Job Details

Spec Writer

Ankrom Moisan, Portland, OR

Job - Other

Close Date: 02/29/2020

Ankrom Moisan Architects is a dynamic design firm providing architecture, interiors, urban design, branding and identity strategy services to our clients. We make it our mission to create places where people and communities thrive. We express that not only in the work we produce, but by the way we work with one another. Our 300 team members in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco offices work collaboratively to inspire future growth both as an individual and as a firm.

Ankrom Moisan Architects is seeking a Spec Writer with 10 years of experience to join our Portland, Oregon office.  This position will focus on large scale, technically complex projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

Interprets architectural plans and prepares specifications to be used as construction documents
Writes technical descriptions specifying material qualities and properties 
Utilizes 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
Work with project teams to develop deliverables throughout project phases
A technical resource assisting and mentoring staff on technical issues for both project and specification related issues
Stay current on product development, new materials, code changes and industry trends

Ten years of recent design and construction specification experience required
Previous experience with large-scale, technically complex projects and multiple clients preferred
Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related field required
Familiarity MS Office and Excel required
Proficient with BSD SpecLink and BlueBeam software required
Knowledge of CSI principles and construction materials required
Professional Registration preferred
The ability to work independently on multiple projects at a time

Apply on our website:
Complete applications include a cover letter and resume. If you have work samples please upload a pdf of up to 5MB displaying your spec work.
Candidates only. No phone calls or recruiters please. 

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