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Job Information

AECOM Junior Specification Writer in Kitchener, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Kitchener

Job Summary

The Architectural design practice at AECOM is seeking a Junior Specification Writer to join a growing team. The individual must be highly organized, eager to learn, a good communicator, detail oriented and able to work as a team and independently. The applicant will need to demonstrate good working skills, both in office and working from home. The successful applicant will be working with multidisciplinary teams in offices across Canada, in this position located in the AECOM Kitchener office. We are open to a junior or new graduate -level candidate for this position.

Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to:

  • The applicant will report to and assists Senior Specification Writer with writing, editing, revising, and compiling specifications based on project size and needs

  • The applicant will participate in continuous improvement initiatives and assisting in maintaining AECOM master specifications;

  • The applicant will need to demonstrate the ability to review construction drawings and coordinate with specification.

  • The applicant will need to maintaining proficiency in construction products, techniques, and sequences by staying abreast of product developments, new materials, code changes, and current industry trends.

  • The applicant will need to Research innovative products and design technologies and discussing suitable materials and alternates with project teams.

  • The applicant must be a team player and be able to assist staff in the preparation of contract documents.

  • The applicant must be able to assist other disciplines, and work with administrative staff to format and assemble project manuals.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have at least a Bachelors degree and minimum 2 years of experience in the building design/construction industry. Combination of equivalent education and experience may be considered.

  • The applicant must have knowledge of Building Science, and sustainable design requirements including LEED.​​​​​​​Successful candidate must be willing to do occasional travel (perhaps every few weeks/monthly) to Markham and Whitby offices post-COVID. Company will cover expenses associated with this.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Member of Construction Specification Canada (CSC), and completed the PCD (Principals of Construction Documentation), Specifier, and contract administration courses a very strong asset, but not required.

  • LEED Accreditation a strong asset.

  • Good working knowledge of building science, and sustainable design

  • Knowledge of specification formats – Masterformat.

  • Excellent computer skills in MS office software, pdf software, and Design Software (Revit).

Additional Information:

  • Company work sponsorship and relocation assistance will not be available for this role.


At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

DCSA—Buildings + Places

  • AECOM’s Buildings + Places practice includes architecture, interiors, building engineering, workplace strategy, business transformation, asset advisory, economics and development planning, master planning, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

  • With a range of expertise from strategy and design through project realization, we create better outcomes to grow economies, protect natural systems, conserve natural resources, make societies more equitable and connect and engage people through innovative, sustainable design solutions.

  • Our teams have worked on signature projects such as the London 2012 Olympic Park and Legacy Framework, to the new plan for the LA2028 Olympics, to industrial facilities for GE and Rolls-Royce, to headquarters and workplaces for NASA, Unilever, Sony Music, DirecTV, Box, Inc. and many Fortune 500 companies.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. 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 Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 244560BR

Virtual: No

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.