Senior Technical Writer

Washington, DC
Last Energy – Engineering /
Full-time /
Last Energy 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