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Technical Author (Special Vehicles) in Bedford, Bedfordshire



Bedford, Bedfordshire


£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum



Technical Author - Special Vehicles

The Technical Author will compile and deliver technical documentation for end users and customer organisations assembled in accordance with their requirements. They will also assist production engineering with the compilation of manufacturing process documentation. We are a project orientated business and see a large number of various project types, which can vary from in service support of vehicle fleets through to conversion projects on hundreds of similar vehicle types. Information must be clearly and unambiguously presented, in a manner appropriate to the level of skill, experience and technical understanding of the users and maintainers of the equipment.

This is a new role within Special Vehicles and the ideal candidate will need a desire to grow and develop the functions of the role.

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be expected to manage & own elements of Technical Publications /Authoring work/tasks and conform to challenging project timelines.
Liaise with product suppliers to compile data and information and translate to a variety of national / international /civil / military specifications, and produce physical/electronic deliverables reflecting quality processes to a high standard of written and technical English compliant with Def Stan's and JSP's.
Commission, coordinate or prepare illustrations and occasionally technical training packages as required to support your work.
The production of high quality, legislation compliant, technical documentation, and safety cases. Army Equipment Support Publications (AESPs) will form the basis of the document sets being produced, however other formats may also be required.
Communicating with stakeholders of current ILS programs and documentation requirements.
Provide technical expertise in ensuring design teams have a clear understanding of the publication development, production and upkeep process.
Managing stakeholder relationships and provide updates
Continually seek ways to improve the business and align your colleagues to this activity
Focus on continuous improvement - working with the engineering and production leadership teams to improve efficiency/quality during build.
Act in accordance with the code of conduct for UTAC group staff at all times.


Previous experience as a Technical Author or similar within an engineering function, preferably within the defence industry
Extracting information from technical documentation, engineering standards and processes and turning this information into easily understood text
Creation of documents sets in accordance with Def Stan Def Stan 00-601 or similar.
Knowledge and understanding of Def Stan 00-600, JSP 886, JSP 543(D) and JSP 101 or similar standards.
Working within document control, change control and checking/reviewing procedures.
Working within a team that understands Defence related safety.
Knowledge of PDM systems & processes would be advantageous
Experience of defence, blue light and/or government organisations
Basic Technical Illustration, graphic design

BTEC or City and Guilds qualified in an engineering discipline
Core competencies:

Detailed understanding of standard office software e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat as well as standard publishing tools.
Good understanding of Integrated Logistic Support and Through Life Support
Good understanding of Safety & Environmental management processes
Good understanding of Quality Control management processes & familiar with working in an ISO 9001 / ISO 27001 environment
Strong communication & interpersonal skills.
Personal Behaviours:

Desire to provide excellent service and produce best in class service.
A cradle to grave mentality for ownership of actions
Ability to work under pressure.
Problem solving mentality, an agent for change, establishing, driving and embracing industry best practice.
Good attention to detail
Essential requirements:

Willing to undergo a Criminal Disclosure check
SC clearance or ability to achieve this (UK national with residency in the UK for the last 5 years)
Full UK driving license


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 121457_1707154252
Date posted 05 February 2024

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