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Technical Author

BAE Systems UK

Location: Isle of Wight

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Technical Author

Location: UK Wide – Flexible location. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: Up to £53,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Obtain technical information from subject matter experts, production personnel and other sources
  • Generate well-presented, grammatically correct, and concise documentation, in accordance with the company standards and agreed project schedules
  • Document assembly and disassembly procedures using Engineering drawings
  • Generate illustrations and photos, annotated, as necessary
  • Organise the approval, issuing, filing and (when required) printing of documentation
  • Responsible for the development of a complete suite of documentation for a product, either alone or collaboratively
  • Ensure all applicable Quality Assurance (QA)/ vetting procedures are complete

Your skills and experiences:


  • A background in Engineering demonstrated through a HND equivalent or above in Electronic Engineering or an associated subject
  • Proficient in the creation of clear complex documentation to support an engineering readership
  • Competent in the creation and editing of drawings, layout of documents and the creation of text to a professional standard


  • Knowledge of XML editing tools such as Arbortext and the Raytheon Eagle Publishing System
  • Knowledge of AECMA S1000D, JSP series of standards, Def Stan 02-40 (NES 40)


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Radar team:

The Radar Team based in Cowes is developing the next generation of radars to be used by our customers. As part of the role, you will create and maintain Customer deliverable technical documentation required to support the use, maintenance, and servicing of company products. The format of the documentation will be either hard or soft copy and may be required in an interactive format to meet the project requirements. There is the opportunity to be part of this team that will provide support to the operators and maintainers within the various customer communities.

You will be working within the Integrated Logistic Support Team and engaging with the designers and management as appropriate.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.