Architectural Specifications Writer

COMPANY INFO

CannonDesign / Chicago, IL United States

ABOUT THE COMPANY

ABOUT OUR FIRM
We are an integrated global design firm that unites a diverse team of architects, engineers, constructors, builders, strategists, researchers, and industry specialists driven by a singular goal – to help solve our clients' and society's greatest challenges.

ABOUT THE JOB

ABOUT THE ROLE
This position will utilize knowledge of construction products, materials, and methods to write specifications for a variety of complex projects and building types to include education, healthcare, science and technology, commercial, and interior design initiatives, and other diverse building types.
 
WHAT YOU WILL DO
  • Produce project specific Project Manuals utilizing the CannonDesign standards.
  • Be able to manage multiple projects and deadlines – phases, milestone deliveries and various project delivery types.
  • Coordinating the Project Manual efforts of all disciplines and consultants.
  • Manage project specific Keynotes.
  • Review in-progress drawings, ensuring complete and coordinated technical specifications and offering modifications and improvements when appropriate.
  • Propose continual development and improvement of master specifications including its specialized content for project type or regional conditions as well as sustainable content, based on project work.
  • Maintains awareness of industry reference standards and resources.
  • Participate in all process meetings scheduled for assigned projects.
  • Assist project architects with shop drawing and product substitution review.
  • Collaborate with peers, via regularly-scheduled firm-wide specifications writers' conference calls, to develop best practices and share knowledge.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors, within the firm's compliance policies.
  • Support Sustainability goals of the firm. 

REQUIREMENT FOR APPLICANTS

ABOUT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Construction, Engineering or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of 10 years related experience required. 
  • Knowledge of building codes and construction techniques is essential.
  • Professional licensure, CCS certification and LEED accreditation preferred.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, collaboration and conflict resolution skills.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office.
  • Proficiency in specifications software programs such as e-SPECS preferred.
  • Apply online at http://careers.cannondesign.com/jobs/4395771-architectural-specifications-writer

CONTACT TO APPLY

Human Resources
http://careers.cannondesign.com/jobs/4395771-architectural-specifications-writer