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Spec Writer in Seattle, WA at Tremco Incorporated

Date Posted: 5/24/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Seattle, WA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    5 to 10 years
  • Date Posted:
  • Division

Job Description

Specification Writer

The Specification Writer will assist the Pacific Northwest Region.

Duties/Responsibilities, Core knowledge:

  • Develop the WTI General Contracting Specifications, ensure they are meeting the International Building Code, the International Energy Code, Manufactures Standards and to ensure Coordinate work with key Program Managers, Construction Managers, Sales (WTI & Tremco Roofing), and Field Technicians are meeting the contract vehicle requirements.
  • Create professional specifications and AUTOCAD drawings from a detailed Scope of work.
  • Prepare the specification and project documents as needed.
  • Prepare when needed or review addenda and review pre-bid documentation.
  • Ensure specifications meet Tremco standards and do not break contract vehicle requirements along with meeting building code requirements for all 50 states.
  • Help Estimators understand the specifications for prepare bids and pricing for major building and commercial projects. Along with reviewing scopes of work for the estimators to build line item proposals.
  • Will keep WTI Construction Managers, Program Managers and Business Managers informed of products when discontinued or no longer available and provide options.
  • Helps in scheduling all specifications to be completed in a timely manner, working closely with the Construction Manager and other parties to ensure that all specifications are Clear, Concise, Correct and Complete. Ensuring the products being used are compatible to be used together.
  • Ensure high quality and accuracy with each specification written.
  • Take general scope of work and develop /specification based off the individual scope of work/spec components. Use judgement on proper items are applicable for the project specifications.
  • Ensure enough material is being specified on project based on Tremco/manufactures material coverage/usage rates.
  • Input all Asbestos cores in for testing or having other items tested for specifications development.
  • Initiate action to prevent the occurrence of any non-conformity relating to service, process and quality.
  • Keep up to date with all compliance policies to ensure that all specifications and drawings are in line with contract agreements.
  • Identify and record any service, process, or quality system problems and provide a solution.
  • Initiate, recommend, or provide solutions through designated channels.
  • Verify the implementation of solutions.
  • Control further processing, delivery, or installation of non-conforming product until the deficiency or unsatisfactory condition has been corrected.

Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Special Physical Requirements:

  • Associates degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school
  • Must have 5-10 years of commercial Built up Roofing experience including application of hot and cold applied roofing systems or single ply roof systems to including the ability to evaluate roofing details for development of Tremco compliant specifications.
  • Should have 2 years of engineering or architectural courses or 3-5 years on the job experience in the specification area
  • Ability to run proficiently Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCad, Adobe Pro and Google Earth
  • Customer service ability to work over the phone with construction managers, sales reps and outside consultants.
  • Must be able to read blue prints and develop specifications from inspection reports, as built drawings and photographs of roof areas.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly
  • Ability to look view on a computer monitor, Read printed out specifications, Data sheets, Drawings, code review books, and OSHA requirements.                 

​Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.