Lead Technical Author


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9.5 billion in 2018/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within our four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

In Australia and New Zealand, Babcock operates nationally, employing over 850 talented people. Operating across aviation, marine, oil and gas, mining and construction, cyber security, defence, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally.


Naval Ship Management (NSM) is a Joint Venture between Babcock and UGL and currently has an exciting newly created opportunity for a suitably qualified and experienced Lead Technical Author to join our LHD program based in Garden Island NSW.

This is a key role in developing and managing work instructions in support of work packages including planned maintenance, corrective maintenance, urgent defects and certified items for LHD ACPC. The Lead Technical Author ensures that all maintenance work instructions comply with the requirements of the N4 Library.

The Lead Technical Author has a range of duties that include but not limited to:

  • Lead and develop a team Technical Authors

  • Develop and implement a Work Instruction (WI) framework to support a variety of maintenance support needs

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

  • Coach and mentor the team to ensure a high standard of work is always maintained

  • Identify opportunities for continual improvement and implement initiatives

  • Responsible for the creation of WI utilising AMPS

  • Identify key Scope steps from relevant system drawings, manuals and associated documentation for inclusion into WI data packs and attachments

  • Identify job task material requirements to conduct planned and corrective maintenance for inclusion in the Task Material List (TML)

  • Understand and adhere to the N4 Library Technical Regulatory Framework

  • Audit AMPS on a regular basis to ensure that tasks are closed out as per contractual and operational needs

  • Conduct tasking as directed by the Maintenance Support Manager


About You

This role will align with an experienced Technical Author that has a proven track record of delivery within a complex defence or technical engineering environment. You will ideally have supervisory and leadership experience and have an excellent interpersonal, communications and stakeholder’s engagement skillset. Additionally you will be a confident team player that has a passion for identifying and driving change and enjoys working within a team environment but can also work autonomously as required. You will have exceptional time management and organisational experience coupled with an ability to prioritise, plan and organise your workload and timeframes with a strong attention to detail. Ideally, the successful candidate will have naval or defence experience coupled with a passion to drive and develop their professional career.

About Us

In return Babcock offers a supportive and engaging environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety, environment, and diversity, so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below.

Applicants must be eligible for an Australian Defence Security Clearance.


Fixed Term Contract

Job no: JZAL91778

Location: Sydney - NSW

Closing Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019