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
(858) 737-6326
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

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.

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

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Lead Pipeline and Utility Designer

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!

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

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Piping Design Drafter

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.

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

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  • Mechanical and Chemical Design Engineer

    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.

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

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  • Mechanical and Chemical Project Engineer

    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.

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

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  • Principal Civil Designer

    Job Description
    SPEC Services is seeking a Principal Civil/Structural Designer with a minimum of 5 years’ experience to be a part of dynamic design teams on many diverse and challenging projects. Applicants are expected to have a good understanding of the fundamental principles of civil engineering and site development with a mastery of AutoCAD Civil 3D. Applicants should also have experience with the design and drawing preparation of foundations and light steel structures. We are seeking applicants to apply their creativity and skills to a wide variety of projects in the energy and utility industries. There will be opportunities to lead your own small to medium sized projects as well as act as a part of larger multi-discipline project teams.
    Typical projects will involve setting grades/elevations, roadway designs, drainage designs, containment calculations and earthwork analysis.

    Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience in Civil Design with an engineering/surveying firm, developer, builder, contractor or excavation company is required. Experience with an engineering firm is preferred.
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D mastery is required.
  • Proficiency with Revit, Navisworks, Infraworks, Plant 3D, and/or AVEVA is preferred.
  • Energy and utility industry experience is preferred.
  • Must be detailed, results-oriented and have the ability to multi-task and lead multiple projects concurrently.
  • Excellent written, verbal and organizational skills are required.
  • A strong working knowledge of site layout, grading, storm water design and permitting is required.
  • Experience with light steel structures such as pipe/cable tray supports, canopies, and access platforms is required.
  • Foundation design experience with electrical/mechanical equipment, light poles, pipe/cable tray supports, etc. is also required.
  • The ability to interpret field survey data and prepare construction drawings is required.
  • A Civil Engineering degree is preferred.

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

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  • Electrical and Control Systems Design Engineer

    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.

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

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  • GIS Analyst

    Job Description
    SPEC Services, Inc. is looking for an entry or intermediate level GIS Analyst to work in a team environment to perform complex GIS tasks utilizing the ESRI ArcGIS suite of products version 10.8 or higher including, but not limited to, data accuracy analysis and geodatabase alterations using industry-standard methods, streamlining of editing workflows, and QA/QC of existing GIS assets. The successful candidate will play a role in the further development and implementation of GIS applications for pipeline planning, engineering, and permitting, and for working with a team to integrate GIS with other database-driven pipeline design and management systems.

    We are looking for people with good communication skills, demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and work with others to perform work on time and within budget. Must also have the ability to perform within the office and educate co-workers about capabilities and applications of GIS.

    Job Duties:

  • Planning, managing, and administering GIS activities, application design, and geodatabase development
  • Provide technical support for ESRI software to staff
  • Process and ensure completion of GIS data change requests
  • Work with department staff to ensure GIS data needs are met
  • Analyzing, updating, performing quality control, and developing methods and procedures to ensure existing GIS data and datasets are accurate
  • Utilize various ArcGIS extensions and tools to provide necessary analysis as requested
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings and detailed maps

    Requirements
  • ESRI Suite of Software; ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and mobile applications
  • GIS data conversion/editing
  • GIS map production and spatial database modifications
  • Experience with CAD (AutoCAD and/or MicroStation) and data compatibility
  • Candidate must be familiar with Enterprise geodatabases for storing data, running queries, and creating reports
  • Know the principals and practices of cartography and automated mapping, map projections & coordinate systems
  • Strong cartographic/data management experience
  • Maintain proficiency in the use of ESRI ArcGIS skills
  • Must have a high degree of computer literacy; strong proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to prioritize and organize, work well under stress, meet deadlines

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

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  • Project Controls Specialist

    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

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

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  • Electrical & Control Systems Design Drafter

    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.

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

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  • Mechanical Design Drafter

    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.

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

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  • Pipeline Project Manager

    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.

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

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  • Gas Facility Project Manager

    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.

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

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  • Survey Field Technician

    Job Description
    SPEC Services has opportunities for a Survey Field Technician to support our dynamically progressive engineering community. The ideal candidate should be organized, detail oriented, and a motivated self-starter with good math, computer and communication skills.

    Responsibilities include assisting the Survey Department with a variety of field surveys, field measurements, equipment set-up and operation. Candidate will also meet with contractors’ onsite and execute directives given, stake points, perform topo surveys, set control networks and pipeline as-built surveys. Candidate will also be responsible for the survey truck and equipment maintenance.
    Responsibilities require a high degree of initiative and good judgment. Some out of town travel and overtime work may be required.

    Requirements
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and Civil 3D programs.
  • Knowledge of Trimble Business Center processing software.
  • Experience in general construction site activities.
  • Land surveying field work utilizing RTK GPS and Robotic Total Stations.
  • College level course-work in surveying and general engineering principles.
  • California Driver’s License with an excellent driving record.
  • Willingness to travel with short stays.

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

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  • Civil / Structural Lead Designer

    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.

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

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  • Refining Project Manager

    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.

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

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  • Electrical & Control Systems Designer

    Job Description
    We have many excellent opportunities for Electrical & Control Systems 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 National Electrical Code and the fundamental principles of electrical and control systems design. Proficiency in AutoCAD and 3D design software is also required. We are seeking applicants to apply their creativity and skills for a wide variety of projects and clients, including gas and electric utilities, energy infrastructure, refineries and wastewater treatment. 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 designers.

    Requirements
  • Support electrical and 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.
  • Work in a team environment with electrical engineers and other disciplines including project management, piping, mechanical, civil, structural, etc.
  • Prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects with various due dates. Attend coordination and status meetings.
  • Develop construction drawings and material requirements. Drawings include 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.
  • Develop and maintain good professional relationship with clients

    Qualifications:
  • 2+ years of experience in industrial electrical and control system design is required. Energy infrastructure experience is preferred.
  • A strong proficiency with AutoCAD is required.
  • Proficiency with additional 3D Design software, including Civil 3D, Plant 3D, and AVEVA E3D is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microstation is preferred.
  • Candidate must be able to communicate effectively with team members in both verbal and written form.
  • 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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