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TITLE:Lead Technical Writer


TerraPower® is a nuclear energy technology company based in Bellevue, Washington. At our core, we are working to raise living standards globally. The essential factor? Energy. In 2006, Bill Gates and a group of like-minded visionaries decided that the private sector needed to take action. They believed that business interests could develop a scalable, sustainable, low-carbon and cost-competitive energy source that would allow all nations to quicken their pace of economic development and reduce poverty. TerraPower’s goal is to provide the world with a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy.

TerraPower, LLC was established to bring together the strengths and experience of the world’s public and private nuclear energy sectors to develop a new generation of nuclear reactors that would responsibly meet growing energy needs around the globe. Its approach addresses the traditional shortcomings of nuclear power, in terms of safety, cost effectiveness, environmental soundness, and resistance to weapons proliferation.

TerraPower is seeking to hire highly motivated and forward-thinking professionals who are interested in focusing on advanced nuclear reactor research and development, and influencing change within the nuclear power landscape. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Lead Technical Writer

TerraPower, LLC. is seeking a highly motivated Technical Writer. The candidate is expected to be capable of understanding and communicating technical material to technical and non-technical audiences. The candidate will have broad demonstrated experience writing documents such as training manuals, technical papers, white papers, processes and procedures.

The person in this role will write documents (conceptual and procedural-based writing) that describe the functionality of internal operational tools, systems, and processes; generate internal-user training content and self-service training materials; develop and disseminate technical information through intra-organizational channels; and work with subject-matter experts to improve TerraPower’s processes.

Additionally, as a Lead, this role may include distributing tasks, providing instruction and training to other Technical Writers matrixed within the organization,

Key Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum education: A bachelor’s degree in engineering, technical communication, writing, or English, OR a bachelor’s degree in a field of scientific research with demonstrated research writing skills;
  • Minimum experience: 4 years’ experience in technical and/or research writing in organizations adhering to 10 CFR 50 Appendix B requirements. 6+ years preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate technical material into content for nontechnical readers;
  • Demonstrated successful writing and working in a collaborative team;
  • Experience with research, working with researchers, and/or writing scientific research articles;
  • Demonstrated aptitude to learn new technologies, the curiosity to figure out how things work, and a passion for improving the experience of end-users;
  • Demonstrated experience with engineering documentation and practices;
  • Demonstrated experience writing and following procedures for tests, experiments, equipment, safety documentation;
  • Demonstrated expertise with Microsoft Office standard suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Project;
  • Demonstrated experience working with Record Management Systems;
  • Demonstrated experience writing high level technical communications for external release, presentations, and white papers;
  • Experience with Job Safety Analyses and/or Job Hazard Analyses a plus;
  • Ability to work with minimum direction to solve challenging problems;
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of trustworthiness and integrity, communicate openly and display respect and a desire to foster teamwork.

Job Functions

Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

  • Motor Abilities: Sitting and/or standing for extended periods, bending/stooping, grasping/gripping, fine motor control (hands)
  • Physical exertion and/or requirements: Minimal, with ability to safely lift up to 25 pounds
  • Repetitive work: Prolonged
  • Special Senses: Visual and audio focused work
  • Work Conditions: Stairs, typing/keyboard, standard and/or sitting working environment of >8 hrs./day
  • Travel required: 0-5%

TerraPower’s technology is controlled for export by various agencies of the U.S. Government. TerraPower must evaluate applicants who are foreign nationals (other than asylees, refugees, or lawful permanent residents) in accordance with U.S. Government export control requirements. To facilitate TerraPower’s export control reviews, you will be asked as part of the application process to identify whether you are a U.S. Citizen or national, asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the United States. Government export authorization approval times vary. Based on the business needs for a particular position, TerraPower will not consider a foreign national from a country if it is impracticable to obtain timely Government export approval.

Job details

Job Type: Full-time

Salary Range L10: $109,446- $164,170

  • Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Salary, eligible to participate in discretionary short-term incentive payments
  • Comprehensive Medical and Wellness Benefits Medical
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • Life
  • Life and Disability
  • Gender Affirmation Benefits
  • Parental Leave
  • 401k Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 21 days of annually accrued PTO
  • Generous Holiday Schedule
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Professional and Educational Support Opportunities
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Typically, our employee salaries are within .90 – 1.0 of the mid-point of the posted salary band. Any salary offered within the posted salary band is based on market data and commensurate with the selected individual’s qualifications and experience. This range is specific to Washington State.

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