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Technical Author

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The Role

Technical Author


What’s the role?

As part of our ambitious growth plans, new positions have been created within our Technical Information and Documentation Services (TIDS) team, which sits within our successful Asset Performance Services (APS) business line.

We are looking for experienced Technical Authors to provide technical authoring services for our customers, whilst delivering best practice. You will support technical projects, using appropriate tools, methods and techniques; presenting information in a clear, concise and logical manner; and create templates in line with documentation standards. As Technical Author you will have customer contact and engage with project management colleagues to ensure that work meets the customers’ expectations, as well as being delivered to schedule and cost.

The roles will be based in our Weymouth or Bath office, however, we offer flexible and remote working to give our staff choice and adaptability. We also welcome applications from candidates looking to work part-time hours. Travel to customer sites or to attend meetings may be required.

If you are looking for a new opportunity within a welcoming and supportive team – which will allow direct personal satisfaction of a job well done – then this is the role for you.

What are we looking for?

You will have a good standard of English (GCSE level or higher) and excellent MS Word and Excel skills. We work in a team model, often across sites, so your ability to work well in a team and convey information effectively is key. Authoring experience in Framemaker, Arbortext and Adobe would be an added benefit, but this is not essential.

Experience and understanding of MoD technical documentation management and format and configuration procedures would be beneficial. If you also have experience of UK MoD or industry technical documentation types and common standards, such as S1000D, we’d love to hear about this too.

We are happy to help you to develop professionally and can provide training on specific standards or other author related skills, such as Simplified Technical English.

What can we offer you?

At BMT we appreciate the importance of having a solid development structure. We ensure that our people have access to the training and mentoring they need to be the best at what they do. We constantly strive to improve our working environment and provide everyone with the tools and applications they need to do their roles effectively.

The wellbeing of the team is central to our success, so workloads are managed effectively and we promote agile working so our hours are flexible. On top of this we have a host of benefits and family friendly policies designed to support our people.

BMT is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst its workforce. To view our full policy please click here -

What do we do?

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science and risk management consultancy. We offer concept design, asset management, programme management and technology & through life support services to customers in the defence, security, transport, energy and infrastructure markets. Our team thrive on tackling the most complex engineering and programme challenges, and are adept at blending capabilities from the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines to deliver enduring and value-adding solutions.

As an Employee Benefit Trust, we are independent of external stakeholders and have the freedom to put our people and our customers first.

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Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application.

Please note, the deadline for applications for this role is Sunday 31 January 2021.

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