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Senior Technical Writer

Energy Impact Center

Energy Impact Center

Marketing & Communications, IT
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Last Energy (LE) seeks a highly skilled and experienced Senior Technical Writer to develop, review and update documentation about Last Energy’s PWR-20, a 20mw Pressurized Water Nuclear Reactor. Applicants do not need to have nuclear experience if they have sufficient background in similar sized industrial facilities for the chemical, oil & gas or manufacturing sectors. A focus on clear communication and simple points will be emphasized over layers of complex technical arguments.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, review, and update technical publications, including operation and maintenance manuals, safety guidelines, procedures, and system descriptions.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to ensure accuracy, clarity, and consistency of technical content within the publications.
  • Translate complex technical information into clear and user-friendly language, ensuring that the target audience can easily understand and apply the information.
  • Liaise with cross-functional teams, including safety, engineering, and regulatory compliance, to gather relevant data and ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations.
  • Conduct thorough research and analysis to understand the technical aspects of our nuclear reactors and incorporate the latest industry best practices into the documentation.
  • Follow established style guides and document templates, ensuring consistency and adherence to Last Energy's brand guidelines.
  • Review, edit, and proofread technical documents for grammar, clarity, and adherence to company standards.
  • Collaborate with graphic designers and illustrators to create visual aids and diagrams that enhance understanding and usability of the technical publications.
  • Stay updated with industry trends, technological advancements, and regulatory requirements related to nuclear reactors, ensuring that the documentation reflects the latest information.


  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Communication, Engineering, Nuclear Science, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred.
  • 6+ years of experience as a technical writer, preferably in the nuclear energy or related industry.
  • Proven experience developing technical publications, such as operation and maintenance manuals, safety guidelines, or system descriptions.
  • Strong understanding of nuclear reactor technology and related engineering principles.
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and compliance requirements.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to delivering accurate and high-quality documentation.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.