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Operations Procedure Writer

  • Job reference: AE-000459
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Boston

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 3rd largest global design firm by ENR in 2018 with nearly 55,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Atkins Nuclear seeks energetic and highly motivated self-starters to join our nuclear team as a Operations Procedure Writer.


• Critical to our success is the development of a suite of documents that provide information, organizational direction, and guidelines for all activities related to the safe operation of plant. The documents include, but are not limited to policies, manuals, program descriptions, procedures, instructions, guidelines, data and general technical and business information.
• Creation of initial procedures using vendor manuals, industry procedures or procedures supplied by other experts as required by the functions.
• Processing of Procedure Change Requests (PCRs) generated by the functions. These Procedure Change Requests are generated on a daily basis by the functions and work is allocated by the procedure controller/supervisor on a daily basis.
• Reformatting of existing procedures in accordance with Administrative Writers Guide and Technical Writers Guide requirements. These time-lines are determined by Management and the Functions.
• Perform technical administrative activities as assigned by section head.
• The contracted procedure writers are fully integrated into the Procedures and Records Management function and systems and makes a large contribution in decreasing the procedure workload of the Function.


• Full English fluency is required for procedure understanding, print reading, and interfacing with other departments to complete the tasks at hand.
• Have at least 5 years of Nuclear Power Plant experience as a Nuclear procedure writer.
• Advanced print reading skills (electrical, mechanical, P&ID, logic and control) to be able to accurately understand plant drawings.
• Must be able to understand vendor manuals from a technical perspective to apply that knowledge to procedure content and to validate or recommend technical information be added to procedures to ensure clear, concise and accurate content.
• The procedure writers must understand the concept of procedure use and adherence and its application to procedures.
• The procedure writers must meet the intent and requirements of procedure, DCM-PRC-0021, Station Qualified Reviewer. To meet Station Qualified Reviewer intent the procedure writers must read and understand the following Documents: DCM-PRC-0003, Procedure Changes and Generation; DCM-PRC-0016, Technical Procedure Writer's Guide, DCM-PRC-0018, Administrative Procedure Writer's Guide; and LRA-PRC-0010, Safety Screening and Evaluation.
• Ability to obtaining the required site access to perform work at Site. Work will be performed at Site primarily and at Abu Dhabi head offices as and when required. Work hours will be 38 hours per week on Site as per established Site policy, working similar hours to PMG staff. Reserves the right to request the procedure writers / reviewers to work extended hours if required by the project.
• Work hours excludes 1 hour lunch break and travel time. The standard 38 Weekly Work Hours is the maximum payable work hours per week with an additional 22 work hours per week that are deemed necessary to complete any task as required by the Line Manager.
• Performance period of this project is subject to Supplier obtaining Security Clearances and ENEC confirmation of mobilization date (as applicable). Contractor is responsible and liable to maintain and renew, as applicable, all necessary Security Clearances.
• Encourages and favors consultants that demonstrate due regard for health, safety, and environmental sustainability per the Nuclear Safety Policy.
• Contracted resources shall follow all relevant security policies, processes, procedures and instructions to ensure security compliance in all aspects of work, by applying them on self, others and organization assets.


• Period of Performance: 7 months with possible extension for one year or more

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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