Senior Specifications Writer


Toronto, ON

Industry: Engineering Services


15+ years

Posted 374 days ago

Your Duties

  • Participate within a departmental group/ team framework with flexibility to capture and ensure project design quality and project contract document quality

  • Review architectural design drawings to identify scope and content for specifications at various stages of design project including; Preliminary Project Descriptions, Outline Specifications, Design and Construction Output Specifications/ Project Specific Output Specifications, Client Milestone(s) Specifications (ie MOHLTC 4.1 and 4.2, etc.), Project Milestone(s) Specifications, Building Permit Submissions, Tender/ Contract Specifications, and Construction Specifications.

  • Develop project specifications.

  • Collaborate with project team to ensure that specifications, drawings and schedules are coordinated

  • Attend client and sub-consultant meetings as needed

  • Assist design teams in selection/ identification of materials, products, finishes and installation consistent with the project

  • Prepare written technical specifications consistent with industry standards and Client requirements using office guide specifications and commercial specifications. Create specification sections using Microsoft Word and/ or NMS Editto suit project requirements.

  • Research and develop new technologies including BIM-based applications

  • Coordinate contents/ volumes of eachProject Manual; prepare contract documents from schematic concept design through final design while ensuring they meet internal quality standards and external design and construction protocols and reference standards

  • Assess requirements for project and work with the Project Manager(s), job captains, interior designers, architectural technicians/technologists to determine and coordinate scope(s) of work

  • Review design and recognize technical concerns and develop solutions or make recommendations to mitigate found concerns

  • Coordinate specifications with drawings throughout all consulting disciplines to meet project milestones, check quality and ensure deliverables meet internal quality standards

  • Act as a project resource to project teams and share/mentor team project staffas required

  • Research new construction products, technologies and systems.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Bachelor’s Degree /Diploma in Architecture /Architectural Technology or related field

  • 15 + years of experience writing construction specifications

  • Registered Specification Writer or Certified Specification Practioner designation an asset.Architectural Registration preferred

  • Previous experience in building construction settings, including but not limited to architecture firms with healthcare design/ planning, architecture‐engineering firms, construction management or specification consulting firms

  • Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Word, and Excel and Adobe Acrobat, FTP programs

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working with others in a team setting, communicating directly with Owner and Contractor contact and working on multiple projects at the same time

  • LEED AP and RSW or CSP certification are a plus

  • Extensive knowledge of building codes, industry standards, structures and materials standards

  • Active Member of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) preferred

Job ID 31601