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Technical Author

Job Type:
Market related


Technical Author

Working Week = 37 hours (Monday to Friday)

Winnersh, Wokingham

Estimated 6 months

We are currently looking to recruit a Technical Author on behalf of our engineering client within the Utilities sector.

The Technical Author (TA) will work closely with the Project Managers (PM) and key client stakeholders.

This role is for a technical author to work in the Water / Utilities industry. The role is to produce technical material based upon the clients own standards and governance, along with guidance on how specific equipment functions on site.

The TA must be self-starting, pro-active, a good communicator and update the project manager on progress, and any issues relating to the production or quality of key documentation.

  • Support the PM in all aspects of all governance documentation and associated material for the project delivery
  • Engage with different levels of the business to ensure that the different viewpoints are considered; including the business stakeholders and the operations requirements for the documentation
  • Meeting colleagues/technical customers to discuss the equipment/technology and authoring requirements
  • Deciding how best to organise and present the documentation, based on the standards and templates from the client
  • Commissioning any photographs with the site engineer and also technical illustrations/drawings as required
  • Writing the material clearly and concisely, making sure it can be easily understood by two clear client groups:

·Technical resources such as engineers

·Site / Senior management team

  • Editing, proofreading and indexing
  • Testing & reviewing the written material with stakeholders

A technical author must have:

  • An ability to meet deadlines
  • A clear and concise writing style
  • Good verbal communications skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Office experience (MS Project experience is a nice to have)
  • A flair for turning technical subjects and jargon into easily understood text
  • The ability to absorb information quickly
  • An analytical mind and an inquisitive nature
  • A curiosity about how things work
  • Must be able to prioritise, and adapt to changing timescales (as the programme priorities dictate)

The technical author must be able to demonstrate relevant experience as a technical author, along with a minimum of utilities experience.

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