• 07-May-2017 to 07-Nov-2018 (CST)
  • Architecture
  • Mankato, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Specification Writer + Materials Specialist




Mankato, MN



With a rich 40+ year history of providing innovative architecture, engineering, environmental, and planning services, the Specification Writer + Materials Specialist plays an integral role within the firm's multi-disciplinary team. With 100% of employees as owners, ISG's staff of 230+ professionals, spanning three states and serving clients nationwide, are in control of their own destiny and empowered to execute ingenuity every day. ISG's Specification Writer + Materials Specialist is a fast-paced, hands-on role. At ISG, you own part of an organization ranked as a top 500 firm by Engineering News Record and one recognized as a Hot Firm and Best Firm to Work for by the Zweig Group.



  • Attend Project Meetings.
  • Coordinate procurement, Contracting Requirements, and General Requirements with Project Manager.
  • Work with Architects/Designers/Technicians to identify required project Specification Sections for Division 00-14.
  • Identify where additional product info is necessary.
  • Work with Architects/Designers/Technicians to assemble product info for required specifications.
  • Review Architectural and Structural Drawings and provide comments and redlines as necessary.
  • Complete Specifications for Divisions 00-14.
  • Coordinate and update Table of Contents for all specification divisions.
  • Combine final specifications manual after project completion.
  • Printing and assembling of all specifications sections.
  • Set up and upload bidding documents to QuestCDN.
  • E-mail each project Advertisement for Bids to the Builders Exchanges.
  • Assist during bidding and construction administration when necessary.
  • Assist with submittals like product substitutions and shop drawings when necessary.


  • Archive Speclink Projects Older Than 3-6 Months.
  • Review and maintain Master Specifications.
  • Review and maintain Project/Owner/State/etc. specific Word Document checklists.
  • Review and incorporate past project specifications into master specifications.
  • Maintain weekly updated Specification project list.
  • Maintain list of past used Specification sections.
  • Manage Speclink links for user added content.
  • Manage, maintain, and archive project related e-mails.
  • Set up and coordinate multi-office lunch and learns.
  • Stay relevant with current codes and standards.
  • Take general calls from product reps in regard to products and specifications.


  • 5-10 years of experience in an Architectural/Engineering firm, though able to conform to ISG standards.
  • Experience in the construction industry.
  • Knowledge of architectural and structural products.
  • Familiar with AIA documents.
  • Experience in writing specifications but not required.
  • Skilled computer operator, specifically Microsoft Office, Speclink-E, Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam
  • Internet navigation skills for researching products, manufacturers, codes & standards, and rules & regulations as related to writing specifications.

Above all else, our team members are expected to have a positive, can-do attitude and be flexible as to job responsibilities. Our environment is fast-paced and we welcome individuals who are capable and interested in being a part of a progressive firm with regional and national-level clients.


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At ISG, we have fun. We don't settle for ordinary but focus on being intentional and extraordinary. We are positive and productive, looking for creative solutions vs. focusing on problems. We set the standards high and look to consistently exceed expectations. We provide opportunities to every team member, with a strong focus on mentorship and professional development. We build trusting relationships and respect our peers. We focus on five key principles and values that are instilled in each team member and relayed to clients: Responsive adaptable, flexible, intuitive, and agile; Creative inspiring, resourceful, and passionate; Ingenious expertise in action, unconventional knowledge, and inventive; Eager willing to go beyond what is expected, and open to new ideas and information; and Accountable true listeners, humble, collaborative, and open. For further information about ISG please visit us online at:

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