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Our people, and the synergy and interaction of our people within teams, are what make SPEC Services successful. We have carefully managed our 42-year growth to our current staff of over 235, based on developing the team and maintaining the right work environment.



Philosophy & Work Environment

We allow people to develop and advance by hiring entry-level staff, and encourage senior staff to assist in developing junior staff. Our practice has allowed individuals to grow by taking on successively more challenging projects. We selectively add experienced staff to broaden and enhance our capabilities, and to balance the organization with projected future market requirements. We have recognized the successful efforts of our employees with exceptional company contributions to their retirement funds. We have continually fostered our work environment of inspired people, visionary solutions, serving others.


We are always interested in identifying people who would be a good fit with our company, now or in the future. Positions in our Southern California offices for which we are actively seeking to add exceptional staff are listed below. Please submit your resume by e-mail to: employment@specservices.com, or mail or fax to:


SPEC Services, Inc.
10540 Talbert Ave, Suite 100 East
Fountain Valley, CA 92708-6051
Attn: Human Resources Manager
Fax: (714) 963-0364









Job Listing



Electrical & Control Systems Design Lead 1047

Job Description
SPEC Services, Inc. is a premier firm in Electrical and Control Systems engineering and is seeking a self-motivated and energetic applicant to apply for an Electrical & Control Systems Lead Designer position in Southern California.

About the Position
In this position, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of electrical & control systems design to:
  • Lead the development of industrial construction drawings, including single line diagrams, area classification diagrams, grounding, lighting, conduit/cable tray, schematics and wiring diagrams, cable/conduit schedules, installation details, PLC panel layout and I/O schematics, loop diagrams and control system architecture.
  • Work in a team environment with electrical engineers and other disciplines (e.g. project management, piping, mechanical, civil, structural, etc.) to develop solutions to clients multi-discipline project needs.

    The position has a flexible 9/80 work schedule with a hybrid work location, supporting the Fountain Valley office.

    Responsibilities
    Your core duties and responsibilities may require you to do the following:
  • Lead the electrical & control systems design development for simple projects, managing other designers and drafters as needed.
  • Support Principal Electrical & Control Systems Designers on large and complex projects.
  • Perform site visits to gather field data and verify existing facilities and project requirements.
  • Use software tools to perform design calculations such as cable tray sizing, conduit sizing, duct bank sizing, voltage drops, etc.
  • Support the development of design labor estimate for new projects.
  • Keep track of project budgets, schedules and change orders.
  • Develop construction drawings and material requirements.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects with various due dates. Attend coordination and status meetings.
  • Develop and maintain good professional relationship with clients.

    Requirements
    Skill Requirements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume greater responsibilities is required.
  • Working experience with electrical construction is required.
  • Proficiency with additional 3D Design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D and AVEVA E3D is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with MicroStation is preferred.
  • Ability to visit local project sites for data gathering and inspections with occasional travel to farther locations is required.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

    Experience and Education Requirements

  • 10+ years designing projects involving medium and low voltage power systems, grounding, lighting, instrumentation and control systems.
  • Energy infrastructure experience is preferred.
  • Engineering consulting experience is preferred.
  • Working knowledge with instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control systems (DCS) is preferred.
  • Candidates must be knowledgeable in electrical design, NEC and API 500.
  • Formal training in electrical and control system design is preferred. Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.

    Salary Range: $32-$66 Hourly

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Gas Systems / Pipeline Project Engineers 1064

    Job Description
    SPEC Services provides engineering services for gas utilities, gas and liquid fuel pipelines, storage and process facilities, renewable energy systems, carbon sequestration, and water distribution in California and western/southwestern USA. We have excellent opportunities for experienced gas systems engineers and pipeline engineers to build both their technical and project engineering expertise. Our Project Engineers typically lead project technical development, including developing the overall project solution and scope, and coordinate the work of other disciplines and specialists. Project Engineers take on increasing levels of project engineering and project management challenges and responsibilities based on their performance and abilities.

    SPEC offers challenging work in a productive environment with career opportunities to develop along a technical or project management career path. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Lead engineering and design teams in the preparation of feasibility studies and preliminary design reports, development of project scope, budgets and schedules, and preparation of proposals.
  • Develop, scope, and orchestrate the execution of pipeline engineering and design projects, resulting in the successful completion of projects and the development of working relationships and continuing business with clients.
  • Assist in staffing decisions regarding members of the project team, assigning the work, and assuring its successful and timely completion.
  • Manage sub-consultants to assure adequate coordination between offices, and to manage their work product.
  • Act as a capable leader and a positive representative in dealing with the client and in directing and expediting the work.
  • Ensure expected results, specifically: excellence in quality of work performed, client communication and satisfaction, efficient staff utilization, client satisfaction for ongoing client referrals, as well as excellence of office reputation, contract management, billing collection and project profitability.

    Requirements
  • 5+ years of gas systems, pipeline, or relevant engineering experience is required. Engineering services firm experience is desirable, and gas utility project experience in California is strongly preferred.
  • B.S. Degree in engineering or related field is required.
  • Candidate must be familiar with relevant codes and standards, such as 49 CFR Parts 192 and/or 195, ASME B31.3/B31.4, B31.8, and/or B31.12.
  • Professional Engineering license is preferred.
  • Project Management certification is a plus.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and relevant engineering software/tools.
  • Construction and field experience is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.

    Location and Work Schedule
  • We are currently seeking engineers who reside within the Greater Bay area and are able to commute to the Walnut Creek/San Ramon area in order to provide on-call support and communication with clients in the region. SPEC currently works on a 9/80 work schedule and has a hybrid workforce designed to optimize value for company, clients, and personnel. Work will be primarily in Northern California, with approximately 10% travel to client project sites and to the corporate office in Southern California.

    Salary Range
  • SPEC has opportunities for engineers and project managers at multiple levels of responsibility. Typical annual compensation range for this position as described is $100,000-$150,000. Other factors may impact the offer including years of experience, industry knowledge and other areas of position value.

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Energy Utility Pipeline Project Manager 1038

    Job Description
    We have excellent opportunities for experienced Pipeline Project Managers to lead dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects for gas utility and midstream transportation clients.

    SPEC provides engineering and design services for energy storage and transportation facilities in the Western United States. We offer challenging work in a productive environment with career opportunities to develop along a technical or project management career path. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Orchestrate the execution of pipeline engineering and design projects, resulting in the successful completion of projects and the development of working relationships and continuing business with clients.
  • Lead pipeline engineering and design teams in the development of project scope, budgets and schedules; preparation of proposals; preparation of feasibility studies and preliminary design reports; and the directing and management of multiple projects.
  • Conduct the effective planning, efficient execution, and successful completion of projects, delivering the project on time and within the prescribed budget.
  • Assist in staffing decisions regarding members of the project team, assigning the work, and assuring its successful and timely completion.
  • Manage sub-consultants to assure adequate coordination between offices, and to manage their work product.
  • Act as a capable leader and a positive representative in dealing with the client and in directing and expediting the work.
  • Ensure expected results, specifically: excellence in quality of work performed, client communication and satisfaction, efficient staff utilization, client satisfaction for ongoing client referrals, as well as excellence of office reputation, contract management, billing collection and project profitability. The Project Manager is also responsible for assisting in the development of personnel through effective work assignments on the projects, and through appropriate coaching and mentoring.

    Requirements
  • 2 years of pipeline project management experience or 8 years of pipeline engineering experience is required. Gas utility experience in California is strongly preferred.
  • B.S. Degree in engineering or related field is required.
  • Candidate must have strong Familiarity with DOT 192 and ASME B31.8.
  • Candidate must have strong familiarity and direct experience with pipeline repair methods.
  • Experience in consulting (or EPC with Design & Engineering capability) is preferred.
  • Professional Engineering license is preferred.
  • Project Management certification is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including basic macros and PivotTables, is preferred.
  • Familiarity with permitting projects in municipalities is preferred.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Pipeline construction and field experience is preferred.
  • Local candidates are preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

    Salary Range: $95k-$140k Annually

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Energy Utility Project Manager 1039

    Job Description
    We have excellent opportunities for experienced Project Managers to lead dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects for gas utility and midstream transportation clients.

    SPEC provides engineering and design services for energy storage and transportation facilities in the Western United States. We offer challenging work in a productive environment with career opportunities to develop along a technical or project management career path. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Orchestrate the execution of engineering and design projects for gas utility facilities, resulting in the successful completion of projects and the development of working relationships and continuing business with clients. Typical projects include modifications and upgrades to compressor stations, storage facilities, meter stations and pressure letdown stations.
  • Lead multidiscipline engineering and design teams in the development of project scope, budgets and schedules; preparation of proposals; preparation of feasibility studies and preliminary design reports; and the directing and management of multiple projects.
  • Conduct the effective planning, efficient execution, and successful completion of projects, delivering the project on time and within the prescribed budget.
  • Assist in staffing decisions regarding members of the project team, assigning the work, and assuring its successful and timely completion.
  • Manage sub-consultants to assure adequate coordination between offices, and to manage their work product.
  • Act as a capable leader and a positive representative in dealing with the client and in directing and expediting the work.
  • Ensure expected results, specifically: excellence in quality of work performed, client communication and satisfaction, efficient staff utilization, client satisfaction for ongoing client referrals, as well as excellence of office reputation, contract management, billing collection and project profitability. The Project Manager is also responsible for assisting in the development of personnel through effective work assignments on the projects, and through appropriate coaching and mentoring.

    Requirements
  • 2 years of engineering and design project management experience for gas systems. Gas utility experience in California is strongly preferred.
  • B.S. Degree in engineering or related field is required.
  • Experience planning and executing multidiscipline work including mechanical, piping, civil, structural, electrical and control systems is required.
  • Strong technical understanding of construction documents and basic engineering documents such as P&IDs and single line diagrams is required.
  • Experience in consulting (or EPC with Design & Engineering capability) is preferred.
  • Professional Engineering license is preferred.
  • Project Management certification is preferred.
  • Experience managing or coordinating with construction contractors is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Local candidates are preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

    Salary Range: $95k-$140k Annually

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Structural / Civil Design Lead 1013

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is a premiere engineering firm focused on serving energy, utility and infrastructure clients in the Western United States. SPEC is seeking a self-motivated and energetic applicant to apply for a Civil/Structural Lead Designer position in Southern California.

    About the Position
    In this position, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of civil & structural design to:
  • Lead the civil/structural design development and drawing production for permitting/construction for the following:
  • Steel structures including: pipe and cable tray supports, canopies, equipment and access platforms, stairs and walkways, industrial buildings, pipe bridges
  • Foundations for electrical and mechanical equipment, buildings, tanks, vessels, light poles, pipe and cable tray supports, platforms, etc.
  • Grading and drainage design and site development
  • Work in a team environment with structural engineers and other disciplines (e.g. project management, piping, mechanical, electrical, control systems, etc.) to develop solutions to clients' multi-discipline project needs.
    The position has a flexible 9/80 work schedule with a hybrid work location, supporting SPEC's Fountain Valley office.

    Responsibilities
    Your core duties and responsibilities may require you to do the following:
  • Lead the civil & structural design development for simple projects, managing other designers and drafters as needed.
  • Support Principal Civil & Structural Designers on large and complex projects.
  • Perform site visits to gather field data and verify existing facilities and project requirements.
  • Create clear and concise construction drawings for project elements including ground improvements, grading and drainage, concrete foundations with location plans and structural steel supports and platforms.
  • Organize construction documents from beginning to end with little to minor direction.
  • Support the development of design labor estimate for new projects.
  • Keep track of project budgets, schedules and change orders.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects with various due dates. Attend coordination and status meetings.
  • Perform a thorough quality control review of construction documents.
  • Develop and maintain good professional relationships with clients.

    Requirements
    Skill Requirements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume greater responsibilities is required.
  • Working experience with structural construction is required.
  • The ability to work within a 3-D CAD environment is required. Proficiency with design software including Civil 3D, Revit, Plant 3D, AVEVA E3D is strongly preferred.
  • Experience with Navisworks, Infraworks and MicroStation is preferred.
  • Ability to visit local project sites for data gathering and inspections with occasional travel to farther locations is required.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.

    Experience and Education Requirements
  • 10+ years designing projects involving steel structures, foundations, grading and drainage.
  • Energy infrastructure experience is preferred.
  • Engineering consulting experience is preferred.
  • Candidates must be knowledgeable in structural design, civil design, and the related codes and regulatory requirements.
  • Formal training in civil and structural design is preferred. Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.

    Salary Range: $32-$66 Hourly

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Senior Mechanical Engineer - Compressors and Compression Systems 1070

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is a premier Southern California energy and infrastructure engineering firm, specializing in gas utility, refining and midstream projects in the Western U.S. We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic applicant to lead systems engineering for a variety of energy infrastructure projects serving the Western and Southwestern United States. SPEC provides overall system planning for energy storage and transportation facilities and detailed design services to upgrade and expand existing systems and to develop new facilities.

    We have an exciting new position for an experienced engineer. The position has a flexible 9/80 schedule with a hybrid/WFH work location, supporting the Fountain Valley office.

    Responsibilities
  • Coordinate directly with gas clients to identify project needs, develop project scoping documents, and support project execution
  • Lead the design and engineering of compression systems, ensuring they meet a wide range of performance requirements and comply with relevant standards and regulations
  • Preparation and review of various engineering deliverables (Drawings & Documents) such as Process Flow Diagrams, heat and material balances, P&I Diagrams, Cause & Effect Diagrams, control philosophies, shutdown philosophies, HAZOP Studies & reports, Operation & Maintenance Manuals, etc.
  • Prepare and review specifications and data sheets for compressors, control systems, and related equipment
  • Conduct feasibility studies and performance evaluations for new and retrofit compression projects
  • Participate in compressor, Engine and gas turbine startup, performance testing and troubleshooting
  • Provide technical support to operations and maintenance teams for existing compression systems
  • Troubleshoot performance issues and implement corrective actions to optimize system efficiency
  • Conduct root cause analysis for equipment failures and implement preventive measures
  • Review of Client documents, specifications, datasheets, verification of FEED design & calculations
  • Prepare and review instrument data sheets and specifications (control valves, PSV’s, meters, etc.)
  • Participate in planning, cost control and scheduling for assigned projects
  • Develop and review TIC estimates
  • Develop economic analysis (maintenance and energy cost) for equipment selection
  • Maintain effective communication and relationships with project team members and clients, with a commitment to building enduring relationships leading to customer satisfaction and loyalty
  • Preparation & Issue of RFQ’s, evaluation of vendor’s quotations, clarifications, Technical Bid Analysis etc.
  • Review of vendor’s documents, drawings, datasheets, specifications and calculations
  • Coordinate with equipment vendors to develop project scope and execute detailed engineering
  • Coordinate with torsional and acoustic analysis companies to ensure design is mechanically sound and components are properly selected

    Requirements
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate technical subject matter to a wide range of audiences
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume greater responsibilities
  • Familiarity in applicable industry codes and standards is required, including:
  • ASME - B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, BPVC Section VIII
  • API – 541, 610, 614, 616, 617, 618, 619, 670, 671, 682, 686 etc.
  • ISO 13631, 1940
  • NFPA 37
  • Knowledge of emissions control systems for engines and gas turbines
  • Knowledge of engine and gas turbine auxiliary systems i.e., jacket water, Auxiliary water, fuel, starting systems (i.e., air, electric, hydraulic), lube oil etc.
  • Knowledge of compressor auxiliary systems. i.e., wet seals, dry seals, packing, lube oil, recycle system, etc.
  • Knowledge of compressor control methods i.e., speed control, surge control, valve pockets, valve unloaders, variable volume pockets, slide valve, throttling, etc.
  • Knowledge of machinery monitoring i.e., accelerometer, velometer, proximity, phase, knock, surge system, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in work
  • Ability to visit local refinery, midstream and gas utility project sites for data gathering and inspections with occasional travel to farther locations

    Experience and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or Chemical Engineering is required
  • 5+ years’ experience in the selection, design, optimization and troubleshooting of compressors

  • Experience with various types of compressors and drivers (motors, engines, turbines)
  • Experience with a variety of emissions control systems
  • Experience with gas compression systems for natural gas processing, transmission, or storage
  • California Mechanical Professional Engineer license is strongly preferred
  • Energy infrastructure experience is preferred
  • Engineering consulting and/or equipment packaging experience is preferred
  • Experience with Ariel, DR Size, Leroi, Coolware and eRCM software is preferred
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required

    Salary Range: $90k-$140k Annually

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Electrical & Control Systems Designer 1037

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is a premier firm in Electrical and Control Systems engineering and is seeking a self-motivated and energetic applicant to apply for an Electrical & Control Systems Designer position in Southern California.

    About the Position
    In this position, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of electrical & control systems design to:
  • Support a project Electrical & Control Systems Design Lead in developing industrial construction drawings, including single line diagrams, area classification diagrams, grounding, lighting, conduit/cable tray, schematics and wiring diagrams, cable/conduit schedules, installation details, PLC panel layout and I/O schematics, loop diagrams and control system architecture.
  • Work in a team environment with electrical engineers and other disciplines (e.g. project management, piping, mechanical, civil, structural, etc.) to develop solutions to clients multi-discipline project needs.

    The position has a flexible 9/80 work schedule with a hybrid work location, supporting the Fountain Valley office.

    Responsibilities
    Your core duties and responsibilities may require you to do the following:
  • Support an Electrical & Control Systems Design Lead on large and complex projects
  • Perform site visits to gather field data and verify existing facilities and project requirements
  • Use software tools to perform design calculations such as cable tray sizing, conduit sizing, duct bank sizing, voltage drops, etc.
  • Develop construction drawings and material requirements
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects with various due dates. Attend coordination and status meetings
  • Develop and maintain good professional relationship with clients

    Requirements
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume greater responsibilities is required.
  • Proficiency with additional 3D Design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D and AVEVA E3D is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with MicroStation is preferred.
  • Working experience with electrical construction is preferred.
  • General knowledge of the use of concrete and structural steel in the design of structures.
  • Knowledge of seismic and wind design provisions in the IBC/CBC, ASCE 7, AISC and ACI codes.
  • Ability to visit local project sites for data gathering and inspections with occasional travel to farther locations is required.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

    Experience and Education Requirements
  • 2+ years of experience in industrial electrical and/or control system design is required.
  • Energy infrastructure experience is preferred.
  • Engineering consulting experience is preferred.
  • Familiarity with NEC and API 500 is preferred.
  • Formal training in electrical and control system design is preferred. Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.

    Salary Range: $20-$37 Hourly

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Electrical & Control Systems Engineer 1032

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is a premier firm in Electrical & Control Systems engineering and is seeking a self-motivated and energetic applicant to apply for an Electrical/Control Systems Senior Engineer position in Southern California.

    About the Position
    In this position, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of electrical systems to:
  • Prepare engineering calculations such as short circuit, load flow, motor starting, relay coordination and arc flash.
  • Direct design staff in the preparation of construction drawing packages of medium and low voltage power systems, grounding, lighting, instrumentation and control systems.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop the best solution for a variety of power and control systems challenges.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of junior team members.
  • The position has a flexible 9/80 work schedule with a hybrid work location, supporting the Fountain Valley office.

    Responsibilities
    Your core duties and responsibilities may require you to do the following:
  • Act as an engineering lead on the electrical and control systems portion of multi-discipline projects.
  • Prepare data sheets and specifications for electrical equipment for power distribution center (PDC), switchgear, transformer, motor control center (MCC), variable frequency drive (VFD), starter, control panel, etc.
  • Perform electrical calculations using ETAP or SKM software.
  • Participate in startup, performance testing and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in planning, cost control and scheduling for assigned projects.
  • Develop and review TIC estimates.
  • Maintain effective communication and relationships with project team members and clients, with a commitment to building enduring relationships leading to customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Prepare & issue RFQs, evaluate vendor quotations, clarifications, Technical Bid Analysis, etc.
  • Review vendor documents, drawings, datasheets, specifications and calculations.
  • Guide permitting through local agencies, interfacing with clients and construction contractors, performing field investigations and structural observations.
  • Mentor and train junior team members.

    Requirements
  • Strong verbal, written and communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate technical subject matter to a wide range of audiences
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills and assume greater responsibilities
  • Working knowledge with instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control systems (DCS) is preferred.
  • Knowledge in electrical engineering and design, NEC and API 500 with working electrical construction experience is required.
  • Ability to visit local project sites for data gathering and inspections with occasional travel to farther locations

    Experience and Education Requirements
  • Bachelor Degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering is required.
  • 6+ years designing projects involving medium and low voltage power systems, grounding, lighting, instrumentation and control systems is required.
  • Energy infrastructure experience is preferred.
  • Engineering consulting experience is preferred.
  • California Electrical Professional Engineer license is strongly preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

    Salary Range: $70k-$110k Annually

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Midstream Project Manager 1055

    Job Description
    We have excellent opportunities for experienced Project Managers to lead dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects for midstream, upstream, refining and utility clients.

    SPEC provides engineering and design services for energy storage, refining and transportation facilities in the Western United States. We offer challenging work in a productive environment with career opportunities to develop along a technical or project management career path. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Orchestrate the execution of engineering and design projects located within terminals and pump/compressor stations, resulting in the successful completion of projects and the development of working relationships and continuing business with clients.
  • Lead multidiscipline engineering and design teams in the development of project scope, budgets and schedules; preparation of proposals; preparation of feasibility studies and preliminary design reports; and the directing and management of multiple projects.
  • Conduct the effective planning, efficient execution, and successful completion of projects, delivering the project on time and within the prescribed budget.
  • Assist in staffing decisions regarding members of the project team, assigning the work, and assuring its successful and timely completion.
  • Manage sub-consultants to assure adequate coordination between offices, and to manage their work product.
  • Act as a capable leader and a positive representative in dealing with the client and in directing and expediting the work.
  • Ensure expected results, specifically: excellence in quality of work performed, client communication and satisfaction, efficient staff utilization, client satisfaction for ongoing client referrals, as well as excellence of office reputation, contract management, billing collection and project profitability. The Project Manager is also responsible for assisting in the development of personnel through effective work assignments on the projects, and through appropriate coaching and mentoring.

    Requirements
  • 2 years of engineering and design project management experience for midstream projects.
  • B.S. Degree in engineering or related field is required.
  • Experience planning and executing multidiscipline work including mechanical, piping, civil, structural, electrical and control systems is required.
  • Strong technical understanding of construction documents and basic engineering documents such as P&IDs and single line diagrams is required.
  • Familiarity with DOT 192/195 is strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with ASME B31.4 and B31.8 design experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in consulting (or EPC with Design & Engineering capability) is preferred.
  • Professional Engineering license is preferred.
  • Project Management certification is preferred.
  • Experience managing or coordinating with construction contractors is preferred.
  • Familiarity with permitting projects in municipalities is preferred
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Local candidates are preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.

    Salary Range: $95k-$140k Annually

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Program/Project Manager - Energy & Midstream 1068

    Job Description
    SPEC Services is expanding our engineering services to our energy utilities, midstream, renewable energy, and carbon sequestration clients in Northern California. We are seeking a business minded program manager and project managers/engineers who can both manage multi-disciplined projects and a regional project program.

    SPEC Services is a 200+ person engineering services leader in southern California, with multiple energy utility and midstream clients headquartered in the Western states from California to Texas. With over 40 years serving the energy industry, we have developed a strong reputation for providing high-quality planning, engineering and design of projects for our long-term midstream clients. Our highly effective team members provide expertise, longevity, energy, enthusiasm, responsiveness, and reliability all while valuing each other, our clients, and the work we do together.

    Summary

    SPEC Services is seeking a business minded program manager and project managers/engineers who can both manage multi-disciplined projects and a regional project program. Through regular client contact, insightful assistance in project development, and successful project performance of the team, the program manager will enhance and sustain relationships with long-term clients and foster strong service relationships with new clients. As appropriate, the program manager will also build on trusting relationships they have built through their prior work with energy industry clients.

    The program manager will build and foster relationships with existing clients and win new work both within SPEC’s traditional region (Southwestern USA) and Northern California. This position offers the business-oriented project manager or engineer the opportunity to grow and lead SPEC Services’ offerings in the region – marketing to existing large energy utility, midstream and renewable energy clients, growing/developing contacts and relationships, and leading the execution of interesting and challenging projects. Applicant must be able to leverage their own personal strengths, capabilities, and experience in executing/managing projects while also working closely with and leveraging the specialized capabilities of the SPEC planning, engineering, design, procurement, and project controls team.

    Location and Work Schedule
  • Applicant must be within the Greater Bay area and able to commute to Walnut Creek in order to provide on-call support and communication with clients in the region. The position has a flexible 9/80 work schedule with a remote work location. Work will be primarily in Northern California, with approximately 10% travel to client project sites and to the corporate office in Southern California.
  • The program manager will establish and work a regular work schedule, which is expected to incorporate an optimum mix of remote work and in-person collaboration in the office.

    Requirements
    Program/Project Management and System Planning
  • Develop scope, approach, and facilitate solutions for projects
  • Assist in developing the right solution; system planning
  • Manage several multidiscipline projects simultaneously
  • Effectively plan and execute projects on schedule, within budget
  • Effectively communicate project deliverables and status
  • Manage project risk
  • Develop and lead project presentations/meetings
  • Manage project quality assurance and control
  • Proposal, schedule, and cost estimate development

    Business Development
  • Maintain existing client satisfaction
  • Cultivate new client contacts
  • Identify client projects and needs; consult on approach and solutions
  • Coordinate and facilitate business development events with new/existing clients
  • Attend business development conferences and industry events
  • Generate new work both within and outside of SPEC’s traditional region
  • Perform market research and develop new client acquisition action plans
  • Identify, track, and pursue new client opportunities
  • Marketing material creation/development

    General
  • Assist in leading and growing the regional office
  • Assist in regional office personnel selection and development
  • Capable of working remotely

    Education, Work Experience, & Training
  • B.A. / B.S. (Mechanical/Electrical/Chemical/Civil Engineer degree is preferred) or strong design and construction background in the midstream field
  • 8+ years of work experience in related oil & gas field
  • Competence using MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project
  • Extensive experience in small to medium-sized projects
  • Previous experience in a consultant environment is a plus
  • Beneficial Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP) & Professional Engineering (PE) License

    Other Qualifications
  • Prior experience with gas and electric utility companies
  • Strong system planning capabilities
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong Analytical capabilities
  • Detail oriented self-starter
  • Familiarity with Oil and Gas Industry codes, standards, and best practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Confident leader
  • Strong business analysis skills
  • Willingness to travel to work sites
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required

    Competitive compensation and benefits package

    SPEC has opportunities for engineers and project managers at multiple levels of responsibility. Typical annual compensation range for this position as described is $100,000-$150,000. Other factors may impact the offer including years of experience, industry knowledge and other areas of position value.

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Electrical & Control Systems Lead Engineer 1033

    Job Description
    We are seeking experienced engineering professionals in the field of Electrical Engineering to lead engineering services for a variety of energy infrastructure projects serving the Western and Southwestern United States. SPEC primarily serves the energy industry via overall system planning as well as detailed design to improve existing facilities. We offer challenging work in a productive environment with opportunities to lead your own projects and act as a part of highly functioning multi-discipline teams.

    Responsibilities include the following:
  • Act as an engineering lead on projects involving medium and low voltage power systems, grounding, lighting, instrumentation and control systems.
  • Support client-focused activities such as business development and proposal preparation.
  • Develop and mentor junior engineering and design staff.
  • Prepare data sheets and specifications for electrical equipment for power distribution center (PDC), switchgear, transformer, motor control center (MCC), variable frequency drive (VFD), starter, control panel, etc.
  • Perform electrical calculations such as short circuit, load flow, motor starting, relay coordination, arc flash study using ETAP or SKM software.
  • Provide Quality Assurance and/or Quality Control for other engineers’ work product.
  • Participate in startup, performance testing and troubleshooting.
  • Participate in planning, cost control and scheduling for assigned projects.
  • Develop and review TIC estimates.
  • Maintain effective communication and relationships with project team members and clients, with a commitment to building enduring relationships leading to customer satisfaction and loyalty.
  • Prepare & issue RFQ’s, evaluate vendor’s quotations, clarifications, Technical Bid Analysis etc.
  • Review of vendor’s documents, drawings, datasheets, specifications and calculations.

    Requirements
  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering is required.
  • California Electrical Professional Engineer license is required.
  • Minimum work experience of 15 years with at least 10 years in the utility or energy industries and 5 years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Experience with field start-up and troubleshooting is required.
  • Knowledge in electrical engineering and design, NEC and API 500 with working electrical construction experience is required.
  • Experience in consulting (or EPC with Design & Engineering capability) is strongly preferred.
  • Some electric utility experience is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with clients and team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and BlueBeam is preferred.
  • Familiarity with ETAP and/or SKM is preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word is required.
  • Working knowledge with instrumentation, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control systems (DCS)
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record is required.

    Salary Range: $90k-$180k Annually

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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  • Energy Utility Project Engineer 1069

    Job Description
    SPEC Services is expanding our engineering services to our energy utilities, midstream, renewable energy, and carbon sequestration clients in Northern California. We have excellent opportunities for experienced Pipeline Project Engineers to lead dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects for gas utility and midstream transportation clients.

    SPEC provides engineering and design services for energy storage and transportation facilities in the Western United States. We offer challenging work in a productive environment with career opportunities to develop along a technical or project management career path. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Orchestrate the execution of pipeline engineering and design projects, resulting in the successful completion of projects and the development of working relationships and continuing business with clients.
  • Lead pipeline engineering and design teams in the development of project scope, budgets and schedules; preparation of proposals; preparation of feasibility studies and preliminary design reports; and the directing and management of multiple projects.
  • Conduct the effective planning, efficient execution, and successful completion of projects, delivering the project on time and within the prescribed budget.
  • Assist in staffing decisions regarding members of the project team, assigning the work, and assuring its successful and timely completion.
  • Manage sub-consultants to assure adequate coordination between offices, and to manage their work product.
  • Act as a capable leader and a positive representative in dealing with the client and in directing and expediting the work.
  • Ensure expected results, specifically: excellence in quality of work performed, client communication and satisfaction, efficient staff utilization, client satisfaction for ongoing client referrals, as well as excellence of office reputation, contract management, billing collection and project profitability. The Project Manager is also responsible for assisting in the development of personnel through effective work assignments on the projects, and through appropriate coaching and mentoring.

    Requirements
  • 4 years of pipeline engineering experience is required. Gas utility experience in California is strongly preferred.
  • B.S. Degree in engineering or related field is required.
  • Candidate must have strong Familiarity with DOT 192 and ASME B31.8.
  • Candidate must have strong familiarity and direct experience with pipeline repair methods.
  • Experience in consulting (or EPC with Design & Engineering capability) is preferred.
  • Professional Engineering license is preferred.
  • Project Management certification is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, including basic macros and PivotTables, is preferred.
  • Familiarity with permitting projects in municipalities is preferred.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Pipeline construction and field experience is preferred.
  • Local candidates are preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required.

    Location and Work Schedule

  • Applicant must be within the Greater Bay area and able to commute to Walnut Creek in order to provide on-call support and communication with clients in the region. The position has a flexible 9/80 work schedule with a remote work location. Work will be primarily in Northern California, with approximately 10% travel to client project sites and to the corporate office in Southern California.

    Salary Range: $95k-$140k Annually

    Please visit the SPEC Services Career Center to submit your resume.

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    Please be aware that SPEC Services:
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    For more information on best practices for employment applicants, please visit the
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