Specifications Writer

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Experience: 3+ years

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is seeking 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. This position can be located in the Albuquerque, Amarillo, or Phoenix metro areas.


  • 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 the remainder of the 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
  • This role requires the ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and produce results within a deadline. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.


  • Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or relevant field.
  • At least 5 years in architectural practice with a minimum of 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 (SL-E or SL-C), 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.
  • 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.

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

Dekker/Perich/Sabatini is a family of designers, planners, architects, and engineers, intent on creating passion for the built environment through our work. We believe that architecture and design can be transformational and that it must serve more than just a functional role. It should inspire, protect, delight, and empower users and entire communities.

We believe the most innovative designs are created through a multi-faceted perspective of places, people, and their processes. Collaboration, empathy, and understanding, combined with passion and expertise can shape our experiences and our environments.

We strive to tune our ability to see things through the eyes, hearts, and minds of our clients. If you think your vision, passion, and experience would enhance ours, we’d love to meet you.

EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status, and any other protected class under state or federal law.


Application Materials: Application (linked above), resume, references

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