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Job Information

AECOM Architectural Specifications Writer in Cincinnati, Ohio

United States of America - Ohio, Columbus

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Architectural Specifications Writer to support our Buildings + Places practice in the West Region. This position is open to virtual/remote work within the state of Ohio.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Specifications Writer will provide architectural guidance, calculations, analysis, studies, and recommendations for Architectural and Engineering disciplines. The position requires the candidate to have significant project experience and knowledge to facilitate an understanding of the project design requirements and translate those requirements into specifications for materials, methods, equipment, procedures, installation, and certification testing. The position will require engagement in AECOM Quality Management Program as well as leadership in Construction Documents Production. The specification writer will report directly to the Architecture Studio Lead.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Researching architectural products

  • Writing project manuals

  • Overseeing project manuals authored by outsourcing services

  • Developing progress and construction documents specifications for technical projects in collaboration with the design team

  • Serving as a general technical support resource for staff

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree plus six (6) years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Experience in writing specifications for architectural projects in the areas of Healthcare, Corporate/Commercial, Industrial, Higher Education, and/or Government projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Engineering

  • Minimum 10 years design experience in Healthcare, Corporate/Commercial, Industrial, Higher Education, and/or Government architecture

  • Building hardware experience

  • Experience in developing specifications using SpecsIntact - Unified Facility Guide Specification (UFGS)

  • Experience in developing specifications using e-Specs for Revit and AIA MasterSpec

  • Excellent English language communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Membership

  • Certification Construction Specifier (CCS) credentials through the Construction Specifications Institute

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position.

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 257999BR

Additional Locations US - Cincinnati, OH - 525 Vine Street, US - Cleveland, OH - 1127 Euclid Ave

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.