Job Position

Project Manager/Supervisor

Project managers/supervisors are responsible for multiple crews that install, maintain and service irrigation systems. Project managers/supervisors meet with clients, develop bids and cost estimates, schedule and assign projects, and ensure that crews follow all required procedures and safety regulations. Project managers also develop budgets and financial forecasts, as well as implement plans to increase sales, profitability, market share and customer satisfaction.


  • Develop and implement plans to add accounts, introduce new services, grow market share and improve profitability.
  • Meet with prospective clients and develop detailed lists of materials, estimated costs and project bids.
  • Work with the branch manager to identify staffing needs and hire crew members.
  • Schedule projects, assign employees, coordinate subcontractors, order materials, assign equipment and schedule deliveries to the job site.
  • Conduct weekly job site inspections and monitor crews’ production rates, quality control and safety performance.
  • Communicate with clients and job site foremen throughout each project, and resolve customer service issues.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulations, reporting requirements, equal employment opportunity laws and company policies.
  • Monitor changing market conditions, business opportunities and competitors.

Education & Experience

  • Two-year associate degree required; four-year bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Three to five years irrigation and foreman experience required.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Recommended certification(s): Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT), Certified Irrigation Technician (CIT), manufacturer certification, state landscape certification or irrigation license.


  • $60,000 – $85,000* 

*Irrigation industry compensation information is based on reporting by Irrigation Association members, industry recruiters, online job postings and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compensation varies by candidate experience and job location. This data is provided for information only and does not represent a guarantee or commitment by the Irrigation Foundation.

Possible career path: Bidder/Estimator, Purchaser, Irrigation DesignerBranch Manager