ILS Engineer - Technical Author

BAE Systems
North Lanarkshire
13 Jun 2019
26 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Author

Would you like to play a pivotal part in the delivery of Support Information Documentation for the Type 26 Global Combat Ship Program? We currently have a vacancy for a Technical Author at our site in Filton or Portsmouth. Training in this field can be provided for the right individual.

As a Technical Author, you will contribute to the development and delivery of Support Information Documentation for the entire ship, in the form of an Interactive Electronic Technical Publication (IETP). The IETP will inform Royal Navy staff how to safely operate, maintain, diagnose and repair all T26 systems and equipment fitted to the ship.

This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to work alongside suppliers worldwide in the development of the UK's most advanced generation of global combat ships.

Your main responsibilities as a Technical Author will involve:

Liaising with Supply Chain to arrange and manage meetings with equipment suppliers to ensure they will deliver to the requirements placed on them.

Review supplier deliveries against their contracted requirements and coordinating reviews with other Support and Engineering functions to ensure they have been met.

Producing production specifications for sub-contracted production and effectively managing the lifecycle of the sub-contracted packages.

Responsibility for managing support information specific subcontractors, in collaboration with the Supply Chain team, to ensure timely, compliant deliveries.

Manage technical documentation in a Common Source Database (CSDB) environment through to IETP creation.

Your skills and qualifications:


Practical experience in production and authoring of technical documentation

Experience using/implementing S1000D, SGML, XML

HNC/ HND/ Degree or equivalent level qualification in relevant discipline

Good communication skills enabling technical discussions with internal customers and suppliers.


Engineering Background, Mechanical/Electrical/Weapons

Experience using authoring packages (Arbortext/FrameMaker etc.)

Experience of working within a CSDB

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a forward thinking and analytic person with excellent problem solving skills. You will work well to you own initiative, being flexible and adaptable to change, as well as working well in a team environment.

Location: Glasgow or Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of GBP600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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