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Technical Writer 2

  • Job reference: AE-000105
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken
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We're committed to:
Transforming the potential of existing and new infrastructure and technology to improve lives through safer, cleaner and smarter energy.

If you're interested in providing clients with:

Power, Nuclear, Renewables and Future Energy expertise

We want to talk to you!
Our talented teams design complex new schemes, assure the longevity and integrity of existing infrastructure and deliver trusted, innovative advice critical to the success of the global energy market.

Power and electrical
Expertise in thermal generation and power networks is helping our clients address the need for secure, affordable and renewable energy sources. There's a world of opportunities here for people who want to start or develop their career in this exciting sector.

Our mission is to improve lives through nuclear energy, providing clients with nuclear new build, fuel enrichment, nuclear design, generation, decommissioning, waste management and defense.

We've got experts who offer all kinds of solutions in all aspects of offshore renewable energy technology. And we're passionate about spearheading the move towards a low carbon economy - we'll do it by making clean energy sources safe, reliable and cost effective. There’s plenty of potential to apply your skills in this fast moving market.
Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We build long-term trusted partnerships to create a world where lives are enriched through the implementation of our ideas.

We work together across an international network of offices. This means that wherever in the world a project is being delivered, our clients benefit from industry-leading expertise, as well as a dedicated local contact. We understand the importance of having deep roots in the community; knowing and understanding local requirements, practices and culture. This allows us to be true collaborative partners with our clients, so that together, we can tackle complex projects and enhance communities throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Making a positive impact on the built and natural environment takes more than just skill - it takes heart. If you put your heart into everything you do, come join our team.
On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Technical Writer to join the nuclear team in Aiken, SC.

Job Description/Tasks/Responsibilities

The Technical Writer 2 job description is as follows: Designs, develops, and implements customized technical documents.

Gathers information about needs, objectives, functions, features and requirements.

Performs writing tasks for technical documents such as user manuals, installation manuals, help
documents, procedures and tutorials.

Designs, develops and maintains technical documentation as part of the system deliverable. Interacts with engineers or designers to understand and communicate product limitations.

Determines the need for revisions, corrections or changes to previously published procedures. Edits material for structure, completeness, accuracy, organizational consistency and appropriateness of content.

Develops and revises operating procedures, maintenance procedures, emergency operating procedures, start-up and test procedures and alarm response procedures. Implements Documented Safety Analysis
(DSA), NCSC, Technical Safety Requirements (TSR) and environmental requirements in procedures.

Initiates job hazard analysis development as required.

Works directly with procedure authors/requestors to review copy, illustrations and other materials submitted for inclusion in assigned documents.

Applies project knowledge and/or conducts research through discussions with technical specialists or other resources when appropriate. Uses interactive technologies to blend text, graphics, multidimensional images, sound and video when appropriate.

May lead and guide the work of Technical Writer 1.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements/Skills


Ability to work with engineers, scientists, computer specialists, software developers and operations staff.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Intermediate proficiency in various software programs used in the development of procedures, drawings and sketches such as Word, File Maker Pro and Visio.

Demonstrated accuracy, attention to detail, consistency and clarity in conformance with required formats and standards.

Demonstrated expertise with a variety of technical writing tasks, ranging from editing prepared text to drafting original reports.

Ability to understand complex information and communicate it in written form (e.g., memos, reports, brochures, etc.) for a variety of audiences.

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Some familiarity with production scheduling and related processes.

Working knowledge of Integrated Safety Management System (ISMS) core functions and guiding principles and how the requirements are integrated into writing and editing technical documents.

Bachelor’s degree required or equivalent experience in Communications or a technical discipline.

Minimum 5 years’ experience in technical writing.

Experience with DOE orders and OSHA requirements

1 year experience

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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