• Technical Writer

    Job Location US-DC-Washington
    Job ID 0119-20279
    HNTB Job Title
    Technical Writer
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Transit and Rail
  • Why Choose HNTB?

    For more than a century, HNTB has helped deliver infrastructure solutions that best meet the unique needs of our clients. With client relationships spanning decades, we understand infrastructure life cycles and have the perspective to solve technical challenges with clarity and imagination. We are far more than a design firm. We see and help address far-reaching issues of financing, legislation, design, construction, community outreach and ongoing operations. As employee-owners committed to the highest levels of performance, we enable clients to achieve their goals and inspiring visions.

    At HNTB, we’re encouraged to go beyond discovering mere solutions that will impact our very landscape. We are encouraged to ask, “What if?” Our HNTB family fosters an inventive and resourceful commitment to finding unique answers to complex problems. We believe that the act of wondering sparks creativity. We will work to foster your creativity, career and personal growth. Come join HNTB and unleash your spark of imagination.

    For you, “together” can mean the chance to put together an exciting career. At HNTB “together” also means collaborating across geographies and disciplines within the firm. And “together” means that we are partners with our clients. Our goals are linked, and their success is our success. “Together” means that we are engaged in the communities we serve — we live there — and are committed to their growth and development.


    Just like we are committed to delivering for our clients, HNTB is also committed to delivering for you by offering benefits to protect the health of you and your family, help you balance family and career, and build your savings for retirement. Learn more at https://www.myhntbtotalrewards.com.


    The time is right to join HNTB Corporation!  HNTB is currently seeking a Technical Writer in our Washington, D.C. office.


    This position is an excellent opportunity to join our multi-disciplined team co-located with a major transit agency in Washington, DC. The overall objective of this position is to contribute to the agency’s success through quality improvement initiatives and action plans to ensure safety, reliability, and customer satisfaction.

    Job Summary

    This position is responsible for developing technical documents such as contracts, specifications, requests for proposals, reports, and other documents. Will also perform editing, formatting and conducting quality audits to ensure consistency in the written project communication materials.

    Essential Responsibility

    • Writes content for contracts, specifications, and requests for proposals.
    • Edits and formats content written by others for contracts, specifications, requests for proposals, and reports, ensuring consistency in writing style and approach throughout various procurement documents, authored by different authors.
    • Performs document control tasks, such as setting up and maintaining file structures and file sharing sites. Ensures all produced materials are properly versioned and stored in appropriate location within SharePoint.    
    • Prepares graphics as needed for reports and other documents.
    • Gathers information through research, statistical reports, and interviews with technical staff.
    • Performs quality audits working with team members to verify compliance with stated requirements of project and company guidelines.  
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Additional Responsibilities

    - Researches, develops, drafts, and updates technical documents such as standard operating procedures, operations administrative procedures, maintenance and operations procedures, instructional manuals, handbooks, specifications, technical/safety bulletins, work instructions, checklists, reports, and other documents.
    - Prepares graphical images, flow charts, and diagrams.
    - Gathers information from sources, such as regulatory agencies, oversight bodies, and subject matter experts.
    - Observes maintenance, operations, production, and service, activities to document procedures and processes in clear concise language for a wide audience.

    Basic Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree
    2 years of Technical Writing experience
    In lieu of education, 6 years of Technical Writing experience

    Preferred Qualification/Skills

    - Solid command of the English language, grammar, and style guidelines is required.
    - Good verbal communication skills and collaboration skills are also critical.
    - Can grasp and interpret technical and abstract ideas.
    - Proactively assesses quality, safety, and reliability issues.
    - Works well in a balanced work environment with a mix of team-based assignments with internal departments and external agencies, as well as can work independently.
    - Listens to understand and asks clarifying questions.
    - Takes personal accountability for results by scheduling work assignments, assessing the level of effort required, then delivering on time.
    - Manages multiple priorities, and deliverables simultaneously through planning and preparation.
    - Facilitates the continuous improvement of work processes. 
    - Possesses knowledge of rapid transit systems, planning, engineering, construction, maintenance, and/or operations.

    General Work Conditions

    Office Environment:  Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is only minimal exposure to potentially unpleasant working conditions. Incumbent must have the ability to stand and sit frequently, and reach horizontally as well as vertically for overhead use.

     HNTB Corporation is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran.  The HNTB Companies are an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital status, genetic information, citizenship status, or other status protected by law.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, we will hire only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States (if the position is or will be one which is subject to U.S. law). We will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individual with a disability where appropriate.


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