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Senior Architectural Technical Writer (BB-776FC)

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Job Role: Senior Architectural TechnicalWriter

Job Responsibilities forSenior Architectural Technical Writer

  • Coordinate technical annotations onmiscellaneous details, finishes, wall sections and advise thedesign team of workable systems.
  • Developmaster specifications including compliance with LEED'sadministrative and sustainable product requirements, in addition toother local and regional green building requirements.
  • Research, recommend and specify products based on a deepunderstanding of local and regional construction materials andtechnology.
  • Selection of materials to ensurespecified building systems are appropriate including equivalentproducts and manufacturers.
  • Maintain andregularly update building product database by conducting productresearch as to determine quality and availability of materialswithin the region.
  • Review and quality controlof construction documents, drawings and other technicalresources.
  • Review/study of building materialsfor determining suitability with principal regard to function,environmental exposure, fire and life safety, and statutory/coderequirements.
  • Work with project teams todevelop documents and mentor staff on technical issues for bothproject and specification related issues.
  • Contact manufacturers to help update the library ofmaterials.
  • Prepare vendor lists particular toeach country within the GCC and MENA region.

Job Requirements for Senior ArchitecturalTechnical Writer

  • Musthave Specification Writing
  • Degree from awell-recognised university or institute in Architecture,Architectural Science, Architectural Technology orequivalent.
  • 15+ years specification writingexperience, with at least 5 of those spent in the GCC and MENAregion using NBS tools or equivalent international European andBritish formats and master office resources.
  • Previous specification writing experience with a largeArchitectural/Engineering firm, preferably in the MENA region, isvery desirable.
  • Specification writingawareness and proficiency in Qatar Construction Specifications QCS2014 format, and the ability to amend and update QCS to meetproject particulars.
  • Proficiency in NBSBuilding and ability to create an inherent Office StandardSpecification.
  • Expertise in handling CSI"construction specification institute" Masterformat specifications, including awareness of different MasterFormat versions.
  • Thoughtful familiarity withE-Specs.
  • Ability to edit specifications in atargeted technical manner to comply with design requirementswithout merely specifying systems as a basis-of-design. Capabilityin generating detailed technical specifications without merelymentioning manufacturers' names and references.
  • Excellent working knowledge of building materials andconstruction technology.
  • Good workingknowledge of current contract law as it applies toconstruction.
  • Good computer skills with MSOffice software suite.
  • Registered member of arelevant professional body (RIBA/NBS, CSI, BSI, CIPSetc.).
  • High proficiency in Englishlanguage.


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