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Specification Writer/Architect

Company: DLR Group
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

DLR Group is an integrated design firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. If that challenge is appealing, you're at the right place DLR Group's Architecture team has an opening for a Project Architect specializing in Specification Writing DLR Group operates within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home. Locations: Washington, DC New York, NY Cleveland, OH Columbus, OH As a Project Architect focusing on specification writing at DLR Group, you will be responsible for coordinating with architects, engineers, interior designers, owners, construction managers and other specialty consultants to prepare project specifications for bidding and construction. If you are a collaborative thought leader with a strategic mindset, this is the position for you. DLR Group is 100% employee-owned so you will have the opportunity for ownership in the Firm within a year of joining it. We rely on all our employee-owners to apply their financial acumen, creativity, and client leadership to grow the Firm profitably. Position Summary: You will be responsible for preparation, management, and quality control of project manual development for large and small projects. This includes coordinating with project teams in multiple offices and on multiple project types simultaneously to produce a quality work product while adhering to project schedules. In addition to project responsibilities, it is expected that you will stay current on product developments, new materials, code changes, and industry trends to bring expertise to the project teams with regard to product selections. The successful candidate will: Be proficient in writing technical specifications. Have a comprehensive understanding of the various design disciplines and the ability to coordinate and lead them in developing project specifications. Provide positive and constructive mentorship and support to other team members. Have extensive knowledge of all aspects of professional practice from concept design through project close-out. Have strong design aptitude, outstanding organizational and communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with others effectively. Review drawings and schedules, identify, and propose technical solutions to design challenges. Produce accurate documents aligned with firm standards for project assignments. Prepare written Architectural Project Specifications/Project Manuals for Bidding and Construction Prepare Construction and Procurement and Contracting Requirements when requested. Communicate to Project Manager the progress of assignments according to the established project schedule and workplan. Provide material/product technical and Construction Documentation support to firm. Provide review of Submittals when substitutions have been submitted and when PA finds specific significant issues. Participate in Office initiatives Required Qualifications: Ten or more years of architectural practice experience with a minimum of five years of experience writing architectural project specifications. Bachelor of Architecture degree from an accredited program. Construction Documents Technology (CDT) certification. Knowledge of applicable construction codes and procedures. Knowledge of CSIs Project Delivery Practice Guide and AIAs The Architects Handbook to Professional Practice. Experience in the use of Microsoft Office Suite, AIA Contract Documents, and AIA MasterSpec. Preferred Qualifications: Professional License/Registered Architect Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) certification. LEED, WELL Accreditation. Experience in the use of REVIT and CAD computer modeling and rendering software. Experience working with Sustainability language for specifications Experience working with Sustainability consultants to ensure inclusion of sustainable products. DLR Group is a 100% employee-owned firm. Our brand promise is to elevate the human experience through design. This promise inspires sustainable design for a diverse group of public and private sector clients, local communities, and the planet. DLR Group fully supports the initiatives and goals of the 2030 Challenge and is an initial signatory to the AIA 2030 Commitment. Visit and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.PDN-96813a02-6480-482d-aa7c-94a838fae040

Keywords: DLR Group, Cleveland , Specification Writer/Architect, Professions , Cleveland, Ohio

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