Technical Author – Defence (Air, Land & Sea)

£45,000 D.O.E


Hybrid Working



Client Overview:

My client is a leading defence organisation, who work in close partnership with the Armed Forces, working towards a common goal of defending our freedom.


Role Overview:

The purpose of the role is to analyse, develop and deliver the Technical Publications for a complex portfolio of the client’s products across Air, Land and Sea.


You will be placed at the forefront of engineering documentation where they will work closely with several enthusiastic and multi-disciplined internal and international teams across industry and government groups.


What we’re looking for:

  • Authoring specialist to support and develop complex engineering descriptive and procedural documentation.
  • Experience in technical authoring is essential. Use of SGML is required but also the ability to adapt to other formats of authorship is desirable.
  • You will need to be familiar in the use of S1000D based authoring tools, be aware of BREX (Business Rules Exchange) use and Guidance Documents, a CSDB (Common Source Data Base) environment and the associated reports.
  • You need to be able to work with a variety of different types of people and will maintain a willing, helpful attitude and a calm professional manner.
  • Provide technical expertise in ensuring design teams have a clear understanding of the publication development, production and upkeep process.
  • You may be required to be involved in demonstration or process proving activities at an alternative site or the Customer’s location, in the UK or overseas.
  • Experience and a working knowledge of the military environment for operation and maintenance technical publications is preferable but not essential.
  • Liaise with product suppliers in support of technical publication technologies whilst maintaining personal and technical reports, records etc. of all technical publication activities to a high standard.
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and overseas.


Package Details:

  • Company bonus of up to £2,500 (based on company performance and will vary year to year).
  • Pension of maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Up to 15 days flexi leave.
  • 25 days annual leave (plus holiday purchase).
  • Parental benefits including up to 26 weeks full pay for maternity, paternity, adoption, neonatal and shared parental leave.
  • Fantastic site facilities, including subsidised meals, free car parking and more.
  • Excellent career progression and development opportunities.


Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working – such as 2-3 day in the office a week.


Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.


To discuss this role in more detail please call Joshua Moss on 0743580685. Can all interested candidates please email your CV to

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