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Architectural Specification Writer

Location:Cincinnati, OH
Benefits:People are our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefits package includes health, dental, disability and life insurance; bonus and profit sharing; 401k and flexible spending plans. GBBN was recognized as a 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Top Workplace by Enquirer Media. Employees participated in a survey that assessed the overall organizational environment and included questions ranging from leadership vision to role specific questions such as growth opportunities and benefits. The results were then compared to a benchmark of national companies.
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:The Specification Writer at GBBN will act as a technical liaison to project teams, coordinating project specification deliverables and design guidelines throughout all phases of project design. The Specification Writer will define the quality of materials and workmanship, providing quality assurance and incorporating these into construction and project documents.
Duties:• Coordinate project specification deliverables, design guidelines and standards with Owner, Consultants, and Project Team
• Lead and/or assist PM or PA in writing specifications based on project size and needs
• Research innovative products and design technologies and discuss suitable materials and alternates with project teams
• Facilitate and maintain relationships with product manufacturers, ensuring correct information and reference standards are incorporated into project specifications
• Receive and review consultant specifications, coordinating with project teams
• Assist in maintaining legacy master specifications and managing specification standards
• Facilitate firm-wide continuing education opportunities, train and advise staff
• Partner with Quality Assurance group and ensure QA requirements are met within specifications
Qualifications:• Knowledge of design, industry trends, construction methodology, and material application.
• Knowledge of sustainable principles and LEED accreditation
• Knowledge of and proficiency in Revit, Sketch-Up, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Microsoft Office Suite, etc.
• Working relationship with Construction Industry Resources (Product Representatives, Manufacturers, Contractors)
• Knowledge of CSI formats and principles, Division 00 documents and Division 01 specifications
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and Professional License preferred
• 10 years of related experience, a minimum of 5 years of specification writing experience required.

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