Project Manager/Project Estimator

Marine Construction · Long Beach, California
Department Marine Construction
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $75-$85K DOE

Department: Marine Construction

Reports to: Project Manager(s)

Schedule: Full-time; May involve travel to several locations and extended stays outside of home port. Long hours, short notice travel, weekend duties, and occasional 24 hour on-call status may occur.         



Curtin Maritime is a dynamic Marine Construction and Marine Transportation company experiencing rapid growth. We pride ourselves on our ability to offer a wide variety of marine construction and transportation solutions while adhering to our pillars of Efficiency, Innovation, and Integrity.


A dynamic problem solver with a proven track record in Construction, Marine Operations and / or Offshore construction project management. You understand that everyone on the project team plays a critical role in the successful outcome of the project, and you’re willing and eager to jump into any role as needed. We’re looking for a team player who is agile enough to seamlessly transition from a leadership role to a supporting one to fit the needs of the company. An expert communicator who coordinates combined efforts from various departments to efficiently execute the project objectives. You take ownership and are comfortable with responsibility handed to you. You are willing to learn and grow using your talents to build successful proposals and execute projects.


The Project Manager/Project Estimator is responsible for managing all aspects of marine construction projects including researching and providing technical/operational expertise to the Bid Team, participating in the preparation of the proposal, labor and resource planning with operations and crewing, scheduling, generating, and reviewing complex project requirements/specifications/drawings, and executing the project to completion and final approval. This person should be adept at estimating projects and writing proposals with technical assistance from others on the Curtin team.


  • Estimating Marine Construction Projects
  • Writing Proposals for Marine Construction projects
  • Assist in the preparation of proposal and bid packages
  • Project scheduling using Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Assist in development of project plan that meets client requirements and timeline
  • Maintain organized and thorough record-keeping throughout the project.
  • Lead, supervise and assist crew with key project duties.
  • Overall responsibility for successful execution of the job.
  • Serve as primary contact and preserve relationship with the client.


  • Primary point of contact for clients.
  • Gather customer requirements and specifications.
  • Provide technical expertise to the Bid Team to assist in the preparation of proposals.
  • Develop project plan and regularly track project milestones.
  • Identify potential conflicts or delays in the project timeline and work to resolve.
  • Manage resources needed to successfully complete the project.
  • Track project expenditures and report to the Controller.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulatory agencies.
  • Miscellaneous tasks as assigned.


Mental Aptitudes

  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction specifications. Marine Construction preferred, not required.
  • Ability to identify and anticipate task sequence conflicts, and efficiency opportunities.
  • Self-motivated team player with a strong work ethic.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
  • Ability to effectively manage projects that vary in nature and scope.
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no guidance but know when to ask for help.
  • Ability to multi-task and work efficiently in an environment with many interruptions.
  • Confidence to initiate communication with crewmembers and staff.
  • Work outside as well as on board a vessel.
  • Must comply with all work rules, including those that pertain to safety and health.

Physical Aptitudes

  • Must meet "fit for duty" requirements upon job offer (pre-employment physical and drug test)
  • The employee must meet physical requirements including but not limited to, walking, stooping,

kneeling, crouching, crawling, climbing up/down ladders and stairs, negotiating uneven and

moving surfaces.

  • Must be able to climb onto tugs, barges and up and down ladders.
  • Must be able to work in difficult conditions with exposure to all weather conditions (rain, ice,

snow, wind, heat, etc.)

  • Ability to work when exposed to odors, dust, dirt, mechanical hazards, high noise levels, and

potentially hazardous equipment.


  • Five years of project management experience, marine construction projects preferred, but not required.
  • USACE QC certification desirable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project.
  • Knowledge of Primavera P6 scheduling software a plus.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD a plus.
  • Ability to operate tablets (Microsoft Windows).
  • Valid Driver's License with clean driving record required.

Curtin Maritime offers great Benefits Packages including Medical, (Dental, Vision, STD & AD&D/Life Insurance at not cost for employee's coverage) Option to elect additional Life Insurance, Option to elect Health and/or Dependent Flexible Spending Account. 

Curtin Maritime is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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  • Location
    Long Beach, California
  • Department
    Marine Construction
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $75-$85K DOE