Specifications Advisor

Location Battersea
Discipline: The Built Environment
Job type: Permanent
Contact name: Ceri Wood

Contact email: ceri.wood@tandemtalent.co.uk
Job ref: 32330
Published: 11 days ago
Startdate: 05/01/2022

Foster + Partners, the acclaimed Architecture practice is looking for a Specifications Advisor to join the team in London.



  • To support the project teams in the development of construction information in the preconstruction 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
  • Liaise with Foster + Partners design teams, in-house management, sustainability team and other related departments
  • To be involved in maintaining and improving the office master specifications working with other team members



  • Able to demonstrate proficiency in the responsibilities of the role
  • Experience preparing architectural specifications on building projects
  • 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


  • Building physics knowledge/ experience
  • Experience in preparation of architectural specification documentation in UK, America and Middle East
  • Evidence of the ability to understand design decisions taken by others
  • Knowledge of Middle & Far Eastern construction sectors
  • Able to use some of the following: Microstation and InDesign


In return we offer a competitive salary and benefits package which includes 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, company pension and DIS.