Specifications Writer
Toronto, CA
10h ago

Our team in the Toronto office is seeking a Specifications Writer, reporting directly to the Manager Specifications, who will synthesize, interpret and compile technical information to create Project Manuals to include procurement, bidding, contract, administrative and technical requirements for multi-disciplined projects.

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  • If this method does not work for you, please see the bottom of this page for an alternative application method. We thank all applicants for their interest;
  • however, only selected candidates will be contacted. No telephone calls or agencies, please.

    NORR has set the standard for innovative and timeless designs around the world. We have offices in 17 locations, backed by more than 750 professionals.

    Founded in 1938, we offer the stability of a rich history, the power of integrated global teams and the versatility of a proven, multi-

    sector portfolio. We’re architects, engineers, designers, planners and big picture thinkers that apply our collaborative mindset to drive exceptional projects for our clients.

    For more information, please visit www.norr.com or norr aep.


    Toronto is home to our Eastern Canadian headquarters, where our integrated approach to design and studio life blend into the buzz of downtown.

    We’re dedicated to expanding our expertise in markets that include commercial, education, government, healthcare, hospitality, justice, transportation, sports & entertainment and mixed use developments.

    It’s our belief that an office that never stops learning is one that’s always improving, so we offer programs that foster professional development, from lectures to office-

    wide tutoring. We regularly adventure out of the office to connect with each other and the local Toronto community.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    As a Specification Writer you will :

    Specifications Writer

  • Provide technical support to Project Managers, Designers, Job Captains, and Contract Administrators to respond to and resolve issues or concerns
  • Liaise closely with clients to offer technical opinions, recommendations and provide explanations of contract requirement
  • Interpret client’s requirements to ensure specifications are accurate
  • Coordinate engineering discipline specifications for inclusion into Project Manuals
  • Skills & Job Knowledge :

    This position requires a demonstrated level of initiative and judgment in order to organize and prioritize tasks, workload and projects.

    Courtesy, tact and diplomacy are required in dealing with colleagues in every day working relationships.

  • Requires an understanding of inter-related work processes to be able to adapt to differing assignments.
  • Provides routine information to coordinate the assignments and work procedures of others.
  • Professional manner, tact, diplomacy and discretion in dealing with clients and associates including senior management.
  • Draws on a number of known options to solve problems and to develop improvements.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details. Makes sure work is done correctly and thoroughly - keeps accurate records.
  • Adaptable to set and prioritize work with varying exceptions. Able to work with diverse personalities and styles.
  • Communicates with clarity, verbally and in one on one or group situations, or over the telephone.
  • Communicates well in writing by composing clear documents; facility with editing and / or proof-reading is required.
  • Computer skills to produce effective technical documents and reports. Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other relevant office software.
  • Knowledge of architectural design principles and procedures. Understanding of relevant building codes and jurisdictional requirements.
  • Experience :

  • Greater than one year, but less than or equal to two years architectural / building technician or equivalent experience.
  • Qualifications

  • Have successfully completed related post-secondary education equivalent to a 3 year college diploma in Architectural Technology
  • Knowledge of Architectural software skills (i.e. AutoCAD, Revit) is an asset
  • Is familiar with Mechanical, Electrical, and Structural building systems, permits and building codes
  • Possess superior organizational, time management and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate an ability to coordinate with other team members and to collaborate with other professional disciplines
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