Ankrom Moisan Architects is a dynamic design firm providing architecture, interiors, urban design, branding and identity strategy services to our clients. We make it our mission to create places where people and communities thrive. We express that not only in the work we produce, but by the way we work with one another. Our 300 team members in Portland, Seattle and San Francisco offices work collaboratively to inspire future growth both as an individual and as a firm.
Ankrom Moisan Architects is seeking a Spec Writer with 10 years of experience to join our Portland, Oregon office. This position will focus on large scale, technically complex projects.
Interprets architectural plans and prepares specifications to be used as construction documents
Writes technical descriptions specifying material qualities and properties
Utilizes 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
Work with project teams to develop deliverables throughout project phases
A technical resource assisting and mentoring staff on technical issues for both project and specification related issues
Stay current on product development, new materials, code changes and industry trends
Ten years of recent design and construction specification experience required
Previous experience with large-scale, technically complex projects and multiple clients preferred
Bachelor’s degree in architecture or related field required
Familiarity MS Office and Excel required
Proficient with BSD SpecLink and BlueBeam software required
Knowledge of CSI principles and construction materials required
Professional Registration preferred
The ability to work independently on multiple projects at a time
Complete applications include a cover letter and resume.
Candidates only. No phone calls or recruiters please.
All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.
About Ankrom Moisan
Ankrom Moisan Architects is an award-winning client focused design practice with offices in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco. We are an innovative and collaborative design firm with good benefits, flexible hours, and a great work culture.
We’re 300+ committed, talented, and passionate architects, urban designers, interior designers and architects, and brand designers. As recognized thought leaders in reflecting how people live, work, and play, we use design every day to improve lives. That takes rigor and respect for myriad perspectives. Our firm draws from each discipline to perfect each project until it transcends its original goals, enlivens spaces, and speaks to people on an intimate level. From urban design focused on pedestrian activity to creative offices and retail, we truly understand how to design successful mixed-use projects. We balance boldly creative and optimistic designs with robust technical experience. Our expertise and diversity make us strong. Our passion and commitment makes us fun.