Technical Author

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Railway Construction

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  • Salary:

    £300.00 - £325.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Hayley Murray

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


We are currently recruiting for a Technical Author to work on rolling stock related projects. The job post is accountable for the delivery of all required installation and maintenance documentation.

***This role is working in the public sector and therefore must be set up on a PAYE or Umbrella basis. No limited companies are permitted. ***

Key Accountabilities

  • To own and manage the migration of information from Suppliers to Installers and Maintainers process control systems
  • To define the processes required to maintain the technical library
  • Ensure that processes are reusable, efficient and cost effective to support the 3S Principles - Simple, Scalable, Supportable
  • Embedding standards and processes across multiple teams to deliver to high quality documentation
  • Gathering information and presenting it in suitable formats with an understanding of the target audience.
  • Proofreading, editing and formatting documentation for technical, business and consumer audiences
  • Working with relevant stakeholders to discuss technology and authoring requirements
  • Researching, designing and creating technical documentation in a timely and quality manner
  • Define, create, and maintain an up to date library of technical documentation that supports a consistent and efficient delivery process.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience expected will be as follows:

  • Technical authoring expertise including relevant tools
  • Knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker
  • To be able to fully converse and interact with highly technical resources internally and externally
  • Ability to use evidence based insights to ensure that deliverables meet required standards
  • Ability to negotiate with and influence suppliers, technical teams and Senior Managers
  • Clear and concise writing style with a flair for turning technical subjects and jargon into easily understood text, diagrams and images
  • An awareness of technical architecture and how this is best documented
  • Excellent verbal communicator with a high standard of written English
  • Translating complex technical information in to easy to use/understand proposals
  • Experience of working within a technical team or environment
  • Experience in authoring technical documents for use by technical and non technical audiences