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Specifications Writer

Location: Albuquerque, NM | Amarillo, TX | Las Cruces, NM | Phoenix, AZ

Experience: 3+ years

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is a diverse group of people unified around the idea that exceptional design has the power to positively impact the built environment and the quality of life for the communities they serve. If you are looking for an opportunity where your skills can be enhanced by collaboration with a team of people focused on success, you may be the right fit for the following position in our firm:

Specifications Writer: An experienced, collaborative Specifications Writer to develop detailed architectural project specifications and assist project teams in coordinating contract documents for a variety of project types. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in specifications development and a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or relevant field. Must possess a strong knowledge of architectural design, engineering coordination, design trends, products, construction methodology, building systems, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness to be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. This role requires the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and produce results within a deadline, and to work both independently and in a team environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Review drawings and other project information to write and edit specifications for projects and coordinate compliance with project requirements, institutional guidelines, firm standards, technical conditions, acceptable standards, and existing laws, rules, regulations, and codes
  • Plan, schedule, organize, and prepare construction specifications for the various phases/milestone deliverables of projects working from the firm wide master specification core
  • Prepare and review the procurement and contracting requirements, including the Division 01 General Requirement sections
  • Coordinate and review consultant technical specifications for conformance with firm standards and remainder of Project Manual. Ensure consultants receive and follow most current specification formatting conventions
  • Perform product research; assist project designers with material and product selections
  • Prepare, assist or coordinate with internal Project Architects and non-architectural disciplines such as structural engineering and landscape architecture in specifications and project manual preparation
  • Maintain awareness of evolving building technology, codes, and systems by staying abreast of product developments, code changes, and current industry trends
  • Assist construction administration staff with review of product submittals and evaluate substitution requests and make recommendations regarding compliance with specifications

Required Qualifications: Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or relevant field. At least 5 years in architectural practice with minimum 3 years of experience in specifications development. Construction Specifications Institute Certification such as CCS (Certified Construction Specifier) or equivalent preferred. Preference may be given to candidates with experience using BDS-SpecLink, knowledge of MasterSpec, SpecsIntact or other specification writing software, familiarity with Revit, experience integrating BIM with specifications and/or knowledge of sustainability and LEED guidelines.

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini offers competitive benefits and salary packages based on education and experience. For a full list of our benefit options, please visit our careers homepage. Email your application materials to Recruiter@dpsdesign.org.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Application Materials: Resume, References


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