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Technical Writer

  • Job reference: AE-000458
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Aiken

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins 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.


Atkins has 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 business is currently seeking a Technical Writer to join the nuclear team in Aiken, SC.


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 2.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree required or equivalent experience in Communications or a technical discipline
  • Requires a minimum of 10 years’ experience in technical writing
  • Preferred Experience with DOE orders and OSHA requirements and 1 year of experience at a nuclear facility in a related field
  • Ability to work with engineers, scientists, computer specialists, software developers and operations staff
  • Strong 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

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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