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Senior Specifications Writer

About Us and Our Integrated Approach

WalterFedy has big plans for growth and we need the best talent to make it happen. We are established enough to have deep local roots yet nimble enough to aggressively pursue our bold goals. We believe that investing in our talent is critical to achieving these goals.

At WalterFedy we believe in True Teamwork. We have architects, civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineers, construction managers, energy management specialists, and facility management specialists under a single roof and we are an industry leader in our approach to integrated building services. This role will provide you with an opportunity to work towards developing a unique skill set as an ‘expert in integrated design’.

Role Overview

WalterFedy is seeking a Senior Specifications Writer to prepare project manuals for a variety of complex building and project types in our collaborative, multi-disciplinary firm.

What You Will Do

  • Prepare project manuals (for select highly complex projects with project types including educational, commercial, health care, industrial)
  • Interpret architectural, engineering and contract documents (drawings and specifications) and assist the Project Manager in locating information particular to the project
  • Oversee the preparation of project manuals
  • Assist trained project team members including Architects and Engineers to prepare project manuals
  • Provide project manual training
  • Educate staff on issues related to specifications
  • Collaborate with Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, and Designers
  • Ensure correct budgeting for specification production
  • Coordinate scheduling and production of project manuals
  • Collaborate with project teams
  • Act as a resource for technical questions as well as material and product selection
  • Other duties as assigned

What We Need

  • 15+ years in architectural profession with minimum 10+ years’ experience in North America
  • 10+ years of dedicated specification writing for various building types
  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, or Certificate in Architectural Technology
  • Strong communication skills
  • Registered Specification Writer (RSW)

What We Like

  • Active member of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)
  • Certified Construction Specifier (CCS)
  • Active member of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI)
  • LEED AP

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary plus performance based bonus.
  • Three weeks’ vacation.
  • Reimbursement of annual dues for professional organizations.
  • Employee referral program.
  • Employee social club – employees attend a variety of recreational and cultural events.
  • Strong volunteer outreach to the community – we support Habitat for Humanity, Nutrition for Learning, Hockey Helps the Homeless and many other organizations.

Working Conditions and Safety

Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and some overtime hours may be required from time to time. Ability to travel away from the office is required to assist and attend on-site project meetings.

In this role, you will work within the company safety policies and procedures, and adhere to any applicable federal or provincial legislation.

Why Join Our Team? 

We offer challenging and rewarding careers, and are committed to integrity and business ethics, with safety as a top priority. We promote a healthy balance between our employees’ professional and personal lives, taking time to appreciate our work and celebrate our achievements. To learn more about our company visit our website at www.walterfedy.com/firm/about

How to Apply

Please Apply Here with your cover letter and resume, indicating the position you are applying for. Also, visit our website for other career opportunities: www.walterfedy.com.

If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of contact and provisions will be arranged. 

Thank you for your interest in WalterFedy!

Location: Kitchener Office
675 Queen Street South, Suite 111
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada  N2M 1A1