Specifications Advisor required


Contract Type



Foster + Partners

Salary Band

Negotiable relating to experience

Job type

Architectural Technologist


Greater London

Closing date

31 May 2024

Role Description

We are recruiting for Specification Consultants to join our team in London. The team are responsible for writing architectural specifications for our projects around the world, covering all sectors and ranging from mega projects to individual private residences. As part of our Specification team, you will not only write specifications but also support, provide guidance and contribute to delivering our world leading designs.


  • To support the project teams in the development of construction information in the pre construction and construction stages
  • To support the architectural teams (mainly based in London office, but some other UK and overseas) in a range of international projects on specification and procurement strategy issues to achieve high quality buildings in a wide range of international settings
  • To draw up specification documentation in compliance with project requirements, acceptable standards, legal obligations, rules, codes and regulations
  • Develop appropriate specifications to suit the design solution and/or local conditions, independently, with the design team and/ or with external consultants
  • To develop and keep up to date with technical standards, products and innovation for specific allocated elements/areas

Qualities and skills required

  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in the responsibilities of the role
  • Experience preparing architectural specifications on building projects
  • Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
  • Evidence of a good technical design understanding
  • Good technical knowledge of modern building techniques, standards and materials
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, and database applications
  • Able to work logically and methodically to achieve high quality outputs
  • Recognise and action when issues need to be escalated to the senior members of the team
  • Fluent English (both written + verbal) is essential

Please apply with an up-to-date CV.

How to apply

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If you have any questions, please email [email protected]

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