Structural Estimator Project Mgr - 15891

Date: Dec 8, 2023

Location: San Diego, CA, California, United States

Company: HII's Mission Technologies division

​Requisition Number: 15891 

Required Travel: 0 - 10% 

Employment Type: Full Time/Salaried/Exempt

Hours Per Week: 40 

Anticipated Salary Range: $85,000.00 - $100,000.00 

Security Clearance: Ability to Obtain 

Level of Experience: Mid 

Who We Are

For over a century, HII has built and maintained the U.S. Navy’s most powerful warships. Join us as we continue to maintain the Navy’s readiness!


HII s seeking a Structural Estimator to join its team of qualified and diverse individuals supporting our Systems Integration (SI) Business Unit.  As the Structural Estimator, you will develop labor and ODC estimates in response to customer requests while ensuring compliance with company policies, as well as estimating system and customer requirements. The Structural Estimator will collaborate with SI leadership teams to develop pricing strategies in support of a diverse portfolio.


Preference is for individual to be based at our San Diego, CA location with periodic travel being required (<25%).   Teleworking from another FSG facility may be considered for an experienced candidate. In a teleworking situation, the candidate would travel as deemed necessary to support ship check/validation efforts.

What You Will Do

  • Develop labor estimates and subcontractor Statements of Work (SOW).

  • Ensure compliance with established policy, procedures, and processes addressing cost proposal development and quality standards.  Actively work to offer suggestion to enhance overall efficiency with the existing Pricing & Estimating (P&E) framework.

  • Assist the Quality Assurance office with QA Workbook development & closeout and vendor pre-fabrication quality inspections.

What You Must Have

  • 6 years relevant progressive experience with Bachelors in related field; 4 years relevant progressive experience with Masters in related field; or High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 years relevant progressive experience

  • Experience in shipboard structural modernization and repair.

  • Working knowledge of MIL-STD-1688, MIL-STD-1689, and Standard Item 009-12.

  • Experience in development of labor estimates.

  • Experience in development of SOWs in support subcontractor solicitations.

  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook).

  • Ability to travel as needed.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret DoD Security Clearance (Must be a US Citizen)

  • Ability to interpret government Request for Proposals (RFPs) and associated reference documents.

  • Ability to interpret ship installation drawings and installation design plans.

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to use them in informing and problem solving with a wide range of people.

  • Dynamic, self-starter with strong attention to detail and the ability to function independently, meet deadlines and achieve commitments.

  • A flexible approach to work, an understanding of working collaboratively on a team, and the willingness to be an active and supportive member of a cross-functional team.

Bonus Points For...

  • Experience planning and estimating Navy communication system upgrade installations on ships and shore stations worldwide.

  • Experience with NIWC SE3 and SE4 contracts and associated Cost Work Breakdown Schedules (CWBS).

  • Demonstrated experience in collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams.

  • NDT Level II / VT Inspector Certification and Experience

  • Current Active Security Clearance

Physical Requirements

May be required to visit job site in an industrial or shipboard environment. Normally not required to lift more than 40 pounds higher than three feet above feet/floor level.


HII’s Mission Technologies division develops integrated solutions that enable today’s connected, all-domain force. Capabilities include C5ISR systems and operations; the application of AI and machine learning to battlefield decisions; defensive and offensive cyberspace strategies and EW; unmanned, autonomous systems; LVC solutions; platform modernization; and critical nuclear operations. Together, HII's domain expertise and advanced technologies support mission partners anywhere around the globe. For more information, visit


HII is a global engineering and defense technologies provider. With a 135-year history of trusted partnerships in advancing U.S. national security, HII delivers critical capabilities ranging from the most powerful and survivable naval ships ever built, to unmanned systems, ISR and AI/ML analytics. HII leads the industry in mission-driven solutions that support and enable a networked, all-domain force. Headquartered in Virginia, HII’s skilled workforce is 44,000 strong.


HII is committed to cultivating an inclusive company culture to promote collaboration and enhance creativity by hiring a diverse work force. HII is an Equal Opportunity/Vets and Disabled Employer. U.S. Citizenship may be required for certain positions.