Price and Proposal Estimator IV

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #876
  • Salary: $95,000.00

Our client, a prominent shipyard in the Mobile area, is looking for several Price and Proposal Estimator IVs to join their team.

Duties include:

  • Establishing pricing proposals and providing compliant packages
  • Participate in new bid proposals
  • Preparing and presenting proposal briefing packages for approval
  • Providing negotiation support for complex cost proposals
  • Establish labor metrics for use in process improvement and estimate preparation
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining pricing standards
  • Quality Assurance checks on final proposals


  • Bachelors degree in accounting, finance, and a minimum of 6 years of direct pricing experience
  • ProPricer 9X system experience
  • Ability to develop and execute pricing strategies, competitive analysis, risk assessment, and cost analysis desired
  • Technical knowledge in a manufacturing, industrial environment helpful
  • Federal Contract proposal experience and federal contract experience
  • Familiar with FAR and DFAR; TINA experience a plus
  • Familiar with RFP, RFQ, ROM, etc., and government contracts knowledge (CDFF, CPAF, FPFF, FPIF, etc.)
  • Proficient in MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Payroll Clerk

  • Location: Summerdale, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #835
  • Salary: $35,360.00

FirstFour Staffing is partnered with a client in Summerdale, AL seeking a Payroll Clerk


  • Manages Garnishments, Tax Levy, and Child Support orders for all clients. This includes issuing responses, setting up deductions in the payroll system, researching questions/issues, etc.
  • Checks payrolls as assigned as well as back up checker for department as needed.
  • Keep Check Printing room stocked and organized.
  • Assist with the processing of cutback checks.
  • Process mail with correct postage and put-up front for pick up.
  • Establishes and maintains a positive working relationship with clients, co-workers & other departments.
  • Assist in special projects as assigned by management and other duties as assigned. 


  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to listen, communicate (written and verbal), excellent grammar, spelling and proofreading skills and follow-up effectively with all staffing levels and clients/customers.
  • Ability to work independently, self-starter, energetic.
  • Must be detail oriented. 
  • Able to adhere to tight deadlines.
  • High School diploma required. 
  • Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word and Excel. 
  • Able to handle highly confidential information.

Senior Accountant

  • Location: Mobile, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #831
  • Salary: $60,000.00

FirstFour Staffing is partnered with a client in Mobile, AL seeking a Senior Accountant to supervise an invoicing department. This is an excellent opportunity with growth potential.


  • Identify and handle prepaids and accruals
  • Manage payroll process
  • Manage the invoicing and A/R functions
  • Review outgoing invoices
  • Ensure that invoicing is done in a timely manner
  • Oversee special projects as assigned
  • Review and update policies and procedures
  • Help with project accounting and reporting


  • Bachelor degree in accounting required
  • 3+ years of general accounting experience
  • Some supervisory experience preferred
  • Technology savvy
  • NetSuite software experience a plus

Capital Investments Procurement Analyst

  • Location: Calvert, Alabama
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #779
  • Salary: $62,000.00

Capital Investments Procurement Analyst

The ideal candidate will work in a transactional, large volume, deadline-driven procurement environment, advancing the procurement activities of large capital investments and services to meet the business goals.

The Basics:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Analytics, Engineering, or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Procurement role, to include at least 2 years working with large capital investments
  • Strong working knowledge of large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Knowledge of large OEM procurement contracts and the contract management of these contracts.  This includes payment terms, performance bonds/irrevocable letters of credit, liquidated and actual damage clauses and international shipping and logistics terms.
  • Knowledge of the procurement lifecycle, negotiations, and the contract management of Construction Service contracts.  This should include EPCM, EPC, Engineering Services and General Contractor contracts.  This experience should also include Time & Material, Cost Reimbursable and Fixed Fee / Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts. 
  • Knowledge of the procurement lifecycle, negotiations, and the contract management of Construction Permanent Plant Materials (PPM) contracts.  This experience should include electrical, mechanical, piping, structural steel and concrete / reinforcing bar contracts.  Knowledge and experience should include domestic and international suppliers; with a focus on US based suppliers where possible. 
  • Excellent communication skills, including reporting on Procurement progress to C-Level executives as part of the Project Reporting Process. 
  • Proficiency in:
    • Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)
    • Market and industry research/analysis techniques
    • Strategic sourcing best practices
    • Understanding of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
    • Project Management

The Extras:

  • Steel experience preferred.
  • Proficient understanding of and ability to read legal contracts.
  • Experience with working on large Capital Projects, specifically in the Metals or Heavy Industrial space.


  • Demonstrates strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills; demonstrates a deep level of detail as it relates to contracts and procurement activities.
  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Knows the most effective and efficient processes to move the project forward, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Detailed orientated while still maintain a strategic or big picture focus.
  • Ability to interpret and apply understanding of key financial indicators to make better business decisions
  • Builds strong customer relationships and delivers customer-centric solutions
  • Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
  • Secures and deploys resources effectively and efficiently
  • Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies
  • Identifies the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Relates openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people


  • Evaluate, qualify, and accurately select suppliers in terms of quality, service, cost and capability
  • Prepare, negotiate, execute, manage and coordinate agreements for assigned commodities and/or services
  • Ensure plant needs and requirements are met while maintaining strong communication lines and high level of
  • customer service with internal customers and suppliers
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and identify non value-added activities related to categories; Present and
  • implement cost-savings ideas and opportunities
  • Research assigned markets and understand the associated processes, knowledge of potential suppliers, and
  • their capabilities
  • Process a high volume of requisitions from multiple areas for assigned categories
  • Assist in obtaining quotes, analyzing bids, and issuing purchase orders and expedites
  • Collaborate with departments for problem resolution, such as invoice discrepancies, non-conforming material, and proof of delivery
  • Work with various Procurement team members to ensure that the Project receives the best value, with the least risk on each contract. 
  • Effectively manage outside or contract Procurement and Contract resources assigned to the team.
  • Gathering data for reports and organizing the complex information for ease of communications
  • Interface with all Project Team members, EPCM members and OEMs to ensure accurate and complete understanding of all project documents, standards and contracts
  • Demonstrates the company values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability