Structural Designer/Sr Designer Ag/Industrial (Hybrid/Remote)

VAA, LLC Remote
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February 13, 2023
Minneapolis, MN
Detailed, disciplined, focused…does this sound like you? Are you looking for an established firm that values quality work and provides opportunities to grow your skill set? If your answer is yes, VAA has a position that might be right for you. We re looking for a precise, analytical professional to consistently deliver for our clients. As a Designer, you ll work with Engineers and Project Managers to prepare construction documents, perform design work to specified CAD standards and provide work direction to Technicians.

We provide engineering and design services for agribusiness, industrial and commercial facilities. Our work includes expansions, retrofits and new facility design for a variety of projects ranging from distribution centers, food processing plants and chemical manufacturing facilities to feed mills and export terminals.

In addition to safeguarding the health and welfare of the general public, our Structural team plays a key role in helping project end users achieve their goals through the design of structural systems and foundations. Our project work occurs all over the world, including high wind and seismically active locations.


Layout plans, sections and details to specified CAD standards working directly with engineers or project managers.

Provide direction and distribute work to Technicians.

Review and back-check Technician s work.

Coordinate with design team members and product vendors.

Communicate with clients and/or contractors regarding RFI s and field questions.

Maintain awareness of fees and drafting time, understand project scope and identify potential additional service items.

Review shop drawings.

Attend internal coordination meetings and client coordination meetings as needed.

Occasional travel for site observations and field measurements.

Additional Responsibilities for Sr. Designers with 8 or more years of experience:

Understand and convey scope, schedules and end-product needs to internal project team.

Accountable for all drawing content.

Participate in internal coordination meetings and client coordination meetings.

Provide direction and distribute work to technicians, designers, and engineers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Designer: Certificate in construction related design/drafting or higher and at least three years of directly related experience OR at least four years of directly related experience.

Senior Designer: Certificate in construction related design/drafting or higher and at least eight years of directly related experience OR at least nine years of directly related experience

Proficient with current versions of AutoCAD and REVIT 3D preferred.

BENEFITS: Hybrid/flexible work environment, competitive compensation, medical, dental, vision, disability, 401(k), profit-sharing, paid holidays, PTO, wellness programs, LinkedIn Learning subscription, paid parental leave, professional development opportunities and more.

VAA, LLC: More than Engineering

We want you to find your niche at VAA. Every member of our talented team brings their real selves to the workplace, and we believe in putting people in the right place to do their best work. Our business is built on lasting relationships and authenticity with clients and each other.

But it s not all calcs and CAD. From partnering with local organizations during our annual Community Caring Campaign to offering employees charitable PTO and outreach events, we strive to improve the lives and places around us. Explore our website to learn more about us!

Outstanding Clients, Diverse People, Growing Company

VAA, named one of the Top 200 Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune, offers multidiscipline engineering services to owners, contractors and architects throughout the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, we design commercial spaces along with agribusiness and industrial bulk-commodity processing facilities coast-to-coast for clients from the Fortune 500 to local cooperatives and brands.

VAA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, public assistance status or any other status protected by applicable law.

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