Technical Author

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Maintenance and Engineering




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Our client has an opportunity for a Technical Author to join them on an initial 12-month contract, you will be responsible for writing technical documentation.
Role: Technical Author
Location: Stevenage
Hours: Full Time. flexibility to work some overtime and weekends as the project requires. – Role uses “Dynamic Working” a blend of remote (at home) and onsite). We expect site attendance to be flexible and when necessary – 2-4 days per month estimation.
Clearance: Full SC required before starting
Hourly Rate: Up to £43 per hour via Umbrella, inside IR35
What you’ll be doing:

  • To write technical documentation in Standard Generalised Mark-up Language (SGML), Extensible Mark-up Language (XML) and traditional formats for the Company’s products in accordance with individual contractual requirements
  • To enable safe and effective operation and repair of the equipment.
  • The role covers the whole product lifecycle through design, development and in-service support.


  • A qualification in Electrical or Mechanical engineering demonstrated with few years of experience. HNC/HND. Degree Level is also acceptable but not a requirement.
  • Experience in end to end amendment/production of Technical Documentation to Operate and Maintain equipment.
  • Experienced in the production of technical documentation with a detailed knowledge of MoD publication standards ASD S1000D and AESP.
  • Ideally qualified to HND/HNC or equivalent level in an engineering related subject or ex forces senior technician.
  • Use of STE
  • Knowledge of SGML editing software (Arbortext Epic), Common Source Data Bases (CSDB for S1000D) and Desktop Publishing systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with ILS Managers and Design Engineers.
  • Ability to work independently, taking ownership for packages of work in terms of scheduling and status reporting in order to meet Company and Customer expectations.
  • Demonstrate a writing ability for new, complex and original work.
  • Able to support more than one project at a time.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please apply immediately!

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