Specifications Writer

Ferguson & Shamamian Architects Ferguson & Shamamian Architects Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Fri, Sep 24 '21Posted on:

Ferguson & Shamamian Architects, a high-end residential architecture firm, is seeking a full-time Specification Writer who will act as the technical liaison to project teams and coordinate project specifications deliverables throughout all phases of the design project. The ideal candidate will possess high levels of collaboration, multi-tasking skills and the ability to work cross-functionally amongst all firm projects, with a desire to educate and mentor teams.

 Daily Duties & Responsibilities

 Development and completion of architectural specifications

  • Understand product design requirements and translate those requirements into specifications for materials, methods, equipment, procedures, installation, to install and erect building components
  • Compliant with quality control and quality assurance processes, validate with applicable codes, regulations, and standards
  • Research and make available specification technical resource tools to project teams
  • Provide design and technical observations and purpose solutions
  • Interview project teams and review architectural plans to prepare specifications; assist teams in determining materials and requirements for projects, consult with Project Managers, and Contractors as required, to meet deadlines
  • Prepare the product technical specifications package for project including a checklist for each specification section.
  • Participate in drawing reviews with teams
  • Maintain and organize specification master files and supporting documentation, such a product materials and reference standards

 Required Skills and Experience

  • 5-10 years of experience in an AE industry
  • Architecture Degree
  • Previous experience with medium and large-scale projects including wood frame, concrete, and steel structures
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, PDF editing software (Bluebeam, Adobe, etc.), and AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of residential design, industry trends, construction methodology, and material application
  • Understanding of building codes, building systems, and material standards and assemblies
  • Excellent writing and communication skills

 Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Construction Management Degree
  • CSI Certification such as CDT (Construction Documents Technology) or CCS (Certified Construction Specifier) or equivalent
  • Knowledge of sustainable principles – LEED accreditation preferred
  • Experienced in Masterspec and/or BSD Speclink

 We offer competitive benefits including medical, dental and disability insurance, 401(k) plan, profit sharing plan and bonuses.  Visit our website at



Please send cover letter and resume to and input SW092421 in the subject line. No phone calls please.

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