Architectural Admin Assistant

  • 418 B St, Santa Rosa, CA 95401, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

  DTR has an exciting opportunity for an Architectural Administrative Assistant based in our Sacramento Area or S.F. North Bay (Santa Rosa) Office.  

  DTR Consulting Services is a specialized Architectural & Building Envelope (Enclosure) Consulting Firm focused on technical architectural and building science aspects within the Building Industry. We assist Owners, Developers & Design Professionals throughout the US with the most technical design and construction aspects of physical constructed building during design, construction, enclosure commissioning and post occupancy, in addition to post-occupancy forensic investigations.  DTR is focused on the good architectural/engineering decisions and true building sustainability, using “Building Science”.

  DTR is a highly regarded Building Enclosure/Waterproofing and Forensic Consulting Firm and one of the largest construction specifications writing firms in the US, with multiple professional offices throughout California. DTR is a Building Science & technical Architectural Firm who brings highly practical solutions to large, exciting and/or complex building projects being designed and constructed throughout the US and abroad.  We are also known as the “Building Science Guys"   

  DTR is an exciting and growing company looking for the right brilliant people to help us expand and prosper. We love good architecture, building science, technology, education and care about the people that work for us.  Join us and watch your career grow.  Work on the type of projects and the environment you always wanted.  Our Management style is to hire those who are self-motivated, eager to learn, confident and unafraid to fail.  In doing so, we trust in each other's individual performance.


Job Description

The Sacramento Area (Roseville) & S.F North Bay Offices of DTR Consulting Services, Inc. (DTR) are seeking junior to intermediate skilled writers who love learning and have good communication skills.  

This person may currently be a technical writer, typist, or an architectural staff member or support person currently working in an architectural firm assisting in the development of project specifications.  This position will include working with senior technical writers and building envelope architects to develop technical specifications, accurately prepare project manuals and work with client designers.

DTR is seeking a professional person with desire to use their writing and document production skills and experience working with our Architectural Specifiers on high profile projects around the country with top firm designers and architects on Commercial, Healthcare, Education, Hospitality, Civic, Retail, Institutional and high-end residential type projects.

Qualified candidates are considered problem solvers with the experience and ability to write and produce documents using Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat and Bluebeam, and develop practical and innovative solutions. Architectural, Engineering or Interior Design background or licensure as an Architect and/or Engineer, EIT or AIT, or pursuing related industry-recognized professional certifications is highly desirable.

This position offers significant potential for growth in the areas of technical/ professional development and will be part of an exceptional, well-regarded team working on architecture and engineering projects throughout the United States.


A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in word processing and text management in an office setting,  Architectural or Commercial Interiors experience preferred but not mandatory, plus:  

  • College degree in a related field.
  • 1-2 years of architectural/ engineering experience and/ or other industry related technical writing or specification editing and research experience, preferred.
  • Assist with document editing, use of MSWord Macros, Styles, printing, document formatting and assembling large documents and reports using Adobe Acrobat or Bluebeam
  • Willing to develop individual skills and pursue professional development opportunities to advance career.
  • Accompany Project Managers in project meetings and other coordination efforts with firm clients and building owners. Some travel outside local area as workload and projects require.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Work with integrity, trust and commitment, setting an example for others.
  • Membership in Construction Specifications Institute (CSI). CDT Certification is a plus.  CSI, AIA or LEED AP will merit additional consideration.
  • Software Proficiency
    • Strong skills in the Microsoft Office Suite, primarily Word and Excel
    • Experience with MS Outlook email and calendar
    • Bluebeam Revu & Adobe Acrobat to respond to Client reviews.

Additional Information

Applicants MUST submit a formal Cover Letter outlining how their experience, including Work Samples that meets the job requirements and what their professional aspirations are.  Include an up to date resume, which includes a full career history.  Applicants can submit these documents as one or more  PDF file, or paste your cover letter into the notes section.  Resumes received without a Cover Letter or work samples, will NOT be considered.

  DTR recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at DTR Consulting Services, Inc. 

Compensation & Benefits: Excellent base compensation plus comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Dental, Vision, PTO (Vacation, Personal Time & Sick Days), generous Professional Development Assistance, 401(k) match, Profit Sharing, & Performance Bonuses, Paid Holidays, Direct Deposit and Free Parking. Great Place to work and grow professionally (including very adventurous Staff Appreciation Days).  Must have a good driving record and willing to travel. DTR will provide professional training professional development assistance,
plus ongoing building science educational training.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEOC guidelines.

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