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Substation Design Engineer

Valmont Industries, Inc. locationGrandview, MO
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info linkReport a probelm Originally Posted : October 01, 2021 | Expires : October 31, 2021


Job Location
Grandview, MO, United States


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:

This Individual Contributor position is responsible for structural analysis and design of "standard" products to be quoted and fabricated by the Valmont Steel Group. Included in this is the full design responsibility for processing specific orders and general design engineering support for drafting and sales.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyze and design products by Finite Element Method and other structural design software taking into consideration both public safety, manufacturability, and minimum cost balancing competitiveness and profitability

  • Interpret customer specifications, customer needs, and market/sales needs

  • Communicate engineering data to the customer and others. The latter includes itemizing cost-related requirements of a quotation, including weights, reviewing engineering drawings and evaluating as-built product.

  • Direct efforts of the Drafting Group to assure that project requirements have been properly detailed and that order processing proceeds smoothly and rapidly

  • Internal relationships and communications that promote a professional attitude towards the work and the office environment

  • Recommend changes in design criteria, analysis methods, drafting procedures and developing new methods and procedures when appropriate

  • Recommend tests to confirm theoretical designs when necessary and plan and coordinate the testing

  • Communicate information about new ideas, product and system improvements, etc. to encourage increased morale and efficiency throughout the company and to enhance Valmont's image as the leader in our industry

  • Improve work skills for advancement, specifically: knowledge of fabrication concepts; design requirements and advanced methods of analysis

Other Important Details about the Role:

The Design Engineer reports to Engineering Supervisor, who reports to Division Engineering Director. At this continuing development level, the incumbent performs routine engineering work requiring application of standard techniques, procedures and criteria in carrying out a sequence of related engineering tasks. General direction of a Senior Design, Design and/or Associate Drafter will normally be a part of this job. For training and developmental purposes, assignments may include work that may be otherwise typically of a higher level.

The products within the scope of this position are basically fabricated steel structures. "Standard" structures include both guyed and freestanding cantilever poles and frame structures; the latter using previously developed concepts and preprocessors. Familiarity with the design requirements of other product lines may be required.

The work primarily includes interpretation of customer specifications and design and analysis of structures to meet those specifications, in combination with applicable national, technical society, and Valmont codes and specifications. The incumbent provides continuity of this function during the quotation and order processing stages. This involves direction, and possibly supervision, of the design and drafting process, selective checking of drawings, and significant interrelationship with other departments at Valmont Utility.

The incumbent provides the technical support in customer contacts on quotations and orders. Routinely, effective customer contact by telephone, letter, and email is required. Occasional supervised customer contact is included.

Assignments are screened for problems unique to the department. Work may be assigned which requires the incumbent to determine solutions using available resources, including the experience of other engineers. The incumbent receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, complex features and possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems. Work is reviewed selectively during progress and upon completion.

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

  • Bachelor's degree with 5 years minimum of relevant experience
  • Civil/Structural Engineering degree or related engineering field
  • Successful completion of Engineer-in-Training Certificate
  • One year of structural experience
  • Sound technical competence in structural engineering
  • A good understanding of the end use of the product and the nature of the design loads
  • A good working knowledge of computer-aided design
  • Excellent communication skills
  • An understanding of the fabrication and welding procedures and processes and quality assurance requirements and methods used by Valmont for this product
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master's degree
  • Leadership characteristics


Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family's overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Retirement plans
  • Dependent care
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.

    Due to the nature of Valmont's Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting; however, the incumbent may be required to go into the production areas of the plant. 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. No travel requirements 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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