Our people, and the synergy and interaction of our people within teams, are what make SPEC Services successful. We have carefully managed our 37-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

Job Listing

Senior Project Controls

Job Description
SPEC Services is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill an open "Senior Project Controls" role. We are looking for experienced candidates with a desire to constructively influence the outcomes of our Oil and Gas projects through the use of proactive project controls methodologies and techniques.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Utilize Primavera 6 and/or Microsoft project to develop, update, and status EPC schedules
  • Work with project team to develop project estimates and budgets
  • Provide proactive change management for projects including impact analysis and recommendations
  • Regular progress reporting including schedule and cost trend analysis and earned value

    Education and Training:
  • 5+ years project controls experience (cost and schedule)
  • Excel (advanced), Microsoft Project, Primavera 6 proficiency
  • B.A. / B.S.
  • AACE certifications preferred (PSP, CCP, EVM)
  • PMP a plus

    Other Qualifications:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented self-starter
  • Experience in the construction or oil & gas industries a plus

    Please submit your resume by e-mail to employment@specservices.com and include "Senior Project Controls" in the subject line.


  • Estimator

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is seeking a Construction Cost Estimator and cost control specialist to complement our planning, engineering, procurement, and construction management work for major oil and gas, process, utility, water, and heavy industry projects. Produce estimates at each phase of development of projects, from conceptual design phase to detailed estimating based on complete facility design. Continue development and maintenance of cost estimating systems, data, and parameters specific to the types of facilities designed by SPEC and the types and accuracies of estimates needed by our clients. Work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that scope is defined, alternatives are evaluated, and project and client specific estimates are developed to obtain project approval and funding, and to facilitate tracking of progress and costs vs. the approved estimate and work breakdown.
  • Assist planners, engineers, and designers in the development of the basis of estimates for SPEC projects, including factoring in specific client requirements.
  • Prepare cost estimates at various stages of development of the project, based upon documentation and cost analysis
  • Support development of new project proposals and bids
  • Continue development and maintenance of cost estimating systems, data, and parameters for the type of projects performed
  • Continue developing personal understanding of applicable engineering and construction work processes and activities, and provide training to engineering and design staff relative to support continual improvement in cost effective and optimum planning and design of facilities.

    Job Requirements:
  • Candidates must have 7 years of experience in estimating and a minimum of 4 years in related construction estimating experience (oil and gas facilities, pipelines, process facilities, utilities, power systems, and/or related heavy industrial facilities)
  • Have solid understanding of and experience with typical engineering and construction work processes and activities
  • Proposal and bid support experience is required
  • Expertise with development and use of estimating system(s). Familiarity with Icarus and Timberline estimating tools is a plus, but not required.
  • Cost and schedule control experience is desired

    Please submit your resume by e-mail to employment@specservices.com and include "Estimator" in the subject line.


  • Survey Project Manager

    Job Description
    The Survey Project Manager position includes both field and office survey work, project management, and hands-on use and application of tools and technologies available to accomplish the work. As part of a 200-person southern California based engineering firm, this position and our survey department perform a wide variety of land surveying and geospatial data acquisition services to support the planning, engineering, construction, and documentation of large and small energy and infrastructure projects. As a Survey Project Manager, you work with the project team to define the needs and opportunities for surveying and data acquisition for the project, develop the approach, technique, scope, and budget proposal, execute the work (either directly, or by directing and managing an in-house or subcontracted survey team), and work with the design team, contractors, and construction managers to facilitate and support their roles in the project. The work includes a broad range of projects, including buried utilities (oil, gas, and water pipelines and distribution systems, electrical power duct, fiber optic cable, and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) projects), directionally drilled channel and river crossings, oil and gas production facilities, petroleum terminals and refineries, pump and compressor stations, water storage, and other heavy industrial facilities. With the ever increasing field of geomatics and the variety of tools and capabilities available to acquire the needed data, this position requires the ability and passion to learn and apply the latest and most appropriate technologies for each project. We are looking for project leader with a solid grounding in field and party chief experience (preferably with LS), project organization and coordination skills, and a growing level of expertise in using the latest tools for collection, analysis, display, and management of spatial information. This includes GPS, GIS, laser scanning/Lidar, aerial mapping (traditional and with UAVs), and associated processing programs. As a Survey Project Manager, you will have a balance of field and office work, focused computing/analysis and personal interaction with project personnel, personal accomplishment and managing/coordinating team success, disciplined execution and development of new capabilities, sharing your knowledge and learning from other technical specialists.
    The Survey Project Manager is responsible for overall management of surveying and geospatial data acquisition for a group of company projects. This includes preparing proposals, working with and negotiating with clients, organizing the project team (field and office assignments), managing and meeting project schedules and budgets, ensuring the quality of the work, and processing field data to produce the required deliverables. The Survey Project Manager will perform and/or oversee the preparation of maps and plats, legal descriptions and all other deliverables while directing and coordinating field work and associated quality reviews throughout the project delivery process. The work will also include hands-on processing and management of data, drafting of some of the technical exhibits and final deliverables, preparing RFIs, reports, and schedules, researching and analyzing boundary elements for retracement, and performing survey calculations, analysis, and field support calculations.

  • Bachelor Degree in Surveying/Civil Engineering/Geomatics (preferred) or an associated field with 24 semester hours of surveying
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) or eligible for certification
  • 5 years (min.) of experience in land surveying, including as party chief

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
  • Good interpersonal skills, and strong listening, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient with AutoCAD and Civil3D
  • Experience with 3D laser scanning and UAV aerial mapping (preferred)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office programs
  • Must have ability to analyze survey documents efficiently
  • Ability to process and analyze GPS data (preferred)
  • Experience in transportation, infrastructure and pipeline projects (desirable)
  • Proven work history, strong work ethic and team-player attitude

    Please submit your resume by e-mail to employment@specservices.com and include "Survey Project Manager" in the subject line.