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Project Engineer - Mechanical

Roberts Companies is looking for a Project Engineer (Mechanical) with Refining knowledge – specifically refining standards. 

It will be necessary to be able to work on or assist with standards, scheduling, reviewing purchases – bill of materials, costing…

Position can potentially go into early 2020.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Providing technical support to operations to ensure the safe continued running of the facility.
  • Managing numerous (>20) projects/activities, meeting all deadlines
  • Developing all mechanical design work for minor to intermediate size projects
  • Developing cost estimates and business justification for improvement projects as well as their own recommendations
  • Specifying, procuring and installing replacement piping, pumps, instrumentation, mechanical parts, etc.
  • Reviewing proposed mechanical designs, by others, to ensure adequacy and code/company standard compliance
  • Providing oversight to construction and turnaround activities
  • Ensuring repairs and changes are in accordance with MOC and MI processes


  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering
  • 10 or more years of experience working in the engineering field with familiarity with established regulations and practices.
  • Experience in a refinery/petrochemical/industrial operating environment
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Must be able to read/interpret technical materials/drawings in English
  • Must be able and willing, with or without reasonable accommodation to perform/comply with all of the following:
  • Work in enclosed/confined spaces
  • Work safety near large, hot, high-speed machinery
  • Climb and work safety at elevated heights
  • Work around chemicals, acids, and bases
  • Work with/around hydrocarbons under high pressure and/or heat
  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection, hard hat, etc.
  • Be clean shaven of facial hair each day (to ensure proper respirator utilization)
  • Work in/outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

This position requires a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential)

Required participation in a random drug testing program

Pay Rate: DOE
Experience Required: 10+ years
Starts: July 2019
Duration: Contract
Job Location: Martinez, California
Opportunity Number: 576
Posted On: 7/3/2019
Please Contact: Terri VanDeVeire

Mid-Level Electrical Engineer

Roberts Companies is looking for a Mid-level Electrical Engineer, California PE desirable.   The ideal Electrical Engineer is a results-driven hard worker who is accountable and motivated by goals. Offices are located in Northern California, Reno Nevada, Idaho and Colorado.

We are looking for someone who is organized, hits project timelines and stays focused while enjoying a good challenge.  

The responsibilities include, but not limited to the following:

• Design and specification of low and medium voltage power distribution systems, lighting systems, and other systems for industrial facilitie
• Capable of self-performing electrical engineering tasks associated with the project, these include design and drafting, engineering calculations, cost estimate input and client review meetings
• Ability to work with other discipline leads, PMs and others to manage and run all electrical efforts for the team on a project
• Coordinate electrical work package between disciplines and drafting
• Effective in prioritizing and setting deadlines, while also adapting to change
• Conduct effective design review meetings with clients
• Interface with clients on scope of work, deliverable requirements, and project updates
• Ability to mentor junior electrical engineers and designers
• Manage the electrical work package deliverables
• Ability to promote and market electrical scope to new and existing clients
Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited university
• 10 years’ applicable experience
• Solid foundation of design and drafting utilizing AutoCAD
• Experience leveraging technology successfully
• Track record of success with documented results
Preferred skills:

Professional Engineering License for California with the ability to be licensed in additional states

• 10 years’ experience
• Experience with construction techniques
• Solid foundation of design and drafting utilizing Micro-Station
Desired skills:
• Outside interests – community involvement
• Construction cost estimating experience

Pay Rate: DOE
Experience Required: 12 yrs +
Starts: July 2019
Duration: contract to hire
Job Location: Concord, California
Opportunity Number: 479
Posted On: 7/3/2019
Please Contact: Terri VanDeVeire

Project/Product Specialist/Mechanical

Roberts Companies has an immediate opening for a Project / Product Specialist working at a large bay area manufacturing, sales and service company.  This manufacturing company is located in Benicia, California and services all the surrounding refineries and other industrial clients.

This position is responsible for managing sales opportunities that meet a given customer’s need for an assigned territory, product line or Branch, while representing the Company’s Service’s three value propositions of Field, Repair, and Supply Service.

Depending on the requirements of a customer request, the Project / Product Specialist will size / select an appropriate product and evaluate field or shop service; prepare quotations; execute the delivery for the product and / or field or shop service as quoted; and ensure accurate invoicing for cash collection.

  • Ensure safe work practices and compliance to applicable laws, regulations, and company procedures / policies on assigned projects.  Own safety performance and foster a positive safety culture and attitude.
  • Generate quotes working with the appropriate company experts as required (Field, Shop, Supply Services) to ensure a quality proposal to the end customer inclusive of performing or coordinating equipment sizing / selection activities.
  • Work with the Technical Account Lead to obtain the customer PO (including Change Orders that may arise during the life of the project).  Ensure POs and associated terms and conditions are received, reviewed, and booked according to company processes
  • Execute per the prepared quotation / received PO working with the applicable internal personnel to ensure a safe, quality, on time, and on budget project.  Purchase equipment and materials to support the project and ensure cost and margin accountability for the project based on the final as quoted financials.  Maximize project margins through change order management and / or scope expansion opportunities.
  • Conform to and implement required quality requirements as they pertain to the project.  Support continuous improvement projects tracking and managing associated quality issues / rework for owned projects; ensure proper root causes analysis is completed.
  • Perform quality inspections for assigned projects ensuring tasks are audited and in compliance with the applicable quality program(s) and customer requirements.  Ensure work and materials are in compliance with applicable specifications and that all workers for the given opportunity are aware, understand, and follow the required procedures to produce the desired result.
  • Prepare invoicing packages for assigned projects including but not limited to completion of job costing, assembling of backup information, updating POs, etc.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate should have strong skills in the following:

5+ years of experience in the industries supported by the Company’s Service with respect to system operations, pumps, and valves.

Experience working in a workshop environment with strong interpersonal skills to communicate clearly and work across the organization.  Able to work and lead as part of a team.

Understanding of pressure and ability to service valves in a production environment.

Familiar with NBIC, ANSI and ASME codes and their applications.

Able to read and interpret maintenance and repair manuals and electrical / mechanical schematics for use in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical assemblies.

Ability to organize and prioritize workload to maximize efficiency

Solid comprehension of welding and machining practices and standards.

Strong familiarity with Microsoft Office programs including skills to navigate web-based literature and programs.

Desired Skills

  • Mechanical understanding / ability to work on both PSVs, block valves, control valves, actuators, pumps, and other flow related equipment.
  • Experience in the industrial / oil and gas / energy industry with respect to system operations and plant processes.




Pay Rate: DOE
Experience Required: 5+ years
Starts: July 2019
Duration: temp to hire
Job Location: Benicia, California
Opportunity Number: 438
Posted On: 7/3/2019
Please Contact: Terri VanDeVeire

Instrument and Controls Engineer (Part-time)

Roberts Companies is looking for a Instrument and  Controls Engineer  for our client located in Martinez, CA. To work part-time (20 hrs a week).  Must have Refining, Oil and Gas Facilities experience. 


• Check drawings and act as an owner's rep on piping and instrument controls projects.

• Completes independent studies, analyses, interpretations and conclusions.

• Develop definition and detailed control system specification and construction packages for petrochemical process and heavy-industrial facilities.

• Develop front-end documentation, including project execution plans, estimates and schedules

• Procurement specifications and documentation, data sheets

• Vendor document reviews

• P&ID development, control, and logic design

• Gives technical guidance to junior engineers and technicians.


• B.S. in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or Control Systems

• Minimum 5 years experience

• Exposure to refining and oil and gas production facilities

• Proven control systems design experience

• Ability to perform effectively in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities and deadlines

• Ability to establish and maintain positive client relationships

• Strong communication and organizational skills

• Strong computer skills - Microsoft Applications

• Experienced in field instrumentation, PLCs, process control systems, control and safety-relief valves

• PLC, DCS, HMI programming and configuration skills desired

• Capable of some travel and remote site assignment

Applicant must be able to obtain a TWIC card.

Applicants must be capable of passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.

Pay Rate: DOE
Experience Required: 10 years
Starts: July 2019
Duration: Open
Job Location: Martinez, CA
Opportunity Number: 425
Posted On: 7/3/2019
Please Contact: Terri VanDeVeire

Fire Alarm Technician

Roberts Companies is constantly looking for experienced Service Technicians with fire detection/fire suppression systems background in the Bay area.

This is a direct hire position with a family owned company that has been in business for over 30 years. The right candidate must live in the area.

No relocation will be paid. This is a great opportunity for long term employment.

Qualifications and Responsibilities:

The Service Technician's primary responsibility is to provide customers with knowledgeable, responsive, professional, and courteous service. The Technician will perform service inspections and trouble-shoot fire detection and fire suppression systems as required. .

Qualifications: AA in Electronics or equivalent work experience. At least two years current experience with commercial fire detection/fire suppression systems required. EST or Fenwal experience is a plus. Do not apply without this qualification.

• Should be a self-starter and team player with a good attitude.

• Should be able to read and understand blue prints/system drawings.

• Should have good troubleshooting skills and have ability to identify code and nonconformance issues.

• Should be self-motivated and work with minimum supervision.

• Should be able to make decisions under pressure and work within time deadlines.

• Should maintain Company and Service Department standards to ensure customer satisfaction.

• Needs have a neat and professional appearance.

• Must write legibly.

• Must communicate well with others and have good common sense. Responsibilities

• Come in to the main office weekly or as needed to receive paperwork, schedule, and parts.

• Be at the job site on time when scheduled and be flexible - schedule changes regularly.

• Maintain proper inventory in truck.

• Ensures company-owned test equipment is in proper working order. Returns equipment in need of repair and calibration to the office in a timely manner.

• Perform inspections on various detection and suppression systems.

• Trouble shoot detection and suppression systems as needed in order to ensure they are operable.

• See the job through until the end to ensure the system is operable and customer satisfaction.

• Work independently or with others as a team to complete all tasks.

• Fill out daily accurate and detailed paperwork regarding all work performed.

• Participates in On Call Assignments.

Pay Rate: DOE
Experience Required: 2+ years
Starts: July 2019
Duration: Direct Hire
Job Location: Pleasanton, California
Opportunity Number: 270
Posted On: 7/3/2019
Please Contact: Terri VanDeVeire

Construction Superintendent

Construction Superintendent, with benefits, for a local Bay Area General Contractor headquartered in the Richmond, CA area. (projects in San Ramon, CA) This would be focused on building T/Is in San Ramon, CA area. The Superintendent is a key member of the project management team. The Superintendent is the onsite manager of production. They are the one person assigned to a project who is responsible for all aspects of field operations. They are a company representative to the project clients, construction managers, designers and inspectors and must establish a productive relationship with these and other project stakeholders. They must have the ability and leadership to construct a profitable smooth running operation from the award stage to completion. A Superintendent is the highest ranking field representative on any given project. Desired Attitude and Attributes: • Driven to succeed with a sense of urgency every day on every issue to set an example for the whole project team. • Passion for the position and the industry. • Assertive and relentless – accepts nothing less than complete performance from all team members. No excuse is accepted. • Escalates issues appropriately within their team and higher if necessary for the good of the project. • Comport yourself in a professional manner in all business dealings. Overall Responsibilities and Authority: • Reports to the General Superintendent for all personnel and production matters. • Reports to the Project Manager for project business including project strategy, contractual issues, scheduling and execution of the work. • The Superintendent is responsible for scheduling the work, directing subs in the field, and supervising all the field crews. • Responsible for directing, supervising, coaching and mentoring of project foremen. • Responsible for determining the most efficient and productive method for sequencing the work. • The Superintendent takes the initiative to keep themselves abreast of industry trends and innovations. They take an active part in seminars and company sponsored educational opportunities, both formal and informal, for their personal advancement. • In order to demonstrate leadership, the Superintendent must have good sound skills in communication with people, both written and verbal. They are objective and positive, and able to separate their personal feelings from project business so that they concentrate on objective facts. The Superintendent is able to meet with industry and project professionals including the Architect and Owners while representing the company’s interests. As a critical member of the Project Team, the superintendent ensures that details of field operations are communicated to the other members of the team so that efficient decisions can be made regarding project business. • The Superintendent is responsible to oversee and direct the craftsmen assigned on his crew to work in an efficient and productive method. He communicates the production goals to the craftsmen and meets expected production rates. He has the authority to remove any craftsmen not meeting expected production. Qualifications: • 10+ years managing crafts people in construction. • Background in industrial/business buildings • Union or non-union okay. • Able to pass a pre-employment background check and drug test.

Pay Rate: 90-120k/yr
Experience Required: 10
Starts: 6/2019
Duration: long term
Job Location: Richmond, CA
Opportunity Number: 587
Posted On: 6/10/2019
Please Contact: Terry Hawkins

Project manager

Project Manager for industrial building construction with a general contractor in San Ramon; Chevron Tenant Improvement projects, a plus. This position would eventually roll into project manager at the local refineries. PROJECT MANAGER RESPONSIBILITIES • In collaboration with the Team Leader, develops a job-specific buyout strategy. Executes buyout strategy through analysis of subcontractor bids to ensure coverage and compliance with project requirements. • Assumes responsibility for developing project budgets, cost control and tracking of project costs, including developing accurate and actionable monthly project profit projections. • Proactively Manages Claims and Change Orders. Takes appropriate actions to deal with project impacts, incorporates the results into updating project budgets and timelines, and notifies the owner in accordance with RFP requirements. • Assumes responsibility for the master scheduling process including upfront collaboration with all stakeholders (Superintendent, Subcontractors, etc.) and integrating manloading schedules, milestone schedules, and contract schedules. • Leads communication with stakeholders on issues and makes recommendations for resolution or process improvement opportunities. • Subcontractor Management including implementing subcontract agreements with knowledge of scope and agreed to terms. • Manages contacts with subcontractors, vendors, and design partners in an effort to establish and build strategic relationships that may produce possible partnerships or business opportunities for the future of the company. • Manages document control systems by ensuring required documentation is gathered, processed, and submitted throughout the preconstruction, construction, and close-out phases (e.g., change orders, RFIs, ASIs, submittals, drawing logs, warranties and certificates, LEED documentation, as-builts, etc.) • Conducts daily (or as required) on-site observations of work during construction to monitor compliance with safety, quality control, sustainability measures as well as overall project status. • Works collaboratively with the Project Accountant, oversees the cash flow of assigned project, including owner pay applications and payment status, subcontractor/consultant invoicing and payments. • Coordinates with stakeholders in development of a strategic plan for BIM/VDC requirements, as applicable. • Material purchasing. • Attend and participate in General Project Manager Meetings monthly, or as scheduled. • Participate in bi-weekly Project Report Meetings, prepared to discuss key project indicators, challenges, opportunities and forward-looking project strategies. • Leads in developing and supporting the implementation jobsite security, quality control, and safety programs for each project with the support of the Superintendent and the Safety and QC departments. • Using lean strategies, evaluates construction means and methods for cost effectiveness. • Under the guidance of the Project Management Team Leader, participates in the creation and maintenance of a positive team spirit among the members of the Project Management Team. • Performs project duties with an appropriate sense of urgency and a “Can-Do attitude.” • Provide guidance to the projects of other teams as needed and as assigned. PROJECT ACQUISITION RESPONSIBILITIES The Project Manager is expected to perform the following additional duties when assigned: • Preconstruction Management • Estimating • Proposals/Presentations • Business development and strategic partnering with key client accounts • Attend corporate events, tradeshows and conferences SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral • Thrives in an entrepreneurial environment • Time Management • Negotiation skills • Decision Making and Problem Solving • Works well under pressure • High level of energy • Undergraduate degree in Construction Management COMPUTER SKILLS Strong skills in the following Software: • Microsoft Word/Excel/Project • Project Management Software – Viewpoint preferred • Primavera Scheduling Software • Bluebeam/Adobe • Revit or Navisworks • Client Relationship Management - Cosential preferred. WORKING CONDITIONS: • The position requires work in an office environment as well as on a jobsite both in the trailer and walking the site. Sitting, walking and extensive and computer work is required. Driving required – must have valid driver’s license for three or more years; proof of automobile liability insurance required when driving personal vehicle.

Pay Rate: 100-130k/yr
Experience Required: 10
Starts: 6/2019
Duration: long term
Job Location: Richmond, CA
Opportunity Number: 585
Posted On: 6/10/2019
Please Contact: Terry Hawkins

Admin/Project Accounting

Opportunity for a long term position as an Administrative/Construction Project Accountant with an Architecture/Engineering firm in Palmdale, CA. Responsibilities: General Administrative assistant support to the office. Reception of visitors when necessary. Security and badging process for employees going out to project sites Project accounting for the billing of general contractor for design/build projects. Keep track of hours and make sure client is invoiced and contractor is paid in accordance with contract requirements. Requirements: 5-10 years experience in an administrative role. 5 years experience in project accounting/tracking costs for general contractor. Good software skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Ability to manage different tasks. Good communication.

Pay Rate: 30/hr
Experience Required: 5+
Starts: March 2019
Duration: long term
Job Location: Palmdale, CA
Opportunity Number: 580
Posted On: 2/20/2019
Please Contact: Terry Hawkins

Power Engineer

Opportunity for a direct hire with benefits Power Systems Electrical Engineer in a local refinery.

Related Experience:
• Power Systems Electrical Engineer
• LV& MV Induction motor 5-3000HP
• LV & MV motor cable replacement
• Cable tray design and sizing
• System Protection
• Short Circuit Analysis
• Transformer, Motor and Cable Testing
• UPS replacement
• Switch gear/MCC/circuit breaker/transformer/substation sizing and design  
• Temporary standalone generator/power sizing
• Substation replacement/upgrades
• Power distribution to various projects that require LV/MV motors
• Unit area lighting

• P.E. License in Power System
• Refinery Experience /Equipment selection in Class I Div 1 & 2 Hazardous Area
• Maintenance Experience/Background  
• Very knowledgeable with NEC
• Very knowledgeable in motors, LV/MV cable distribution, MCC, generators 
• Equipment protection design( motor/transformer/feeders/ generation)   
• Equipment sizing/design (cable/ tray/motors/transformer/switch gear)   
• Grounding expert         


Pay Rate: DOE
Experience Required: 10
Starts: 2018
Duration: direct hire/long term
Job Location: Bay Area
Opportunity Number: 542
Posted On: 7/13/2018
Please Contact: Terry Hawkins









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