WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff IT Technical Writer (ID# 34407) in Sacramento, California

IT Technical Writer (ID# 34407)

(IT Technical Writer) Sacramento, CA

Category: IT

Job Type: Full Time

Minimum Experience: 5 Required Education: Bachelor's Degree

Job Description

The Company

WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms WSP. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. wsp.com

The Program

Here is your opportunity to work on the first ever high-speed rail program in the U.S. while growing your career on a groundbreaking project. The California High-Speed Rail program will connect the mega-regions of the state, contribute to economic development and a cleaner environment, create jobs and preserve agricultural and protected lands. By 2029, the system will run from San Francisco to the Los Angeles basin in under three hours at speeds of more than 200 miles per hour. The system will also extend to Sacramento and San Diego, totaling 800 miles with up to 24 stations.

The Role

The California High Speed Rail Authority has awarded WSP USA the Program Management role within the Rail Delivery Partners (RDP) program delivery team. As a result, we have an immediate opportunity for an IT Technical Writer, reporting into the executive team for the program, located in Sacramento, CA. Key responsibilities include:

  • Create and update documentation including program workflows, logical processes, operating system environments and interfaces with other systems

  • Conduct research on programs and applications through observation, research and discussions with technical specialists

  • Organize and write supporting project documents for programs and applications directly or indirectly impacted by project implementation

  • Develop and maintain documentation describing program development, logic, coding, testing, changes and corrections, and revise documents as new issues arise

  • Submit copies to project technical lead for feedback; deliver high quality documentation in short timeframes

  • Work with internal teams to obtain an in-depth understanding of the project and the project documentation requirements

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • BA or BS in English or Journalism, with other formal training in information technology, computer science and an MA a plus

  • At least five years of experience in technical writing about software technologies, with experience in working within a FISMA/NIST environment a plus

  • Proven editing and communication skills, including significant knowledge and experience using VISIO and other desktop publishing applications

  • Ability to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable in text and pictures, and skills in systems analysis and design, workflow or procedural analysis

  • The ability to work in the United States immediately, local candidates preferred

WSP offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, 401(k) plan, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more. Relocation benefits are available for this position.

EOE / Veteran / Disability / Gender (M-F) / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation

EOE / Veteran/ Disability/ Gender (M-F)/Gender Identity/ Sexual Orientation