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Technical Author (BAE079769)


Job Description:

Technical Author/Writer (BAE Systems) - 6 Month Contract - Chatham, Rochester (Hybrid Working Pattern) - £23.11 PAYE or £29.70UMB (Inside IR35)

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.

Clearance Requirements & Eligibility

This role will require you to hold or be eligible to obtain Security Clearance (SC). You will need to obtain a Criminal Record Check and you must be eligible to work in the UK without sponsorship and have lived and worked in the UK for a minimum 5 year period. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

Technical Author

Would you like to play a key role in preparing and maintaining technical manuals and handbooks for electronic aerospace/defence systems, fitted to a variety of military and civil platforms?

We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Author at our site in Rochester UK. Within the Technical Publications team, you will contribute to the development and through life support of customer facing manuals and other deliverable publications. This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to work within the many project teams across a wide and varied range of products.

Your main responsibilities as a Technical Author will involve:

Preparation and amendment of technical manuals/handbooks including the generation of original text, functional block diagrams, circuit diagrams and technical illustrations. Authoring of Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs).

Producing data that is compliant with Civil, Ministry of Defence and Company standards, procedures/specifications and contractual requirements.

Understanding product structures and Technical Data Packs, enabling gathering of information from various sources to create your publications.

Managing all aspects of Change Control, internal/supplier/customer.

Having an in depth understanding of Hardware, enabling you to query data content with project Engineers to ensure accurate representation/interpretation within your publications.

Your skills and qualifications:


- GCSE Grade 5 or above in English Language

- A Level, National Certificate or a Level III equivalent in a STEM subject at grade C or above

- Previous experience gained within a similar role

- Engineering background, mechanical/electrical - Aerospace / Defence sector experience would be highly desirable.

- Highly proficient in the use of all MS Office packages.

- Experience with Adobe FrameMaker. (preferred)


Experience of S1000D editor or Eagle EPS, Initial Provisioning to S2000M.

Experience or exposure to Data Modules (DMs) Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs)

Initial Provisioning Lists (IPLs), and Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs)

What we're looking for in you!!

You will have exceptional organisational skills, and be a good communicator. You will work well to your own initiative, being flexible and adaptable to change, as well as working well in a team environment. A hybrid working pattern is expected between office and home working

  • Job Type

    Contract, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other

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