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Principal Technical Publication Author

Employer
MBDA
Location
Bristol
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Sep 2022
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Bristol

MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Hybrid working pattern: Where possible, we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working - such as a 2-3 day office attendance and remaining days working from home location.

Join our Technical Publications Team and work on providing support to the Army, Navy and Air Force customers. You'll be contributing in providing complex Technical Engineering descriptive and procedural manuals across all of MBDA's portfolio of products in the UK and all over the world.

Due to contracts won and expected, this is an exciting time to join an expanding team. We are looking for a proactive and committed Author to join a transforming Technical Publications department in the Customer Support domain.
What we're looking for
We are looking to strengthen the technical depth within the Technical Publications team. You will be recognised as a specialist in your area of expertise and assigned as an authoring specialist to support the development of new projects within the Customer Support Function.
  • Provide Technical Authoring expertise in ensuring design teams have a clear understanding of the publication development, production and upkeep process.
  • The role is relatively autonomous and experience in leading and reporting on a project is required as you will project manage your assigned publication development through to delivery.
  • You will need to be familiar in the use of S1000D based authoring tools, be aware of BREX (Business Rules Exchange) use and the associated guidance documents.
  • Experience in Technical Authoring is essential. Use in particular of SGML is required but also the ability to adapt to other formats of authorship.
  • You may be required to be involved in demonstrations or technical publications proving activities.
  • Experience and a working knowledge of the military engineering environment is preferable but not essential as training can be provided.
  • Good communicator with resilience across all levels and a strong problem solver.

What's in it for you?
  • MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems and this opportunity is an influential and a relatively autonomous job where the successful applicant can create and lead your project vision and make a mark on how MBDA's technical documentation is utilised.
  • The successful applicant would act as an ambassador for Technical Publications and can help develop both the team and the corporate capability.
  • The role will require liaison with many military and engineering communities thus offering plenty of variety. Technical Publication working group participation and Technology Development Workshops offer exciting opportunities to diversify the publication methods and impact on department improvements.
  • An outstanding opportunity to work with the MoD and a wide variety of internal and external partners with excellent exposure to senior management and leadership within both organisations.
  • An excellent opportunity to gain a strong knowledge of the customer environment, culture, structure and processes. Travel to UK and overseas customer locations, although infrequent will be part of the role as well as trips to the MBDA France and Italy offices.
  • Our work is complex, challenging and innovative. It takes a range of professionals across the full engineering and commercial spectrum to carry it out. Whatever field our people specialise in, they all share the same mind-set: a drive to make things work better and to redefine the established standards.

Join a great team!
  • The Technical Publications team is a very friendly, approachable group of Authors, Illustrators, and Publishers; we all believe in regular, high-quality communication, and use this to drive ourselves ever onwards.
  • The Technical Publications team has a mix of personnel, ranging from apprentices, graduates to team members who have served in the Armed Forces and bring a wealth of passion, knowledge and customer experience across the MBDA product Range.
  • The team has a forward thinking and problem solving mind-set and you will be joining at a time where working together and team spirit is fundamental to our success.
What to expect:
We offer opportunities for career progression, paid overtime (subject to level), bonus scheme, comprehensive pension package, annual salary review, collaborative working environment and excellent on-site facilities.

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve appropriate clearances!
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Company

MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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