Reviews drawings and other documents to write and edit specifications for projects and coordinates compliance with project requirements, institutional guidelines, Populous standards, technical conditions, acceptable standards, and existing laws, rules, regulations and codes.
Interprets the project design requirements and translates those requirements into materials, methods, equipment, procedures, installation, and certification testing necessary to provide the narrative descriptions which are used to procure, install and erect building components
Participates in QA/QC reviews and checks on project documents.
Coordinates specifications with Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategies and specification writing software.
Assists Project Managers and Architects with material and system constructability analysis.
Performs product research; assists project designers with material selection and system research.
Participates in quality management reviews and technical advice in design development through construction document phases.
Assists Project Architects with shop drawing and product substitution review.
Coordinates and reviews consultant technical specifications for conformance with Doran Design
Acts as a risk management resource to other project leaders.
Develops and maintains relationships with vendors.
Develops new specification sections as needed.
Participates in developing and improving Doran Design Standards and best practice procedures and bridges the gap between design professionals, specifications, QA/QC and construction administration
The Specifications Writer reports to the Sr. Vice President of Architecture; coordinates activities with other architectural development staff.
Office environment, some travel maybe required, and some overtime required
WHAT YOU’LL LOVE:
Paid time off
Medical, dental, & vision insurance offered
Life, disability insurance
Company Wellness program
401(k) Savings Plan
Doran Companies is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong knowledge of architectural design, engineering coordination, design trends, products, construction methodology, building systems, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
Strong knowledge of construction procedures and schedules.
Strong knowledge of building envelope components, interior plans and material requirements of all building and facility types. Advanced knowledge Multi-Family and Senior Housing type projects is preferred but not required.
Strong knowledge of building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents.
Proficiency in specifications software programs such as Master-spec is preferred.
Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
Ability to produce a well-coordinated, detail-oriented, fully integrated specifications.
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and produce results within deadline.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent in appropriate education and experience required.
Construction Specifications Institute certification preferred. (CDT)
Minimum 5 years in architectural practice with prior experience in specifications development
Internal Number: 1081
About Doran Companies
As one of the fastest-growing real estate development firms in the Upper Midwest, Doran Companies is a trusted leader in development, architecture, construction and property management. With offices in Colorado and Minnesota, Doran’s strong team of industry professionals are responsible for an impressive portfolio of premier properties. Over the past decade, Doran Companies has developed, designed or built more than 30 luxury multi-family and mixed-use projects in Minnesota, North Dakota and Colorado. Doran’s current property management portfolio includes millions of square feet of commercial space and luxury residential units in some of the most exclusive areas throughout the Midwest. Doran Companies’ more than 200 employees are committed to enhancing lives and building community. Receiving numerous industry awards – from “Best Place to Work” to “Best of Business” to “Best Large Contractor” – Doran’s partners and peers recognize its commitment to quality and its trusted position in the marketplace. For more information about Doran Companies visit dorancompanies.com.