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Job Description


NV5 is seeking a Senior Technical Editor & Specification Writer to join our dynamic team in the Pacific Northwest. This role is pivotal in supporting our experienced engineers across various locations including Wilsonville and Portland, Oregon, as well as the greater Seattle area. NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work. As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


  • Collaborate with engineering teams to write and edit geotechnical reports, and develop specifications for roadway, civil engineering projects, bridges, and structures.
  • Ensure all documentation meets industry standards and client requirements, with a particular focus on transportation projects for for agencies such as ODOT and WSDOT.
  • Translate complex technical information into clear, concise, and accessible language for both private sector clients and public agencies.


  • Proven experience in technical editing and specification writing, preferably within the engineering sector.
  • Familiarity with standards for geotechnical reports and civil engineering specifications.
  • Strong understanding of the design and construction processes related to transportation infrastructure.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet tight deadlines.

The pay range for this Washington position is $30.00- $40.00 per hour; based on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience of the candidate. NV5 may provide restricted stock units, sign-on bonuses, stay bonuses, or relocation allowances as part of the compensation package. Medical, dental, and vision insurance are also offered to full-time employees, along with Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, with employee and employer contributions. NV5 offers 3 weeks of Paid Time Off a year for full-time hourly employees along with 8 paid holidays a year and Flexible Time Off plan for full-time salary employees along with 6 paid holidays a year. 401(k) savings plan; Company Paid Basic life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; Company Paid Short-term and long-term disability insurance are also provided. More information can be found via hyperlink here. This information is provided per the salary transparency provisions of the Washington Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Base pay information is based on market location. Applicants should apply via the NV5 careers site. NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities. NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.