Associate Piping Engineer

Griffith, IN
Piping & Plant Layout – 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


    • Entry level knowledge within the Piping discipline with the capabilities and initiative to perform the following tasks
    • Assists in the preparation of drawings, sketches and construction documents under the supervision of discipline lead
    • Assist discipline lead in interpreting engineering drawings and specifications in the field
    • Review of design documents to ensure level of quality
    • Become familiar with industry codes, piping specifications, client standards and piping construction documents within the department
    • Learn to read and understand basic P&ID symbology
    • Learn to identify piping components
    • Manage own time to stay within the project allotted budget
    • Learn to develop basic piping design skills
    • Become familiar with Piping/Stress department workflow
    • Learn to develop and review project specifications
    • Verify field conditions, constructability of designs, and assist in resolving problems during field construction
    • All other duties as assigned 


    • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical or General Engineering 
    • 0-3 Years of experience working as a Mechanical or General Engineer
    • Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future

    • Technical Competencies 
    • Basic knowledge of Piping / Stress Engineering discipline
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Working knowledge of AUTOCad and or Microstation
    • Strong attention to quality and detail’s 
    • Solid Microsoft Office skills

    • People Skills:
    • Personable and able to work easily with others at all levels
    • Dependable and self-motivated, with strong ethical principles
    • Understand when to seek additional guidance from the department manager on project/process issues and/or discipline lead and when to research the solution on their own
    • Comfortable approaching a mentor with technical or business related questions

    • Competencies and Skill Sets continued: 
    • Ability to receive direction from department manager and/or discipline lead and incorporate instruction into completing tasks
    • Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with client and co-workers

    • Organizational Skills:
    • Must be well organized and able to prioritize work
    • Ability to set and track goals
    • Ability to multi-task and work on more than one project at a time
    • Able to commit to and meet project deadlines, and driven to provide outstanding service to both external and internal customers
    • Must keep work area neat and clean 

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.