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Technical Author

Government and Military

Technical Information Specialist


Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Amentum is a premier global technical and engineering services partner. We draw from a century-old heritage of operational excellence, mission focus, and successful execution underpinned by a strong culture of safety and ethics.

We are now recruiting for a Technical Author to join us on our major project located near Newbury.


The successful applicant will report to the Senior Operations Manager and will provide the day to day production, control, communication and management of technical documentation for the Amentum/Client Decommissioning Program. As Amentum is the Principal Contractor for the Site Decommissioning Program, you will be responsible for producing, maintaining and controlling documentation for use by Amentum staff and for its sub-contracted organisations in accordance with all License Condition and Local requirements . You should have previous experience of working in a high Hazard industry, preferably Nuclear, and of interacting with operations, engineering, maintenance and safety case professionals

Essential Responsibilities:

    • Interface with technical professionals in the writing, editing, and publication of various types of documents such as specifications, manuals, reports, plans, training material and presentations.
    • Research a variety of assigned topics and develop writing plans and outlines.
    • Assist in the development of supporting materials (illustrations, tables, etc.).
    • Track and monitors flow of all documents from inception to distribution of final copies. Identifies and correct problem areas as they arise.
    • Provide quality assurance check for all document deliverables.
    • Participate regularly in department and company-wide proposal writing projects. May serve as proposal coordinator for large production efforts.
    • Utilize appropriate computer software for document test production. Investigates and implement best ways to product documentation electronically.
    • Provide technical writing/editing support to other Company contracts when workloads permit.
    • Establish and maintain electronic and/or hardcopy data library of documents and work order files for documents received for processing.
    • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
    • Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.


  • Ideally Degree Qualified or HNC in engineering discipline
  • Proven experience in writing, editing and managing technical documentation and operator/maintenance manuals for Hazardous systems and equipment.
  • Knowledge of applicable UK Nuclear standards, specifications and test practices is desireable.
  • Must be able to conceptualize, format, structure, write, edit and finalize technical manuals, orders, specifications, modification work orders, and test plans, procedures and results.
  • Excellent written communication skills; working knowledge of word-processing and integrated software applications; organization skills and ability to perform detail-oriented work are required. Position may require travel

Successful applicant must be a British national and must be eligible to hold a DV level of security clearance.

Amentum is an equal opportunities employer.

Minimum Requirements

  • Proven experience in delivering projects of over £1 million
  • Proven excellent analytical and organisational skills
  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a changing work environment previous experience of managing high value projects
  • Proven knowledge of nuclear site decommissioning and waste management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ideally Degree Qualified or HNC/HND in engineering discipline
  • Previous experience in highly regulated industries