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Technical Specification Administrator

Company: Garver Engineering
Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: June 13, 2019

Job Description:

As part of the Arkansas Water Design Center for Garver, this TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION ADMINISTRATOR will be responsible for developing, editing, and maintaining engineering specifications in support of various projects for Garver s Arkansas Water Design Center. Diversity in high-volume, custom plant projects will allow the candidate to be directly engaged in the production of the design phase deliverables including specifications, technical reports or narratives, and document assembly.

Generally, the responsibilities of this role will entail working with several different teams to develop a comprehensive volume of written engineering specifications for various types of projects. The ideal candidate would have a basic understanding of the multi-discipline practices required to execute large water or wastewater treatment plant projects including process, process mechanical, structural, civil, surveying, mechanical, and electrical groups. The candidate should be capable of working with each discipline to develop relevant technical specifications associated with each portion of the design. The candidate should also have a broad understanding of developing specifications for various types of federal, state, or locally funded projects, including RLF or SRF programs. In addition, experience developing front end contract documents using EJCDC or other front end contract documents is required, along with an understanding of how to incorporate specific front end sections including Bid Forms, General Conditions, and Supplementary Conditions.

Other duties may include construction administrative responsibilities including managing the advertisement and online plan room, addendum preparation, conformed documents preparation, change order requests, requests for information, submittal logging, submittal responses, and O&M development. The position requires a highly organized, highly skilled and competent professional with superior attention to detail.

Day to day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

* Working with Project Managers and Group Leaders to develop the initial list of technical specifications

* Sourcing original versions of the specification sections to be included in the project

* Working with Project Managers and Group Leaders to incorporate the appropriate level of detail in each design phase deliverable

* Production efforts to compile deliverables as required for each project

* Working with Project Managers to develop draft front end documents for internal and external review

* Developing detailed designs, including contract documents (full volume of specifications)

* Coordinating schedules, monitoring project budgets, and ensuring delivery of quality work products which adhere to Garver standardization

* Be included in project progress meetings

* Providing support during construction

Some occasional travel may be required for industry related conference attendance or project specific meetings. Due to the collaborative nature of coordination for large infrastructure projects, candidates must have the ability to seek out and resolve issues through close interaction with other project team members. In addition, the candidate shall be able to maintain a positive team attitude and interpersonal effectiveness to work within a team environment. The technical specifications administrator will also be responsible for coordinating workload with Garver s Central Water Design Center.

The Water Design Center is a knowledge-based hub that excels in highly technical, multi-discipline water and wastewater designs. The WDC specializes in large, high-volume, custom plant projects with advanced technologies. Centralizing the location of the WDC means communication, coordination, and participation with team members is constant. This integral working relationship benefits the client through project delivery schedule and design quality, as well as the engineer s opportunity for team collaboration and professional growth.


* High School Diploma

* Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office products, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Powerpoint

* Experience using Bluebeam or Adobe

* 5 or more years of technical writing experience

* Proven experience in a consulting architectural or engineering environment with a working knowledge of detailed design development for major projects

* Good communication skills (verbal and written)

* Familiar with CSI type specifications


* Bachelor s degree in English

* Experience with software designed for specification development, including Masterworks for Avitru s MasterSpec or SpecText

* CSI certification

* Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) for Word

* Overall understanding of water or wastewater systems

* Experience in giving presentations for clients and professional organizations

Founded in 1919, Garver is an employee-owned multi-disciplined engineering, planning, architectural, and environmental services firm, headquartered in North Little Rock, Arkansas. With nearly 600 employees spread between 28 offices in 11 states, Garver offers a wide range of services with a focus on aviation, construction, facilities design, federal, power, transportation, survey, and water. Garver sits in the top 150 of the Engineering News-Record's prestigious Top 500 Design Firms list, while Zweig Group has recognized Garver as a best firm to work for in the multi-discipline category for five consecutive years. Garver is celebrating its 100th year with a series of client appreciation events and by supporting STEM education at 100 schools by donating funds and supplies. Learn more at GarverUSA.com.

Garver, LLC is an affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, veterans, religion or disability, in programs, activities, hiring and employment and complies with all civil rights provisions.Complaints of alleged discrimination or if you are an individual with disabilities who needs accommodation or you are having difficulty using our website to apply for employment, please contact Tatiana Herrington, Director of Human Resources, TBHerrington@GarverUSA.com, (501) 537-3256.

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