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AECOM Senior Writer/Technical Editor in Detroit, Michigan

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an adept, imaginative Senior Writer/Technical Editor for a position that can be remote/virtual based or a combination of working remotely and in any AECOM office in the United States.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary:

As part of the Americas National Governments marketing team, Senior Writer/Technical Editor will support knowledge management efforts to capture and organize information used in key proposals and presentations and will support proposals for federal clients by gathering, analyzing, and composing technical information into clear, readable documents.

Knowledge Management Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead updates to key corporate information and metrics so that critical and most used information is available to the team, and identify additional information and metrics to track

  • Provide leadership and direction for capturing and updating prioritized resumes and project descriptions and assist with tracking status and updates

  • Gather, analyze, and compose information for project descriptions requiring client pre-approval

  • Assist with tracking client pre-approvals

Technical Writing Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Gather, analyze, and compose complex technical information.

  • Conduct research and verify the use of proper technical terminology.

  • Translate technical information into clear, readable documents to be used by technical and non-technical personnel.

  • Organize material and write descriptive copy according to established standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.

  • Support content development related to clients/markets or special projects, as requested by communications, client account managers (CAMs), and other business lines, as necessary.

  • May contribute to the development and implementation/presentation of internal training content.

  • Provide technical writing support and decipher directions provided on scripted storyboards.

  • Review documents for technical accuracy in accordance with applicable regulations.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree, preferably in Journalism, English, Communications, Marketing or a related Bachelor’s degree plus six (6) years or more of technical editing and/or copy editing experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education

  • Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eight (8) years or more of related experience, with five (5) or more years of experience in technical writing or proposal writing

  • Strong writing and editing skills and developed understanding of effective writing

  • Ability to write, edit, and produce documents in Microsoft Office suite

  • Ability to edit and produce documents in Adobe Creative Suite (e.g., InDesign)

  • APMP/SMPS certification is a plus

  • Working knowledge of and interest in the A/E industry, including U.S. federal clients

  • Working knowledge of collaborative tools such as Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, etc.

  • Understanding of CRM systems, with Salesforce experience a plus

  • Initiative, skill, and personal commitment to manage multiple projects and details concurrently, with follow up to bring tasks and projects to full completion

  • Ability to produce accurate and compelling work independently and with others

  • Proven organizational and administrative skills, including the ability to complete varied work tasks on schedule, and proven ability to manage documents

  • Experience demonstrating leadership qualities

Additional Information:

  • Relocation is not available for this position

  • U.S. Sponsorship assistance is not available for this position

  • Offered rate of compensation (for Colorado locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range is $70,000- $100,000 annually.

  • AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, retirement benefits, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel and Service Awards programs.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Marketing

Business Line Geography OH

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 266173BR

Additional Locations US - Atlanta, GA - 1360 Peachtree St NE, US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Boston, MA - One Federal St, US - Charlotte, NC - 6000 Fairview Road, US - Chelmsford, MA - 250 Apollo Drive, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Columbia, SC - 101 Research Drive, US - Columbus, OH - 277 West Nationwide Blvd, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way, US - Des Moines, IA - 500 SW 7th St, US - Detroit, MI - 6425 Huber Street, US - Germantown, MD - 12420 Milestone Center Drive, US - Honolulu, HI - 1001 Bishop St, US - Houston, TX - 19219 Katy Freeway, US - Indianapolis, IN - 2450 South Tibbs Avenue, US - Norfolk, VA - 440 Monticello Ave, US - Orlando, FL - 150 N Orange Ave, US - Philadelphia, PA - 1700 Market St, US - Raleigh, NC - 5438 Wade Park Boulevard, Suite 200, US - Roanoke, VA - 10 S Jefferson St, US - Tampa, FL - 7650 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, US - WASHINGTON, DC - 2000 K Street, NW, US - Wilmington, NC - 201 North Front Street

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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