Principle Engineering Technician (Supportability) (Technical Author)

Job Description

About the role

As the Principal Engineering Technician (Supportability) (Technical Author) at Babcock, you will be responsible for planning, managing, preparing, developing, and updating material for incorporation into company publications or those sponsored by Babcock. You will provide technical leadership and input into various elements of the Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) program, further enhancing your experience and leadership skills. Your responsibilities will include conducting complex technical investigations, ensuring the relevancy and currency of publications, and providing technical authoring advice to maximize knowledge transfer within the organization. Additionally, you will play a key role in ensuring compliance with procedures, codes, and standards in engineering and technical activities, while also contributing to process improvement initiatives and talent management within the technical teams. This role offers you the opportunity to lead the development of sustainable and innovative solutions that benefit the organization, the community, and the world.


About you

You are an experienced and driven individual with a passion for technical documentation and supportability. With at least 8 years of experience in authoring technical publications and 2 years in managing technical documentation programs, you will have a solid understanding of Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) principles and techniques in addition, holding a technical vocational qualification and preferably a professional certification with a relevant technical body, you are well-equipped to take on the challenges of this role. Your analytical mindset, excellent communication skills, and positive work ethic make you an ideal candidate to lead complex technical authoring projects and mentor junior team members.


What we offer you

  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required, in addition we offer a compressed week which can provide you even more flexibility;
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver.


Who we are

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:


  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


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We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, due to the defence orientation of this role, the successful candidate must be eligible to obtain an appropriate level of Commonwealth Personnel Security Clearance, as defined in the AGSVA guidelines.

Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, police check, security check, qualifications and right to work.


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