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Valmont Industries, Inc. Senior Project Manager 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:

The Senior Project Manager (SPM) will identify key project milestones and develop a project timeline that support the defined project deliverables. The Senior Project Manager owns identifying project risk and assessing that risk to develop appropriate and effective mitigation strategies and will serve as a principal point of contact internally from the initial development stage through to the delivering the projected standards that were expected. The SPM 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 SPM provides weekly project status updates to management and executive level within our businesses.

Essential Functions:

  • This position reports to the Senior Director of Transformational Manufacturing and has no reports

  • This role requires up to 75% travel (domestic & international), including overnight stays

  • 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

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

  • Develop full scale project plans and associated communications documents

  • Write and refine capital requests

  • Ensure projects take into account Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory

  • Proactively administer contract documents and requirements to control liquidated damage 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

  • Responsible for Project:

  • Timeliness

  • Budget

  • Meeting initial deliverable / metrics as defined within initial scope

  • 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 to Sales Director, Site GM and Project Administration Manager

  • 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

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree with 7+ years of relevant experience or Associate’s Degree with 9+ years of relevant experience or 11+ 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

  • Demonstrate ability to use independent judgment and discretion

  • 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 Engineering or other related field

  • Master’s degree

  • 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

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Work is performed on the shop floor and in office settings. The incumbent is regularly required to walk & 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. 75% travel requirements exist 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.