KPS Group, Inc. is seeking an experienced individual to fill the firm’s full-time Architectural Specification Writer position in our Birmingham office. KPS Group works on a wide variety of project types across the public and private sectors including workplace, education, aviation, hospitality, and civic/cultural projects; and is one of the largest design firms in Alabama. This is an opportunity to be a part of our dynamic and talented team and requires the candidate to have significant project experience and knowledge in producing project specifications that support the firm’s design approach and culture.
Produces Project Manuals complying with CSI principles for all three KPS offices
Serves as a technical resource for product and material evaluations and selections
Maintains proficiency in construction products, techniques and sequences by staying abreast of product developments, new materials, code changes, and current industry trends
Performs periodic field observations to ensure quality control and compliance with the Contract Documents
Maintains and updates office master specifications.
Coordinates production of specifications with engineering consultants to ensure compliance with specification formatting requirements
Assists project teams in resolving problems related to the use and installation of building materials and products that arise during design and construction
Assists with quality control and quality assurance processes
Assists Architects and Interior Designers with submittals, substitution reviews, and preparation of addenda
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE IS:
Pro-active: You’re ready to get your hands on all aspects of the job
Solutions-Oriented: You have the flexibility to think outside the box and offer multiple solutions
Collaborative: You build trust across the organization by being a good listener and inclusively soliciting input
Communicative: You communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Service-Oriented: At the end of the day, your biggest reward is a happy client
Bachelor's degree in Architecture
10+ years experience in an architectural or A/E firm; 5+ years experience dedicated to specifications development
Demonstrated understanding of building codes, building systems, and construction material standards
Experience in institutional, healthcare, or academic building types
Proficiency with Avitro MasterSpec writing software or other specification software.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; Adobe Acrobat
Ability to produce a well-coordinated, detail-oriented, fully integrated Project Manual
Knowledge of CSI formats and principles, Division 00 documents and Division 01 specifications
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and produce results within deadline
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Strong knowledge of building envelope components and material requirements of all building and facility types.
KPS Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace.
Only resumes submitted online will be considered. Please email a letter of interest, your resume and a pdf of work samples (maximum of eight pages) to email@example.com. When applying for this position please upload a spec sample in the "other" documents section.
About KPS Group, Inc.
Established in 1965, KPS Group, Inc. provides architecture, interior design, healthcare, planning, and related consulting services across the southeast region from our Birmingham, Alabama headquarters and offices in Huntsville and Atlanta. Our clients include businesses and corporations, developers, institutions, governments, community organizations, non-profits, and general contractors. Our reputation for designs that satisfy functional and technical expectations while enriching the lives of the people that use them is founded on experience, integrity, seamless collaboration with our clients and consultants, and aggressive stewardship of resources from the environment to budgets.