1+ months

Specifications Writer

Houston, TX
Apply Now
Apply on the Company Site

We are currently seeking a Specifications Writer to join our team. As a Specifications Writer, you will be responsible for directing the practice in detailed project specifications and assisting project teams in coordinating contract documents as well as promoting technical competency of office staff and ensuring technical documentation quality. 



  • Collaborates with Technical Principal or Operations Leader to provide complete specifications services for that Practice.

  • Coordinates and supervises the work of Specifications Writers. ¬†

  • Responsible for supervising the continual development and improvement of HOK Master Specifications including its specialized content for project type or regional conditions as well as sustainable content

  • Responsible for integration of specifications into the buildingSMART initiative.

  • Responsible for collaborating with Legal in the continual improvement of Agreements and General Conditions.

  • Provides direct high level consultation to Practices and to Corporate Legal and Risk Management as needed.

  • Fosters a culture of external and internal client service.

  • Participates in professional development programs for Project Architects.

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of architectural design, engineering coordination, design trends, products, construction methodology, building systems, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.¬†

  • Strong knowledge of construction procedures and schedules.

  • Strong knowledge of building envelope components, interior plans and material requirements of all building and facility types.¬† Advanced knowledge in one or more types such as Laboratory, Courthouse, Justice, and/or Healthcare specifications preferred.¬†

  • Strong knowledge of building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents.

  • Strong knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.¬† ¬†

  • Proficiency in Revit or other Building Information Modeling (BIM) software programs preferred.

  • Proficiency in specifications software programs such as e-SPECS preferred.

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Proficiency in NewForma.

  • Ability to produce a well-coordinated, detail-oriented, fully integrated Project Manual.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and produce results within deadline.

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

Required Experience

  • Bachelors degree in architecture or engineering or equivalent in education or experience required.¬† Masters degree preferred.¬†

  • 15¬†years various project experience; with at least¬†10 years experience as a Specification Writer.

  • Licensed Architect or Engineer with current registration in your region required, if licensure is offered in your region.

  • NCARB registration preferred if registered Architect.

  • LEED credential required within 6 months of employment.

  • Active membership in CSI.¬†


HOK is a drug-free workplace.  HOK is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, status as a protected veteran or status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law. 

Job Location

Houston, Texas, United States

Position Type


Career News

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Specifications Writer

Houston, TX

Share this job

Specifications Writer

Houston, TX

Separate email addresses with commas

Enter valid email address for sender.

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast