About the Spear Group

A Legacy of Success

Founded in 1981, the Spear Group has serviced hundreds of leading companies in a variety of industries, including: gas and electric utilities, architecture and engineering firms, construction, pharmaceuticals, and various other industrial organizations. Our professionals have earned a reputation as a leading provider of quality, experienced Project Controls, Owner’s Representation and Project Management services and professionals for Large Capital Engineering & Construction Projects throughout the United States. If you’re ready for a rewarding and challenging career, submit your profile or contact a Spear Group team member today.

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Our Leadership Team

President
COO
CFO
Principal Advisor

Jessica Liu, President

Jessica Liu is the President of The Spear Group. As President, Ms. Liu assumes management and operational accountability and control over all phases of Spear’s business from business development through delivery, recruitment, and ensuring client satisfaction.

Ms. Liu has over 23 years of experience in delivering professional services to Fortune 500 clients. She was a Principal in Booz Allen & Hamilton (now Booz & Co)’s energy practice and has held key positions in PwC’s Advisory practice and Yahoo! She also previously worked for Goldman Sachs and Bain & Co. Ms. Liu’s area of expertise includes leading clients through major business transformational efforts, implementing state-of-the-art operations, technology, and program management improvements. Ms. Liu holds an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and a B.S. in Biochemistry, cum laude, from Harvard College.

Jessica Liu

Joe Griffin, COO

Mr. Griffin has been in a leadership role since joining Spear in 1994. He has overall responsibility for operations at the Norcross headquarters. During his tenure, he has run two jointly owned companies—Law/Spear with Law Engineering, Inc. and Russell/Spear with H.J. Russell & Company. He directed and managed the development of each program’s operating procedures, communications, and client interface, and was directly responsible for each company’s success.

Prior to joining Spear, he was Senior Program Manager with Law Engineering & Environmental Services, Inc., a Senior Project Manager with DuPont and Quality Manager with Union Carbide. Mr. Griffin has a total of 37 years of experience with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Appalachian State University.

Joe Griffin

Sean Durkin, CFO

Mr. Durkin is a seasoned financial executive with over twenty years of experience as Chief Financial Officer of growth oriented enterprises. Mr. Durkin has been with the Spear Group since 2001 also functions as CFO of the Spear Group’s sister company: Southern Cross Corp.

Mr. Durkin has previously served as CFO of a large General Contractor and Real Estate Development firm that became one of Atlanta’s top 10 fastest growing companies. Mr. Durkin worked in Marriott’s Treasury Department prior to that conducting corporate and project financings and was Price Waterhouse accountant for six years. Mr. Durkin is a Certified Public Accountant, with an MBA from the University of Chicago and BSBA from Georgetown University.

Sean Durkin

John Sturdevant, Principal Advisor

Mr. Sturdevant has been in a management role with Spear since he joined in 1985 and currently serves as Principal Advisor to Spear’s Management & Technical Team. As President, he was responsible for all phases of company operations. Other related experience, in both the private and public sectors, include project management, program development and project control. He has conducted management assessments, developed project management procedures/methods and provided litigation support and expert testimony. John holds a M.B.A., from NYU’s Graduate School of Business and B.S. Engineering, from Stevens Institute of Technology.

Sean Durkin

The Spear Group Customized Solutions

Project Management/Project Control Services

Spear offers comprehensive management control services, resulting in a diverse team of talented and experienced professionals. Our quality end-to-end solutions include Project and Construction Management, Accounting, Budgeting/Forecasting, Estimating, Cost Engineering, Planning & Scheduling, Long Range Planning / Business Planning, System Development and Maintenance Planning. We can also offer Litigation/Prudence Support including cost & schedule analysis, quantification of costs & schedule impacts, and data management. As a member of our Project Management team, you’ll utilize commercially available software, such as Primavera, SAP, MS Project, Ariba, Timberline and more.

Owner’s Representation

Spear offers Owner’s Representation Services to oversee the Architect / Engineer and Construction Manager organizations engaged by an Owner to engineer, design, procure, construct and start-up a facility. Owner’s Representation Services assures our clients that their interests are being met including financial, schedule and quality.

As a member of the Owner’s Representation team, you might bring experience as a Project Manager, Project Engineer, Construction Manager, Project Controls Expert (Estimator, Cost Engineering and Planning/Scheduling) and Procurement /Contract Administration.

Managed Services

Spear provides Managed Services in Project Management, Estimating, Cost Engineering, Planning & Scheduling and Work Control. Currently we are providing our services on projects totaling in excess of $800 million dollars in value. Spear is highly confident in its capabilities and offers these services in a variety of contractual methods. As a member of the Managed Services team at Spear Group, you’ll experience challenge, diversity in projects as well as ongoing support and development.

Engineering Services

Spear recruits and provides a wide array of engineering professionals to our clients in support of both commercial and governmental projects. Our engineering experience consists of petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, power transmission, power (nuclear and fossil), renewable energy (hydro, solar, wind) and environmental. Currently we are seeking specialists who work in the fields of design engineering, process engineering, field engineering, construction engineering, system engineering and computer programming. Bring your talents to work for an organization that supports and values your contributions. Contact our recruiting team for more information on how we can help you achieve your career goals.

Estimating Services

The Spear Group’s Estimating Services are comprehensive and include Process Assessments, Process Development, Claims Analysis Independent Reviews, and general Estimating. In addition, The Spear Group has formed a Strategic Alliance with Strategic Estimating Systems (SES) in order to provide best-in-class cost estimating services to our customers.

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EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The Spear Group, Inc. and our PEO, Oasis Outsourcing, are Equal Opportunity Employers. All personnel actions are effected without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other protected status pursuant to law. As a responsible organization, we resolutely support the concept and practice of Equal Employment Opportunity. We uphold federal, state, and local civil rights laws and work to ensure that all of our personnel actions and policies are in compliance. Additionally, we recognize and value the importance and diversity of our work force and support its various cultures. The Companies are dedicated to fostering an environment that respects the dignity, rights and contributions of our employees.