Price and Proposal Estimator IV in Mobile, AL at Austal

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Mobile, AL

Job Description

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. 


  • Involvement in all aspects of Austal’s pricing/estimating process.
  • Responsible for establishing pricing proposals for new vessel construction, post-delivery and change orders.
  • Review and analyze RFPs and SOWs for pricing requirements and structure in order to provide compliant pricing packages.
  • Participate in new bid proposals as a primary member of the Cost/Price Volume team, assisting in preparation of schedules, specialized government forms, etc.
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting proposal briefing packages to management for review and approval.
  • Responsible for interfacing with customers (Government and /or commercial) and internal departments (Marketing, Contracts, Purchasing, Production, Finance, Design, etc.) on related issues involving pricing rates and factors.
  • Responsible for providing negotiation support for moderate to highly complex cost proposals.
  • Participate in reviewing, compiling and analyzing data to establish labor metrics for use in process improvement and preparing estimates.
  • Responsible for helping to implement an efficient, effective and compliant estimating/pricing process.  i.e. establish and maintain pricing standards
  • Support department and corporate initiatives for process improvements.  Support business development initiatives.
  • Responsible for performing Quality Assurance checks on final proposals prior to submittal.


  • Four year degree in accounting, finance, engineering, or related field and six (6)  years’ direct pricing experience or a commensurate combination of education and experience to be 10 years in total education/ experience.
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of the ProPricer 9X system.
  • Ability to develop and execute pricing strategies, competitive analysis, risk assessment and cost analysis desired.
  • Technical knowledge in a commercial, heavily industrial or shipbuilding environment a plus, proposal experience and federal contract performance preferred.
  • Familiar with the government cost accounting practices (FAR and DFAR) including TINA a strong plus.
  • Familiar with the different types of estimates/proposals (RFP, RFQ, ROM, etc.) and different types of government contracts (CDFF, CPAF, FPFF, FPIF, etc.).
  • Must have exceptional communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Advanced working knowledge of computer software applications, (MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

    TOOLS: Not Applicable

    DIRECTION EXERCISED: Responsible for working autonomously or with minimum supervision or as part of a quick pace company team and meet aggressive deadlines.

    DISCRETION EXERCISED: Works within established guidelines, helps to establish new guidelines of modest complexity.


  • Interfaces with company management, administration, technical, design and production trades as well as customer (government and commercial) personnel on a diversity of contracts.
  • Work directly with the Director Cost and Price, Marketing, Contracts, Finance, Program Management, Procurement, and Production in preparation of pricing proposals (new bids and change orders)


  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance may be required if deemed necessary in the scope of your position responsibilities.
  • Candidates must meet the following employment eligibility guidelines to be eligible for employment  with Austal USA:
    • 18 years or older at time of application
    • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
    • 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
    • Willing to submit to a drug screen
    • Willing to submit to a background check