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Valmont Industries, Inc. Intermediate Designer - Engineering in Birmingham, Alabama

Two Perimeter Park South Birmingham Alabama 35243-3393

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:

Opportunity to join a successful team of dedicated professionals based in Birmingham, Alabama in a market leading business supplying highly-engineered, fabricated metal products to the transportation infrastructure industry.

This position requires very little travel or construction site visits. The engineering team supplies professional expertise for highway construction contractors across the United States and for the on-site metal fabrication plant. The company’s primary focus is on engineering and fabricating steel structures. The company believes strongly in teamwork and cross-functional collaboration among all team members.

Essential Functions:

§ Determine information from construction plans and field surveys

§ Create structure shop drawings for fabrication and field assembly

§ Check shop and field erection drawings for accuracy and completeness per project specifications

§ Create structure and foundation designs and drawings utilizing company proprietary design programs

§ Coordinates with designers and project engineers daily to ensure drawings meet project requirements

§ Coordinates with key shop personnel to establish best practices on the shop drawings

§ Develop working knowledge of specifications: ASTM, AASHTO, AWS D1.1, AISC and various State DOT standards

· This position reports into (Co-General Manager/Engineering Manager) and has (0) direct reports and (0) indirect reports.

· This role requires up to (5%) travel (internationally/domestically), including overnight stays.

Other Important Details about the Role:

§ Highly organized and self-motivated, able to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent and competing challenges and projects

§ Good communication and relationship building skills

§ Strong analytical and problem solving skills

§ Mostly 2D drafting for fabrication and field assembly of structures

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

§ Preferred 2-5 years of experience in a related engineering field (cell tower, utility structure design, etc.)

§ Associates or higher degree in engineering-related field

§ Working knowledge of weld symbols

§ Regards quality and document control processes as key job functions

§ Highly organized and self-motivated, able to manage and prioritize multiple concurrent and competing challenges and projects

§ Experience in engineering and materials fabrication environment, particularly in design or detailing, is highly preferable

§ Drafting in AutoCAD (2018) – LISP programming is a plus

§ Experience with 3D modeling (Tekla, SolidWorks, Inventor, etc.) a plus

§ Utilize MS Excel daily (understanding of Visual Basic Applications for Macros a plus)

§ Ability to analyze and troubleshoot Business Information Systems

§ Daily use of MS Outlook

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

Experience and working knowledge of:

§ STAAD, LPile, MathCAD, AutoCAD, Tekla Structures

§ AASHTO Standard Specifications for Highway Bridges, AASHTO Standard Specifications for Structural Supports for Highway Signs, Luminaires and Traffic Signals, ACI 318 Code, AWS Codes, ASTM Standards

§ AISC and various state DOT standard specifications

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. 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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Valmont Industries is a leading producer and distributor of products for the infrastructure and agriculture markets.

Valmont Industries began in 1946 when our founder, Robert B. Daugherty combined his $5,000 savings and wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. Since that modest start more than half a century ago, our company has grown to be an international leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving irrigation equipment for agriculture.

From the lighting and traffic structures that guide your way, to communication towers and utility structures that power your home and business, to irrigation equipment that waters the croplands on which your food is grown, Valmont products improve lives worldwide.

Valmont Industries operates in five primary business segments: Engineered Support Structures, Utility Support Structures, Coatings, Energy and Mining, and Irrigation. Valmont (VMI) is publicly traded on the NYSE.

We focus on two global markets: infrastructure and agriculture. Valmont Industries is present in 23 developed and developing countries, offering 27 brands from more than 80 facilities. International sales represent a significant portion of our revenues.

Valmont’s employees are passionate about the products we make. Along with our customers, they are the cornerstone of our success. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering optimal results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking our products and processes to new markets, introducing new products to regions where we have a presence, and continually improving our services to ensure that Valmont solutions are second-to-none.