Technical Author


Technical Author

Building two new nuclear reactors, the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK providing low-carbon electricity for around six million homes. The £19bn project is due to start generating electricity in 2026 and is currently the largest construction project in Europe.

Marking a significant milestone in the revitalisation of our nuclear power industry, the project will make a major contribution to the UK’s move to reduce carbon emissions. The electricity generated by its two reactors will offset 9 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year over its 60-year lifespan.

The project is a nuclear site, based in West Somerset, 15 miles from Bridgwater. The NNB ambition is to build two major EPR nuclear plants, and the position will be part of the site construction team. Due to the scale of this project, the programme duration and the immovable completion date, the construction delivery manager should have experience in consistently delivering projects, safely to the right quality and on time.

The role will support the pre-operations team in the development of the operational documentation required for an operational project. The document author shall be responsible for assisting in the production of operational documentation, through all stages of the document’s lifecycle.

The role is based within the operational capability programme, part of the pre-operations function, which is a part of the project.

The role of the pre-operations function is to ensure that the future operating organisation, including people, working arrangements, equipment, facilities and documents are ready for when the project starts generating electricity.

The pre-operations function is split into four different areas at present, led by a programme manager. These programmes are:

  • Operate the plant i.e., control room operations and plant operating instructions.
  • Asset management i.e., engineering, maintenance and work management.
  • Technical and safety i.e., chemistry, environment and radiological protection.
  • Operational capability i.e., training development and resources.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Writing, editing and proofreading text.
  • Collating and verifying information.
  • Copying text from multiple sources into a single document.
  • Creating and editing pictures and diagrams.
  • Using a variety of software applications to present information.
  • Work with translator services.
  • Check written documents for compliance with writer’s guide, process, procedure, other documentation interfaces and if multiple levels of quality checks are needed.

About you

You have GCSE/national qualification standards (or equivalent) with grade “C” and above in English and Maths. You have experience using human performance error prevention tools. You have experience in document and record management. You have knowledge of information security classification and management.

You have experience in the preparation and formatting of documents, containing a blend of media for example text, diagrams, images tables and others. You are proficient in the use of Word, Excel and Visio. You have knowledge of error reduction techniques.

You have experience in using human performance error prevention. You have experience in document and record management in a construction or consultancy industry within the nuclear sector and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.

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Job Overview
  • Salary
    £ Competitive
  • Job Category
    Admin / Clerical
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