Senior Civil Engineer

Lombard, IL /
Civil Engineering – Engineering /
Full Time
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification

Job Summary:

    • Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering professional with 7+ years of accomplishment in designing projects within the process, industrial, and power industries. This individual interfaces with client engineering representatives and other Valdes discipline engineers.  

Responsibilities include the following:

    • Advanced knowledge within the Civil Engineering and Structural Engineering discipline
    • Design, modify and analyze civil engineering projects
    • Design underground and overhead power
    • Design steel structures such as access platforms including ladder and stair details, trusses, two-legged bents and four-legged support towers
    • Develop a variety of civil connections including unique connections caused by field interferences
    • Capable of interpreting and designing from a variety of different domestic civil design codes
    • Have an understanding of civil design systems and software packages
    • Confidence and creative initiative to solve difficult problems and develop discipline specific arrangements
    • Manage his or her own time to stay within the project allotted budget
    • Perform as a Design Lead for small discipline projects which may include managing up to several engineers and designers per project
    • Interfacing with clients in business development roles during scope and proposal development phases of a new project or as required
    • Capable of developing civil design manhour estimates and work completion schedules
    • Review vendor concrete reinforcement and structural steel shop fabrication drawings
    • Develop and review project specifications
    • Develop civil construction scope of work documents
    • Mentor less senior engineers
    • Possess professional registration
    • Verify field conditions, constructability of designs, and assist in resolving problems during field construction
    • May be required to participate in short or long term field assignments

People Skills:

    • Ability to establish and maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and effective work relationships with clients, subordinates and co-workers
    • Personable and able to work easily with others at all levels
    • Ability to handle difficult individuals and remain calm when co-workers or clients are confrontational
    • Ability to effectively manage and resolve conflicts or work issues in a professional manner
    • Provide leadership to monitor, enforce, and improve quality of work
    • Demonstrate excellent intercultural sensitivity and listening skills
    • Extroverted personality, ability to supervise and lead staff offering coaching and oversight resulting in quality work product
    • Ability to communicate complicated issues in a simple and concise manner

Organizational Skills:

    • Well organized and able to prioritize work 
    • Ability to set and track goals 
    • Ability to multi-task and handle multiple project priorities simultaneously
    • Able to commit to and meet project deadlines, and driven to provide outstanding service to both external and internal customers
    • Takes ownership of work and follows thru to completion
    • Must keep work area neat, clean  and organized

Qualifications - Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Civil or Structural Engineering
    • 5+ years of experience working as a Civil Engineer
    • Must hold Professional registrations (PE)
    • Advanced knowledge of Civil Engineering
    • Strong Microsoft Office software skills
    • Knowledgeable of AutoCAD software
    • Prefer experience with Risa-3D, REVIT, Microstation and STAADPro analysis software
    • Possess report writing skills to create civil evaluation reports of existing facilities
    • Intermediate understanding of other discipline work flow and how all departments work together to complete projects
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Eligibility to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future
Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.