Sr Construction Technical Specialist

Richmond, VA

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives, and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S. based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect.

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Why work at AdvanSix?

• We provide benefits that are industry competitive and focused on employee well-being

• Total Rewards program includes a competitive compensation, health, dental, vision & wellness programs, paid vacation, 401K with company matching, health savings programs, disability & life insurance, employee assistance program

• Tuition reimbursement for continued education, certifications, training, and development

• Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences


Position Summary: The Construction Technical Specialist provides technical and construction support to the capital execution team and construction contractors.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure safe construction practices and techniques being executed by construction contractors and ensure the safe execution of construction packages
  • Interface with engineering teams during all project phases to ensure mechanical and civil technical items are addressed and constructed appropriate
  • Ensure compliance of mechanical/civil construction packages to engineering and construction standards
  • During project scoping, assist in the development of the field staffing plan
  • During project detailed design, attend design/constructability reviews, provide input to the constructability review efforts, help PM in developing construction strategy, and support review the field construction bid packages
  • During procurement phase, help in evaluating contractors and services, participate in pre–bid walks and assists in evaluating bids, assist in answering construction related pre-bid RFIs (request for information) from contractors, take part in the bid review for field construction packages, and enter requisitions or notify Project Manager for field material shorts
  • Responsible for the field project construction contractor execution, including monitoring any changes to the plan and escalating properly to Construction Manager and Project Manager as required
  • Responsible for the safety, quality, assigned contractors interface, construction operations, and labor productivity
  • Become familiar with construction documents, scope of work, change notices, exceptions, site procedures and policies, including review of construction supplier estimates
  • Continuously evaluate site conditions and requirements
  • Provide value added input on constructability of projects during front end of project cycle
  • Act as key point of contact for construction contractors in all areas onsite
  • Ensure excellence in relationships between engineering, suppliers, and site stakeholders
  • Manage weekly project status and safety meetings
  • Issue daily progress reports to Construction Manager(s) and their manager(s)
  • Some travel is required (5%)

Basic Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in a related field or proven equivalent industry experience.
  • 7+ years of experience in leading construction execution as a foreman, superintendent, or other leadership role in the chemical and Petrochemical industries
  • Proven experience leading construction projects

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to relate well to all levels and areas of the business; ability to build appropriate rapport
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be results driven and a self-starter, anticipating and initiating solutions to problems
  • Must be action-oriented and a team player
  • Excellent analytical and technical skills in one or more areas including: mechanical equipment, piping, structural steel, concrete, proven industry mechanical experience.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and extended and flexible hours as needed with contractor schedules


At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past work experience doesn’t perfectly align with every qualification in the job posting, we encourage you to still apply. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Application Process

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  • It is easy to apply for AdvanSix jobs online. Create a profile in DayForce and upload your resume or fill in the form with your job history.
  • Your profile and resume will be reviewed by a recruiter and you’ll be notified via email whether you will be proceeding with the interview process
  • The first interview will be a telephone screening with the HR and recruiting team, If there is mutual interest, there will be additional interviews with the team and an in-person site visit
  • Once interviews are completed, if you are determined a good fit for the AdvanSix team, a formal offer will be extended. Offers will first be verbally given and quickly followed by a formal letter via email
  • Every offer is contingent on the successful completion of the pre-employment and background checks required for the position.
  • We can’t wait for you to join the team!