Employment

Employment

Our people, and the synergy and interaction of our people within teams, are what make SPEC Services successful. We have carefully managed our 40-year growth to our current staff of over 200, 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

San Diego Office:
9655 Granite Ridge Road, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92123
(619) 270-5691
Attn: Human Resources Manager
Fax: (714) 963-0364

Houston Office:
2500 Wilcrest Drive, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77024
(281) 900-2084
Attn: Human Resources Manager
Fax: (714) 963-0364




Job Listing



Pipeline and Utility Design Drafter 1008

Job Description
SPEC Services, Inc. has fantastic opportunities for CAD operators to support pipeline and utility design, mapping, and database development using AutoCAD. The work includes documenting features such as utilities, incorporating survey and property/right-of-way information, developing exhibits for communication and permitting, and preparing construction drawings. The work is primarily in the office, but there is often great opportunities to do field investigations and validation for the pipeline and utility designs. The primary tool used in this work is AutoCAD Civil3D. Some designers also use GIS and UAVs as part of the workflow process and development of deliverables, depending on project requirements and the initiative of individuals to learn and apply ESRI and other GIS systems to the completion of the work.

SPEC Services has an excellent reputation for pipeline and utility engineering and design and is experiencing increasing demand for this type of work. We are seeking to add several enthusiastic designers to supplement and support our dedicated design teams with projects in California and beyond.

Requirements
Candidates must be able to use AutoCAD and have an understanding of the use of external references, photo manipulation, and AEC objects. Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil3D is a plus. Position also requires the demonstrated ability to learn new software, standards, and work in an awesome team environment.

Successful applicants will learn the design aspects of these facilities while enhancing their AutoCAD capabilities, with potential to develop to designer and design lead positions.

Prior AutoCAD experience or relevant training is required. GIS experience is a plus!

Bachelor Degree in engineering is desirable but not required, and successful performance and years of engineering study will apply to experience requirements. Some experience with construction is a plus, but not required. Specific related pipeline or utility-related design experience, either with an engineering firm or utility operator, and command of AutoCAD Civil3D and ArcGIS is preferred.

Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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Lead Pipeline and Utility Designer 1011

Job Description
SPEC Services, Inc. has fantastic opportunities for Lead Pipeline Designers to support pipeline and utility design, mapping, and database development using AutoCAD. The work includes documenting features such as utilities, incorporating survey and property/right-of-way information, developing exhibits for communication and permitting, and preparing construction drawings. The work is primarily in the office, but there is often great opportunities to do field investigations and validation for the pipeline and utility designs. The primary tool used in this position is AutoCAD Civil3D. Some designers also use GIS and UAVs as part of the workflow process and development of deliverables, depending on project requirements and the initiative of individuals to learn and apply ESRI and other GIS systems to the completion of the work.

SPEC Services has an excellent reputation for pipeline and utility engineering and design, and is experiencing increasing demand for this type of work. We are seeking to add several enthusiastic designers to supplement and support our dedicated design teams with projects in California and beyond.

Requirements
Candidates must have 10+ years of pipeline design experience, direct experience and references with Upstream and/or Midstream Operating Companies. Strong in AutoCAD and Civil3D experience is preferred; photography manipulation and AEC object expertise. Sound knowledge in B31.4 and B31.8 design requirements. Position also requires the demonstrated ability to lead and develop a design team, learn new software & standards. Successful applicants will increase their knowledge of the design aspects of these facilities while enhancing their AutoCAD capabilities, with potential to develop to designer and design lead positions.

Preferred Qualifications include BlueSky - Skyline/Lightning Experience, Familiarity with Pipeline Survey Techniques, ESRI GIS Experience, Cross-Country Pipeline Experience & Familiarity with ASCE 38-02 SUE Classifications.
Bachelor Degree in engineering is desirable but not required, and successful performance and years of engineering study will apply to experience requirements. Candidate's experience with Plant3D, MicroStation, UAVs, & Pipeline construction field experience is a plus!

Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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Piping Design Drafter 1026

Job Description
We have many excellent opportunities for Piping Designers with a minimum of 2 years' experience to be a part of dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects. Applicants are expected to have a good understanding of the fundamental principles of piping design and equipment layout and be proficient in AutoCAD and 3D piping design software. We are seeking applicants to apply their creativity and skills to a wide variety of projects in the exploration and production, transportation and storage, and refinery sectors of the oil and gas industry. There will be opportunities to lead your own small to medium sized projects as well as support larger efforts under the direction of more senior piping designers.

Our workflow generally involves accurately capturing and documenting site conditions utilizing a variety of technologies including land surveying, 3D color laser scanning, UAV drone photogrammetry, GIS mapping, and record drawings. It then progresses to the engineering and design phases utilizing 3D piping and modeling software such as AutoCAD Plant 3D, Aveva, and CADWorx. Next is the client presentation and approval process involving the use of AutoCAD, Navisworks, ReCap, BloomCE, Revit, and Inventor to communicate the design intent. The final stages involve the development of construction and permitting drawings primarily utilizing AutoCAD and MicroStation to develop plans, sections, details, and piping isometrics. There are many exceptional opportunities to learn, grow, and sharpen your skills to advance into a more experienced designer and team leader.

Requirements
  • 2+ years of experience in 3D plant design of industrial piping systems is required. Refinery and chemical design experience is preferred.
  • A strong proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
  • Proficiency with additional design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D, CADWorx, AVEVA E3D and Microstation is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Drone experience and licensure is a benefit.
  • Formal training in piping design is preferred. Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • The ability to control small project budgets and schedules, while prioritizing multiple assignments, is required.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Mechanical and Chemical Design Engineer 1012

    Job Description
    We are seeking engineering graduates in the fields of Chemical and Mechanical engineering to perform support engineering and design services 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 follow through with detailed engineering and coordination to upgrade and expand existing systems and to develop new facilities. We offer challenging work in a productive environment with career opportunities to develop, along a technical or project management career path.

    Initial responsibilities will be in support of the overall engineering and design effort for refining, logistics and gas utility projects, and will include piping and pump hydraulic calculations, assisting with system flow diagram development, equipment sizing and specifications, vendor coordination, construction specifications, and project estimates. Engineers in this position have typically learned quickly through increasingly challenging assignments, and their role has grown to include coordination with other engineering disciplines, project engineering and project management. Job duties will also include interfacing with clients and construction contractors, field investigation, and construction startup support.

    Requirements
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • EIT certification is a benefit.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Familiarity with modeling software such as HYSYS, SolidWorks, CAESAR II, etc. is a benefit.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word is required.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Mechanical and Chemical Project Engineer 1027

    Job Description
    We are seeking engineering graduates in the fields of Chemical and Mechanical engineering to perform support engineering and design services 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 follow through with detailed engineering and coordination to upgrade and expand existing systems and to develop new facilities. 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:

  • Coordinate directly with gas clients to identify project needs, develop project scoping documents, and support project execution.
  • Process Design & Detailed Engineering including performing process simulations, design calculations, process optimization, sizing & selection of equipment.
  • Review of Client documents, specifications, datasheets, verification of FEED design & calculations.
  • 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 data sheets for stationary and rotating equipment including pressure vessels, tanks, separators, filters, heat transfer equipment, pumps and compressors.
  • Prepare and review instrument data sheets and specifications (control valves, PSV's, meters, etc.)
  • 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.
  • 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.

    Requirements
  • B.S. Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering is required.
  • 5+ years experience in gas utilities and/or gas processing design engineering.
  • Experience in consulting (or EPC with Design & Engineering capability) is preferred.
  • Experience with field start-up and troubleshooting preferred.
  • California Professional Engineering license is strongly preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Simulation experience using HYSYS, PRO II or other comparable process simulation software is preferred.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD is preferred.
  • Familiarity and knowledge of API, ASME and ANSI standards is required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word is required.
  • Experience developing data sheets for stationary and rotating equipment including pressure vessels, tanks, separators, filters, heat transfer equipment, pumps and compressors is preferred.
  • Project management experience is preferred.
  • Local candidates are preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Electrical & Control Systems Lead Designer 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 clientsí 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 driverís 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.

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

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  • Electrical and Control Systems Design Engineer 1028

    Job Description
    We are seeking engineering graduates in the field of Electrical Engineering to perform support engineering and design 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 develop along a technical or project management career path.

    Initial responsibilities will be in support of the overall engineering and design effort for logistics, refining, and utility projects, and will include design support, arc flash and distribution calculations, assisting with single line diagram development, equipment sizing and specifications, vendor coordination, construction specifications, and project estimates. Engineers in this position have typically learned quickly through increasingly challenging assignments, and their role has grown to include coordination with other engineering disciplines, project engineering and project management. Job duties will also include interfacing with clients and construction contractors, field investigation, and construction startup support.

    Requirements
  • B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering is required.
  • EIT certification is a benefit.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and BlueBeam is preferred.
  • Familiarity with software such as ETAP, SKM, O-Calc, etc. is a benefit.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word is required.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Structural/Civil Design Engineer 1042

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is a premier firm in Civil and Structural engineering and is seeking a self-motivated and energetic applicant to apply for a Structural/Civil Design Engineer position in Southern California.

    About the Position
    In this position, you will apply your knowledge of the principles of structural analysis to:
  • Prepare engineering calculations for the structural design of concrete foundations, steel structures, and anchorage including seismic and wind loading analyses
  • Pipe Supports, equipment and maintenance platforms, retaining walls, industrial buildings
  • Mechanical and electrical equipment foundations
  • Use finite element analysis tools such as RISA 3D
  • Direct design staff to prepare drawing packages that include structural steel and concrete detailing for design of 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, site development, storm water pipe hydraulics
    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:
  • Project planning and design with an emphasis on structural engineering
  • Permitting plans through local agencies, interfacing with clients and construction contractors, performing field investigations and structural observations
  • Preparation of plan checks, reports, proposals, and other written assignments

    Requirements
    Skill 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
  • Ability to use CAD design tools proficiently is a plus (AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit)
  • 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

    Experience and Education Requirements
  • Bachelorís Degree (or higher) in Civil Engineering is required with emphasis on Structural preferred
  • 0-2 years related experience
  • EIT certification is desired and should be obtained within 6 months.
  • Prepared to sit for the California PE exam after appropriate years of experience obtained under the supervision of registered engineers in the Structural/Civil Engineering Department.
  • Valid driverís license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Project Controls Specialist 1006

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is seeking a Project Controls Specialist to complement our work for major oil and gas, process, utility, water, and heavy industrial projects. The Project Controls Specialist will assist the Project Management and Project Controls teams in budget and cost management activities. Cost control activities include: change management, earned value analysis, budgeting, forecasting, estimating, work-in-process review, and accounts receivable review. Job specific training will be provided to build on existing capabilities and knowledge in this work.
  • Assist project managers with project initiation activities including budget development and project set up
  • Create, maintain, and distribute regular project-specific and portfolio level cost reports
  • Create and maintain change order logs. Includes tracking, estimating, and writing detailed descriptions of scope deviations
  • Support a robust portfolio of projects ranging in size, complexity, and duration
  • Perform detailed cost analysis to identify trends and avoid variance through proactive change management
  • Prepare and conduct project budget forecasting and earned value analysis
  • Assist with Work In Process review and Accounts Receivable
  • Work within job costing and accounting system to update project budget and contracts

    Requirements
  • Technical: Excel (proficient), Microsoft Office Suite
  • B.A. / B.S.
  • Work experience in related field (2 years)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical capabilities
  • Detail oriented self-starter
  • Experience in the construction or oil & gas industries a plus
  • Interested candidates should have strong interpersonal skills
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Electrical & Control Systems Design Drafter 1036

    Job Description
    We have many excellent opportunities for CAD operators and drafters with AutoCAD experience to be a part of dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects. Our workflow generally involves accurately capturing and documenting site conditions utilizing a variety of technologies including land surveying, 3D color laser scanning, UAV drone photogrammetry, GIS mapping, and record drawings. It then progresses to the engineering and design phases utilizing 3D piping and modeling software such as AutoCAD Plant 3D, Aveva, and CADWorx. Next is the client presentation and approval process involving the use of AutoCAD, Navisworks, ReCap, BloomCE, Revit, and Inventor to communicate the design intent. The final stages involve the development of construction and permitting drawings primarily utilizing AutoCAD and MicroStation to develop plans, sections, details, and piping isometrics. There are many exceptional opportunities to learn, grow, and sharpen your skills to advance into a more experienced designer and team leader.

    Requirements
  • AutoCAD proficiency is required.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Familiarity with additional design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D, AVEVA and Microstation is preferred.
  • Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • AutoCAD certification is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Mechanical Design Drafter 1031

    Job Description
    We have many excellent opportunities for CAD operators and drafters with AutoCAD experience to be a part of dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects. Our workflow generally involves accurately capturing and documenting site conditions utilizing a variety of technologies including land surveying, 3D color laser scanning, UAV drone photogrammetry, GIS mapping, and record drawings. It then progresses to the engineering and design phases utilizing 3D piping and modeling software such as AutoCAD Plant 3D, Aveva, and CADWorx. Next is the client presentation and approval process involving the use of AutoCAD, Navisworks, ReCap, BloomCE, Revit, and Inventor to communicate the design intent. The final stages involve the development of construction and permitting drawings primarily utilizing AutoCAD and MicroStation to develop plans, sections, details, and piping isometrics. There are many exceptional opportunities to learn, grow, and sharpen your skills to advance into a more experienced designer and team leader.

    Requirements
  • AutoCAD Proficiency is Required
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • Familiarity with additional design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D, AVEVA, CADWorx and Microstation is preferred
  • Drone experience and licensure is a benefit.
  • Trade school or associates degree is preferred, or equivalent experience.
  • AutoCAD certification is preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • 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.

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

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  • Gas Facility 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.

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

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  • Senior/Supervising Project Engineer 1016

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. has an opportunity for a Senior/Supervising Process Engineer to be a key member of our engineering team specializing in small and mid-cap refinery projects, primarily in southern California. Current and projected demand for our services is high, including a wide range of multi-discipline projects at refineries in the L.A. Basin area. We are seeking to expand our design capacity and capabilities with the addition of a senior/supervising process engineer with strong technical capabilities, excellent communication skills, and the desire to help lead the continuing development of our company. We offer challenging work in a productive environment, with career opportunities to develop, along a technical or project management career path.

    Requirements
  • Process Design & Detailed Engineering for project development and execution, FEED development, performing process simulations, design calculations, process optimization, sizing & selection of equipment
  • Review and verification of Clients documents, specifications, datasheets, FEED design and calculations
  • 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 data sheets for stationary and rotating equipment including pressure vessels, tanks, separators, filters, heat transfer equipment, pumps and compressors
  • Prepare and review instrument data sheets and specifications (control valves, PSV's, meters, etc.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ensure proper division of work & responsibility among department staff
  • Provide proper guidance to ensure excellent project success and positive working environment to the team of engineers
  • Train and mentor junior engineers

    QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 10-15 years' of experience in refining and/or petrochemical process design engineering
  • 5+ years' of experience in consulting (or EPC with Design & Engineering capability)
  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering (BSChE) from an ABET accredited program
  • Familiarity and knowledge with developing process data sheets for stationary and rotating equipment including pressure vessels, tanks, separators, filters, heat transfer equipment, pumps and compressors
  • Familiarity and knowledge of API, ASME and ANSI standards
  • Simulation experience using HYSYS, PRO II or other comparable process simulation software
  • Understanding of refinery and chemical plant unit operations
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued learning and education through participation in internal and/or external training opportunities
  • Ability to be badged for a process safety management governed facility which requires in depth drug screening
  • Experience with field start-up and troubleshooting preferred
  • California Professional Engineering license preferred
  • Local candidates preferred
  • If you are interested in a position with responsibility, challenge, and opportunity in a company with an excellent work environment, attractive compensation and superior benefits, please send your resume.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record required.

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

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  • Civil / Structural Lead Designer 1013

    Job Description
    SPEC Services is seeking a Lead Designer for our Civil / Structural Department. The work will involve the development of structural and civil aspects of heavy industrial facilities. Industries served include oil and gas production, petroleum pipelines, oil refining, water treatment, gas compression, equipment buildings and other industrial facilities.
    A Lead Designer is responsible for the development of detailed design and construction drawings for projects. Typical design elements include equipment foundations, pipe supports, platforming, grading & surfacing and associated civil/structural systems. Candidates must have the ability to work independently on multiple small projects and/or lead a team on larger projects. The position requires the ability to work closely with engineers and designers from all disciplines, as well as directing the work of the Civil / Structural design team. A broad understanding of all aspects of civil and structural design is required.

    Requirements
    A qualified candidate for the Lead Civil Designer must have:
  • 7-10 years of experience in the design of structural and civil elements of Industrial projects.
  • A strong proficiency with Autodesk products, including AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, and Navisworks
  • The ability to work within a 3-D CAD environment.
  • The ability to create clear and concise construction drawings for typical project elements including, concrete foundations with location plans, structural steel supports & platforms, ground improvements, grading and drainage features.
  • Working knowledge of site layout, grading, storm water design and permitting.
  • The ability to organize construction documents from beginning to end with little to minor direction.
  • A thorough understanding of codes and regulatory requirements for the design of the elements listed above.
  • The experience to perform a thorough quality control review of construction documents.
  • The skill to manage the project budget and schedule as well as prioritizing assignments.
  • Effective communications with other team members.
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Refining Project Manager 1040

    Job Description
    We have excellent opportunities for experienced Project Managers to lead dynamic engineering and design teams on many diverse and challenging projects for refining, utility and midstream transportation 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 refineries, 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 refinery 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.
  • Refinery experience in Southern California is strongly preferred.
  • Process engineering experience is 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.
  • 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.

    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 clientsí 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 driverís 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.

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

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  • Pipeline Design Engineer 1041

    Job Description
    We are seeking engineering graduates in the fields of Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering to perform engineering and design services.
    We have fantastic opportunities for design engineers to support pipeline and utility design, and mapping using AutoCAD. The work includes documenting features such as utilities, incorporating survey and property/right-of-way information, developing exhibits for communication and permitting, and preparing construction drawings. The work is primarily in the office, but there are often great opportunities to perform field investigations and validation for the pipeline and utility designs. The primary tool used in this work is AutoCAD Civil3D and Plant 3D. Some design engineers also use GIS and drones as part of the workflow process and development of deliverables, depending on project requirements and the initiative of individuals to learn and apply ESRI and other GIS systems to the completion of the work.
    Engineers in this position have typically learned quickly through increasingly challenging assignments, and their role has grown to include coordination with other engineering disciplines, project engineering and project management. Job duties will also include interfacing with clients and construction contractors, field investigation, and construction support.
    SPEC Services has an excellent reputation for pipeline and utility engineering and design and is experiencing increasing demand for this type of work. We are seeking to add several enthusiastic design engineers to supplement and support our dedicated design engineering teams with projects in California and beyond. We offer challenging work in a productive environment with career opportunities to develop, along a technical or project management career path.

    Requirements
    Candidates must be able to use AutoCAD and have an understanding of the use of external references, photo manipulation, and AEC objects. Proficiency in AutoCAD Civil3D and/or Plant 3D is a plus. Position also requires the demonstrated ability to learn new software, standards, and work in a team environment. Successful applicants will learn the engineering and design aspects of these facilities while enhancing their AutoCAD capabilities, with potential to develop to project engineer and lead design engineer positions.
  • Prior AutoCAD experience or relevant training is required
  • GIS experience is a plus, but not required
  • B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering is required
  • EIT certification is a plus, but not required
  • Some experience with construction is a plus, but not required
  • Specific related pipeline or utility-related design experience, either with an engineering firm or utility operator, and command of AutoCAD Civil3D and ArcGIS is a plus, but not required
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form
  • Local candidates are preferred
  • Valid driver's license and clean driving record is required

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

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  • Electrical / Control Systems Project Engineer 1048

    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 Project 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.
    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 RFQís, 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.

    Requirements
    Skill 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
  • Bachelorís Degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering is required.
  • 2+ years designing projects involving medium and low voltage power systems, grounding, lighting, instrumentation and/or control systems is required.
  • Energy infrastructure experience is preferred.
  • Engineering consulting experience is preferred.
  • California Electrical EIT certification is required. California Professional Engineer license is strongly preferred.
  • Valid driverís license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Electrical / Control Systems Senior 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 RFQís, 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
  • Bachelorís 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 driverís license and clean driving record is required.

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

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  • Pipeline and Utility Designer - Mid-Level 1049

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. has fantastic opportunities for Mid-Level Pipeline Designers to support pipeline and utility design, mapping, and database development using AutoCAD. The work includes documenting features such as utilities, incorporating survey and property/right-of-way information, developing exhibits for communication and permitting, and preparing construction drawings. The work is primarily in the office, but there is often great opportunities to do field investigations and validation for the pipeline and utility designs. The primary tool used in this position is AutoCAD Civil3D. Some designers also use GIS and UAVs as part of the workflow process and development of deliverables, depending on project requirements and the initiative of individuals to learn and apply ESRI and other GIS systems to the completion of the work.

    SPEC Services has an excellent reputation for pipeline and utility engineering and design and is experiencing increasing demand for this type of work. We are seeking to add several enthusiastic designers to supplement and support our dedicated design teams with projects in California and beyond.

    Requirements
    Candidates must have at least 3-10 years of pipeline design experience and direct industry experience. Strong in AutoCAD and Civil3D experience, aerial photography manipulation and AEC object expertise is preferred. Knowledge of B31.4 and B31.8 design requirements. Position also requires learning new software & standards. Successful applicants will increase their knowledge of the design aspects of these facilities while enhancing their AutoCAD capabilities and develop into design lead positions.

    Preferred Qualifications include BlueSky Ė Skyline/Lightning Experience, familiarity with Pipeline Survey Techniques, ESRI GIS Experience, and familiarity with ASCE 38-02 SUE Classifications & Cross-Country Pipelines.

    Bachelor Degree in engineering is desirable but not required, and successful performance and years of engineering study will apply to experience requirements. Candidateís experience with Plant3D, MicroStation, UAVs, & Pipeline construction field experience is a plus!

    Valid driverís license and clean driving record is required.

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

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