• Delmar, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full-time Drilling Manager needed for the Salisbury branch office. Candidate must be dependable, enthusiastic, detail-oriented and able to multi-task while working in a fast-paced environment.

This position will be responsible for the daily scheduling, safety, and logistics of the geotechnical drill crews. Responsibilities for this position will include the scheduling of all in-house and outside client drilling assignments and ensuring that the drill crews have drilling assignment sheets, boring location plans, and maps/directions to the project; the clearance of all underground utilities (public and private owned) through the Miss Utility system and private utility locators, obtaining well permits, and attendance at on-site meetings with utility locators prior to drilling being performed; the ordering of drilling equipment, tools, and supplies for the drill crews; random site visits and inspections of the drill crews to ensure drilling is being completed in accordance with the project requirements, production goals and project schedules/deadlines are being achieved, and crews are working safely; fleet management/maintenance and DOT compliance; attendance at pre-bid, pre-drill, and project progress meetings; ensuring drill crew are conforming with project and Hillis-Carnes safety requirements; and reviewing field data from drill crews on a daily basis for accuracy and completeness (i.e. drill logs, daily reports, daily tailgate safety meetings, etc.).

Additional Duties

Daily interaction with Hillis-Carnes engineers, branch managers, project managers, and outside clients for scheduling, project set-up, and project logistics.

Preparation of and setting up of Subcontract Agreements with subcontractors and rental agreements for projects.

Estimating drilling projects and proposal development.

Preparation of drilling submittals (i.e. staff resumes, project experience/qualifications, equipment lists, material lists, pre-qualification forms, etc.) for projects.

Preparation of project change orders for changes in scope of work.

Monitoring project budgets and controlling costs for project profitability.

Project invoicing.

Assist administrative staff and branch manager with Accounts Receivable calls to ensure timely payment on project invoices.

Attendance at networking events.

Recruitment, hiring and training of all drilling personnel.


  • Preferred 5 years or more of experience as a Geotechnical Driller or inspecting geotechnical drill crews in the field.
  • Experience managing and scheduling geotechnical drill crews is a plus.
  • Experience estimating, writing proposals, ordering materials/supplies/equipment, and project invoicing is a plus, but not required.
  • Able to obtain a Delaware Master Well Driller License.

Perform other duties as required to assist the Branch Manager of the Salisbury Branch in running a successful operation.

Hillis-Carnes offers an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, 401k, employee stock ownership, generous paid time off and much more.


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