Technical Publications Author

BAE Systems

Location: Edinburgh

Job Type: Full time


  • All Systems GO! Be part of the next generation of defence technology
  • Exciting permanent role for a Technical Publications Author
  • Enjoy flexibility, engaging work and a culture that embraces diversity and open-mindedness

At BAE Systems we are all systems go as we continue to drive innovation and seek passionate and talented people to join our business. We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Technical Publications Author within our Battlespace Integrated Solutions based in SA-Edinburgh Parks.

What this opportunity will mean for you:

  • Purposeful work where your efforts are recognised in an environment where you can thrive
  • Joining an organisation that is passionate about developing some of the most impressive careers in the world
  • Industry-leading flexibility options to unlock the talent and diversity of every individual
  • Unique opportunities to contribute to programs of national significance whilst growing your skills
  • A strong safety culture, inclusive teams and work to be proud of, underpinned by a compelling set of values

Your new role:
For decades JORN - a network of three over the horizon radars - has been the technological Holy Grail for many engineers and is considered one of Australia's greatest defence triumphs. You can learn more about the JORN program and listen to this exciting Australian story in the podcast Technically Possible - World-leading Tech in the Aussie Outback.
As the Technical Publications Author, you will complete technical writing activities in accordance with the relevant project procedures and work instructions, to achieve project technical, schedule and cost goals.
Reporting to the JORN Technical Publications and Training Lead you will:

  • Conduct technical writing activities for Project specific requirements
  • Develop project specific technical documentation and ensure that the product meets all requirements including safety and regulatory requirements
  • Utilise technical writing tools effectively to undertake documentation development and verification
  • Undertake technical writing activities within own competence without day to day guidance or supervision, including liaison with customers and suppliers as appropriate
  • Make technical writing decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority

About you
As an ideal applicant for this opportunity, you'll have:

  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in a Technical Writing discipline
  • Experience in a defence or related technical industry (desirable)
  • An understanding of the Engineering Development Lifecycle
  • Demonstrated understanding of DEF(AUST) 5629B
  • Knowledge of Configuration and Change Management principles
  • Very Proficient oral and written communications skills
  • Defence security clearance or eligibility to obtain

Research shows that some candidates hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don't meet 100% of the criteria. So, if this opportunity excites you and you have the right foundational experience and qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Whether it be for this role or another, your skills and competencies are of interest to us.

As Defence security clearance is required for this role, applicants must be Australian citizens and eligible to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance.
Further information regarding clearances is available at:

Applications should be addressed to: Ammar Bakos, Talent Acquisition Specialist- Engineering and made online here. Confidential enquiries are welcome via email:

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Our culture
We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive environment where our people can thrive. For us that means ensuring that the voices and talents of our employees are valued and that everyone has a sense of belonging. We do not tolerate discrimination because of differences, such as age, ability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, or sexual orientation.
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