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Architectural Specification Writer

Brian Ballantyne Specifications (BBS) is looking for an experienced specification writer to join our growing, dynamic, and friendly office. 

The ideal candidate will have Canadian contract administration, drafting, contracting, specification writing, or other directly related Canadian or US work experience, strong project management skills, and enjoy working directly with project clients.


  • Develop, prepare, and review construction specifications

  • Prepare construction document submission packages for project clients

  • Lead projects from start to finish including communication with clients, assembling work teams, document management, and adhering to deadlines


  • Completion of post-secondary education is required

  • Minimum 5 years (8 -10 years preferred):

    • Canadian or US work experience in contract administration, drafting, contracting, specification writing, or similar

  • Knowledge of the Ontario Building Code and other Canadian building codes

  • Excellent understanding of building systems, materials, and detailing

  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently

  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent deadlines

  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills in both written and oral English

  • Ability to work with others in a team environment

  • Ability to work in and experience with MS Word, MS Excel, and MS Outlook

Candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and a resume to

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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