Specification Writer

Date Posted: 06/05/2020


Company Overview


VCBO is an award-winning, integrated design firm with a team of 90 professionals in two offices in Utah servicing a variety of clients throughout the Intermountain West. VCBO employs exceptional people dedicated to assisting clients in solving their greatest challenges and developing functional, beautiful, sustainable, and future-focused projects in healthcare, higher education, K-12 education, recreation, justice, civic, and corporate office.


VCBO Architecture ( is seeking an experienced Specification Writer to supplement our Specification staff and join our Architectural Group. VCBO has a passion for excellence and a strong group of people who respect each other and enjoy working together.


General Objectives & Responsibilities


  • Interpret architectural plans and prepare specifications to be used as construction documents.
  • Write technical descriptions specifying material qualities and properties.
  • Utilize knowledge of material standards, industrial processes, and manufacturing procedures.
  • Find innovative ways to meet client needs through the construction specification delivery process.
  • Assist project team members in resolving problems related to the use and installation of building
    materials and products that arise during the design and construction phases.
  • Comment on the proposed use of building products and materials, their suitability for the intended application, and alternative products when appropriate.
  • Self-starter in terms of industry research and follow-through.
  • Responsible for preparing project specifications, enhancing, and maintaining master specifications.
  • Extensive knowledge of building codes, structural systems, and materials standards.
  • Develop specification requirements and solutions using master specifications.


The Specification Writer will not be a part of an Architectural project team but will support all teams as necessary to ensure the ongoing quality and accuracy of the specifications for each project.




  • Ten years of recent design and construction specification experience required.
  • Previous experience with large-scale, technically complex projects and multiple clients preferred.
  • Knowledge of CSI principles and construction materials required.
  • Professional Registration preferred.
  • The ability to work independently on multiple projects at a time.
  • Be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks, operate under tight deadlines, and manage last minute and urgent requests.
  • Must have a basic knowledge of construction industry drawing standards and requirements.
  • Must be able to articulate ideas well through both verbal and written communications. Must be comfortable presenting in and leading meetings with consultants and internal team members and partners.
  • Must work well with both individuals and teams.
  • Working knowledge of Revit would be beneficial.




  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related field required
  • Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) License or Registered Architect preferred
  • Familiarity with MS Office and Excel required
  • Proficient with BSD SpecLink and BlueBeam software required


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