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Management System Technical Author

Technical Writer, Adviser, Technical, Technical Author
Job Ref 11481
Location:
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Job Type:
Contract
Skills:
Technical Author
Technical Writer
Salary:
£400 Per Day

Job Details

Overview:
JAB Recruitment currently have a requirement for a Management System Technical Author on behalf of our Operator client, based in Kingswells. This is a 17-month contract on a PAYE basis. 

As the Management System Technical Author, the successful candidate will be responsible for the governance and quality of our client's Management System, including the production, editing, quality assurance and publishing of controlled management system documents in accordance with the client's Management System work processes and procedures.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Produce controlled management system documents in line with our client's Management System format, specification and quality standards.
  • Edit and update existing documents to ensure compliance with our client's Management System format, specification and quality standards.
  • Carry out plain English / Human Factors editing on TMS documents to ensure that they are clear, understandable and appropriate to the target audience.
  • Carry out quality control editing on the content of all new and updated documents (including spelling, grammar, consistency, structure, sense and technical look-out) in accordance with our client's Management System processes.
  • Prepare approved TMS documents for publishing to TMS standards.
  • Publish approved documents; both online (TMS Bookshelf) and in hard copy (where appropriate).
  • Communicate controlled document updates to registered Key Users.
  • Incorporate and publish approved change requests in accordance with the client's Management System document management procedure.
  • Assist Document Owners and users throughout the business to ensure compliance with TMS governance processes.
  • Update/reproduce technical drawings as required.
  • Facilitate controlled document periodic reviews.
  • Maintain records and audit trail of all changes to controlled documentation in line with the client's Management System processes.

Minimum Requirements:
Education/Qualifications/Training: 

  • Experience or qualifications in proofreading and copyediting of technical documents.
  • Experience or qualifications in technical publishing and document management processes.

Experience/Specific Knowledge:

  • Demonstrable proofreading and copy editing skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Word skills (to desktop publishing standard).
  • Experience in the use of Microsoft Excel and Visio skills to a high standard.
  • Experience in the use of Adobe Acrobat Pro to a high standard.
  • Working knowledge of electronic document management systems and data retrieval systems.
  • Experience in the use of SharePoint (preferred).
  • Experience in the use of Adobe Illustrator (preferred).
  • Experience in the use of Adobe InDesign (preferred).
  • Strong background and experience related to technical documentation for the oil and gas industry (preferred).

Additional Skills/Requirements:

  • A team player with a high degree of self motivation who can work with minimum supervision.
  • A high-level understanding of governance processes, legislative requirements. and the importance of maintaining audit trails.
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to maintain high standards of accuracy.
  • Strong multi-tasking skills with the ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels across the business.
  • Excellent organisational skills.

Interactions:
Internal:

  • Internal clients in all departments – onshore and offshore – at all levels.

External:

  • Service providers as appropriate.

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