Project Manager in Valley, NE at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 8/16/2018

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Job Description

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 and owns planning, executing and finalizing large projects and managing them according to the governing contract terms and conditions.  The Project Manager (PM) is responsible for leading the project team and maintaining / communicating the project schedule, budget and margin objectives. The project manager will identify key project milestones and develop a project timeline that support the defined project deliverables. Project Manager owns identifying project risk and assessing that risk to develop appropriate and effective mitigation strategies. The PM 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 PM 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:

•         Ability to define measurable project goals

•         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 project management in a manufacturing and/or technical environment

•         Demonstrated experience reviewing and summarizing technical 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 beginning to end

•         Develop full scale project plans and associated communications documents

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

•         Conduct risk identification, assessment, and mitigation strategies

•         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 stakeholders

•         Delegate tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel

•         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

•         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

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

•         Preferred Bachelors with 6+ years relevant experience or Associates Degree with 8+ years relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

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

•         Proficient in defining project activity constraints and assumptions

•         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 event 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 the Communication market leading projects related to the network infrastructure such as structures, wiring, radio, antennas, etc.

•         Established network that includes contacts in manufacturing and Communication infrastructure markets

•         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 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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email