Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Agricultural Ag) Engineer/Project Manager position in Cascade Earth Sciences (CES) Pasco, Washington business office. Cascade Earth Sciences (CES) is a subsidiary of Valley Irrigation, the world’s largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation systems. CES has provided water, environmental and agricultural consulting, design and turnkey solutions to our customers since 1976. Our customers primarily consist of larger agricultural producers, food and beverage processors, federal agencies, municipalities, mine operators, timber and wood processors, manufacturers, and private land owners. Our interdisciplinary staff is comprised of ag, environmental, civil, and chemical engineers; agronomists and soil scientists, geologists and hydro geologists, technical and business specialist. We provide solutions to water, agricultural and environmental challenges that meet our motto, Conserving Resources. Improving Life. Job Summary: The Ag Engineer/Project Manager is responsible for all aspects of engineering and project management related to the ag services business operations of Cascade Earth Sciences (CES). This person will be responsible for planning, designing and marketing ag services to growers in the areas of irrigation layout, pump & pipe systems, irrigation scheduling and water budgeting, in-field water management strategies, in-field soil moisture monitoring, and variable rate irrigation scheduling design, prescriptions and adjustments. In addition, the selected candidate will troubleshoot technical issues, and provide general consulting for irrigation management. Other duties are as follows:
• Design water supply systems (e.g., pumps, pipes, etc.) for irrigation systems • Conduct field inspections for soil moisture content and verify water distribution effectiveness • In conjunction with CES Principals and the technical group, develop a methodology to implement grower soil moisture programs • Serve as a member of the companywide engineering team supporting CES’ water quality/reuse efforts for existing ag customers and national accounts and provide practical water solutions • Service existing accounts to achieve excellent customer satisfaction • Assist with the expansion of ag services by developing new business and establishing customers • Manage annual subscriptions for irrigation scheduling, soil moisture, and other in-field services
Basic Qualifications (Required):
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering • Minimum three (3) years of professional work experience • Ability to perform field activities (e.g., stoop, lift up to 40 pounds from floor to waist high, walk, etc.) • A valid U.S. driver’s license
Basic Qualifications (Required): • Strong oral and written communication skills • Ability to clearly communicate technical information to colleagues, clients, and regulators • Ability to work well in both a team environment and independently • Ability to organize and manage multiple, simultaneous priorities • Passion and integrity with the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results
Preferred Qualifications (Optional): • Pivot irrigation, pipe and pump system design • Licensed Professional Engineer • Consulting experience • Seven (7) years of professional work experience
Cascade Earth Sciences (CES) has a great opportunity for an outgoing and competent agricultural consulting engineer to join our team. The position will be located in Pasco, Washington and will work closely with our Spokane office. Through the integration of agronomy, hydrogeology, soil science, and engineering, CES is a worldwide leader in designing, building, and consulting on the operation of ...land-based wastewater/process water treatment systems for agriculture, food processing, industrial and government clients. CES is expanding our agricultural consulting services in synergy with our other core services areas, and our parent company Valmont Industries. CES has been in business for over 36 years and has approximately 40 employees that provide local client service through our offices in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Nebraska and China. Since 1998, CES has operated as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Valmont. Valmont is an industry leading irrigation/infrastructure company based in Omaha, Nebraska that has operations around the globe.