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The Driller LLC Senior Estimator / Project Manager in Pleasant Hill, Iowa

The Senior Estimator/Project Manager at The Driller, LLC will work in a fast-paced, exciting construction environment, executing bids and managing projects from initiation to completion. This person will be responsible for the overall direction, completion and financial outcome of projects.

The Driller, LLC is a specialty trenchless utility contractor using construction methods such as auger boring, tunneling, directional drilling, pilot tube, micro-tunneling, and pipe ramming that improve the underground infrastructure that the United States depends on.

The company provides a friendly and challenging work environment where you will find stability and significant opportunities for growth and advancement. We deliver a superior service that our customers associate with our company name.

The Driller, LLC is located in Des Moines, IA. There is potential for this position to work remotely.


You’re a good fit if you have:

  • Five (5) to seven (7)+ years experience as an Estimator and/or Project Manager.

  • Five (5)+ years experience in utilities and/or trenchless construction, ideally as a construction site foreman or superintendent.

  • Five (5)+ years experience managing others.

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field. A comparable amount of knowledge and experience can be acceptable.

  • Broad knowledge of the construction industry.

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) license is a plus.

    You’re a good fit if you are able to:

  • Manage multiple priorities simultaneously and manage time to meet tight project deadlines.

  • Be proactive and use foresight to predict and address concerns.

  • Effectively control jobsite operations and delegate authority when appropriate.

  • Use leadership and interpersonal skills to motivate others, instill the company culture, and set a positive example.

  • Work well as part of a team and independently with minimal direction.

  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both written and verbal.

  • Proficiently use Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel. Experience with estimating and/or project management software is preferred.

  • Travel to meetings and projects less than 10% of the time.


    As a member of our team, your responsibilities will include:

  • Estimate, review, and submit bids accurately, timely, and competitively.

  • Review customer drawings and expectations. Identify areas of concern and develop creative solutions to problems.

  • Supervise efficient preparation of pre-qualification, submittal and bid packages, as well as all job correspondence.

  • Follow-up on bids, solicit feedback, and maintain communication with customers throughout the bidding process.

  • Build customer markets in targeted regions.

  • Attend meetings (pre-bid, pre-construction, job, etc.) as required.

  • Prepare and maintain schedules for each job using estimate and contract documents, and request extensions when needed as required by contract.

  • Communicate schedules, construction processes and layouts with engineers, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, etc. providing excellent customer service and maintaining positive professional relationships.

  • Manage others, ensuring project superintendents understand and execute the work as required.

  • Purchase and coordinate delivery of materials, and ensure they are ready and available with enough lead-time to avoid delay of production.

  • Identify tools, equipment, or technology to complete a job and understands the benefits, costs and potential risks of each.

  • Ensure the project meets or exceeds its financial objectives by overseeing and monitoring operations.

  • Monitor and close out project financials: prepare cost breakdowns for billing, analyze job costs and address issues, and approve project invoices.

  • Execute, submit, and manage change orders.

  • Maintain detailed documentation to protect company’s interests.

  • Uphold a high standard of safety, quality, service, and production.

    Benefits of joining our team:

  • Competitive compensation.

  • 401(k) / profit-share plan.

  • Health and life insurance.

  • Voluntary vision, dental and disability insurance.

  • Cafeteria §125 Plan (Flex Plan).

  • Vacation, sick, holiday, and bonus holiday pay.

  • Safety apparel allowance and PPE provided.

  • Referral program.

  • Family-owned and -operated.

    Successful applicants will exemplify our Core Values:

  • Hard-Working

  • Positive Attitude

  • Continual Learning and Growth

  • Productive and Efficient

  • Team-Oriented

  • Integrity