Marketing Creative & Technical Writer

Full Time, Seattle, WA

Who We Are

Coughlin Porter Lundeen is a civil and structural engineering firm. Focused in the Pacific Northwest, we partner with clients across markets to bring unique project visions to life. We were founded with the goal of exceeding the standards and services provided by engineering firms. And today, almost 30 years later, that vision continues to guide all that we do.

Our core values are the heart of who we are and guide how we work each day.

  • Commitment to quality, every drawing, every detail.
  • Creativity, from project solutions to the way we define our roles.
  • A client-first mindset, cultivating long-term partnerships.
  • An empowered team, continued learning and development.
  • Collaboration and respect, with our clients and within our professional work environment.
  • Community, supporting the causes most important to our staff and city.


We’re hiring a Marketing Creative and Technical Writer who will primarily assist the marketing team and pursuit leaders in crafting content for qualifications statements and client interviews. This person will also write for a variety of platforms (biannual client newsletters, articles for local publications, press releases, website content, social media, recruitment efforts and more) that lead to measurable outcomes.

This person will help develop name recognition and thought leadership content. They will use SMEs to share their expertise in website, blogs, social media content, case studies, bylined articles, project awards, speaking opportunities, advertisements, and more. They will assist the marketing team with various deadlines and deliverables and provide proofreading of marketing deliverables.

This person will report to the Marketing Manager. This full-time, hybrid working position requires regularly-scheduled time Monday through Friday in our downtown Seattle office. Additional time may be required to assist with deadlines.

Strengths and Essential Experience

  • Gains knowledge or understanding by demonstrating excellent listening skills.
  • Takes responsibility to complete assignments in a thorough, accurate, and timely manner.
  • Communicates effectively through writing and speaking.
  • Works efficiently and collaboratively with diplomacy, tact, and respect.
  • Handles multiple responsibilities and/or assignments and adapts with ease in a fast-paced environment where priorities change frequently.
  • Bachelors degree in English, communications, marketing, journalism, or equivalent.
  • Has 5 or more years of experience working in a highly technical business, preferably in an engineering, construction, architecture or science company.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, and Teams programs, Adobe InDesign, and CRM systems.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify strategies, solutions, and resources to align short-term projects with long-term business goals.
  • Prepared to share representative portfolio of work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the A/E/C industry.
  • Proficiency with online CMS programs (such as WordPress).
  • AMA or CPSM certification.

Physical Requirements

  • Requires sitting for extended periods of time at a computer, keying and reading content.
  • Will be required to stand, reach, bend, twist, squat, and move about freely in an office environment.
  • Able to use office equipment such as phone, copier, printer, etc.

Benefits and Compensation

  • $29-$38 per hour
  • Medical (HSA/PPO), dental and vision (HSA includes company contribution)
  • Company paid life and AD&D insurance
  • Company funded ORCA card
  • PTO (15 days starting)
  • 8 paid national holidays (including 1 floating holiday)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Annual bonuses and profit sharing (at company discretion)
  • Monthly health and wellness stipend
  • Employee assistance program

Coughlin Porter Lundeen provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. 

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