Current Job Opportunity

CAD/BIM Support – Specification Writer

Washington, DC
Consulting - Engineering
Career Level
Delon Hampton & Associates, Chartered, a minority-owned, professional consulting engineering services firm headquartered in Washington, DC, currently has an excellent opportunity for a talented and energetic, Specification Writer.

We are looking to hire a Specification Writer with transit/transportation experience to work with our transit partners.


  • Review drawings and other documents to write and edit specifications for projects and coordinates compliance with project requirements, institutional guidelines, populous standards, technical conditions, acceptable standards, and existing laws, rules, regulations and codes.
  • Interpret the project design requirements and translate those requirements into materials, methods, equipment, procedures, installation, and certification testing necessary to provide the narrative descriptions which are used to procure, install and erect building components.
  • Incorporate Integrated Sustainable Design solutions into projects and functions as an internal sustainability resource.
  • Participate in QA/QC reviews and check on project documents.
  • Coordinate specifications with Building Information Modeling (BIM) strategies and specification writing software.
  • Assist project managers and architects with material and system constructability analysis.
  • Perform product research; assist project designers with material selection and system research.
  • Participate in quality management reviews and technical advice in design development through construction document phases.
  • Assist project architects with shop drawing and product substitution review.
  • Coordinate and review consultant technical specifications for conformance with populous standards.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors.
  • Develop new specification sections as needed.
  • Participate in developing and improving document standards and best practice procedures and bridge the gap between design professional, specifications, QA/QC and construction administration.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Ability: 

  • Strong knowledge of architectural design, engineering coordination, design trends, products, construction methodology, building systems, material application, and manufacturer-supplier appropriateness.
  • Strong knowledge of design, construction procedures and schedules.
  • Strong knowledge of building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into technical documents.
  • Proficiency in specification software programs such as e-SPECS is preferred.
  • Proficiency in MSOffice, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to produce a well-coordinated, detail-oriented, fully integrated set of specifications.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and produce results within deadline.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or equivalent in appropriate education and experience required.
  • Construction Specifications Institute certification preferred(CDT).
  • Minimum five (5) years of rail/transit experience in developing specifications.

Special Instructions

When applying, please reference position title in email subject line. Send all resumes to:

Delon Hampton & Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer for VEVRAA protected veterans and all other protected classes. DHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. We encourage minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled individuals to apply. Click here for EEO law and policy.

Questions about working at our firm?
contact us