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Technical Writer


$30 - $40 / hour
Apply before: August 31, 2024
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  • Date posted
    April 29, 2024
  • Location
  • Salary
    $30 - $40 / hour
  • Apply before
    August 31, 2024
  • Career Level

Job Description

Position: Technical Writer (Program Playbook Developer) –

Location: 58 South River Drive Tempe, AZ – 85281

Duration: 6 Months

Hours per week: 20 hours



  • Demonstrate exceptional communication skills in all situations by being a proficient writer who can concisely communicate and manage information throughout all phases of a project.
  • Demonstrate exceptional project management skills by providing clear, transparent, and regular updates on project statuses.
  • Works with project managers to apply technical communication in developing digital solutions that ensure satisfaction for our global customers.
  • Independently lead and manage system commissioning projects from award to close-out and turnover to the project execution team.
  • Partner with engineers to reviews design documents, drawings and specifications building controls system sequences and equipment submittals.
  • Review system sequences and participate in meetings to clarify and improve them.
  • Generate pre-functional checklists and support pre-functional verification of installed equipment.
  • Facilitate meetings to identify and document discrepancies, including generating test reports summarizing quality control through all project phases.
  • Write system-specific functional performance test scripts from design control sequences.
  • Remotely coordinate performance testing with project execution team and subject matter experts.
  • Document system readiness, functionality testing, commissioning, and integrated system tests.
  • Generate and maintain Commissioning issues reports with a focus on expediting issues resolution.
  • Verifying equipment and system start-up work and supporting documentation.
  • Integrate testing and commissioning activities into a master schedule.
  • Solve challenging problems related to system function, user-experience, and training.
  • Contribute to retrospective lessons learned, stakeholder analysis, and process development.
  • Apply cross-functional leadership skills to develop tools for a wide range of user profiles.
  • Demonstrate strong technical aptitude.
  • Demonstrate well-written, collaborative, design-thinking, and research based approach.
  • Demonstrate solution-oriented approach by emphasizing technically accurate and useful content.
  • Demonstrate ability to write clearly and accurately.
  • Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills (i.e., emails, presentations, workshops).


  • Where permitted by applicable law, Siemens may require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 based on job requirements, and in accordance with an accommodation based on legally protected reasons
  • Excellent research and interview skills, as well as interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of building automation systems, security, and fire alarms is a plus
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft 360 suite is required (i.e., MS Word, MS Excel, MS Project)
  • Familiarity with commissioning flow, including functional verification and integrated testing is helpful
  • Ability to work well in a within a remote team and produce documents independently
  • Demonstrated ability to come up to speed quickly on a new project and balance multiple projects
  • Flexible and able to respond professionally and adjust priorities dynamically as required
  • Familiarity with DITA structured documentation a plus
  • Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States without need for current or future employer-sponsored work authorization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in technical field is preferred
  • Advanced degree in technical communication is a plus
  • OR 5+ years of experience in technical writing
  • OR 10+ years of experience in construction, building automation, commissioning, fire alarm, or security
  • Knowledge of software/electrical/mechanical system testing, excellent writing skills, and document management expertise

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $30.00 – $40.00 per hour

Expected hours: 20 per week


  • Monday to Friday


  • automation systems: 3 years (Required)
  • DITA structured documentation: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person