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Valmont Industries, Inc. Project Manager - Services in Valley, Nebraska

600 W Reichmuth Rd Valley Nebraska 68064-0358

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.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports into Vice President – Drone Technology Services and has no direct reports and may have some indirect or temporary reports assigned to projects.

  • This role requires up to 30% travel domestically, including overnight stays

  • Review clients written specifications and perform “Take-off” of services, tools, and material required for all types of services projects

  • Direct and manage project development from beginning to end

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

  • Conduct risk identification, assessment, and mitigation strategies

  • Determine the most economic and cost efficient material conforming to project specifications

  • Confirm all necessary employees, materials and supplies are included in the scope of work and ensure that unnecessary items are excluded from the estimates

  • Identify key project milestones and develop a project timeline and management plan

  • Develop full scale project plans and associated communications documents

  • Proactively administer contract documents and requirements to control timing and cost impacts

  • Forecast material and 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 stake holders

  • Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team

  • Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path

  • Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools

  • Track project milestones and deliverables

  • 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

  • Define project success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project lifecycle

  • Coach, mentor, motivate and supervise project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their assigned work

  • Provides weekly project updates and reports so as to effectively communicate project status

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

  • Conduct project post mortems and create recommendations report for future project successes

  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

  • Obtain quotes from several manufacturers for equipment and material items. Be able to negotiate pricing with manufacturers.

  • Be responsible for accurate quantity take-offs on quotations for customers

  • Organize material lists for electrical substation or transmission lines

  • Prepare accurate resourcing plans and material orders

  • Proactively identify and implement strategies to reduce project costs, maximize production, and enhance customer relations

  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management

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

  • Preferred Bachelor’s Degree with 6+ years of relevant experience or Associate’s Degree with 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

  • Ability to define measurable project goals

  • Proficient in defining and using Critical Path Methodology (CPM)

  • Proficient in defining project activity constraints and assumptions

  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrate strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.

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

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

  • Models cooperative and team building communication skills.

  • All MS Office Suite programs and General computer knowledge

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, 1-2 year technical degree, or related trade plus a minimum of 2 years related experience with a commercial or industrial general contractor or UAS service company.

  • UAS experience up to and including FAA Part 107 pilot’s license

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification

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

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

  • Models cooperative and team building communication skills

  • Proficient in isolating and in managing scope creep

  • The ability to identify opportunities for improved project performance

  • Understanding contract terms and associated risks

  • Understanding standard cost accounting methods

  • Undertaking project profitability analysis

  • Ability to manage a project team in a matrix organization

  • MS Project or other scheduling program experience

  • Experience with AutoCAD

  • Good understanding of principles, methods, and techniques of civil, structural and electrical construction

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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