career opportunities


January 29, 2021

AHL’s office in downtown Honolulu is seeking a Specifier to join our highly creative and collaborative team.  The successful candidate for this position will be responsible for specification writing for all project types.

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university preferred.
  • Minimum of six years general experience in all phases of architecture with minimum two years specific experience in full-time architectural specification writing.
  • Architectural degree preferred.
  • Licensed architect preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of quality, use, cost and availability of materials and equipment, methods of construction, and building codes. 
  • Substantial knowledge of construction and liability laws and ethics. 
  • Substantial knowledge of current developments in specification writing, and interrelation of contract documents, including current AIA General Conditions and forms.
typical duties
  • Prepares detailed specifications without supervision.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends action on use of new material and methods.
  • Assists staff in selecting proper products or technical information as required.
  • Exercises discretion and independent judgement with respect to production specification and product selection for projects undertaken by the office.
  • Maintains master specifications.
  • Assists and confers with project architect or project manager in compiling outline specifications.
  • Coordinates production of specification with consultants, agencies, and project staff.
  • Maintains a current data resource center.
  • Evaluates contractor's quotations for change orders, as requested.
  • Approval of material qualification in review of substitutions, submittals and shop drawings.
  • Assists Job Captain and/or Project Architect/Project Manager in coordinated checking of working drawings and details as specifications develop.
AHL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex including gender identity and expression, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, status as a qualified individual with a disability, status as a victim of domestic or sexual violence, marital status, sexual orientation, credit history or arrest and court record, or any other status protected by federal or state law.