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Posted on 08/18/2023

Estimator – Michels Trenchless, Inc.

Michels Trenchless, Inc. sets the standard for complete infrastructure construction and rehabilitation with minimal surface disruptions. We’ve been performing trenchless construction for decades, and it shows. Our leaders, managers, and field personnel have amassed an extensive resume of successful projects. Regardless of whether we are working close to home or thousands of miles away, our people deliver consistent quality, safety, and performance. Do you? Our work improves lives. Find out how a career at Michels Trenchless, Inc. can change yours.  

As an Estimator, your key responsibilities will be to evaluate bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid, win and execute the project. Estimators must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that quotes are received in a timely manner. Estimators also work with the Project Management teams to follow-up on bids and budgets to review project performance. It is essential to have strong attention to detail and effective time management skills. Critical for success is the ability to work independently.  

Why Michels Trenchless, Inc.?

  • We extend the limits of possibilities in trenchless construction
  • We will never ask you to prioritize speed ahead of safety
  • We are family owned and operated
  • We invest an average of $5,000 per employee on training each year
  • We share experience and insights to develop industry leaders
  • We are a part of the Michels Family of Companies, a global leader in energy and infrastructure construction
  • We offer a comprehensive benefits program, including Health, Dental, Life, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Account, Short Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance, 401(k) plan, Legal Plan, and Identity Theft and Monitoring Plan. Depending on your positions and location you may participate in a different benefit plan.  

Why you?

  • Yo u take pride in completing projects others would not attempt
  • Y ou want to take the lead with evolving technology
  • You enjoy knowing the best work requires a total team effort
  • You like to know your ideas and dedication are noticed and appreciated
  • You look forward to the challenge of coordinating with multiple groups
  • You are self-motivated 

What it takes:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Finance or related field, 3-5 years’ experience in construction industry, or equivalent combination
  • Must possess a valid driver license for the type(s) of vehicles which may be driven and an acceptable driving record
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe
  • Competent with estimating software (B2W, etc.)
  • Utility construction experience (specifically CIPP and/or SIPP applications) – desired
  • Project Management and/or negotiation experience
  • Position requires around 25% travel for jobsite visits, pre-bid meetings, and pre-construction meetings 


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Michels Trenchless, Inc.
Michels Trenchless, Inc.
Midwest Region | Otsego, MN
Employment Duration
Full Time
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