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Project Engineer

Valmont Industries, Inc. locationPlymouth, IN
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Job Location
Plymouth, IN, United States


1545 Pidco Drive Plymouth Indiana 46563-1354

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 Engineer is responsible for the structural analysis and design of products to be quoted and fabricated by our manufacturing facilities. In this individual contributor role, the incumbent is responsible for completing engineering designs to meet project requirements as defined by customers. The incumbent works on the Engineering and Technical Customer Service Team who has responsibility for the design of product for quotation requests and orders. In addition, the incumbent plans and monitors workflow of design activities to meet milestone dates for projects assigned. The Project Engineer will consult with senior engineers on the team to ensure that customer specifications are met and designs are feasible and efficient for manufacturing.

Product lines the individual may work on include Cellular Equipment support structures such as guyed towers, self-supporting towers and tubular communication poles. The heights typically range from 100 ft. to 1,000+ ft. In addition, Project Engineers perform analysis on existing structures to determine structure utilization ratios and designing modifications. All of these products that impact the public's day-to-day activities must be designed to meet design code requirements such as the American Association of State Highway and Traffic Officials (AASHTO), Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and International Building Code (IBC). The design team is responsible for day-to-day customer support, identifying changes in the design process to support industry trends and supporting the manufacturing facilities within the global Valmont footprint to ensure designs are prepared properly for production. Finally, the incumbent will also be part of the Valmont Engineering team focused on working on industry design code development committees, customer visits and trainings along with justifying and preparing in-house product testing to advance the product lines for customer use.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Engineering Manager and has no direct or indirect reports
  • Travel requirements up to 5% (domestic) with overnight stays
  • Analyze and design products using Valmont's design programs 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 shop drawings, and evaluating as-built product. Support Valmont Telecom Sales groups in technical presentations
  • Coordinate efforts with the Drafting Group to assure that project requirements have been properly detailed and that order processing proceeds smoothly and rapidly
  • Interrelationships and communications will 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 testing to confirm theoretical designs when necessary; including the planning and coordination of 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 Utility's image as the leader in our industry

Other Important Details about the Role:

The incumbent independently evaluates, selects and applies standard engineering techniques, procedures and criteria in performing this job and devises new approaches to problems encountered. The knowledge and expertise required for this level of work usually results from progressive experience in structural design and in the product line. Assignments have clear and specified objectives, but require the investigation of a number of variables. General direction of Senior Design, Design and/or Associate Drafters and Associate and/or Design Engineers may be included.

The products within the scope of this position are fabricated steel structures used for the support of Cellular Equipment including guyed towers, self-supporting towers and tubular communication poles.

The work primarily includes interpretation of customer specifications and the subsequent design and/or analysis of structures to meet those specifications, in conjunction with applicable national, technical society, industry and Valmont codes and specifications. The incumbent provides continuity of this function from the quotation to the order processing stages. This involves some direction of the design and drafting process, selective drawing approval, and significant interrelationship with other departments within Valmont Telecom and customers, consultants, contractors, and agents outside of Valmont Telecom.

The incumbent provides the technical support in customer contacts on quotations and orders. Routinely, effective customer contact by telephone, letter, and email or in person is required. Technical support, communication, and assistance is also required to other Valmont Telecom engineering office locations for Divisional support and goals. The work also includes providing assistance to the Engineering Services group (IMPAX, Tower Artisan, and CATO program group in the ESS Division) in the development and enhancement of design and analysis programs.

The incumbent receives instructions on specific assignment objectives, any complex features and their possible solutions. Assistance is furnished on unusual problems and work is reviewed for application of sound professional judgement. Project assignments may require a limited amount of new and unique technical application.

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

  • Bachelor's degree with 5+ years preferred relevant experience
  • Technical competence in Structural Engineering including foundation design
  • Experience with structural analysis software such as TNX towers, Risa-3D etc.
  • Familiar with structural design codes such as ACI, IBC, TIA-222 etc.
  • Working knowledge of computer-aided design
  • Strong leadership ability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • A solid understanding of the end use of the product and the nature of design loads and their development
  • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional result

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master of Engineering degree
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
  • Registered as a Professional Engineer (PE)
  • Seven (7) years of related engineering experience
  • Understanding of welding procedures, processes and quality assurance requirements and methods for structural product
  • Experience with industry design standards and codes
  • Prior experience designing steel monopoles or industrial utility structures
  • Prior project team experience

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. It is not anticipated that travel will be required with this position. Any travel will be at the discretion of the Engineer and the Engineering Manager. 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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