Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Estimator with management experience and exceptional people skills. Versed in interpreting contact specifications, drawings, and historical data and producing customer and organization deliverables in pursuit of profitable business contracts. Desires a challenging role as a team player of a successful organization.

Core Qualifications
  • Results-oriented
  • Client-focused
  • Computer proficient
  • Reports generation and analysis
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Quick learner
  • Operations management
  • Account Management
02/2014 to 04/2015 Surveyor Technical Assistant Kratos Defense And Security | Los Angeles, CA,
  • Perform Surveys on new construction vessels concentrating on structural, mechanical, and electrical installation compliance throughout the building, testing and operational phases for the vessel with adherence to the applicable standards, Maritime Class Society rules and contract specifications.
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings for structural and system compliance.
  • Document non-conformities and interface with the responsible person to resolve issues during the vessels construction.
  • Witness operational testing of mechanical, electrical and safety systems onboard the vessels.
  • Document condition, performance and issues of non-compliance in accordance with test procedures, vendor operation manuals, and applicable rules and regulations.
  • Follow ABS process instructions to prepare and perform the required surveys.
  • Assist with preparing delivery documentation for vessels regulatory compliance including major equipment tracking information, and maintaining office files throughout construction assuring completion of the necessary surveys and tests on the vessel in accordance with ABS's document control procedures.
03/2012 to 12/2013 Business Management and Proposal Analyst Christopher Consultants, Ltd | Leesburg, VA,
  • Manage an Estimating team in the pursuit of commercial business ventures in the Shipbuilding and Oil and Gas Industry.
  • Organize bid information and proposal deliverables, create a plan of action, responsible for costing the labor and material estimate, develop and employ use of spreadsheet and database tools to price and prepare estimating information for reviews, review and prepare information ad slides for presentations and management review.
  • Interact with Engineering, Supply Chain, Business Management, and Operations organizations to compile information that support the estimating rationale for the facility labor rates based on historical completion rates that allow for realistic estimating of projects.
  • Responsible for development and reporting of Human Resource data and internal Cost data to meet government auditing requirements within the organization and externally to meet government reporting requirements.
  • Interact with functional organizations across the company to collect, organize, and prepare the input information for the reporting requirements toward the facility shut down.
06/2007 to 03/2012 Program Cost Control Analyst Integrated Electrical Services, Inc. | Winder, GA,
  • Rotated to Cost Schedule Control on 06/2007 as part of the corporate employee rotation initiative.
  • Assist in the development and coordination of material cost and quantity variance analysis for cost trending and forecasting information for projects.
  • Ensure project control elements provide management comprehensive information for decision making.
  • Report to management the annual and monthly project performance compared to the Annual Operating Plan and Comprehensive Estimate at Complete for Material associated to projects.
  • Development of variance analysis and reporting of monthly performance of the Budget at Completion for Material in the Earned Value System associated to projects.
  • Review Material issues pertaining to specific program material budgets, cost, and commitments to quantify the impact on a project.
05/1997 to 06/2007 Analyst Pricing/Cost Estimating Level IV NGSS Avondale Operations | City, STATE,
  • Promoted Pricing/Cost Estimating Analyst Level IV on 04/2006.
  • Responsible for leading the preparation of Multi-million dollar Detailed and Budgetary cost proposals including coordinating and providing work direction to other Cost Analyst for the Labor and/or Material Estimates.
  • Review and interpret customer request for costing and develop a Plan of Action for completing estimates.
  • Gather, compile, and ensure cost data using spreadsheets and database tools to record the cost elements and activities.
  • Evaluate reasonableness of summarized cost using techniques such as high-level analogy, parametric analysis, and other methods consistent in the construction industry.
  • Interact with Engineering, Supply Chain Management, and Operation organizations supplying supporting data for Proposals.
  • Perform price and cost analysis during work in progress and post-delivery, prepare reports and assist with Customer audit request.
  • Develop and apply factors through historical data and experience adjusting for work scope associated with the job for labor man-hours Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs) and material cost.
  • Develop working databases, spreadsheets and presentations for estimate preparation, presentation, reporting and tracking.
01/1997 to 05/1997 Chief Surveyor ENSCO | City, STATE,
  • Supervise repairs and refurbishment of jack up drill rigs as a customer representative.
  • Duties included coordinating shipyard personnel to complete work packages, survey work in progress through completion, write deficiency reports, order materials for subcontractors to accomplish work and maintain daily logs of work completed.
  • Assure work met company and regulatory body standards.
04/1992 to 01/1997 Estimator Avondale Shipyard | City, STATE,
  • Coatings, HVAC, Insulation, Carpentry and Deck Covering) Responsible for the Coatings, HVAC, Insulation, Carpentry and Deck Covering disciplines.
  • Read and interpret ship design specifications, drawings and prepare material take-off in preparation of the labor and material estimate for the scope of work.
  • Prepare material requirements for vendor quotes; collect and analyze quote information; choose a technically acceptable vendor with competitive cost.
  • Analyze past project data to develop historical Cost Estimating Relationships (CERs) for future projects.
  • Apply developed CERs for work scope, specifications and period of performance to calculate labor and material cost of new projects.
  • Collect data to Monitor and Analyze man-hours and material cost during and post project construction for progressing actual execution verses estimated performance.
01/1979 to 04/1992 Lead QA Inspector Avondale Shipyard | City, STATE,
  • Responsible for surveying the construction of sea-going vessels from initial fabrication through delivery.
  • Prepared deficiency reports to ensure craftsmanship met company, regulatory and customer requirements.
  • Read and Interpret construction drawing for construction compliance.
  • Interfaced with Engineering for technical support to correct non-conforming discrepancies.
  • Maintained production schedules, reporting progress to management on a monthly basis.
Expected in 2015 Associate Degree | Marine Engineering , , GPA:
Marine Engineering
Expected in 2012 Bachelor of Science | Business Management University of Phoenix, , GPA:
Business Management
Expected in 2010 Associate of Arts | Business Management Axia College, , GPA:
Business Management
Expected in 1980 Commerical and Residential Air Conditioning and Heating | Jefferson Vo-Tech School West Jefferson High School, , GPA:

Auditing, budgeting, Client Relations, cost analysis, lead development, costing, databases, decision making, delivery, direction, documentation, Estimating, forecasting, drawings, regulatory compliance, materials, mechanical, Microsoft Access, Excel, office, Power Point, new construction, presentations, Pricing, progress, Proposals, Ship repairs, reporting, safety, Surveys, technical support, variance analysis

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School Attended

  • University of Phoenix
  • Axia College
  • Jefferson Vo-Tech School West Jefferson High School

Job Titles Held:

  • Surveyor Technical Assistant
  • Business Management and Proposal Analyst
  • Program Cost Control Analyst
  • Analyst Pricing/Cost Estimating Level IV
  • Chief Surveyor
  • Estimator
  • Lead QA Inspector


  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts
  • Commerical and Residential Air Conditioning and Heating

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