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Technical Writer

Business Development | Mississauga, Canada | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

We often get asked what exactly we do. At Pure, this question isn’t as simple as it sounds. Born from the single idea of monitoring the integrity of bridges and structures, the Company has evolved into something much more complex, addressing many more critical infrastructure needs. We think this is exciting.

Responsibilities:

  • Using advanced writing and editing skills in the production of highly technical documents. Main responsibility will be in responding to Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Timely release of documentation for internal reviews, client reviews, and proposals
  • Coordinating and participation in project review meetings with technical specialists, project management and business development to determine proposed approach and distribute roles and responsibilities
  • Follow up technical specialists, project management and business development to acquire their contributions to proposal. Review their submissions against requirements to ensure all requirements are met. Revise submissions to meet technical writing standards
  • Organize material and complete writing assignments according to set standards regarding order, clarity, conciseness, style, and terminology
  • Edit, standardize, or make changes to material prepared by other writers
  • Review draft proposals against requirements to ensure all requirements are met
  • Coordinate completion of forms including acquiring appropriate signatures
  • Review technical and marketing materials for comprehensive, style and consistency
  • Liaise with technical specialists to confirm content is current
  • Prepares hard copy deliverable packages for issuance to clients
  • Maintain file organization and archive documents
  • Create and maintain system for annual resume updates of key staff

Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communication, English, General Business, or a related field
  • Minimum of ten years’ technical writing experience in a similar role
  • Must have experience writing responses to Request for Proposals
  • Ability to modify style, tone and complexity of the writing to suit various audiences
  • Ability to contribute ideas to improve technical documentation
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Certification is an asset
  • Experience within the water/pipeline industry in a variety of roles is strongly preferred
  • Ability to quickly absorb, understand, and use terminology unique to the pipeline condition assessment industry
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail in completion of tasks and coordination with team leads, leadership members and engineers
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to determine the needs of end users of technical documentation
  • Use photographs, drawings, diagrams, animation and charts that increase users’ understanding
  • Ability to work quickly in a fast-paced environment with others or independently
  • Strong ability to plan and manage workload and to manage expectations of team members
  • A writing sample should be submitted with resume
  • Selected respondents may be subject to a short written test during the interview process