Reporting directly to the Head of Content Development the Engineering Specification Writer, as a master guide specification writer, will play a key role in developing and updating SpecText guide specifications for horizontal construction. In this capacity, the candidate will have the following responsibilities:
Write nonproprietary master specifications according to the Avitru MasterGuide Writer's Manual and following CSI specification writing principles and formats.
Drive and document technical research for development of specification sections including: product literature, manufacturers' web sites, industry standards, trade association and professional society publications, reference materials, and model building codes.
Respond to technical & editorial reviews and questions, and provide rationale for rejecting comments and answer questions.
Make presentations and write thought leadership pieces related to the subject matter of assigned specification sections.
Help guide evaluation and final disposition of requests from building product manufacturers on the suitability of the product inclusion based on strong technical argument grounded on the technical leadership in area of expertise.
Bachelor's Degree required in Engineering or other related engineering disciplines
10 years' writing construction specifications in the office of a design professional, as specification consultant, or at ARCOM, and 3-5 years' hands-on experience editing MASTERSPEC or SpecText or comparable guide specifications
Must be a Registered Professional Engineer
Strong communication skills written and oral
Experience dealing with various clients and fostering a positive relationship with these parties
Experience with infrastructure projects, particularly water and wastewater preferred
Internal Number: 206363
From conception to construction, AVITRU empowers architects, engineers, contractors and owners to make better, faster decisions. As the developer of MasterSpec®, the most trusted and comprehensive master guide specification system in the AECO industry, Avitru has leveraged its position in the market to launch a cloud-based software platform that enables the collaborative exchange of expert knowledge to design, build, and operate a better built environment. With some of the most highly regarded experts in the industry, the Avitru team is committed to construct a world where better building leads to better lives; and we are always on the lookout for highly motivated, intellectually curious professionals to join us in that mission. Previously known as ARCOM LLC, Avitru LLC is a portfolio company of Alpine Investors and a strategic partner of the American Institute of Architects.