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Senior Technical Author

  • Location: Filton
  • Salary: £45000.00 - £49000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 30 days ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Jonathan Maironis
  • Contact Email:
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 25 July 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH82614_1718295756

I'm looking for an experienced Technical Author to join a leading Defence organisation based at their site in Filton, Bristol.

This is a hybrid-working role of 3 days per week required onsite and you MUST be eligible for security clearance (SC).

What you'll be doing:

  • Identifying source document from document management systems
  • Carrying out Impact Assessments against the engineering source data to create a Data Module Requirement Lists (DMRL)
  • Create Technical Description and Operating Information Data Modules (DM) in XNL (mark-up language) to an ASD S1000D 4.1 specification
  • Authoring and managing DMs in the EAGLE Publishing System (EPS) Common Source Database (CSDB) using the EPS XML Editor software
  • Producing graphic mark-ups for the production of illustrations to support DMs
  • Quality checking DM outputs to ensure compliance with the project and industry specifications
  • Liaising with Senior and Principal Engineers to resolve technical/formatting issues

Essential Skills:

  • Possess excellent attention to detail
  • Experience of handling documents and proficient in the discipline of configuration control
  • Knowledge and understanding of an Interactive Electronic Technical Publication/Manual
  • Knowledge and understanding of ASD S1000D

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous experience in a technical documentation role
  • Previous experience within a support engineering discipline
  • Knowledge and understanding of a Common Source Database (data vault)

You will be part of a large support engineering team working on the next generation Ship Submersible Ballistic Nuclear (SSBN) submarine, Dreadnought. This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn and develop your knowledge across the whole boat, engaging with a broad range of key stakeholders working on the Dreadnought submarine project.

You will also be able to develop your Technical Documentation skills and knowledge as well as providing an exciting and stable career path. Your Technical Documentation outputs will play an important role in supporting the operation and maintenance of this latest submarine platform. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

The salary is £45,000 to £49,000 plus an excellent benefits package.

JAM Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment agent with regards to this position.