Technical Writer
Downer Group
Adelaide, Canberra
6d ago

Downer Defence Systems provides a broad range of professional and managed services, asset sustainment and estate upkeep services to the Australian Defence Force, the New Zealand Defence Force and other government agencies.

Downer Defence Systems, combining the footprint and capability of Downer and Spotless, is one of the only integrated services companies that has a whole of Defence Capability Life Cycle offering and mindset.

Our Sovereign Industry Capability delivers to the needs of Defence, National Security organisations, the major Primes and other government agencies.

As an ADM Top 10 Defence Contractor, we are a proven and trusted long-term partner, committed to diversity and inclusiveness and to growing Australia’s Defence industry with the participation of Small to Medium Enterprises.

Position summary :

Downer Defence Systems requires a Level 3 Technical Writer to undertake all necessary activities to develop and deliver an Operation and Maintenance Manual for a Defueling Trailer previously purchased by the Commonwealth.

The procurement of the trailers did not include technical data and instructions necessary to safely operate the equipment and ensure they can be fully supported and maintained during their service life so the successful candidate will be required to deliver an Operation and Maintenance manual including the following topics :

Fuel spills and fire

Scheduled Maintenance Servicing

Unscheduled Maintenance

Trouble Shooting

Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Other as agreed

The successful candidate will deliver in electronic format (MS Word and / or PDF Versions) :

A 100% draft version for Commonwealth review.

A Contractor Verified preliminary version for Commonwealth Validation.

A summary of Contractors verification process and verification certificate.

A final version for Commonwealth Acceptance.

NOTE : The Commonwealth expects that the successful candidate will be experienced in the use and application of the AAP authoring templates and tools.

Experience / Skills Sought :

  • Demonstrated experience with CASG project activities and planning.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Technical writing and experience in the use and application of the AAP authoring templates and tools.
  • Ability to manage stakeholders in a complex environment.
  • Ability to work with limited guidance demonstrating initiative and responsibility.
  • Very strong written and oral communication skills.
  • About you :

  • An experienced Technical Writer who is looking to develop their career in a prominent professional services business.
  • An understanding of the Defence Capability Life Cycle.
  • Understanding & practical experience working within a Defence project, quality assurance & business improvement process practices and targeted & effective business solutions and outcomes.
  • Experience in building trusted & valued relationships with project team members, customers & partners.
  • Must hold an Australian Government security clearance (NV1 level and above).
  • What we offer :

  • A diverse and challenging work environment.
  • A growing business where opportunities are great.
  • A great team where you are empowered to lead.
  • Referral bonuses.
  • Leave Purchases.
  • Access to monthly Professional Development Sessions (including specialist forums).
  • Security :

    Candidates must be Australian citizens with a minimum NV1 security clearance. Applicants residing outside of Australia or non-citizens will not be considered.

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