Estimator/Project Manager

Location : Ocala, FL

Miller Pipeline is a premier underground pipeline construction and repair contractor with operations in 20 states.

At Miller Pipeline you will find:

  • Opportunities for advancement (Grow Here at Miller Pipeline)
  • Competitive wages and industry-leading benefits
  • A team-oriented atmosphere centered around our core values of Safety, Quality, Commitment, and Reputation

    To find out more about what a career with Miller Pipeline can mean for you and your family, check out our Who We Are page.


This person will determine all logistical aspects needed for new potential projects, and coordinate all elements of existing work projects.

  • Be self-disciplined with a good work ethic, willing to work as needed to complete your workload.
  • Work Hours: 6:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Close shop one night a week (stay until 6:00 pm).
  • Work as needed to complete workload.
  • Fill out and submit miscellaneous permits (ROW, Fire, and Utility)
  • Miscellaneous errands to pick up supplies, equipment, permits, and bids.
  • Basic understanding of computers and excel spreadsheets.
  • Maintain an organized filing system (detail-oriented).



The Estimator job duties start with a new project to bid.

Plans Review:

    • Perform accurate, detailed material quantity takeoffs by scaling Engineering plans.
    • Thoroughly review plans looking for any possible conflicts between utilities, or unspecified items (tie-ins, traffic control, testing, and unforeseen items in the bid quantities).
    • Write detailed notes or notations on the plans that may be necessary to clearly state how a certain item was figured.

Price Quotes:

  • Order and receive material quotes from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Evaluate prices, and apply the lowest reasonable price quote to the corresponding bid item.
  • Format takeoffs and prices onto proposal sheet (includes subcontractors and assemblies) with sales tax.
  • Compile plans, specs, notes, and proposal sheets for review and final bid pricing.



The Project Manager Job duties begin when the job has been awarded.


  • Receive shop drawings and material submittals from all suppliers and subcontractors, review for accuracy.
  • Assemble into complete packages and submit to the project engineer for approval.
  • Notify suppliers and subcontractors of the project schedule. Order materials and fabrication of pre-cast structures after approval.

As-built drawings:

  • Draw up separate scaled down “As-built” drawings for Water, Sewer, Storm, and Force Main (drawings to include pipe sizes, fittings, lot numbers, and street names).
  • Record daily logs of work performed by crews on as-built drawings.
  • Note changes and verify the need for change orders with the superintendent.
  • Prepare Change Orders using proposal format.
  • Assemble a Forman’s package including, Plans, As-builts, Proposal without prices, suppliers material lists, permits, and traffic plans (existing permits and traffic plans may need to be obtained from the prime contractor).


  • Coordinate monthly billings based on work performed (using as-built drawings).
  • Give copies of supplier price lists to the person in charge of billing for comparison with actual invoices.


  • Coordinate and schedule material orders, subcontractors, surveyors, soil testing labs, city inspectors with project superintendent.
  • Order utility locates prior to starting work.
  • Update project superintendent on all project issues.



  • High School diploma
  • 1+ year construction project management experience and/or training.
  • Excellent written and oral communication to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, etc.
  • Able to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.