Electric Boat

  • Cost Engineer

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  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


    General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Description

    Applicant will work with other Cost Engineers to produce cost proposals supporting business decisions for new VIRGINIA Program procurements, COLUMBIA Class Program, Overhaul and Repair, CONFORM, and various other engineering and construction programs. Applicant will also frequently interface with respective program offices and engineering departments to fully understand the work scope and develop associated detailed labor hour and material cost estimates.


    Specifically, the applicant will:

    • Analyze returned costs in support of developing standard cost estimating relationships used in support of proposal development and trade-off studies
    • Work with management and Contracts to ensure solicitation requirements are understood and satisfied or effectively addressed
    • Support proposal fact-finding activities and contract negotiations as required
    • Support general analytical activities such as forecasting, budget performance analysis, capital and process improvement expenditures, as well as other special assignments

    Education/ Experience


    • Bachelor degree
    • Proficiency with Excel, including Pivot Tables and lookup functions


    • 2-plus years of related experience in Program Management or Engineering  or Finance or Purchasing
    • Proven ability to analyze data with minimal supervision



    • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel is required; the position will require the applicant to manipulate large sets of historical data and to develop comprehensive spreadsheets to estimate costs with strong attention to detail
    • Applicant should possess a considerable level of initiative and organizational skills and be a team player
    • Strong written and verbal skills are required to ensure clear communications with the customer as well as throughout the Corporation
    • Ability to handle information with the proper level of discretion and to review and understand technical documents is required
    • Position requires the ability to climb through and observe all areas of ships during construction/repair, support occasional travel, and work extended hours and weekends, as needed

    Physical Qualifications

    Climbing, Crawling, Kneeling, Light Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Reaching, Stooping, Twisting

    Environmental Attributes

    Inside, Outside


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