July 10, 2023

Specifications Writer

Neumann/Smith Architecture
Southfield, Michigan
Experience: 5+ years

Neumann/Smith is comprised of complex problem solvers driven by pushing boundaries. Since 1968, we have continued to build on our legacy by providing human-centric architecture, planning, and interior design for every market sector. We value every project and take inspiration from these different market sectors, making sure our team is never bored – and our clients aren’t either. We value creativity in all its forms. At Neumann/Smith we combine design and technical in one studio: challenging our team to challenge each other, leveraging and learning from each other’s expertise. When we grow as individuals, we grow as a firm.

We are currently seeking a Specifications Writer to join our team in the Southfield studio. The ideal candidate is familiar with a wide range of building types, materials, and construction systems. You will provide a supporting role in production of Project Manuals, coordination of Consultant Specifications, and research of materials and products.

Who you are:
· Specifications Writer with a minimum of 5 years of experience
· Resourceful and creative thinker with strong writing, editing, and research skills
· Multi-tasker with proven track record of success working with a multitude of teams and clients
· Individual with a strong understanding of building science, materials, construction systems and codes

What you will do:
· Work alongside Director of Specifications and/or Senior Specifications Writer, provide a supporting role in production of Project Manuals, coordination of Consultant Specifications, research of materials and products
· Typically involved in multiple projects with varying schedules
· Works effectively and collaboratively with many diverse stakeholders
· Contribute to our culture of equality, creativity, and innovation; think outside the box

Your Education + Skills
· Experience in preparation of technical documents with at least 2 years dedicated to preparation of specifications.
· CCS certification and LEED AP preferred
· Experience with BSD SpecLink preferred
· Understanding of building science, materials, construction systems, and codes
· Strong editing and research skills
· Accuracy, completeness, clarity, and composition in written expression

What We Offer:
· A diverse project portfolio including higher education, workplace, community, retail, mixed-use, multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, master planning, and hospitality
· A creative, collaborative, studio workplace where no day is the same
· An open studio environment where team members of all tenure and expertise learn from one another
· Personal growth opportunities such as company-wide mentoring programs, CEU events, and volunteering opportunities
· Full benefits, PTO, and personal time
· Flexible work policy
Neumann/Smith is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Job Type: Full-time

* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Paid time off
* Parental leave
* Professional development assistance
* Vision insurance

* Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Southfield, MI 48034: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

* Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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