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Valmont Industries, Inc. Project Manager - Construction & Architectural Design in Valley, Nebraska

28800 Ida St Valley Nebraska 68064-8016

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 part of the Global ESS Engineering and Sales team that supports our Locker Group line of products that service the architectural and construction industries with a range of expanded and perforated metal, wire mesh and curtains utilized in facades, balustrades, screening and interior applications. The Project Manager (PM) owns planning, pre-construction take-off and estimating activities according to the governing contract terms and conditions and is responsible for leading the project team and maintaining / communicating the project schedule, budget and margin objectives to estimating and project management. The Project Manager will identify key project milestones and develop a project timeline that support the defined project deliverables. The Project Manager owns identifying project risk and assessing that risk to develop appropriate and effective mitigation strategies. They will coordinate efforts of the team members and any third party contractors or consultants in order to meet the project deliverables according to the project plan. The Project Manager provides weekly project status updates to management. The projects will range from large order specific project opportunities to strategic development projects to enhance Valmont offerings.

Essential Functions:

  • Reports to the National Sales Manager and has no direct or indirect reports

  • Travel requirements up to 10% (both domestic and international)

  • Proactively coordinate sales process involving forecasting and estimating

  • Coordinate and participate in trade show sales activity

  • Ability to define manufacturing capabilities against customer requests and competition.

  • Ability to develop schedules that integrate dependent and independent activities, including start-end time dependencies and time/cost estimates for activities

  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the Valmont organization, including customers and third party contractors or consultants

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment

  • Models cooperative and team building communication skills

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 15 pounds, although most frequent lift is under 10 pounds

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Experience with construction plan and specification reading

  • Demonstrated experience reviewing and summarizing construction specifications to determine requirements for a cross-functional team from Sales to Engineering

  • Ability to effectively capture and analyze customer needs and opportunities using different methods to gather (Voice of the Customer (VOC), interviews, surveys, market trend analysis)

  • Experienced project success within a customer facing environment that include contractors, architects and end-users

  • Direct and manage project development from lead through sale.

  • Define project scope, goals and deliverables that support the customer requirements and business goals

  • Conduct risk identification, assessment, and mitigation strategies

  • Forecast resource requirements and manage project team members to meet these requirements

  • Communicates with customer, when appropriate, on impacts to schedule and documents changes internally and externally

  • Set and continually manage project expectations with team members and other stakeholders

  • Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools

  • Coordinate the development and delivery of progress reports, requirements documentation and any presentations

  • Proactively manage changes in project scope, identify potential crises and devise contingency plans

  • Build, develop and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project

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

  • Preferred Bachelors or Associates Degree with 2 years relevant experience

  • The ability to identify potential project schedule risks and cost adherence

  • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Demonstrate ability to use independent judgment and discretion

  • Maintain project bid logs and effectively develop both written and oral project status information

  • All MS Office Suite programs and General computer knowledge

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Experience in construction estimating

  • Civil Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management degree

  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)

  • On Screen Takeoff or other estimating program experience

  • Understanding contract terms and associated risks

  • Understanding standard cost accounting methods

  • Understand project profitability analysis

  • Work within a project team in a matrix organization

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. International travel up to 10% is required 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, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.