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Job Opening: Technical Writer Document Publisher

Company Brief

Terrestrial Energy is a developer of Generation IV advanced nuclear power plants that use its proprietary Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®) technology. IMSR® technology represents true innovation in cost reduction, versatility and functionality of nuclear power plants. IMSR® power plants will provide zero-carbon, reliable, dispatchable, cost-competitive electric power and high-grade industrial heat for use in many industrial applications, such as chemical synthesis and desalination, and in so doing extend the application of nuclear energy far beyond electric power markets. We have the potential to make important contributions to industrial competitiveness, energy security, and economic growth. Our deployment will support rapid global decarbonization of the primary energy system by displacing fossil fuel combustion across a broad spectrum. Using an innovative design, and proven and demonstrated molten salt reactor technology, we are engaged with regulators and industrial partners to complete IMSR® engineering and to commission first IMSR® power plants in the late 2020s. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team, each of whom will:

  • improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and innovative ways of problem solving
  • have demonstrated exceptional results in engineering projects
  • be a team player with the ability to collaborate closely and interact with other groups
  • be flexible and adaptable to change
  • have skillset and experience that relate to the following role:


Technical Writer Document Publisher

Reports To

Engineering Manager


Oakville, ON

Job Duties

The Technical Writer Document Publisher, under the direction of the Engineering Manager, is primarily responsible for preparation, creation, update, revising and publishing technical engineering documentation in an xml environment. Other responsibilities include:

  • Design and maintain Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) structure
  • Prepare all templates, styles and DITA content (i.e. DITAmapfile) in XML/HTML5 formats to easily communicate very complex technical information in a clear, concise manner
  • Manage all engineering and R&D technical document templates and publications
  • Contribute to streamlining and controlling document standards, formats and publications
  • Review documentation written by other writers to ensure clarity, completeness, accuracy, and overall quality standards
  • Coordinate with technical functional subject matter experts to ensure information is presented, published accurately to respective audiences.
  • Conduct presentations, updates and meetings with domain knowledge owners.
  • Support presenting and communicating technical information in a clear and concise manner

Core Competencies

  • Comprehension of the XML data model
  • Highly committed to information accuracy, precision, and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to easily communicate complex technical information
  • Critical thinking to comprehend and describe technical information
  • Decision making based on best industry practices of cost-effective methods of producing documentation in DITA format
  • Must be able to plan and organize new and revised content publications
  • Problem Solving to conduct investigations and domain knowledge transfers from subject matter experts
  • Results orientated to ensure high quality of deliverables
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and interact with other groups focused on the success of the company
  • Flexible and adaptable to change


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Information Services, Information Technology, Technical Writing and/or English, or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of work experience in authoring and developing technical publications with focus in DITA structure
  • Demonstrated success in project delivery and the execution of DITA methods
  • Working knowledge of XML-based structured documentation
  • Expert or working knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the technical definition and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar
  • Knowledge of current technical writing methods, trends, and technologies
  • Experience in managing documentation and content; and leading documentation projects
  • Skills and ability to easily communicate complex technical information and communicate clearly with all project stakeholders
  • Strong problem identification, research information, and problem resolution skills
  • Flexibility to adjust to shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (both written and verbal) skills
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships across all levels of the organization and with external customers and vendors


  • Excellent knowledge of content/help authoring tools, such as PTC Arbortext. Knowledge in Civil, Mechanical and/or Nuclear Engineering technical terminology.
  • Skills and ability to conduct research to ensure proper technical terminology
  • Other industry experience in preparing, editing, and managing technical documentation within organizationally, logistically, and technically complex environments


TEI values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. TEI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minority / Female / Disability / Gender Identity / Sexual Orientation / Age

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Learn More About Terrestrial Energy

Terrestrial Energy is an industry-leading technology company committed to delivering reliable, emission-free, and cost-competitive nuclear energy with a truly innovative advanced reactor design, the Integral Molten Salt Reactor (IMSR®).