Bowen: Richard L. Bowen & Associates Inc. > Careers > Architectural Designer Position

Specifications Writer

Bowen is a legacy Cleveland architecture, engineering, and construction firm – now 100% employee owned – that believes our employees’ dedication, our exemplary service, and the relationships we build are the keys to successful, innovative projects.  We are looking to expand our multi-disciplinary team with professionals dedicated to improving peoples’ lives through the built environment and who want to do something extraordinary every day.

Founded in 1959 and with licenses across the U.S., Bowen serves a variety of local and national markets including retail, entertainment, education, governmental, public safety, transit, multi-family housing, office, and more.

Bowen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Opportunity

We are looking for a creative, passionate and energetic individual to support our governmental design, commercial clients, and program work as Specification Writer.

The ideal candidate is resourceful and inquisitive, has a passion for great architecture, wants to help foster long-term client relationships through exemplary service, and believes that projects should be tailored to the client’s needs.

Specific job responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Prepares and coordinates specifications for projects, including interfacing with in-house and consulting engineers.
  2. Develops and maintain office standards for specifications.

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A professional degree
  • Construction Specifier Institute or Architectural Registration
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members, clients, and reviewing authorities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Masterspec
  • Experience within any or all of our sectors of practice, especially: retail design, national programs, and/or governmental projects

Bowen offers competitive salaries (commensurate with skill level and experience) in a supportive and cooperative environment. Our ESOP program grants shares of ownership to all vested employees with no individual contribution or expense.

Other benefits include:

  • Life, health, and disability insurance
  • 401K
  • Wellness initiatives
  • Support for licensure testing
  • Social activities and events
  • Scholarship programs