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AECOM Senior Technical Writer/Editor/Communications Specialists in Germantown, Maryland

United States of America - Washington, D.C., Washington

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking talented and experienced Senior Technical Writer/Editor/Communications Specialists for employment in Washington, DC offices. These positions are to support the Department of Homeland Security, contingent on award of future task orders.

The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Gathers, analyzes, and composes complex technical information.

  • Conducts research and ensures the use of proper technical terminology.

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

  • Organizes material and writes descriptive copy according to establish standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology.

  • Selects photographs, drawings, sketches, diagrams, and charts to illustrate material.

  • Develops communications materials for publications, internet, strategic initiatives, user manuals, training materials, installation guides, white papers, reports, etc.

  • Develops, writes, and edits functional descriptions, system specifications, special reports, or any other customer deliverables and documents.

  • Provides technical writing support and deciphers directions provided on scripted storyboards, specifications, etc.

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

  • Supports content creating and management on networks and web platforms (i.e. Social Media).

  • Experience and ability to direct junior level staff

About AECOM

At AECOM, 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.

We take on the most complex challenges and pioneer innovative, iconic solutions that push the limits of what’s possible – the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, record-breaking sports events, the largest greenfield port development mega project, life-sustainingand disaster recovery programs, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.

On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, governments, energy and the environment, we deliver professional services throughout the project lifecycle.

We are proud to be recognized for excellence:

  • Fortune ’s World’s Most Admired Companies – 2014-2020

  • #1 in Transportation and General Building in Engineering-News Record 's 2019 “Top 500 Design Firms” and #1 2019 “Top 200 Environmental Firms”

  • VIQTORY 2020 Military Friendly® Gold Employer

  • Perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index for 2017-2019

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 4+ years of experience

  • Due to the nature of this work US citizenship is required

  • Must pass a State and Federal criminal history/security background check; many projects/clients are security sensitive.

  • Must possess a valid driver's license and clean driving record.

  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen.

  • Must possess or be able to obtain Top Secret or Secret security clearances.

  • Physically able, with or without an accommodation, to work in an indoor/office environment. Position requires often keyboard/mouse operations; occasionally standing/walking; rarely working with arms above shoulder level, repetitive bending/stooping, climbing stairs, repetitive or fine hand movements, and lifting 50 pounds or less.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA/BS and 10+ experience or Masters degree and 5+ years experience

  • Applicable Certifications; work experience with DHS S&T, other DHS Directorates, and/or other consulting for the federal government

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Water

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245190BR

Additional Locations US - Germantown, MD - 12420 Milestone Center Drive

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

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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