Stantec Senior Specifications Writer in Toronto, Ontario
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 a number of long-term, high profile projects in and around the Toronto, ON area that require a Senior Specifications Writer to be part of our award winning team.
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 Output Specifications/ Project Specific Output Specifications, Client Milestone(s) Specifications (ie MOHLTC 4.1 and 4.2, etc.), Project Milestone(s) Specifications, Building Permit Submissions, Tender/ Contract Specifications, and Construction 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 office guide specifications and commercial specifications. Create specification sections using Microsoft Word and/ or NMS Editto suit project requirements.
Research and develop new technologies including BIM-based applications
Coordinate contents/ volumes of eachProject Manual; prepare contract documents from schematic concept design through final design while ensuring they meet internal quality standards and external design and construction protocols and reference standards
Assess requirements for project and work with the Project Manager(s), job captains, 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 staffas required
Research new construction products, technologies and systems.
Your Capabilities and Credentials
Bachelor’s Degree /Diploma in Architecture /Architectural Technology or related field
15 + years of experience writing construction specifications
Registered Specification Writer or Certified Specification Practioner designation an asset.Architectural Registration preferred
Previous experience in building construction settings, including but not limited to architecture firms with healthcare design/ planning, architecture‐engineering firms, construction management or specification consulting firms
Strong computer skills with an emphasis on Word, and Excel and Adobe Acrobat, FTP programs
Excellent interpersonal skills, working with others in a team setting, communicating directly with Owner and Contractor contact and working on multiple projects at the same time
LEED AP and RSW or CSP certification are a plus
Extensive knowledge of building codes, industry standards, structures and materials standards
Active Member of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC) preferred
Job ID 31601
# of Openings Remaining 1
Experience (Years) 15
Posted Date 7/28/2017
Discipline Architecture & Interior Design