; newbuilding projects and major modifications. This position will be located at the CACI International office located at 305 Fellowship Road in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey.

What You’ll Get to Do:

  • Work with a matrix competency organization serving across internal directorates and external clients on shipbuilding acquisition programs, tradeoff studies and conversion programs.

  • Prepare Independent Contractor Estimates for DoD, NAVSEA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), US Coast Guard, NOAA and other Government agencies.

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates using accepted shipyard and maritime industry standards and methods for both small and large projects.

  • Ability to concentrate in one or more estimating disciplines including hull structure and outfitting; mechanical and piping and support craft.

  • Prepare or assist in preparation of detailed and order-of-magnitude, preliminary, change orders, REAs, RFDs, ship estimates and large modifications using appropriate methods and techniques.

  • Work with Program Managers, Technical Lead Engineers and client contracts personnel to evaluate cost applications and details.

  • Utilize appropriate company and maritime industry historical data for newbuilding, conversion and repair cost estimates

  • Develop CERs from historic data for application to weight-based data for cost estimates where required for client preference.

  • Prepare project and discipline estimate summaries Basis of Estimate.

  • Utilizing CAD drawings, redline markups where available for takeoffs and construction artifacts. Develop spreadsheets in Excel documenting cost estimate details.

  • Provide technical assistance and advice as required to clients regarding priced data and schedules.

  • Establish and maintain cost databases and product line specific return costs, where possible, for use as parametric analysis tools.

  • Development of Excel cost models for Operating and Sustainment (O&S) and acquisition estimates.

  • Earned Value Management (EVM) program analysis.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications:

  • 5-10 years' experience developing production planning documents and estimates for work executed on US Navy, US Coast Guard, Army, or MSC Ships.

  • Active DoD Secret Security clearance.

  • Adept knowledge and understanding of the ship construction and estimating requirements, U.S. Navy surface ship construction and modernization planning processes.

  • Requires knowledge of Hull and Ship Systems with a well-rounded overall understanding of new shipbuilding, ship repair and modernization with trade disciplines required to support estimates and work item development.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with NAVSEA Standard Items, CAD plans is required.

These Qualifications Would be Nice to Have:

  • AAS or Bachelor’s degree.

  • 5 years’ experience providing direct US Navy or commercial shipbuilding support.

  • Experience as a ship-fitter, electrician, pipe-fitter, machinist or tradesman working on ships from new construction to conversion.

  • Estimator, Planner/ Estimator, Trade Level Journeyman work experience or equivalent desired.

  • Experienced with use of Microsoft Office software products.

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As a federal contractor, CACI is subject to any federal vaccine mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status.