Architectural Specifications Writer

CannonDesign / Buffalo, NY


CannonDesign has an exceptional opportunity for an Architectural Specifications Writer based in our Buffalo, NY area office. This position will utilize knowledge of construction products, materials, and methods to write specifications for a variety of complex projects and building types to include education, healthcare, science and technology, commercial, and interior design initiatives, and other diverse building types.

Primary responsibilities will include: produce project specific Project Manuals utilizing the CannonDesign standards, manage multiple projects and deadlines - phases, milestone deliveries and various project delivery types, coordinate the Project Manual efforts of all disciplines and consultants, review in-progress drawings, ensuring complete and coordinated technical specifications and offering modifications and improvements when appropriate, participate in the continual development and improvement of master specifications including its specialized content for project type or regional conditions as well as sustainable content, based on project work, participate in all process meetings scheduled for assigned projects, collaborate with peers, via regularly-scheduled firm-wide specifications writers’ conference calls, to develop best practices and share knowledge. To view our full description and apply, visit


Qualified candidates must have an Associate in Architecture, Construction, Engineering or related field. Bachelor in Architecture, Construction, Engineering or related field preferred. A minimum of 1 year of related industry experience required. Knowledge of building codes and construction techniques is essential. Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, teamwork, collaboration and conflict resolution skills. Must be proficient in MS Office. Proficiency in specifications software programs such as e-SPECS preferred.


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