Technical Writer

Job Locations US-VT
# of Openings
Sales / Business Dev.


VEIC is a sustainable energy company on a mission to generate the energy solutions the world needs. For over 30 years VEIC has been working with governments, utilities, foundations, and businesses across North America to develop and deploy clean energy services that provide immediate and lasting change. With expertise in energy efficiency, building decarbonization, transportation electrification, and new approaches for a clean and flexible grid, VEIC brings innovative solutions to the market. VEIC is nationally recognized for developing pilots and programs that optimize energy use, reduce energy burdens for low-income customers, and advance new technologies. In addition to our full-service consulting business (Energy Services), VEIC administers three large-scale sustainable energy programs: Efficiency Vermont, Efficiency Smart, and the DC Sustainable Energy Utility (DCSEU). 


VEIC is seeking a Technical Writer who has experience with constructing, writing, and/or editing proposals and reports that are technical in nature.  This role enjoys engaging work within a non-profit, forward-thinking energy consulting business.


We are committed to building an inclusive work community that represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought. Climate change impacts all of us; however, we are impacted differently based on our identities and experiences. We all deserve a place at the table to make decisions about our collective future – we hope you’ll consider joining us as we work towards our vision for a healthy planet, thriving people, and energy justice.


Qualified candidates located in the states where VEIC conducts business will also be considered: CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, MA, MD, ME, MI, MT, NJ, NY, PA, OH, RI, VA, VT, and WI.  Candidates across all markers of identity (age, race, gender, ability, communication style, etc.) are highly encouraged to apply. #LI-Remote


  • Anticipates and responds to internal and external stakeholders' needs by applying substantial journalistic expertise to produce high quality, on-deadline written products, especially reports and proposals, that adhere to internal messaging, branding, and company priorities.
  • Responsible, as appropriate, for:
    • Taking a fully conceptualized project to completion
    • Working with project stakeholders to help them gain clarity on the aims of a project and to advise them on – as applicable – the most effective tone/voice, technical depth, and messaging.
  • Leads the execution of complex written documents—both developing content with subject matter experts, drafting copy, overseeing other writers as needed, and doing final edits—all within the confines of a budget and timeline.
  • Gathers information through variety of means (including SME interviews) to thoroughly understand a subject and/or target audience.
  • Welcomes and incorporates review and feedback from multiple parties as appropriate to create the most effective product.
  • Acts as final arbiter on project grammatical decisions and effectively resolves conflicting input from project contributors.
  • Creates, maintains, improves, and applies house language guidelines that adhere to grammatical and industry standards.
  • Copy-edits documents for style, consistency, grammar, clarity, and syntax
  • Trains staff throughout the organization on best practices for writing and narrative development
  • Participates in improvement of proposal development templates, content and processes, and develops training and knowledge management processes to ensure optimal reuse and maintenance of information.
  • Creates strong copy in a high-stakes environment where work has an impact on the achievement of VEIC’s goals.
  • Provides support to the activities of division and VEIC as necessary to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Strong personal commitment to the mission, vision, goals, and values of VEIC
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of skills and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in a writing capacity or equivalent combination of skills and experience
  • 3-5 years of business, proposal and / or technical writing and at least 1 year of experience in reading RFPs and understanding proposal requirements for RFPs, RFQs, and RFIs
  • Proven ability to acquire information through interviewing and research.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information in ways that are easy to understand, and ability to modify the style of communication, depending on the audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to edit the writing of others to result in a consistent voice, language and style for various audiences and media. Experience as a team player who can define, improve, and work within process protocols and to respond effectively to the unexpected to deliver quality products on time.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with diverse personalities
  • Experience with editing, being edited, and building a written product through multiple drafts; and the ability to resolve conflicts when they arise to arrive at the best possible result.
  • Track record in translating complex and/or technical content into language that’s effective with a given audience.
  • Knowledge of decarbonization, clean energy, energy efficiency or other relevant industry experience (preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple, complex projects simultaneously, often with competing deadlines, and with a commitment to quality.


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed