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Project Manager

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Located In:  Grandview, MO
Date Posted: 
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Grandview, MO
Start Date:  2020-07-30
Requisition #:  R8887
Positions Available: 
 12015 Merritt Rd Grandview Missouri 64030

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Project Manager (PM) will be responsible in the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control and completion of medium to high voltage electrical substation and transmission line material procurement project ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitment and goals. This Individual Contributor position will be responsible for identifying key project milestones and developing a project timeline that supports the defined project deliverables. The Project Manager owns identifying project risk and assessing that risk to develop appropriate and effective mitigation strategies. The PM will serve as a principal point of contact internally from the inquiry stage through the delivery and closeout of all orders related to each assigned customer account. The PM will coordinate efforts of the team members and any third party contractors or consultants in order to meet the project deliverables according to the project plan. The PM provides weekly project status updates to management and executive level.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Senior Director of Substation Packaging and has no direct reports and no indirect reports
  • This role requires up to 30% travel (domestically), including overnight stays
  • Review clients detailed drawings, written specifications and perform "Take-off" of custom structures, equipment and material required for electrical substations
  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end
  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support the customer requirements, business goals, and project margin
  • Conduct risk identification, assessment, and mitigation strategies
  • Determine the most economic and cost efficient material conforming to project drawings and specifications
  • Confirm all necessary materials and supplies are included in the scope of work and ensure that unnecessary items are excluded from the estimates.
  • Identify key project milestones and develop a project timeline and management plan
  • Develop full scale project plans and associated communications documents
  • Proactively administer contract documents and requirements to control liquidated damage impacts
  • Forecast material and resource requirements and manage project team members to meet these requirements
  • Communicates with customer, when appropriate, on impacts to schedule and documents changes internally and externally
  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stake holders
  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team
  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path
  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools
  • Track project milestones and deliverables
  • Coordinate the development and delivery of progress reports, requirements documentation and any presentations
  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans
  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project lifecycle
  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work
  • Provides weekly project updates and reports so as to effectively communicate project status
  • Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project
  • Conduct project post mortems and create recommendations report for future project successes
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Obtain quotes from several manufacturers for equipment and material items. Be able to negotiate pricing with manufacturers.
  • Be responsible for accurate quantity take-offs on quotations for customers
  • Organize material lists for electrical substation or transmission lines
  • Prepare accurate material orders
  • Review and check in material at arrival to verify compliance with project orders.
  • Ensure proper fit and functions of product by checking drawings, cut-sheets, material dimensions, etc.
  • Proactively identify and implement strategies to reduce project costs, maximize production, and enhance customer relations
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Preferred Bachelor's Degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or Associate's Degree with 7+ years of relevant experience or 9+ years of relevant experience
  • Ability to define measurable project goals
  • Proficient in defining and using Critical Path Methodology (CPM)
  • Proficient in defining project activity constraints and assumptions
  • Ability to develop schedules that integrate dependent and independent activities, including start-end time dependencies and time/cost estimates for activities.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the Valmont organization, including customers and third party contractors or consultants.
  • The ability to identify potential project schedule risks and cost adherence
  • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Maintain daily project event logs and effectively develop both written and oral project status information
  • Models cooperative and team building communication skills.
  • All MS Office Suite programs and General computer knowledge

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a substation related field, such as: Substation Engineer, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Designer / Detailer, Electrical Lineman, Inside Sales, Drafter
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Maintain daily project event logs and effectively develop both written and oral project status information
  • Models cooperative and team building communication skills
  • Proficient in isolating and in managing scope creep
  • The ability to identify opportunities for improved project performance
  • Understanding contract terms and associated risks
  • Understanding standard cost accounting methods
  • Undertaking project profitability analysis
  • Ability to manage a project team in a matrix organization
  • MS Project or other scheduling program experience
  • Experience with AutoCAD
  • Good understanding of principles, methods, and techniques of civil, structural and electrical construction
  • Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, 1-2 year technical degree, or related trade plus a minimum of 2 years related experience with a commercial or industrial general contractor

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. Moderate travel requirements exist for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Applications accepted through August 29, 2020


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Making the World a Better Place to Live

Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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