Valmont Industries, Inc. Project Engineer in Mansfield, Texas
714 Hunters Row Mansfield Texas 76063-3608
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A Brief Summary of This Position:
This position is an individual contributor responsible for structural analysis and design of products to be quoted and fabricated by the Valmont Utility Division, Steel Group, primarily of Utility transmission and distribution structures. Included in this is the full design responsibility for processing specific quotes and orders, general design engineering support for drafting and sales, and providing guidance and training for Associate and Design Engineers.
This position reports to the Engineering Manager and has no direct or indirect reports
Analyze and design products by Finite Element Method (IMPAX design program) 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 the presentations of steel poles and Valmont Utility in Sales presentations and any Alliance Account meetings
Direct efforts of 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
Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds
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 electric power transmission and distribution lines. Complex structures requiring special modeling techniques are included but may require some support. Familiarity with the design requirements of other product lines may be required.
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 Utility and customers, consultants, contractors, and agents outside of Valmont Utility.
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 Utility engineering office locations for Divisional support and goals. The work also includes providing assistance to the Engineering Services group (IMPAX 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 in engineering with 5+ years preferred relevant experience
Technical competence in Structural Engineering
Working knowledge of computer-aided design
Experience with Auto CAD and PLS Pole
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering
Seven (7) years of related engineering experience
Professional Engineer (P.E.) in Civil or Structural Engineering.
A solid understanding of the end use of the product and the nature of design loads and their development
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
Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their personal and family's overall wellness needs are met.
o Medical, dental and vision insurance
o Paid time off
o Employer paid life insurance
o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
o Retirement plans
o Dependent care
o Employee assistance programs
o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.
Because of 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. 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.
If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.
Valmont is here to modernize vital infrastructure and increase agricultural productivity, sustainably and reliably. We galvanize steel to last a century with minimal environmental impact. We modernize irrigation to feed a growing population by utilizing the latest technology. We harden the electrical grid to enable the delivery of reliable power to millions of homes around the world. And we help make communities everywhere safer, cleaner and more connected through our smart infrastructure technology.
Valmont serves two primary markets — agriculture and infrastructure — and seven diverse product lines: Utility, Lighting and Transportation, Telecom, Solar, Coatings, Irrigation and Ag Tech. We manufacture products in 85 facilities spread across six continents, and we do business in 100 different countries.
That’s what Valmont does. We conserve resources and improve life, finding ways to make innovation and technology beneficial in the real world.
- That’s the value we add.