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Documentation Specialist

Date: Sep 14, 2021

Location: Delft, NL, 2628 XK

Company: Bentley Systems

Position Summary:

Bentley System's Geotechnical Analysis User Success team is involved in transferring knowledge to our Geotechnical (PLAXIS) users to make these users more successful in their job by using our software. We do this by teaching our users in courses, workshops and webinars, offer professional services for mentoring, giving the users direct technical support, and high-end, easy to understand documentation. A direct or indirect contribution is also given to the development of the advanced PLAXIS software products and the fulfilment of client needs. You will be writing and maintaining PLAXIS manuals, other technical documents, publications and blogs.


Your Day-to-Day:

  • The PLAXIS software is known for its user-friendly and intuitive workflow. Nevertheless, comprehensive manuals are written describing the details of the features and backgrounds of the theories used in the software. The PLAXIS manuals consist of a General Introduction, a Tutorial Manual, a Reference Manual, a Material Models Manual and a Scientific Manual.
  • Writing (technical) sections of software manuals, reports and other documents, describing features, models, methods, etc. using Plaxis’/Bentley’s text editing, markup and publishing system
  • Writing other technical documents, publications and blogs to inform PLAXIS’ users about best modelling practices via our Bentley Communities platform and other modern communication platforms.
  • Contributing to learning material such as exercises and presentation material
  • Correcting and maintaining (technical) manuals, reports, documents
  • Producing final versions of these manuals, reports and documents
  • Participating in software progress meeting and Sprint Reviews to identify documentation needs for new and innovative developments.   


What You Bring to The Team:

  • MSc in Civil Engineering (preferably Geo-engineering).
  • Experience in technical writing in English.
  • Strong didactic skills.
  • Able to work autonomously.
  • Affinity with (geo)technical software for civil engineering applications.
  • Basic understanding of soil mechanics is a plus
  • Experience in writing software manuals is a plus.


What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary and benefits. 
  • Being an integral part of the Global Team for a world-leading software company providing solutions for architecture, engineering, and construction. 
  • The opportunity to work within a global and diversely international team. 
  • A fun, supportive, and collaborative environment. 
  • Colleague Recognition Awards. 
  • Social and team-building events. 


Company Profile:

Plaxis is part of Bentley Systems, an international software company aiming at comprehensive software solutions for advancing the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Plaxis is specialized in geotechnics and focused on developing and supporting the PLAXIS finite element-based software applications for soil and rock analyses. Plaxis has a young international team and is based in a modern new office near the campus of Delft University of Technology.

The PLAXIS software is used all over the world by engineers faced with challenging infrastructural projects (for example foundations, deep excavations, tunnels, dikes and offshore constructions). In addition to the PLAXIS software, we offer our users educational services through workshops, courses and training and we offer them expert advice.


About Bentley Systems:

Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world's infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annualized revenues of more than $800 million in 172 countries.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

Bentley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion/belief, national origin, caste, age, or any other characteristic protected by local law or unrelated to job qualifications.



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