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Technical Writer – Transportation


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  • Date posted
    May 2, 2024
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    June 1, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

AECOM is seeking a Technical Writer to be based in Sacramento, CA.


The technical writer position will be responsible for editing and formatting documents ranging from simple technical memoranda to multivolume reports, to persuasive client-facing proposals.


  • Manages the editorial and publication process for rail/transit project deliverables.
  • Key participant in pre-planning for developing workable document production schedules and project style guides.
  • Acts as liaison between technical authors, graphic designers, word processors, and technical editors.
  • Consulted by other peers or offices as an editorial expert.
  • May serve as a reviewer of all editorial efforts.
  • May serve as lead editor for an editorial team working on large projects.
  • Works with project managers and editors to determine the level of effort required taking into consideration the project budget.
  • May interact with clients on projects consisting primarily of editing tasks.
  • May participate in company-wide efforts to standardize materials such as style guides and report formats.
  • Contributes to development of and adherence to company editorial conventions and procedures.
  • Technical writing responsibilities that include writing logically sound, technically reliable, and readily comprehensible documents.



  • BA/BS + 6 years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.


  • BA/BS in English, Communications, Journalism, or related fields
  • 2+ years of experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
  • Strong command of the English language, exceptional writing and editing skills, and in-depth knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and composition rules
  • Excellent editorial skills with a commitment to quality, accuracy, and detail
  • Skilled at communicating complex ideas in clear, concise, and compelling language and translating technical jargon into plain language for broad audiences
  • Able to multi-task efficiently and complete assignments accurately and on time
  • Skilled in time-management and working under strict and occasionally aggressive deadlines
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, especially Track Changes and Styles functions, Microsoft Excel and intermediate skills with Adobe InDesign
  • Proficiency using industry-standard style guides and comfortable with in-house and/or client or agency style guides
  • Ability to prepare documents for audience-targeted readability (e.g., general public, client-specific, regulatory authorities)
  • Knowledge and basic experience in 508 compliance

Additional Information

  • Sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • Travel is not required for this position.
  • Relocation is not available for this position.
  • The offered rate of compensation will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position typically is $71,000 – $129,000.



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, disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, U.S. and global well-being programs, employee assistance program, business travel insurance, service recognition awards, retirement savings plan, and employee stock purchase plan.

AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have 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.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.