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Ghafari Specifications Writer (AE industry) in United States


The Specifications Writer, with general direction from the Manager of Specifications, coordinates the preparation of specifications (establishing material requirements and describing installation) for all disciplines; Establishes and maintains office standard specifications.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work with project managers, architects and engineers to prepare specifications for schematic, design development and construction documents.

  • Provide mentorship and embrace opportunities for learning with less experienced staff throughout the course of the project.

  • Coordinate and expedite specification preparation among the disciplines; coordinate word processing support to produce final specification documents to meet project schedules.

  • Conduct technical investigation of products, materials and construction methods.

  • Review selected complex submittals for conformance with contract documents.

  • Ensure compliance with related codes and regulations imposed by governing authorities.

  • Prepare written portion of addenda and bulletins relating to specifications.

  • Gather on-site data pertinent to the preparation of specifications.

  • Prepare contract conditions, general and bidding requirements as required.

  • Revise, maintain, and establish new standard specifications required for a given custom assignment.

  • Establish and update procedures related to the maintenance of job files.

  • Research advanced specification software for new Revit/BIM applications.

  • Efficiently use client master specification editing software.

  • Organize and maintain master keynote list.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management

  • Registered Architect preferred

  • CST, CCCA, and/or CCS accreditation preferred


  • 10+ years’ experience writing specification documents in architectural/engineering industry


  • Proficiency in Master Spec, Master Works, eSpec, and Microsoft Office applications

  • Knowledgeable in Revit, AutoCAD and Navisworks software

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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Job ID 2023-2249

Job Location US-

Category Architecture