Senior Project Manager
Valdes Engineering Company
 Joliet, IL
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering and project management company with an expert focus on the energy industry. 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.


  • Extensive project management experience with the capability and initiative to perform the following tasks while supervising/mentoring a staff and maintaining strong client relationships
  • Participate in all required safety activities. Promote safety in all aspects of the project
  • Direct, coordinate, budget, scope and manage multi-discipline projects of any size
  • Manage, coordinate, and administer a project from the conceptual stages through planning, engineering, procurement, construction, start-up and prime contract closeout
  • Manage a portfolio of client projects with one or more Project Engineers or Project Managers assigned under her/him to support the execution of the portfolio
  • Develop new client accounts and maintain existing business relationships with client counterparts and management team
  • Review and approve invoices to the client, as well as manage estimates, schedules, and reports being sent to the client 
  • Assist Business Development and Client Manager in business related activities


  • Bachelor's Degree in one of the Engineering disciplines or equivalent experience
  • 20+ years of related experience in project engineering or project management, or equivalent experience in one of the engineering disciplines with cross training in project execution
  • 5+ years’ experience supervising staff and managing projects from inception to completion including evaluating scope of work and assigning responsibilities
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office software, Microsoft Project and Primavera are a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Thorough knowledge of all engineering disciplines, plant operations within their sector and strong understanding of other the workflow from discipline to discipline for project completion
  • Leadership skills such as conflict resolution, risk evaluation, mentoring and steadiness
  • Ability to properly delegate and follow up with team to assure project is completed to client satisfaction on schedule and on budget
  • Creativeness in providing new solutions to problems
  • Responsible for Quality Control and possesses an eye for detail

Valdes 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, and Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance and tuition reimbursement.