Technical Author

  • Job Reference: 28107
  • Date Posted: 7 November 2019
  • Employer: Manpower RPO - Babcock
  • Website: https://www.babcockinternational.com/
  • Location: Devon
  • Salary: £30,555
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus package
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence, Manufacturing Operations, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Facility Technical Author
SF28107
Devonport, Plymouth
Salary - £30,555


About the role

Here at Babcock International we are looking for a number of Facility Technical Authors to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

As a Facility Technical Author you will be tasked to research and produce, detailed control documentation which sequences and instructs Production / Project Departments in operations that support Nuclear Facilities and the associated activities that take place within them i.e. maintenance of equipment, replacement of obsolescent equipment, testing of equipment, installation of equipment, operation of equipment etc.

Main Purpose of Role

You will ensure that strict mandatory / contractual and legislative standards of nuclear safety and conventional health and safety are maintained when producing technical documentation, applying principles of ALARP throughout the drafting process. Whilst producing documentation you will perform quality checking to your own work and the work of your peers.

You will provide advice and guidance to Project/Production departments to support with costing and planning analysis for on-going work programming. As well as liaising with other departments as necessary to provide technical input/receive technical information.

What do I need to do the role?

You will need the ability to understand and interpret a variety of technical documents and drawings along with the ability to use a variety of sources of information to extract necessary and important data to populate procedures and operational documentation.

You will also have:
* Good time management
* A high level of self-awareness and awareness of others safety
* Problem solving and analytical skills
* Readiness to ask questions and clarify information when unsure
* Good stakeholder management and communication skills


Qualifications

One or more of the following qualifications are required:
* HNC in relevant discipline or equivalent would be beneficial
* BTEC Level 3 in relevant discipline (or equivalent) would be beneficial
* A Recognised Apprenticeship in relevant discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics subjects)

About Babcock International

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

About Devonport

You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It's why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.

Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy's new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. Please use a desktop PC or laptop to create your account and apply for a job. Once you've completed this you'll be able to apply to jobs from mobile devices.

If you experience difficulties please click here. Recruitment correspondence is normally by email so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strives to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.