Technical Author (Contingency Documents)

Recruiter
Location
Glasgow
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
11 Nov 2013
Closes
09 Dec 2013
Ref
TA/GLA/
Contact
Michael Leigh
Function
IT
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Technical Author with experience of authoring contingency documents, working with Business Optix and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 required for an on-going review of planning arrangements within a large change and transformation programme.

As a Technical Author, you will take responsibility for updating and existing technical document to an improved format using a template supplied by the Programme Manager.

Principal Accountabilities

The Technical Author will be responsible for:

  • Understanding the scope, technology and applications for which the documentation if to be prepared
  • Writing, editing and proofreading text
  • Collating and verifying information
  • Organising information according to the project needs
  • Collaborating with subject matter experts to develop the technical requirements
  • Liaising with other staff and managers as necessary
  • Editing and updating existing pictures and diagrams (supplied by the client)

Key skills and Qualifications required

The suitable candidate will be expected to have:

  • Experience of authoring contingency documents
  • The ability and enthusiasm to review, understand, document, and convey technical and sometimes complex material in a logical, coherent and effective manner and in language understood by the end user
  • Excellent written English and strong communication skills
  • An eye for detail

Additionally, it would be preferable if the candidate also has:

  • A degree in a scientific, computing, technical or engineering discipline
  • A working knowledge of the Civil Contingencies Act
  • Experience of working with Business Optix