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Senior Infrastructure Specification Consultant

Herndon, Virginia
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Infrastructure
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The Position:

Deltek is seeking an experienced civil engineer, wastewater engineer, or similarly qualified professional to update content for SpecText, our industry- leading master guide specification library for infrastructure projects.

As a Specification Writer Consultant, you will work as an independent contractor to update specification sections spanning MasterFormat Divisions 31 and up. In this capacity, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Update specification sections and supporting documents by researching relevant sources including industry standards and codes, product literature, manufacturers' websites, trade association and professional society publications, and other reference materials to determine necessary content updates. Assignments will be made by Deltek staff. 
  • Review manufacturers and products for compliance with product type standards and properties to determine suitability for inclusion in specification content.
  • If requested, review specification updates completed by other writers to confirm clarity and correctness of information. 
  • Conform to internal writing guidelines and processes, including detailed tracking of sources and notations of manufacturer and product changes.
  • Make any content revisions required and complete all assignments on deadlines agreed upon with supervising Deltek staff. 
  • Become familiar with internal specification writing tools as required. 


  • Licensed Professional Engineer with Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering or other related engineering discipline.
  • 10+ years of experience in infrastructure, water, or wastewater projects, ideally with a firm specializing in such projects.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience editing or writing specification sections. Familiarity with CSI specification writing principals, including MasterFormat, required. CCS and/or CDT certifications a plus. Prior experience editing SpecText for infrastructure projects a plus.
  • Must be collaborative, open to working in new ways, and able to provide constructive feedback.
  • Experience working with others in a team setting.
  • Must have the ability to juggle multiple projects at the same time and the ability to professionally deal with colleagues and external collaborators.


  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel required. Familiarity with online content management and project management platforms desired.



Interested candidates please send resume to


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