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Technical Author


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  OnSite

Job Title:              Technical Author 
Location:              Plymouth, Devon
Compensation:    £34,160 (Depending on Experience) + Benefits
Role Type:            Full time / Permanent
Role ID:                SF51991


At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Technical Author at our Plymouth site.


The Role
As a Technical Author, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. As a Technical Author for Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) the successful applicant will be sued with authoring procedures required within the industrial team to carry out operations and maintenance on the facility. Consisting of many specialised roles, the RWM team is charged with the responsibility of the safe collection, handling, treating and disposal of radioactive waste generated across the licensed site. RWM also ensure the delivery of the planned maintenance schedule for a wide range of both fixed and mobile assets.


Day to day, you’ll you will be tasked to research and produce, detailed control documentation which sequences and instructs operations that support the Radioactive Waste organisation and the associated that take place within them i.e. maintenance of equipment, replacement of obsolescent equipment, testing of equipment, installation of equipment, operation of equipment etc:  


  • You will ensure that strict mandatory / contractual and legislative standards of nuclear safety and conventional health and safety are maintained when producing technical documentation. 
  • 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.
  • Liaising with other departments as necessary to provide technical input/receive technical information.


This role is a full-time position,  36 hours per week, and  based at Devonport Royal Dockyard, in Plymouth. Once you’re fully embedded in the role there will be the potential for you to work within a hybrid working arrangement, however you will still be required to work onsite for the majority of the week. 


Essential Experience of the Technical Author:

  • Understand / interpret a variety of technical documents and drawings.
  • Ability to use a variety of sources of information to extract necessary and important data to populate procedures and operational documentation.
  • Appreciation / understanding of / experience working in a regulated environment.
  • Appreciation / understanding of / experience working in industrial areas and the associated hazards.
  • Good stakeholder management and communication skills.


Qualifications for the Technical Author:

  • BTEC Level 3 or equivalent in relevant discipline (STEM subjects) or equivalent OR recognised Apprenticeship in relevant discipline (STEM subjects) OR relevant experience in an engineering discipline.


The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities, and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Closing date:    20/12/2023



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