Estimator/Project Manager

Core Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the preparation of estimates. Will work closely with owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors and others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required; meticulous attention to detail.
  • Evaluate plans and specifications, attend pre-bid meetings, and ensure a complete and comprehensive scope of work.
  • Create, send and manage subcontractor and material supplier requests for pricing.
  • Review design options and recommend the best solution based on cost, quality or availability of materials.
  • Interpret project plans/specifications to identify labor, material and time requirements to perform work.
  • Effectively present information to top management and public groups.
  • Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, in addition to a general understanding of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing.
  • Organize, manage, process and complete all payment applications/reports in a timely manner.
  • Must possess an excellent knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Frequently work within tight time restraints to quickly place bids on jobs or help determine the cost feasibility.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with owners and engineers.
  • Responsible for the overall project including cost, schedule, quality, safety and promoting a good relationship with the client.
  • Use the company’s computer system, records, files, and programs for estimating and project management, Microsoft Windows and other programs as needed


  • Must possess a valid driver license.
  • Must be able to read and speak English.
  • All employees are subject to pre-employment drug and physical health screen.
  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as engineering or construction, or five years of experience management and estimating experience.

Benefits: paid holidays, health and life insurance, 401K

Salary based on experience.

Hodgman Drainage Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, visit us online at and complete an application, or visit us in person at 16536 County Hwy 34, Dodge Center, MN 55927, or email your cover letter and resume to