Technical Author

  • Monday - Friday
  • Systems Engineering Team
  • Redditch


Reporting to the Head of Systems Engineering, the purpose of this role is to produce and update technical documentation for a variety of systems and equipment in various formats based on the intended audience.  

Please note that this role will be subject to Security Clearance.  As such, factors including your nationality, previous nationalities that you may have held, and your place of birth may affect your eligibility to apply for this role.  

The Role   

This role encompasses the following responsibilities:  

  • Understand/interpret a variety of technical documents and drawings. 
  • Ability to use a wide variety of sources of information to extract necessary and important data in order to populate procedures and operational documentation. 
  • Understanding of/experience working in a regulated environment. 
  • Appreciation/understanding of/experience working in industrial and / or military areas together with their associated hazards. 
  • Research and evaluate engineering source data and specifications. 
  • Develop or maintain technical publication elements to include theory of operations, testing and troubleshooting procedures, illustrated parts breakdown, removal and installation procedures and schematic diagrams. 
  • Coordinate the preparation of illustrative materials. 
  • Conduct quality and in process reviews and validation of technical publications. 
  • Assist with the development of multiple publication elements for all levels of maintenance, retrofit and repair. 
  • Assist with the collection, research and analysis of source data. 
  • Assist in analysing technical requirements to determine project scope and deliverables from a documentation perspective. 



The type of person we are looking for 

We are seeking someone who has a flexible and adaptable approach to their workload, who is curious and open minded and keen to seek out evolving and innovative ways to add value to the role. You must be able to work effectively and inclusively with a range of people and be determined, resourceful and driven to deliver the best results for our customers and the business. You will have a passion for and be eager to learn new skills and seek development opportunities in the course of your employment.


A degree in Engineering, English, Writing or similar 

Key Competencies  

  • You have exceptional written communication skills and excellent attention to detail. 
  • You have an ability to understand and interpret technical products to both a technical and non-technical audience. 
  • You have strong communication and collaboration skills. 
  • Experience of working with military specifications and document formats. 
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Competent in the creation and editing of drawings, layout of documents and the creation of text to a professional standard. 
  • Proficient in the creation of clear complex documentation to support an Engineering readership. 
  • Able to interpret technical detail/specifications and convert them into a variety of different formats, taking the end user into consideration. 
  • Experience of Technical Authoring software packages. 
  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role 

Useful Additional Expertise 


The following would be advantageous but are not essential: 

  • A background in Engineering demonstrated through a HND equivalent or above in Electronic Engineering or an associated subject 
  • Experience or exposure to Data Modules (DMs) Component Maintenance Manuals (CMMs) Initial Provisioning Lists (IPLs), and Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETPs) 
  • Experience of working with recognised industry standard technical publishing software 


Competitive Salary

26 days holiday increasing plus bank holidays, increasing with length of service  

Discretionary annual bonus 

Pension – 5% employee, 4% employer (salary sacrifice) 

Development opportunities relevant to your role 

Enrolled in Employee Share Scheme following 12 months service 

Access to Westfield Healthcare scheme, including: 

  • Corporate Health Cash Plan including cover for dependents 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Discounted Gym membership 
  • Retail & Travel discount scheme 
  • Wellbeing App