Cost Estimator IV- Singapore in Singapore, at Austal

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Any qualified individual with a disability who is having difficulty in completing an application because of incompatible technology or other disability-related application issues may contact us at the following phone number for assistance: 251-445-1932.
Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO:  Director of Cost and Price


PURPOSE:  To develop competitive estimates for post-delivery contract proposals and/or new construction.


  • Review and comprehend technical and administrative documents such as Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
  • Assess RFPs to determine scope of project to include timeline, labor, list of materials and subcontract requirements. May serve on a multi-disciplinary team to appropriately assess RFPs.
  • The position requires intermediate knowledge and experience with reviewing work specifications, engineering drawings, Liaison Action Requests (LAR), technical manuals and NAVSEA standard items in order to provide detailed cost estimates to the paragraph and trade level for labor, material, safety, quality and 009-23 interferences requirements in a blended estimate which includes make/buy decisions.
  • Develop estimates and preliminary pricing for proposals. 
  • Input project information into database.
  • Participate in proposal reviews with management.
  • Assist proposal development in validating vendor and subcontractor quotes for related tasks.
  • Daily communication within Estimating Group and interaction with the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) Group, Contracts, Supply Chain, Post Delivery Project Management Team and Navy Program Management Team.
  • Performs other duties and special projects as requested by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, engineering, or related field with six (6) years’ directly related estimating experience, or 10 years directly related estimating shipbuilding experience or combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of LCS Class Maintenance Plan a plus.
  • Knowledge of ship construction and relationships between trades.
  • Experience interacting with production, multiple support departments, customer representatives and equipment manufacturers.
  • Knowledge of ship terminology.
  • Proven ability to interpret request for quotations (RFQ), engineering drawings and work specifications.
  • Familiar with the different types of government cost accounting practices (FAR, DFAR, CAS) including TINA.
  • Familiar with the different types of estimates/proposals (RFP, RFQ, ROM, etc.) and different types of government contracts (CPFF, CPAF, FPFF, FPAF, etc.).
  • Advanced working knowledge of computer software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Willingness to work irregular and sometimes lengthy work schedules.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Work autonomously. Resolves moderately complex issues escalates most complex issues through the department chain of command. Works within established guidelines and relevant procedures.

LIAISES WITH: Program Managers, Project Managers and Coordinators, all Production Departments, Subcontractors, Functional Leads, Production Control, Engineering, customers and clients, all support organizations across the company, and surveying authority.


  Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment with Austal USA:

  • Must be Fully Vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a personal security clearance.
  • 18 years of age or older at time of application.
  • Able to provide proof of US Person Status
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date


  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.