Technical Author

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Rail Jobs and Transportation

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  • Salary:

    £225.00 - £275.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Hayley Murray

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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We are currently recruiting for a Technical Author to sit within the Work Instructions team within HSE. The team is responsible for delivering updated work instructions for all safety critical maintenance tasks, to a high standard and in a consistent format and to the project schedule and budget.

The Key Accountabilities of rthe Technical Author will be as follows:

  • To own and manage the Quality Assurance review process, measurement and enforcement of defined standards.
  • To define and deliver accurate, unchallengeable blue prints which ensure contractual obligations are met and are enforceable
  • Ensure that processes are reusable, efficient and cost effective to support the 3S Principles - Simple, Scalable, Supportable
  • Embedding standards and processes across multiple teams and multiple suppliers to deliver to high quality tools and online services.
  • 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 of back end infrastructure and architecture that supports online delivery such as operating systems, networks, hosting, firewalls
  • Knowledge of online technologies
  • Knowledge of technical authoring tools and techniques


  • Insight or experience of technical development methodologies Agile, Scrum, ITIL
  • Insight or experience of process development methodologies DMAIC, LEAN
  • Experience of working within a technical team or environment
  • Experience in authoring technical documents for use by technical and non technical audiences
  • Experience in engineering / maintenance discipline

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.

In order to apply for the Technical Author please submit your CV and contact details via this advert.