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Technical Author, Technical Writing
Posted 4 weeks ago

Company: Sword IT Solutions

Job Title: Technical Author

Location: Aberdeen

Job Type: Staff/ Contract


Sword IT Solutions are a trusted partner to a significant number of Oil & Gas sector clients in Aberdeen and employ teams of talented individuals who deliver a wide range of IT & IM Solutions within this sector.


We are currently recruiting for experienced Technical Authors who will augment our existing team on either a contract or staff basis.


This post will be based on-site with our Oil & Gas Operator client and will therefore also benefit from a great working environment and the opportunity to work alongside an experienced, motivated and talented team.


Here’s what the role will look like:


  • Reporting in to the Project Lead, the primary focus of this position is to provide Technical Author support in accordance with Company requirements/governance to simplify and/or amalgamate existing Business Operating Procedures including:
    • Formatting against templates
    • Technical Content simplification in conjunction with the document Owners
  • Assisting Owners in preparation of operating procedure roll-out material which may include but not limited to:
    • E-mails
    • PowerPoint presentations
    • SMART media
  • May be required to develop new operating procedures, primarily in text format, taking account of:
    • Governance Standards
    • Document templates
    • Job Aids
    • Check Lists
    • Definitions / Abbreviations


To be considered for this opportunity you should be able to demonstrate:


  • Sound knowledge of the following software packages as a minimum: Word / Excel / Visio / PowerPoint
  • Ability to work across multi-disciplines and interact with procedure users.
  • Ability to work proactively with procedure owners to produce simplified document content is essential.
  • Previous experience of producing operating procedures for a major Oil & Gas Operator would be advantageous.
  • Previous experience producing pragmatic operating procedures is essential.
  • Application of HSE Revitalising Procedures would be advantageous.
  • Application of Plain English.
  • Experience in the application of Human Factors would be advantageous


For a confidential discussion regards this opportunity please apply on-line in the first instance.

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