• Specifications Writer

    Job Locations US-NC-Charlotte
    Job ID
    2018-1044
    Category
    Practice
  • Overview

    LS3P

    LS3P is seeking bright, ambitious individuals to join our team. With over 50 years of design excellence in diverse projects across the Southeast and beyond, we offer exciting opportunities for staff to develop career and personal goals within a fast-paced, inspiring, and professional environment.

     

    We are currently seeking a Specifications Writer.

     

    Successful candidates will be passionate about design; detail-oriented; efficient; devoted to quality output; able to work independently, as well as in a team environment; possess the organizational skills to prioritize tasks and handle multiple deadlines; and have excellent communication skills.

     

    ENR has just released its annual Top Design Firms list for 2018, and LS3P's rankings are impressive on all counts.

     

    • LS3P to 177th overall (up from 200 in 2017) in the National Top 500 Design Firms
    • 14th in architecture-only firms
    • 18th on the Southeast list
    • Number 1 of firms based in the Southeast

    Please see the rankings here: National Top 500 Design Firms

    Responsibilities

     

    Successful candidates will be passionate about design; detail-oriented; efficient; devoted to quality output; able to work independently, as well as in a team environment; possess the organizational skills to prioritize tasks and handle multiple deadlines; has excellent communication skills, a thorough knowledge of relevant codes, operations, processes and trends, a demonstrated ability to mentor and manage teams, foster and nurture Client relationships, all are necessary to be a successful candidate.  The incumbent will be responsible for specifications delivery and optimization; coordinates with Design Team on schedules, budgets and assignments; develops and maintains standards, checklists and process consistency; provides guidance/direction on tailoring specifications to delivery method; oversees master files for market-specific specifications. Candidates must be passionate about design; detail-oriented; efficient; devoted to quality output; able to work independently, as well as in a team environment; possess the organizational skills to prioritize tasks, handle multiple deadlines concurrently; and have excellent communication skills.

     

    Qualifications

     

    Qualified applicants possess an Accredited Professional Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in design or construction related field preferred (architecture, construction management, engineering, product design, etc).

     

    An ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of experience in assembling specifications for projects of wide ranging design and scope; experience in applying materials and methods to projects in related market types is required; Architect Registration, CSI Credentials and LEED AP or equivalent experience in sustainable design specifying is desirable, not required; and experience with MasterSpec, Specs-In-Tact, AutoDesk Revit and eSPECS is highly preferred.

     

    Additional skill sets desired:

     

    • Excellent communication skills and a strong team ethic;
    • Strong organization, multi-tasking and time management skills;
    • Strong design, graphic, and presentation skills;
    • Understanding of the design and procurement process;
    • Ability to interact professionally with office leadership and clients;
    • Ability to direct and motivate work efforts of others and handle stressful situations;
    • Ability to self-manage project assignments from start to finish with oversight;
    • Technical production skills are necessary and require a demonstrated ability to effectively produce design and construction documents.

     

    A cover letter, resume with salary history and salary expectations are required.

     

    Work Environment

    Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting.

     

    Physical Demands

    This position requires sufficient physical ability, with or without reasonable accommodation, to perform work in an office setting; which includes, extensive employee contact, frequent interruptions, the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist, to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight, to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard, to verbally communicate to exchange information, to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation, to verbally communicate to exchange information with or without accommodation, to see in the normal visual range with or without correction, and can hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

     

    Reasonable Accommodation

    Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.

     

    Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

     

    LS3P recognizes the value of diversity and inclusion in our workplace.  We are committed to equal opportunity and believe that inclusivity benefits us all.  We actively seek and consider all qualified employment applications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexual preference, partnership status, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions and protected veteran status, status of participation in the U.S. Armed Services, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. 

     

    Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage. LS3P is an Equal Opportunity Employer, an e-Verify Employer and committed to Affirmative Action. 

     

    LS3P encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members or veterans of the U.S. Armed Services to apply.

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