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Stantec Specifications Writer in AUSTIN, Texas

Specifications Writer - ( 230003RM )


Stantec Buildings is on a mission to become the world’s leading integrated design practice. Our architects, engineers, interior designers, sustainability specialists, and technologists are passionate about the power of design. We take an innovative, collaborative approach to projects, sharing a common belief that sustainable design for the built environment can make the world a better place for future generations. Join us and design your place with Stantec.

Your Opportunity

At Stantec, we are passionate about creating places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration - spaces that are designed for community.

We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space. Good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose. We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities. Join our team of creative professionals and work with us to create inspiring spaces for all.

We have several long-term, high-profile projects in and around the country that require a Specifications Writer to be part of our award-winning team.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Participate within a departmental group/ team framework with flexibility to capture and ensure project design quality and project contract document quality.

  • Review architectural design drawings to identify scope and content for specifications at various stages of design project including Preliminary Project Descriptions, Outline Specifications, Design and Construction Specifications/ Project Specific Specifications, Building Permit Submissions, Bid / Contract Specifications.

  • Develop project specifications.

  • Collaborate with project team to ensure that specifications, drawings, and schedules are coordinated.

  • Attend client and sub-consultant meetings as needed.

  • Assist design teams in selection / identification of materials, products, finishes and installation consistent with the project.

  • Prepare written technical specifications consistent with industry standards and Client requirements using MasterSpec guide specifications, BSD Speclink, client guide specifications, SpecsIntact specifications and other specification systems.

  • Coordinate contents/ volumes of each Project Manual; prepare contract documents from schematic concept design through final design while ensuring they meet internal quality standards and external design and construction codes and reference standards.

  • Assess requirements for project and work with the Project Manager(s), Project Architects, Interior Designers, architectural technicians/technologists to determine and coordinate scope(s) of work.

  • Review design and recognize technical concerns and develop solutions or make recommendations to mitigate found concerns.

  • Coordinate specifications with drawings throughout all consulting disciplines to meet project milestones, check quality and ensure deliverables meet internal quality standards.

  • Act as a project resource to project teams and share/mentor team project staff as required.

  • Research new construction products, technologies, and systems; attend relevant in-house CEU and product presentations to stay abreast of current material and process innovations.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Registered Specification Writer or CSI designation an asset.

  • Architectural Registration preferred.

  • Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Word, and Excel and Adobe Acrobat, SpecsIntact, BSD Speclink, and FTP programs.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, working with others in a team setting, communicating directly with Owner and Contractor and working on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of building codes, industry standards, structures, and materials standards.

Education and Experience

  • Post-Secondary Education with emphasis given to degrees in Architecture and related fields is required.

  • Previous experience in building construction settings, including but not limited to architecture firms with Hospitality, Institutional and DoD Design firms is required.

  • 8 years of experience writing construction specifications is required.

Typical office environment working with computers and remaining sedentary for long periods of time. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #DesignYourPlace

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Texas-Austin

Other Locations : United States-Texas

Work Locations :

Austin Aldrich St TX

Organization : BC-2140 Buildings-US Texas

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Sep 18, 2023, 8:40:27 AM

Req ID: 230003RM

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans