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Company Description

SPEC Consulting, LLC is a full-service, multi-disciplinary engineering and design firm specializing in Petrochemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Energy related services. Located in the heart of Houston, Texas, our Houston office is close to excellent public and private schools, fantastic restaurants, boasting all the amenities of city living.  Engineers based out of our Houston branch work with clients on a local, national and international level and have the benefit of partnering with our Albany, New York central office.  SPEC offers competitive salaries, merit-based annual bonuses and a comprehensive benefits package.

We are currently seeking highly-qualified, senior-level candidates with relevant experience in industrial facilities and process-related projects for our Houston, Texas office.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define, organize, execute, and coordinate engineering assignments for clients, primarily in the fuel and chemical distribution and manufacturing industries.
  • Act as the primary contact between key clients and consulting firm.
  • Foster relations with existing clients and develop new client contacts.
  • Perform engineering design for client projects including but not limited to piping systems, pump hydraulics, tank and vessels, heat transfer equipment, controls equipment, and process equipment.
  • Develop project deliverables for clients including PFDs, P&IDs, Heat and Mass Balances, Basis of Design, Schedules, Project Estimates, Bid Documents, Equipment Specifications, etc.
  • Plan and organize project work for multidisciplinary team including electrical designers, mechanical designers, civil/structural designers, procurement and administrative staff supporting those assignments.
  • Research, design, and specify equipment, controls, and processes for chemical, mechanical, thermal, hydraulic, and other industrial systems.
  • Provide on-site construction management assistance during installation, commissioning and start-up of equipment and related systems.
  • Manage junior and mid-level engineers.
  • Travel required and dependent on project and client needs.


15+ years of experience with the key duties and responsibilities described above is desired. Strong candidates will possess the following qualifications and experience:

  • A BS or higher in Chemical Engineering.
  • Consulting or plant engineering experience in petrochemical or other industrial facilities or industries.
  • A desire to develop and implement growth opportunities.
  • Committed self-starter with ability to work independently to meet project schedules and goals.
  • Ability to apply engineering techniques commonly used in industrial capital projects, such as piping engineering, pipe stress analysis, pump hydraulic calculations, sizing and specification of pumps, heat transfer calculations, and sizing and specifications for process equipment.
  • Experience in fuel and chemical storage and distribution facilities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of office productivity software, including spreadsheets and word processing.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, CADWorx, and Caesar II software a plus.
  • Possess PE in the State of Texas.


SPEC offers a comprehensive benefit package

Excellent 401k matching program

Great vacation and schedule flexibility

Opportunity for bonuses

Highly competitive salary structure

Contact Information

Elissa Smith

Operations Manager

SPEC Consulting, LLC

349 Northern Blvd. Ste 2

Albany, NY 12204

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