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Procedure Writer

  • Job reference: AE-000296
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: United States
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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 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 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 seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our team as a Procedure Writer.

Job Description

Creation of initial maintenance procedures and work instructions using vendor manuals, industry procedures or procedures supplied by other experts as required by the functions in line with internationally accepted standards.


Assess the gaps identified by the Maintenance Basis and develop the required working procedures.


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 maintenance procedures in accordance with Nawah Administrative Writers Guide and Technical Writers Guide requirements. These time-lines are determined by Management and the Function in line with critical milestones for the first unit

fuel load and Substantial Completion Date.


Perform technical administrative activities as assigned by Site Maintenance Managers.


The contracted Maintenance procedure writers are fully integrated into the Nawah Procedures and Records Management function and systems and makes a large contribution in decreasing the procedure workload of the Function.


Possible secondment to other departments as required, in line with skills and procedure writing requirements.

Job Requirements & Desired Skills

Have at least 5 years work experience in a mechanical, electrical, Instrumentation & Control or Welding discipline maintenance or engineering environment

At least 5 years’ experience with advanced print reading skills (electrical, mechanical, P&ID, logic and control) to be able to accurately understand plant drawings.

Full English fluency is required for procedure understanding, print reading, and interfacing with other departments to complete the tasks at hand. A minimum English proficiency of 5.5 in all categories are required on the IELTS or equivalent scale. This is applicable to non-native English speakers and evidence should be submitted.

At least 5 years of in-plant experience with maintenance activities, fault finding, technical problem resolution.

Maintenance procedure writers 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 Maintenance procedure writers must understand the concept of procedure use and adherence and its application to procedures.

The Maintenance procedure writers must meet the intent and requirements of Nawah procedure, DCM-PRC-0021, Station Qualified Reviewer. To meet Station Qualified Reviewer intent the procedure writers must read and understand the following Nawah 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.

Maintenance Procedure Writers/Reviewers will be required amongst other to develop, update, technically verify, by desktop, simulator and plant walk down and format existing and new Maintenance procedures:
1. Validate Maintenance Procedures through a review of the background documents, vendor manuals, and drawings as assigned.
2. Support revision of maintenance procedures.
3. Review procedures developed by other departments that may have an impact on Maintenance.
4. Perform technical review of maintenance procedures against Operating Technical Specifications, design specifications, license requirements and documents and guidelines as assigned.
5. Verification and validation of procedures as required and defined in Nawah procedures. This task will include plant walk downs and require physical fitness to complete.


Education Requirements

An engineering diploma (electrical, mechanical, I&C) OR equivalent experience & training at a nuclear power plant

Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

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 EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.
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