Design Checker/Spec Writer THE POSITION The Design

Design Checker/Spec Writer
The Design Checker/Spec Writer will be responsible for developing, editing and maintaining architectural and
engineering specifications for wood and steel framed, multi-story modular construction. The design checking
portion of this role encompasses the application, development and continuous improvement of design quality
checks, during both proposal and post award stages. The successful candidate will work with team members to
design and deliver world-class building solutions by leveraging your talents to help solve unconventional
challenges in practical ways.
This position is Safety Sensitive and will require Drug and Alcohol testing as a condition of employment.
 Review product and process non-conformance and recommend follow through on corrective actions;
 Checking design deliverables for confirmation to Building Codes, RFP requirements and Continuous
Improvement Standards;
 Responsible for seeing that the Quality Assurance Program is fully utilized;
 Support, implement and assist with improvements on the design and engineering quality plan;
 Preparation of technical reports, specifications and calculations;
 Helping in the maintenance and development of Master Specification Library, including industry
standards, rules, regulations and codes;
 Provide technical assistance on new proposals and contracts which may include, instruction for
procurement, code compliancy, informational documents, legal and front end documents;
 Create and check design information with consideration for accuracy, completeness and adherence to
client specifications; ensuring compliance with applicable federal, provincial and local
 Review and understand contract summaries of work with the ability to offer input into the creation of
actionable design schedules;
 Collaborate with external engineering partners and other personnel to resolve design challenges;
 Work with project teams and Project Managers to proactively support internal and external customers
(Estimating, Purchasing, Manufacturing, Transport and Site Works/Field Services ) to ensure successful
project execution; and
 Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Education and Experience:
 Successful completion a diploma/ degree/ certificate or equivalent from an accredited university or
college in Engineering, or Trades and Technology is an asset;
 5+ years of experience with wood-frame building technology relating to
commercial/industrial/hospitality sectors;
 Familiar with the use of Provincial Code Books and Industry Quality Control Standards;
Experience with modular/factory-built construction would be considered an asset; and
1 + years of AutoCAD experience would be considered an asset.
Required Skills and Abilities:
 Knowledgeable in creating building specifications and the ability to read construction drawings;
 Exceptional time-management skills with the ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects
 Thorough understanding with regards to contracts, contract language, bid documents and bid
 Able to work individually and as a team member;
 Willing to take direction from senior team members, as well as mentor others in the Design team in
your area of expertise;
 Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
 Results oriented and excellent interpersonal skills;
 Driven to learn and develop new skills;
 Ability to work in a fast paced deadline driven environment;
 AutoCAD or other CAD software experience required; working knowledge of AutoCAD Architecture and
AutoCAD MEP would be considered an asset;
 CSI specification format experience would be considered an asset;
 Basic understanding of multi-discipline practices required to execute small and large projects including
architectural, structural, civil, survey, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing; and
 High-level experience with MS Office and familiarity with specification software programs an asset.
We provide a competitive salary and benefits package, and a positive team environment.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to
this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of
personnel so classified.
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No telephone calls please. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Horizon North provides
equal opportunity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified persons. We thank every
applicant for their interest.