• Senior Specification Writer

    CDM SmithBoston, MA 02133

    Job #1261910419

  • 26551BRRequisition ID:26551BRBusiness Unit:TSUJob Description:CDM Smith is looking for a full time Senior Specification Writer to be based in any US office. CDM Smith is not considering consulting firms for this position.- Under general direction, writes, edits and coordinates use of basic to advanced project technical specifications related to the engineering and architecture professions, for design or design-build in partnership with design engineers.- Develops, maintains and updates project specifications table of contents (TOC) based on section lists received from each discipline.- Creates, updates and maintains specification section development responsibility worksheets.- Incorporates appropriate federal, state and local requirements (including state or federal funding agency checklists, if applicable).- Leads the quality checking process for the project technical specifications.- Provides regular updates to each project's PM and design engineer.- In partnership with other specification writers, Community of Practice (CoP) leaders and discipline leaders, updates and maintains the master specifications library. Recommends updates to specifications library and other related policies and procedures.- Uploads specifications sections into specifications systems (ex: ProjectWise) Compiles and maintains a complete project manual to be used for duplication and ad hoc reporting.- Provides specifications related training to staff.- Performs other duties as required.Job Title:Senior Specification WriterGroup:IPOCDM Smith Employment Type:RegularMinimum Qualifications:- Bachelor's degree and Professional Engineer (PE), Registered Architect (RA) or related technical registration/license OR Bachelor's degree and CCS Certification.- 7 years of related experience.- Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.Preferred Qualifications:- Experience writing and editing engineering technical specifications for public, government and private sector projects.- Experience with CSI format requirements for technical specifications, EJCDC front end documents and working with multi-discipline teams to develop specifications required.- Experience using master specifications, writing and editing vertical and horizontal construction specifications. Familiarity with DOT, SpecsIntact and international specifications preferred.- Membership in CSI with CDT or CCS certification desirable or DBIA or other construction/design industry certification requiring education, experience, testing and CE credit requirements.- Knowledge of necessary formatting requirements for technical specifications- Ability to work well in a client-centered team, within multi-discipline engineering design teams to both coordinate and lead project specifications development- Preferred candidate will be practiced in assembling project manuals for Massachusetts filed sub-bids.- Familiarity with project bidding and contract procedures- Strong problem-solving skills- Exceptional written and oral communication skills- Excellent interpersonal skills- Requires occasional domestic travel.EEO Statement:We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.Why CDM Smith?:CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.Job Site Location:Massachusetts - BostonAgency Disclaimer:All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.Amount of Travel Required:5%Assignment Category:Fulltime-RegularVisa Sponsorship Available:No - We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this positionBackground Check and Drug Testing Information:CDM Smith reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions.Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview.CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant's criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a ~~~ addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

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