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Technical Author

  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Package
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 9 months ago

  • Sector: Civil Engineering
  • Contact: Justin Curry
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01132420303
  • Expiry Date: 21 September 2023
  • Job Ref: 403904JCY

Technical Author - Civil Engineering (Water Division)

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Company Overview:

Our client, a reputable Civil Engineering Contractor with a specialized focus on the Water sector, is seeking a Technical Author to join their team. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a dynamic team based in the Leeds regional office, contributing to the success of projects in the Water division.

Role Overview: As a Technical Author within the Water division, you will play a vital role in producing accurate and comprehensive technical documentation for Civil Engineering projects. Your expertise in creating clear and concise technical content will ensure effective communication among project teams, stakeholders, and regulatory bodies. This role offers the chance to be involved in projects that make a real impact on water infrastructure.


  • Collaborate closely with engineers, project managers, and subject matter experts to gather technical information.
  • Create well-structured technical documentation, including manuals, reports, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Ensure consistency, accuracy, and adherence to industry standards in all written materials.
  • Translate complex engineering concepts into easily understandable language for various audiences.
  • Review and revise existing technical documentation to ensure it remains up-to-date and accurate.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and changes to regulations, incorporating these into documentation as needed.
  • Manage documentation version control and distribution to relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide support in maintaining a central repository of technical documents.


  • Relevant qualification in Civil Engineering, Technical Writing, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience as a Technical Author, preferably within the Civil Engineering sector with a focus on Water projects.
  • Strong understanding of Civil Engineering terminology, concepts, and principles.
  • Proficiency in creating clear and concise technical documentation.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organization skills.
  • Proficient in using documentation tools and software.
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.


  • Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Generous holiday allowance.
  • Opportunities for professional development within a specialized Civil Engineering Contractor.
  • Be part of a team that contributes to essential water infrastructure projects.

If you have the required experience as a Technical Author and are looking for an exciting opportunity with a Civil Engineering contractor specializing in the Water sector, we encourage you to apply for this role. Please submit your application, including an up-to-date CV, highlighting your qualifications and relevant experience.