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Technical/Proposal Writer

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: February 16, 2023
Reference Code: 19214
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Document Management group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Technical/Proposal Writer.
Our team works a hybrid 4x10 schedule located at our Materials and Fuels Complex with every Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Materials and Fuels Complex (MFC) at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking full-time technical writer reporting to the Document Management department manager within the MFC Business Division. If you want to be part of enabling nuclear energy research and development, including deployment of next generation nuclear reactors, then this position is for you.
INL is recognized as the lead national laboratory for the United States Department of Energy, Office of Nuclear Energy, providing much of the nuclear research, development, and demonstration capability needed to move nuclear innovation forward to deployment. MFC hosts a unique combination of personnel, facilities and infrastructure and offers the ability to perform research and development of nuclear fuels from fuel design, development and fabrication, and post irradiation analysis. MFC plays a pivotal role in supporting the National Reactor Innovation Center, which provides resources for testing, demonstration, and performance assessment to accelerate the deployment of new, advanced nuclear technology concepts.
A technical writer at MFC will work closely in a team environment to develop creative and innovative products to influence program initiatives, while meeting tight project and proposal deadlines. Other key functions of the role are:
  • Develop, write, and edit material for proposals, reports, publications, and other technical and administrative documents utilizing a full understanding and application of grammar and usage principles, theories, and techniques
  • Oversee the preparation of illustrations, graphic images, diagrams, and charts in support of the creation of a document/publication
  • Work with authors and document support services (editors, artists, and text processors) to create, revise, and submit proposals for technical clarity, proper grammar and usage, and responsiveness to the funding agency's needs
  • Analyze request for proposals (RFPs) and apply knowledge and experience of the theory, principles, and practice of effective proposal development
  • Working independently to review and understand funding opportunity announcements and transfer that knowledge to appropriate researchers
  • Work directly with researchers and management to ensure deliverables meet requirements


Minimum Requirements:
  • A Masters in a Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, or an engineering discipline with 3-5 years of experience in a research or academic environment or a PhD in Material Science, Chemistry, Physics, or an engineering discipline with 2-3 years of experience in a research or academic environment
  • Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • Must be proficient in technical writing and editing and strong experience in technical communications
  • Must demonstrate knowledge and experience of the theory, principles, and practice of proposal development
  • Must possess a broad understanding of technical or engineering knowledge via either education or past work experience required
  • Must demonstrate the ability to understand, assimilate, and describe scientific and technical details in broad range of areas relating to nuclear energy and basic science research
  • Must be familiar with typical desktop publication software applications such as, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and EndNote) and Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship
Job Information:
  • Salary Grade 190 ($70,680 - $116,616)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: This is a testing designated position; you will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of your employment.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.