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Valmont Industries, Inc. Associate Estimator/Engineer in Birmingham, Alabama

4200 Jefferson Ave SW Birmingham Alabama 35221

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.

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Birmingham, Alabama

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Estimator/Engineer is an individual contributor role accountable for making an accurate material list and cost estimate on all inquiries for quotations relating to the company’s product line to ensure profitable sales and services. In this role, the Estimator/Engineer position assists in development of economic costs and collecting technical information to provide a quick and understandable knowledge of product for competitive and profitability purposes. Reporting to the Assistant Sales Manager, the Estimator/Engineer will be an analyst for product lines throughout North America Sign Structures and will comply with all ethical guidelines of Valmont Industries. Considerable support and supervision is given to this position. Work assignments are reviewed with specific and detailed instructions given for tasks not previously encountered. Work is selectively reviewed during progress and upon completion.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Assistant Sales Manager and no direct or indirect reports

  • No travel requirements for this position

  • Must be able to work accurately with large volumes of figures, and to evaluate specifications and read blueprints to ensure that the overall project is accurate and complete

  • Must work with the Sales and Design Engineers, Purchasing, Detailing, and Manufacturing to collect all information, and maintain good relationships with outside vendors, to ensure the most economical delivery and price

  • Collect technical information in a manner which provides quick understandable knowledge of customers

Other Important Details about the Role:


  • Assist with finite element analysis to develop accurate material lists resulting in profitable sales

  • Plan and develop cost of structures to provide for the achievement of company objectives


  • Evaluate specifications to determine the most economical cost and create accurate take-offs

  • Track and review all orders that are entered or changed into the database and communicate any changes with customer

  • Prepare documentation for material, labor and cost sheets on each item quoted for each job

  • Ensure recommended margin is met on all quotations

  • Evaluate and re-price existing order when changes are made

  • Assist in collecting information for order entry

  • Prepare and carry out special assignment as requested by supervisor on quotation and pricing


  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) in dealing with Customer and Purchasing departments

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

  • Preferred Bachelor’s in relevant field or Associate’s Degree with 3+ years of experience or 5+ years of relevant experience

  • Demonstrated mathematical aptitude, exceptional financial acumen

  • Decisive problem-solving ability and capability to assess people and situations with accuracy

  • Confident self-starter with integrity and accountability

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills

  • Must be able to effectively and persuasively present complex information in a simple way to audiences

  • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Structural Engineering, PE not required

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is typically performed in an office setting; however, incumbent may be required to go into the production, shipping/receiving areas or into the field environment where product is being installed. 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. Overtime will be required as needed. 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 stand and walk when moving about the office, production or field environments. 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 25 pounds in working with office materials and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required in 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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