Technical Author

Technical Author
Training Provided
Building Services Engineering Background Essential
Based Anywhere In The UK - Fully Working From Home
Mon To Fri - 9am To 5pm - 35 Hours Per Week
34 Days Holiday, Private Medical Insurance, Various Other Benefits
Up to £40k per annum 

Are you an experienced Building Services Engineer looking for an exciting opportunity to come off the tools and learn how to use your wealth of knowledge to help others? Our well-established client provides a web-based software platform to make building maintenance schedules available to engineers in the field for over 800 subscribers including museums, libraries, councils, retailers, healthcare suppliers, and manufacturers.

They have offices based in the North and South but the role is fully remote. 

Due to continuous growth, they are currently looking for a Building Services Engineer to join their existing team and go through a 6-12 month training plan in order to become a Technical Author.

The role involves the management and provision of advice to internal groups and members, the facilitation, writing and maintaining of technical publications, and the research and collation of Facilities Management and Building Services schedules. 

This is a fully remote role and you can be based anywhere in the UK.

Travel to one of their offices for meetings is required occasionally, usually once per quarter.

Key Duties (Once Trained):
- Research, development and writing of service and maintenance schedules
- Continually review technical and legislative/statutory requirements, revising and creating maintenance schedules accordingly to align with changes in the industry, including schedule and task descriptions, maintenance actions, maintenance intervals and time taken to carry out listed maintenance
- The provision of advice to subscribers, members and staff
- Keeping abreast of relevant developments relating to the technical and safety aspects of the building services sector
- Collation and analysis of issues, trends and updates based on this analysis
- Gather information from industry and manufacturers to enable maintenance tasks to be developed for new equipment and sector specific requirements 

Key Skills / Experience Required - Building Services Engineer:
- Experience of working as a maintenance/installation engineer, or building services engineer
- Happy to come off the tools and retrain into a new role
- A sound working knowledge of the technical requirements of building services maintenance
- Working knowledge of the requirements of Facilities Management, particularly in relation to mechanical installations
- Working knowledge of current regulations, industry standards and codes of practice
- Working knowledge of building handover documentation such as operation manuals, record drawings, manufacturer’s literature, and test certificates
- Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of experts in the Facilities Management and Building services sector
- Ability to interpret standards, best practice guides or similar etc.

in order to draft, edit and produce documentation
- Proficient in written and oral communications skills
- Proficient IT skills – familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat essential
- An enquiring mind with an interest in innovation within the sector
- Attention to detail and a proactive approach to work
- Willing attitude and readiness to take on new challenges 

The Package - Building Services Engineer:
- Salary up to £40k after probation 
- Holiday entitlement – 26 days + 8 Bank Holidays
- Additional Leave Purchase Scheme – You can buy extra 5 days holiday a year if needed
- Private Medical Insurance
- Summer Hours – every other Friday off during summer months or every Friday afternoon
- Full Company Sick Pay for six months (after 6 months service) 
- Enhanced Maternity/Paternity Pay – length of service related 
- Refer a friend bonus 

About Precision People
Precision People is a leading recruitment agency that specialises in sourcing top talent for Engineering, Technical, Sales and Senior Management roles across a wide range of industries.

With a focus on precision and quality, their team of expert recruiters works tirelessly to match the best candidates with the right employers, ensuring that both parties benefit from a successful partnership.

Precision People has the expertise and resources to help you find the perfect role.

With a deep understanding of the industry and a commitment to excellence, they have built a reputation for delivering exceptional results and exceeding their candidates expectations.

Interested? To apply for this Trainee Technical Author position, here are your two options:


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  • Location: Midlands,England
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits: 34 Days Holiday, Private Medical Insurance, Various Other Benefits
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Precision Recruitment UK Ltd
  • Posted: 14-Mar-2024
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