Pace Suburban Bus, Arlington Heights, IL.  GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment and selection process for a Specification Writer.  Under the direction of the Section Manager of Facilities Maintenance, this position is responsible for preparing technical specifications, scopes of work, contract documents and independent cost estimates for invitations for bids and requests for quotation. 

 Position responsibilities include:  
  • Prepares technical specifications, scopes of work, contract documents and independent cost estimates for invitations for bid and requests for quotation (on repairs and replacements of existing equipment and infrastructure at all Pace garages.
  • Writes technical specifications for equipment and building system upgrades, repairs, and replacements.
  • Writes scopes of work for inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of Pace's equipment and building systems for fume sensing calibration, plumbing devices back flow certifications, inspection and testing of standby generators, fire detection systems, fire suppression systems, and HVAC systems and controls.
  • Evaluates costs for repairs, services, and improvements.
  • Troubleshoots equipment and building failures to determine the next course of action.
  • Periodically inspects contractors work; and performs other duties as required. 
  • Local travel to Pace locations is required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have a valid driver's license with a safe driving record.
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have at least five-years previous experience writing equipment replacement and maintenance service contracts; writing and administering service contracts for building trades; and writing technical specifications for the replacement and repair of existing building equipment and infrastructure and must have a good work record. 
  • Must demonstrate proficiency using Microsoft applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Teams. 
  • Must demonstrate strong business writing skills; strong proofreading, editing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills; good verbal and written communication skills; and strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Work is primarily performed in a professional office environment.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Associate degree is preferred.
Salary and Benefits 
The expected hiring range for this position is $70,000-$90,000.  In addition to generous health, dental and vision benefit programs, Pace also offers the following comprehensive benefits package:  
  • Retirement, Savings and Education Benefits:
    • Retirement Benefits –Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Pension Plan or opting out and receiving a 7% employer contribution to RTA 401(k) Plan.
    •  Retirement Savings Plans – Voluntary deferrals are allowed on a pre-tax basis and/or Roth basis to the 401(k) or 457(b) plans.
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • If work / life balance is important to you, Pace offers the following time off:
    • Hybrid work environment after completion of the 6-month probationary period.
    • Vacation – 2 weeks (Accrual during the first year)
    • Paid Time Off (Leave) – 15 days annually with ability to convert unused hours to sick or 401(k) contribution.
    • Paid Holidays – 6
    • Floating Holidays – 5
  • Pace is setting the employer standard for offering a full-service health and wellness programs that include:
    • Health Insurance 
    • Flexible Spending Health and Dependent Care (Pace contributes 30% up to a maximum amount of $1,500 for dependent care)
    • Employee Life and Supplemental Life Insurance for the entire family
    • Health Club Reimbursement (up to $40 per month)
    • On-site Wellness Program
    • MetLife
  • § Protection Plus Identity Theft Program and Pet Insurance
How to Apply 
Please submit résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three to five professional or supervisory references.  Resumes will be reviewed as they are received, and the position open until filled
The position posting and application instructions can be found on the GovHR USA career center.  Questions regarding the recruitment may be directed to:  John Prejzner, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA, LLC at 224-326-1360.
Pace Bus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled 

Posted: 2024-01-22

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