Technical Author (ALY930220)
at MOD, South West

Location: South West

Salary: Daily Rate: Up to £281.25 via Umbrella

Job Type: Contract

Industry: Government

Job Title: Technical Author
CV Submission Deadline: 15th of March @ 13.30
Business Unit: MOD//MOD Core//JFC//Director Information Systems Services

Location: South West: Corsham: Basil Hill Site

Duration: 12 months

Daily Rate: Up to £281.25 via Umbrella

Security Clearance: SC – Security Check

IR35 IN/Out Scope: In Scope


Key Tasks and Deliverables:

Responsible for the documentation production cycle including analysis of documentation requirements. Attend planning meetings, collaborating with developers and managers to gain technical clarity and liaising with subject matter experts. Understand the technology and applications for which documentation is to be prepared, gather and analyse the information needs of the users and suggest the structure and content of documents in line with the needs of the audience. Manage conflicting requirements, having regard to time constraints and risk factors to ensure delivery of product to agreed deadlines and standards. Provide graphic design capability to produce all necessary visual content.

1.Analyse and adapt technical documents to make sure they are written to local and industry standards;

2.Produce concise and accurate manuals or handbooks from a variety of source information, including but not limited to: engineering data, system specifications and technical diagrams;

3.Responsible for the accuracy, timeliness and completeness of each publication;

4.Work with internal teams to obtain an understanding of the product and the documentation requirements.

Experience Required:

1.Experience in creating technical documents in a defence and information management area is beneficial;

2.Good working knowledge of IT equipment and systems;

3.Ability to interpret basic technical data;

4.Good analytical and problem-solving skills;

5.Strong interpersonal and communication skills, to gather information from teams;

6.Excellent documentation skills with working knowledge of MS Office and 365 software;

7.The ability to express instructions clearly and briefly in simple English and is appropriate for its intended audience.