Architectural Specification Writer

DTR Consulting Services, Inc. DTR Consulting Services, Inc. Diversity Badge Employer:
Sacramento, CA, USLocation:
Mon, Jun 27 '22Posted on:

Architectural Specification Writer

Sacramento Office  (Remote Worker will be considered)


Company Description


DTR Consulting Services, the “Building Science Guys”, is a specialized Architectural & Building Science Consulting Firm based in California.  For the past 20 years, we have been focused on the technical aspects of Architecture within the Building/ Design Industry assisting Owners, Developers, Contractors & Design Professionals throughout the U.S. with the most technical aspects of a physically constructed building during design, construction, and post-occupancy. 

DTR is one of the largest construction Specifications Consulting firms in the US, and a highly regarded Building Enclosure/ Waterproofing and Forensic Consulting Firm, with multiple offices throughout California. We provide professional technical services such as; writing specifications, independent QC/Peer review services, building envelope/waterproofing consulting, and building investigation/forensics services.


DTR is an exciting and growing company looking for the right people to help us expand and prosper. We love good architecture, building science, technology, and education.  We care about the people that work for us!  Join us and watch your career grow.  Work on the type of projects in the environment you always wanted.  Our management style is to hire those who are self-motivated, eager to learn, confident, and unafraid to fail.  In doing so, we trust in each other's individual performance.

Job Description

The Sacramento (Roseville), CA Office (Remote Worker will be considered) of DTR Consulting Services, Inc. (DTR) is actively seeking a Specification Writer who loves and thrives on continual learning and has great social and communication skills.  Candidates may be current architects, or support people currently working in an architectural firm assisting in the development of project specifications. 

This position will include working with senior architects and building envelope architects/consultants to develop technical specifications, accurately prepare project manuals, and work with our client designers to assist with product selections.  DTR writes specifications for all aspects of the building. This person may also mentor junior specifiers to make our team even better.

The candidate will work on amazing high-profile projects around the country on Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Civic, Retail, Institutional, and super High-End Residential type projects.  This position also assists in building and maintaining DTR’s technical libraries for multiple offices.

Qualified candidates are considered problem solvers with the ability to develop practical and innovative solutions for the built environment, hold licensure as an Architect and/or Engineer, or have other related industry-recognized professional certifications such as; CDT, CCS, CCCA, or similar.

This position offers significant potential for growth in the areas of technical/ professional development and will be part of an exceptional, well-regarded team working on projects throughout the United States.


A minimum of six years of Architectural or Commercial Interiors experience with a minimum of three (full-time) years of increased responsibility in writing, editing, and developing MasterFormat 3-part specifications, plus:

  • Bachelor's in Architecture, interior architecture, construction management, or a related field, is a plus.
  • Experience in assisting  teams in researching product materials, fabricators, and manufacturers for architectural projects
  • Develop specifications; including edits, (for Divisions 01 through 14, 31, and 32 and more), assembling project manuals, printing and formatting specifications for all disciplines
  • Coordinate with project team consultants, co-editing sections, omitting duplications and omissions
  • Interface with Clients, Building Owners. and Contractors, and bring your expertise forward to making the best project decisions.
  • Develop/update in-house masters using ARCOM/Deltek and other available resource material
  • Proficient in reading construction drawings, programs, criteria documents, details, and specifications
  • Occasionally travel outside local area as workload and projects require
  • You’re smart, ambitious, work well with others, and have high ethical standards
  • You understand that a single person can have a great impact on the success of an organization, but depend on and work with your team to achieve such success
  • Perform specification edits and formatting, develop custom sections,  and assemble Project Manual deliverable specifications for all disciplines
  • Membership in Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). CDT Certification is a plus.  CCS and LEED AP will merit additional consideration
  • Software Proficiency
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, w/ advanced Word training.
    • Proficient with MS Outlook Email & Calendar
    • Bluebeam Revu, Bluebeam Studio & Adobe Acrobat to respond to Client reviews.

Additional information

Applicants MUST submit a formal Cover Letter outlining how their experience meets the job requirements and what their professional aspirations are.  Include an up-to-date resume, which includes a full career history.  Applicants can submit these documents as one or more PDF files.  Resumes received without a Cover Letter, will NOT be considered.

Compensation & Benefits: Excellent compensation plus comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO (Vacation, Personal Time & Sick Days), generous Professional Development Assistance, 401(k) match, Profit Sharing, & Performance Bonuses, Paid Holidays, Direct Deposit and Free Parking. Great place to work and grow professionally (including very adventurous Staff Appreciation Days).  Must have a good driving record and be willing to travel. DTR will provide professional training and professional development assistance, plus ongoing building science educational training.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEOC guidelines.

Drug-Free Workplace


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