• Indianapolis
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Raleigh
  • Champaign

RATIO is seeking talented and passionate Specifications Writer to join our design studio in Indianapolis, Indiana.

RATIO is committed to employing creative, self-motivated design professionals who can utilize current technologies to achieve design excellence. You will join a dynamic and rapidly growing collaborative practice to work on projects throughout the United States and abroad. While the position is based in one studio you will work on projects being managed from all our current studios (including Champaign, Chicago, Denver, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, and/or Denver). This position will entail involvement in all phases of the design process through SD, DD, CD and CA.


  • Technical specification preparation of design concepts, design development, construction documents, addenda, and bidding.
  • Overseeing, coordinating, and supervising preparation of specifications and addenda for completeness, accuracy, and consistency.


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in writing technical specifications, Procurement, Contracting and General Requirements for public and private projects.
  • CSI Certified Construction Specifier (CCS) is preferred.
  • Established experience in the production of Outline Specifications, Design Development and Construction Document Specifications.
  • Knowledge in product research, updating of technical library and communication with product representatives.
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team environment.
  • Proficiency in E-Specs preferred.
  • LEED Accreditation or Green Building Experience preferred.
  • Willingness to mentor younger staff.
  • Preference is to be located in one or our studio locations.

Salary & Benefits

RATIO offers a comprehensive benefits package that include medical, dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending, a wellness program that is available to employees and dependents, 401k, and annual bonus program. In addition, we also offer paid time off, paid holidays and an extra floating holiday to be used at the employees discretion each year and paid parental leave.

Salary is commensurate on experience and qualifications:  $80,000 – $110,000.

RATIO is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer


RATIO is a global design firm that cultivates connections between people and place. We design for impact by shaping environments of purpose, beauty, and meaning with teams that are fully interdisciplinary, wholly collaborative, and fully immersed in every unique space they touch.

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