The Specifications Writer, with general direction from the Manager Architecture, coordinates the preparation of specifications (establishing material requirements and describing installation) for all disciplines; Establishes and maintains office standard specifications.
Essential Job Functions:
Work with Project Managers, architects and engineers to prepare specifications for construction documents.
Coordinate and expedite specification preparation among the disciplines; coordinate word processing support to produce final specification documents to meet project schedules.
Conduct technical investigation of products, materials and construction methods.
Review selected complex submittals for conformance with contract documents.
Ensure compliance with related codes and regulations imposed by governing authorities.
Prepare written portion of addenda and bulletins relating to specifications.
Gather on-site data pertinent to the preparation of specifications.
Prepare contract conditions, general and bidding requirements as required.
Revise, maintain, and establish new standard specifications required for a given custom assignment.
Establish and update procedures related to the maintenance of job files.
Research advanced specification software for new Revit/BIM applications.
Efficiently use client master specification editing software.
Organize and maintain master keynote list.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.
Active Architectural Registration in the US.
LEED accreditation preferred.
10 years related and progressively more responsible experience writing specification documents in architectural engineering industry.
Proficiency in Master Spec, Master Works Production in Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet Explorer.
Knowledgeable in Revit, AutoCAD and Navisworks software.
CDT, (Construction Document Technologist), CCCA (Certified Construction Contract Administrator), and/or CCS (Certified Construction Specifier) accreditation preferred.
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