AECOM Technical Writer II in Richland, Washington

United States of America - Washington, Richland

Job Summary


Reports to the assigned functional manager and is fully responsible for all execution activities for Commissioning document development and maintenance. Responsible for researching, analyzing, writing, proofreading, editing and rewriting technical and non-technical documents to support safe and compliant commissioning of nuclear facilities. Develops project documents, including procedures, manuals, instructions, guides, specifications, plans, policies, and correspondence. Ensures work is performed in accordance with applicable departmental and project procedures and in accordance with policies and all applicable laws, regulations, Contract, Authorization Basis, and technical requirements.

This position shall be performed under the day-to-day direction, control and supervision of WTCC.


  • Develop, write and rewrite original and other complex material in a clear and concise manner using appropriate style and terminology in compliance with Project procedures.

  • Research a variety of assigned topics and develop writing plans and outlines; recommend overall document organization and layout, editorial standards, publication methods and associated document generation activities.

  • Collaborate with originating writer, subject matter expert, and other technical professionals in the writing, editing, and publishing various types of documents. Interface with publications and document control staff while preparing and issuing technical documentation.

  • Review, proof, correct, and amend documents in various stages of development.

  • Ensure documents meet editorial specifications and adhere to Project standards for quality, graphics, content, format and style; the material is structured and formatted logically; and is grammatically correct.

  • Assist in the development of supporting materials (illustrations, tables, etc.).

  • Recommend revisions in scope, format, and content.

  • Track and monitor flow of all documents from inception to distribution of final copies. Identify and correct problem areas as they arise.

  • Provide quality assurance check for document deliverables.

  • Some specific document development assignments may be to interface with Commissioning Test Engineers for the development, issuance and revisions of Commissioning “test plans” and “test instructions” for use during the Commissioning phase of the WTP.

  • Communicate well with interfacing Commissioning Test Engineers and other document support personnel to assure efficient and effective document development and production

  • Maintain configuration control on assigned documents.

  • Support the Waste Treatment Plant Nuclear Safety Quality Culture by emphasizing the values of safety and quality in the performance of work to protect self, others, and the environment.

  • This job description is not intended to include every duty, task or instruction for which an employee is responsible. Other tasks may be assigned, based on business needs and the department supervisors request


May be assigned as a working lead for a group of technical writing staff.

  • Lead the development and maintenance of programs and procedures governing technical document development and management

  • Monitor tasks of assigned staff as a working lead,monitor status, resolve issues, and otherwise support effective work execution.

  • Keep management appraised of status, identify issues, and recommend solutions.


(EFNM) Exposed Field Non-Manual

AECOM has joined with Bechtel to create an LLC, known as the Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) to construct, start-up and commission the world’s largest radioactive-waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in southeastern Washington state. The project will use vitrification technology to process and stabilize 53 million gallons of radioactive and chemical waste currently stored at the Hanford Site which is a byproduct of plutonium-production during World War II and the Cold War era.

The project is the largest undertaking of its kind ever and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects—equivalent to building two nuclear power plants. Its construction site spans 65 acres and includes facilities for pretreatment, low-activity waste vitrification, and high-level waste vitrification, as well as an analytical laboratory.

Minimum Requirements



Bachelor’s Degree (not required to be technical or science) with 4 years of technical writing experience, or Associates Degree with 6 years of technical writing experience, or High School Diploma (or GED) and 8 years of technical writing experience.


Minimum of 8 years of technical writing and/or copy editing experience, 8 years of technical documents or procedure development, and 5 year of experience supporting operations of a US Navy nuclear, a Department of Energy nuclear, commercial nuclear, or other high hazard facilities.

Preferred candidates will have experience in development of operating, administrative, and/or test procedures supporting US Navy nuclear, Department of Energy nuclear, or commercial nuclear facilities.

Excellent written, oral communication and interpersonal skills; proficient in advanced use of Microsoft Office software applications (Word, Excel, Power Point); excellent organization skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required. Proficiency in Visio flowchart software a plus.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4x10 schedule, M-TH, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Must be able to work in the United States without Sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

Job Category Maintenance

Business Line Government

Business Group Management Services Group (MS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 196662BR

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.