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Electrical Technical Author


Faslane, Helensburgh, GB, G84 8HL

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:              Electrical Technical Author
Location:              Helensburgh, Argyll and Bute + Hybrid Working 
Compensation:    Up to £44,000 + Benefits
Role Type:           Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:               SF55098


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


The role

As an Electrical Technical Author, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. 


Day to day, you’ll product maintenance documentation for all registered assets, including Nuclear Safety Implicated (NSI) assets, across the whole of HMNB Clyde. Ensuring documentation is compliant with the relevant British Standards, MOD mandated rules and manufacturers O&Ms. You will also be involved in creating procedures in Digital Format for use on

Mobile Devices.


Other duties include:

  • Assist the Senior Technical Author in maximising the utilisation of all the section’s resource.
  • Ensure that all tasks are carried out in accordance with the Company’s cost, time and quality requirements. 
  • Implementation of the Company Safety, Quality and Environmental policies in the Operations Planning area of the business ensuring that assessments of risks are carried out which lead to safe working attitudes and practices. 
  • Production of NSI Work Procedures to meet production deadlines and include all detailed technical instructions for the fitting, repair or modification of assets to NSI standards. 
  • Review and update existing Maintenance Procedures before expiry date and review NSI Procedures and Non NSI Procedures as programmed on the IFS Database Review Plan.
  • Liaise with Production, Design Authority, Manufacturer and Nuclear Safety authorities to collate information and edit documentation with agreed technical amendments.
  • Add new registered assets to preventative maintenance regime writing new maintenance documentation as necessary. 


This role is a full-time permanent position with a hybrid working from home arrangement, typically two days per week although this can fluctuate.


Essential experience of the Electrical Technical Author

  • Understanding of planning procedures and processes.
  • Experienced in maintaining electrical systems and the use of maintenance instructions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience of writing Maintenance Documentation such as Maintenance Procedures, Safe Systems of Work, Risk Assessments and Inspection & Test Reports
  • Experience of using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software such as IFS / SAP
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to internact at all levels


Qualifications for the Electrical Technical Author

  • Served a recognised Apprenticeship
  • Relevant electrical qualifications such as HNC, C&G 18th Edition wiring regulations and / or C&G Level 3 – Inspection & Testing 


Please note that this position is subject tonational security vetting. The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements (this may include obtaining SC, NNPPI or Developed Vetting (DV) level of security clearances). 

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory 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 


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 are 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.



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