Environmental Technical Writer in North Syracuse, NY at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/10/2019

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Environmental Technical Writer

Parsons is at the forefront of innovative change in the fields of engineering, environmental remediation, environmental sciences and geosciences, project and construction management. We are actively looking for a candidate with experience in the environmental fields that can assist project teams and aid as a technical writer to develop and manage environmental documents for environmental remediation projects throughout the Northeast.  We have on-going projects with oil and gas, energy, and chemical manufacturing companies conducting many phases of environmental remediation.

The candidate, with minimal supervision, will perform fundamental writing and editing tasks required in the preparation of proposals, presentations, reports, technical papers, SharePoint sites, and other materials, as required for environmental remediation. The incumbent must exercise good interpersonal, organizational and technical skills while becoming familiar with required formats and standards, spending a significant amount of analyzing and writing environmental technical studies, correspondences, and reports regarding environmental analyses. This position requires strong documents management skills and the ability to prepare presentations, ad-hoc reports, scopes, and proposals, as necessary. You will balance your time working on specific technical documents (i.e. Operations and Maintenance Manuals, SWPPP, Groundwater Monitoring Plans), as well as general documentation. You will be responsible for the technical excellence of the tasks and analyses performed, regulatory compliance, and for on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Produces high quality technical reports and results to meet client expectations, applicable standards, and are appropriate for their intended audience.  May review and assist in completing technical reports and documents prepared by others.
  • Reviews work produced by those assigned to ensure that all applicable policies, procedures, and regulations are followed, that current techniques are utilized, and that quality is acceptable. 
  • Maintains a basic understanding of environmental field programs (i.e sampling)
  • Proofreads and performs routine editorial functions, including formatting and stylesheet verification, copy editing, and some production planning.
  • Ensures compliance of all assigned documents with their required presentation, correct use of paragraph headings and numbering, referencing of illustrative and tabular matter, and applicable bibliographic styles.
  • Ensures consistency in application of technical abbreviations and acronyms, figure and table callouts and captions, and handling of boilerplate materials.
  • Organizes material and completes writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, style, brevity, and terminology. Ensuring report fields flow in the correct sequence.
  • Maintains records and files of work and revisions
  • Edits and standardizes material prepared by other writers or personnel, as needed
  • Works collaboratively with technicians, engineers, and management to ensure that end product meets customer needs
  • Works directly with technical staff or authors/requestors to review and write assigned documents. Recommends improvements for accuracy of expression, project or company style, clarity, consistency, and grammatical construction.
  • Serves as part of a functional team or works independently to complete assignments according to scheduled deadlines.
  • Organizes data and prepares detailed spreadsheets for incorporation into the environmental document.
  • Communicates with project team to ensure Client deadlines met.
  • Good written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team,

Qualifications

  • 4-year degree in environmental sciences or related field (environmental studies, geosciences, engineering)
  • 3-7 years of related work experience, including proofreading and editing technical engineering publications, specifications, and proposals from rough draft through print-ready.
  • Requires a demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proficiency in adobe Acrobat
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, consistency, and clarity in conformance with required formats and standards.
  • A familiarity with environmental rules and regulations.

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Ready for action? We’re looking for the kind of people who see this opportunity and don’t hesitate to act. Parsons is a leader in the world of Technical Services and Engineering. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who have proven experience tackling some of the greatest challenges. Take your next step and apply today.

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