Specifications Specialist

SKIDMORE, OWINGS & MERRILL LLP - Chicago, IL3.4

Full-time
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SOM, one of the most influential design firms in the world, is seeking innovative, creative, independent, and critical thinkers who aspire to the highest standards of excellence. Join our collaborative design practice as a Specifications Specialist for the opportunity to build a strong and thriving career.

Desired skills and expertise:
Minimum 7 years of experience in architectural design
Participated as architectural project team member
Ability to communicate with and understand the needs of project teams
Experience with Microsoft Word
Bachelor or Masters of Architecture preferred
Licensed Architect preferred
Member of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) preferred

Responsibilities:
Function as a technical resource for material and product evaluations and selections for the architectural studios
Function as an active member of office’s technical group
Develop a proficiency in construction products, techniques and sequences by staying abreast of product developments, new materials, code changes, and current industry trends
Develop an awareness of the products on the market, assist in maintaining the office specification sections
Assist in preparing specification sections, this will be performed as a learning process to assist in writing specifications for various projects
Attend internal coordination meetings with project teams to become familiar with the project development and assist in material/product selection
Assist in coordination of other consultant’s specifications for inclusion in the Project Manual
Assist in preparation and coordination of specification revisions during bidding and construction
SOM offers opportunities to work on transformational projects, competitive salaries, health insurance, wellness, retirement and financial and other work/life plans.

At SOM, we welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace. We believe an inclusive environment benefits our employees, our firm, and our community, while also enriching and challenging our own thinking about design. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Visit this page to learn more about SOM's employment policy and how to apply offline: www.som.com/employment_opportunities_and_policy

For more about SOM: www.som.com

Portfolios must be submitted for all design positions (Architecture, Interiors, Planning, etc). Applications without work samples will not be reviewed. Portfolios should be one PDF attachment, 10-20 pages, maximum 5 MB. Submit portfolios as part of your application in the section where the application asks you for your Resume or CV.