Architectural Specifications Intern

Job Title
Architectural Specifications Intern
Job ID
Garland,  TX 75040
Other Location


Specifications Intern


Department: Channel Sales, Specifications Business

Manager: Director, Channel Sales Specifications Business

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Location: Garland, TX



Fortress Building Products is looking for a qualified intern to join our Specifications team. As part of our Channel Sales organization, the Specifications team works with architects, engineers, and contractors to specify the use of our products in building projects globally.

As the Specifications Intern, you will have the opportunity to participate in various stages of project design, specification, and approval. You’ll will be responsible for the creation and modification of product drawings to provide design solutions in collaboration with Product Managers and Sales Engineers. You’ll interact with a variety of internal and external partners to translate a concept into a finished design. Additionally, you will assist in the preparation of installation manuals and perform competitor product analysis. You will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of architectural marketing.

The ideal candidate for this role must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, team environment. To be considered, you must currently be enrolled in and pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Construction Science, Engineering, or CAD related field. Candidates must be based in the Dallas area and able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week at our office in Garland, TX.



Work Hard, Play Hard – We seek passionate people. We take our work seriously and we take the enjoyment of our lives seriously.

Positive, Can DO Attitude – We are optimistic, we set challenging goals and we find a way to accomplish them. We approach challenges with the intention of finding solutions.

Compete & Win As A TEAM – We put the TEAM first. Our team is what makes our company great. We are a competitive group that like to win. We keep score.

Innovate & Seek Continuous Improvement – We believe it can always be better. We want better products and processes. We want to be better individuals. We want to be a better organization.

We Are Respectful – We respect fellow team members, our partners, ourselves and our company. We are known to be “the good guys”.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist in the creation and modification of product drawings
  • Assist with locating projects on commercial construction reporting services
  • Assist in project assessment and takeoffs
  • Assist in creation of project quotes
  • Maintain tracking report of projects in quotation
  • Seek and analyze competitor marketing materials
  • Create competitor product comparisons



  • None


COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Attention to Detail – Demonstrates thoroughness in accomplishing a task through concern for all the areas involved; carefully monitors the details of own and others’ work to ensure accuracy and quality; plans and organizes time and resources efficiently; completes all work according to procedures and standards.

Communications – Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Continuous Learning – Assess own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Design – Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles; demonstrates attention to detail.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Teamwork – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Use of Technology – Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.


QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience/Additional Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate student in the Dallas area and currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Construction Science, Engineering, or CAD related field
  • CAD proficiency required (Solidworks, AutoCAD, SketchUp, Inventor) / BIM software - Revit
  • Understanding of architectural drawings and blueprints
  • Desire to learn integration of drawings and specifications into projects
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Passion for teamwork
  • Ambition for learning
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work a minimum of 20 hours per week in Garland office


  • None


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements. Light to moderate lifting is required.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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