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Technical Author

Job Description

UKAEA is leading the drive to put fusion energy on the grid, to give the world a new form of long-term, sustainable low-carbon electricity. At their sites at Culham, Oxfordshire and Rotherham, South Yorkshire, they have a rapidly growing workforce to fulfil their expanding programme of research, focused on delivering the UK's first fusion prototype power plant by 2040.

The Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) department has an extensive portfolio and track record leading projects for the organisation. These activities include the enhancement and maintenance of the two world-class fusion devices and supporting facilities on site as well as providing wider direct support to external Clients realising successive devices proving fusion as a viable energy source for future generations. This includes key strategic UKAEA programmes strengthening its, and the UK's, position to provide for the future fusion economy as the technology matures towards commercialisation.

As a Technical Writer, you be required to take process ownership to achieve quality outcomes, working collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders across the entire UKAEA programme areas. You must also have a passion for finding creative ways to drive process change to achieve documentation standardisation of technical authoring activities across the Authority.

The Technical Writer is required to support the Lead Technical Writer in the UKAEA improvement activity relating to its technical writer's function, authoring and standards - this is pivotal to ensure the standards of documentation meets the organisational current and future needs, and is part of the continuous improvement's element under the Knowledge & Information umbrella for the Technical Information, Knowledge & Improvement Group.

The Technical Writers team is a centralised service function that resides within the Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) department that will hold oversight for this role. However, this role will be embedded within and directly support the Decommissioning and Repurposing Division.

Responsibilities

  • Ensuring technical writers' processes and behaviours complies with ISO, legislative and internal quality requirements and keep pace with emerging requirements and external best-practice
  • Obtain regular structured programme user feedback and ensure this feedback has been successfully managed to continually develop the technical writer's processes
  • Verify regularly with stakeholders to gain feedback and ensure effective delivery of their technical documentation
  • Obtain regular structured programme user feedback and ensure this feedback has been successfully managed to continually develop the technical writer's processes
  • Verify regularly with stakeholders to gain feedback and ensure effective delivery of their technical documentation
  • Can demonstrate effective drive for results. Able to ensure difficult pieces of work are completed

Experience required

  • A degree / Diploma (or equivalent experience) in a technical, engineering, scientific or related discipline.
  • Proven experience working in a technical writing position
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Knowledge of using SharePoint as a document management system would be a benefit
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to write in explanatory and procedural styles for multiple audiences

Skilled at prioritization and multi-tasking

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