AECOM Specification Writer in Whitby, Ontario

Canada - Ontario, Whitby

Job Summary

The Architecture team at AECOM are seeking a Specification Writer with knowledge of technical buildings and building science. The individual must be a good communicator and able to have high level discussions with both senior staff and clients. The individual needs to be able to recommend product solutions and have a good working knowledge of construction materials and techniques. The applicant will need to demonstrate good working skills, the ability to interact with the teams in multiple offices.This position can be based in our Whitby, Markham, Kitchener or Ottawa, ON offices.

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

  • The applicant will need to demonstrate the ability to review CADD and PDF files for system design analysis and office quality control standards

  • The applicant must have knowledge of TTC specifications, material preferences and methods

  • The applicant must have knowledge of LEED and be aware of other sustainability measurement methods

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

  • The applicant must be able to assist other disciplines in formatting and assembling contract specifications

Minimum Requirements

  • Candidate to have a degree in architectural science or equivalent

  • 9+ years of experience in specification writing

  • Must have good working knowledge of building science

  • Must have a good working knowledge of recent contract law as it applies to construction

  • Must have knowledge of specification formats – Masterformat, Uniformat and narrative approaches

  • Must have adequate computer skills in MS office software

  • Must be able to work in both Markham and Whitby offices as required

  • Can also provide services to Richmond Hill, Mississauga and Kitchener offices

  • Candidate to be LEED AP

  • Valid driver's license

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 years of experience in specification writing


  • Degree in Architecture or Building Science

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Designer / Drafting / CADD / CAD

Business Line Architecture

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Canada

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 191570BR

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.