VCBO Architecture (www.vcbo.com) is seeking an experienced Specification Writer to supplement our Specification staff and join our Architectural Group.
VCBO has a passion for excellence and a strong group of people who respect each other and enjoy working together.
General Objectives and Responsibilities
Interpret architectural plans and prepare specifications to be used as construction documents.
Write technical descriptions specifying material qualities and properties.
Utilize knowledge of material standards, industrial processes, and manufacturing procedures.
Find innovative ways to meet client needs through the construction specification delivery process.
Assist project team members in resolving problems related to the use and installation of building materials and products that arise during the design and construction phases.
Comment on the proposed use of building products and materials, their suitability for the intended application, and alternative products when appropriate.
Self-starter in terms of industry research and follow-through.
Responsible for preparing project specifications, enhancing, and maintaining master specifications.
Extensive knowledge of building codes, structural systems, and materials standards.
Develop specification requirements and solutions using master specifications.
The Specification Writer will not be a part of an Architectural project team but will support all teams as necessary to ensure the ongoing quality and accuracy of the specifications for each project.
Ten years of recent design and construction specification experience required.
Previous experience with large-scale, technically complex projects and multiple clients preferred.
Knowledge of CSI principles and construction materials required.
Professional Registration preferred.
The ability to work independently on multiple projects at a time.
Be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, operate under tight deadlines, and manage last minute and urgent requests.
Must have a basic knowledge of construction industry drawing standards and requirements.
Must be able to articulate ideas well through both verbal and written communications. Must be comfortable presenting in and leading meetings with consultants and internal team members and partners.
Must work well with both individuals and teams.
Working knowledge of Revit would be beneficial.
Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related field required Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) License or Registered Architect preferred Familiarity with MS Office and Excel required Proficient with BSD SpecLink and BlueBeam software required
About VCBO Architecture
VCBO Architecture is an award-winning, integrated design firm with a team of over 90 professionals in two offices in Utah, doing work through the Intermountain West. Our staff is dedicated to providing clients with functional, beautiful, sustainable and future-focused projects in Healthcare, Higher Education, K-12 Education, Recreation, Civic and Justice, and Corporate Office Space.
VCBO Architecture (www.vcbo.com) is seeking experienced professionals to join our Architectural Group in our Salt Lake City office. VCBO has a passion for excellence and a strong group of people who respect each other and enjoy working together.
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