Architectural Specification Manager - North West


Bristol, GB

An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


Etex are seeking an Architectural Specification Manager (ASM) to join the team!

Home based / Northwest, with travel as and when the business requires

Competitive Salary depending on experience

Please note: In line with responsibilities some UK overnight stays may be required to carry out your duties

What you’ll do

The ASM is responsible for ensuring that Etex Building Performance delivers its market strategy across the Siniat brand and to seek the best commercial performance of the Etex Building Performance Siniat brand by creating specifications that are robust and fit for purpose.

 Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Always promote a positive image of Etex Building Performance in the marketplace and act as a “best example” to colleagues and customers.
  • Work with the architects and relevant specification teams to specify Etex Building Performance products and systems, with a specific focus on super performance boards and unique systems.
  • Identify the market sectors (Health, Education, Leisure) and companies where Etex Building Performance super performance boards and unique systems could most successfully be specified, and develop relationships with the specifiers in them to maximise demand for these products and systems
  • Work with Etex Building Performance supply chain partners to ensure their projects come out as a robust Etex Building Performance specification.
  • Ensure Etex Building Performance Business development objectives are achieved and support the BDM with regional presence in main contractors and supply chain partners when requested
  • Work with the technical enquiry line to ensure alignment between external technical sales and back office support.
  • Follow the lead process (in line with Etex Building Performance project identification and tracking). Update on a daily basis the companies CRM tool with Comms Visits, Agenda, tasks. Additional updating will be required for any other CRM activities - to be added on a timely basis.
  • Via training and documentation provided by the company ensure a full understanding of the company's products and systems and be able to provide technical back up to customers to the level defined for your role.
  • Act in a supporting role when requested by your line manager to improve the technical knowledge of the sales team.
  • Play an active part in supporting the business in the creation and development of its technical/product/system offer (NPD)
  • Ensure all IDP actions agreed with your line manager are completed in a timely manner. Demonstrate a constant desire to self-improve and develop the skills necessary to perform the role effectively and successfully.
  • Build professional relationships with all other Etex Building Performance departments.



What you’ll bring:

Critical and Important:

  • Maths, English and a Science and / or design and technology GCSE minimum grade C
  • Up to date understanding of building regulations (preferably parts B, E and L) and other sector relevant building standards (e.g. BB93, HTM08, etc.)
  • Communication skills – Clear concise in both oral and written are essential.
  • IT Literate – understands construction design software, e.g. CAD / BIM; able to use Microsoft Office packages, e.g. Excel, Powerpoint, Word; and proficient in use of internet
  • Literacy – Effective report writing, confident presentation skills and ability to prepare technical documents in a clear legible manner are essential.
  • Creative thinker
  • Demonstration of technical documentation written and submitted in the past for review would be advantageous.
  • Experience of Design & Build, Traditional, Procure 21, CLAW, partnering agreements, and envelope schemes.
  • Demonstrable, experience of being able to create bespoke ‘engineered’ solutions for specific customer construction projects - high level of technical competence.
  • Experience of architectural practices and procedures, including the ability to interpret architectural drawings and plans.


  • Building Acoustics and Noise Control Training
  • Passive Fire Protection for Construction Training
  • Thermal/Energy Performance Awareness Training
  • Understanding of the RIBA work stage process 2010 and 2013
  • Higher Education qualification in an Engineering, Architectural or Business subject



Who you’ll work with:

At Etex we believe that it’s not about who I report to, or who reports to me. It’s about who I can help and who can help me. As the ASM, your expertise means that you will be a valued member of the team.  In addition to your direct team, you will have regular connections with key stakeholders across the business


Why work with Etex?

At Etex, we might be leaders in modern, sustainable construction, but our people are our priority. We care about our teammates and they feel it. We are driven by a core set of values that permeates through everything we do. A passion for excellence drives us. Through dedication, innovation and adherence to the highest standards, we deliver the very best quality to our partners and customers. 

We connect and care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people. When we combine these two elements, we are able to pioneer to lead. We actively seek to outperform and act as a leader in our ever-changing sector. We harness the power of sustainable construction and take responsibility for the impact our people, our operations and our legacy make on the world.

We make a positive human impact – motivated by changing people’s lives, improving the future of our planet and over-delivering for our customers.

Etex is a place for people who want to inspire change and build inspiring ways of living.

What we offer

  • Competitive Salary and bonus scheme
  • Enhanced pension contribution
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Online discount scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • Free secure parking
  • Wellbeing events run throughout the year
  • Up to 25 days holiday
  • Any many more…


Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 13,500 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.