Technical Author

  • Job Reference: REQ_26990
  • Date Posted: 24 June 2024
  • Employer: Saab AB
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description


Saab UK is part of Scandinavia's largest defence company, bringing together the best of Swedish and British innovation. Saab offers world-leading solutions and services in defence, aviation, space, and civil security to keep people and society safe. Our UK presence has been growing at pace, meaning we can offer a wide range of opportunities for personal fulfilment and career growth. We currently employ over 500 people across eight sites in the UK, and our specialisations include software engineering, underwater robotics, radars, AI, and armed forces training.

As part of the global entity Saab AB, Saab UK combines the innovative spirit of a start-up with the resources and expertise of a larger corporation. Globally, Saab employs over 22,000 people, with operations on every continent. Our partnerships with UK customers and industry mean we are able to deliver innovative solutions to complex challenges, anticipating the threats of tomorrow. We invest 23% of our annual revenue into research and development, collaborating with a range of partners including industry and academia.

Saab is a company that offers our employees plenty of opportunities for growth and advancement. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing a workplace where individuals can thrive professionally, paving the way for future progression. We also recognise the need for a healthy work-life balance to ensure our staff have the chance to live a fulfilling life beyond the workplace.

Position Overview:

The primary objective of this role is to develop and maintain top-tier system technical manuals, using Single Source Authoring tools. This position is crucial for ensuring that all technical documentation remains accurate, detailed, and up-to-date, thereby aiding customers in fully comprehending and maintaining their (Underwater) Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV). Additionally, this role involves assisting in the development of technical training materials, thus playing a key part in the effective training and upskilling of both customers and staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce and maintain customer technical manuals across the range of Saab Seaeye ROVs as well as third party accessories.

  • Produce and maintain Product Data Sheets.

  • Control of documents and drawings used in technical manuals.

  • Produce and distribute Engineering Advice Notes in accordance with Saab Seaeye quality standards.

  • Assist with training sessions at Saab Seaeye's facilities, customer sites, and remotely via digital platforms, with occasional national and international travel required.

  • Collaborate with the Technical Training and Product Information Team to develop training programs for both Saab Seaeye products and third-party accessories.

  • Assist with the training of new staff on Saab Seaeye products.

Required Skills:

Essential -

  • Proven track record of producing technical documentation for electronic-based systems.

  • Proficiency in using single-source authoring software such as Madcap Flare.

  • Familiarity with graphic design and 3D rendering software.

  • Competency in Microsoft applications.

  • Understanding of software and networking.

Desirable -

  • Experience with ROV systems or similar marine equipment.

  • Hold a recognised Training qualification.

  • Proficiency in producing digital media for training purposes.

  • Familiarity with online learning authoring tools.

General Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Work efficiently and professionally within the team and company.

  • Maintain professionalism when interacting with customers.

  • Undertake any other duties within competence as required by the Manager/Team Leader.

Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that the working area is a clean and safe environment in compliance with the 6S best practice and health and safety policies.

  • To ensure any equipment used is safe, within electrical test date and all guards and interlocks are working and in place.

  • To act safely and responsibly in line with company processes and Health and Safety procedures to ensure your safety and the safety of others.

  • To report any potential Health and Safety hazards or violations to your Supervisor/Line Manager or directly to the QHSE Manager.

  • To ensure any PPE or work wear required or provided for the job is worn and checked regularly for wear, and then reported when replacements are required.