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Specification Consultant
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

ASSA ABLOY Door Security Solutions provides end-users (healthcare facilities, schools, universities, military, commercial buildings, etc.) with unsurpassed security and life-safety solutions and the essential support services (LEED consultation, code compliance, access control system integration, product research and selection, specification writing services, technical support, etc.) to ensure well-functioning doorway systems in the commercial building industry. This is all accomplished by combining the strengths of industry-leading door and hardware brands. Visit for more information.


The Specification Consultant is under the direct supervision of a Regional Architectural Manager with the skills necessary to effectively write Division 08 door and hardware specifications


* Provide support for the team's architectural and specification writing activities and services with the objective of increasing the market awareness and penetration of related ASSA ABLOY products and innovations.
* Responsible for team member and customer technical and special application questions and requests for mechanical hardware.
* Conduct or assist with value added Educational Programs currently registered with AIA/CES and CSI/CEN to strategic architectural firms, association events, and any other approved location with multiple design team decision makers and influencers.
* Facilitate project coordination meetings with architectural firm, end user, security consultants, integrator, construction manager/general contractor, and distributor if appropriate.
* Preparation of Door Hardware, Steel Door & Frame, Wood door, Integrated Door Opening Assemblies, Security Specifications, catalog cuts, and other related opening specification sections from targeted architectural firms, contract hardware distributors, and end user customers.
* Coordinate and assist with "Product Substitution and Approval" procedures.
* Routinely interact and communicate with local DSS agencies concerning architectural sales calls, specification bid coverage, end user specification guides and design standards, project tracking (CRM, McGraw/Hill Dodge, Team Meetings), sales growth objectives, and related marketplace strategies.
* Actively participate and network within local industry professional organizations including AIA, CSI, DHI, IIDA, USGBC, and any other approved associations.
* Meet agreed upon goals and objectives that include strategically focused markets for secured opening leads and or generated specification documents, targeted 'Solution' specification opportunities, architectural calls, and presentations.


* College bachelor or Technical College associate degree in an industry related program (i.e. Architectural Drafting and CAD; Architectural Engineering; Architectural Technology; Construction and Building Management; Electronics Engineering) is a requirement.
* AHC/CDC, CDT, LEED GA or AP credentials preferred.
* Strong communication skills and a professional presentation demeanor are highly desired.
* Professional experience in builders or door hardware project management and shop drawing production, architectural computer aided design and drawings, construction management, or a similar industry related field is a highly preferred.
* A technical aptitude enhancing the ability to read, interpret and review architectural construction documents including door schedules, floor plans, elevations, submittals, shop drawings and wiring diagrams.
* Working knowledge of architectural construction documents including CSI MasterFormat and related Division 08 "Openings" specification sections is a plus.
* Above average computer skills and working knowledge of major Microsoft "Office Suite" software programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
* Detail orientated with strong organizational skills and follow up habits.
* Ability to meet multiple project deadlines and exercise effective time management.

ASSA ABLOY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran


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