Technical Writer

Parsons International
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP094-706
Parsons International

The Role


The Role


Technical Writer – Saudi Arabia

Through Parsons’ engineering and construction management services, we deliver innovative, safe and sustainable infrastructure in UAE, KSA, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain and Kuwait.

Our focus is on delivering air, rail, road and highway transportation; water conveyance and/or wastewater treatment; housing and buildings, land development and public infrastructure to our clients and your communities. Parsons creates interconnected communities and world class infrastructure.

Project Overview:
Parsons is providing design and construction supervision and management services to community development infrastructure and housing across Saudi Arabia. We are seeking engineers, architects, inspectors, surveyors and construction management and administration personnel with community development construction supervision and management experience to join our growing team in Saudi Arabia.

Position Overview:
Performs fundamental writing and editing tasks required in the preparation of proposals, presentations, reports, technical papers, newsletters, web sites, multimedia resources, marketing collateral, and other materials, as required. The incumbent must exercise good interpersonal and technical skills while becoming familiar with required formats and standards.

Specific Responsibilities:
• 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.
• Compiles and verifies tables of content, lists of figures and tables, references, and printer's dummy. Marks copy to provide word processors and graphic designers with clear, legible instructions relating to spacing, indentation, and changes or corrections.
• Conducts research in the preparation of copywriting assignments and verification of acronyms, terms, etc.
• Assists in the development of drafts and revisions for marketing collateral, Web sites, scripts, white papers, and other internal and external promotional and informational content.
• Works directly with senior technical editors or authors/requestors to review copy, illustrations, and other materials submitted for inclusion in assigned documents. Recommends improvements for accuracy of expression, project or company style, clarity, consistency, and grammatical construction. May recast text subject to review by the author/requestor.
• Assists in coordinating specific document production schedules by working with other technical writer/editors, authors/requesters, and required technical publications resources. Reviews and verifies materials after reproduction to ensure conformance to the printer's dummy.
• Serves as part of a functional team or works independently to complete assignments according to scheduled deadlines.
• Performs other responsibilities associated with this position, as appropriate.

Requirements


Requirements


Must be an Arab Speaker.

Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, English/Journalism or related field (or equivalent) and 8 years of related work experience, including proofreading and editing technical engineering publications, specifications, and proposals from rough draft through print-ready.

Skills/Competencies:
• Good written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated proficiency in keyboard skills and a working knowledge of MS Windows and related software including Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe InDesign.
• Accuracy, attention to detail, consistency, and clarity in conformance with required formats and standards.
• Some familiarity with production scheduling and related processes is preferred.

About the Company


About the Company


Parsons is a leader in many diverse markets such as infrastructure, transportation, water, telecommunications, aviation, commercial, environmental, planning, industrial manufacturing, education, healthcare, life sciences and homeland security.

Parsons provides technical and management solutions to federal, regional and local government agencies as well as private industries worldwide.
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