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Jacobs Technical Editor - Tideway - FTC in London, United Kingdom

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Your Impact:

The Technical Editor for Operational Integration (OI) is a resource specialist in managing the production of major documents, from draft and review to publication, for the System Commissioning and System Acceptance programmes of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project.

Major documents include the System Commissioning Plan (SCP), the System Acceptance Plan and various supporting components that are being drafted by subject matter experts in Operational Integration and the wider commissioning teams.

Key responsibilities

  • Works with the OI Commissioning Manager in planning the System Commissioning documents production programme

  • Drafts the core document for the SCP and compiles the components that make up the plan

  • Manages OI document reviews in line with set processes to meet Interface Agreement and Works Information requirements

  • Advises authors on the use of templates and structure of documents to be produced Recommends use of layouts, graphics, tables, charts or storyboards to amplify or clarify publication objectives

  • Reviews material by others and recommends revisions or changes in approaches, scope, format and text to ensure Tideway standards for publications are applied

  • Researches content for use in documents, presentations and other material

  • Writes documentation, creates presentations, graphics and spreadsheets as needed

  • PIMS author for the Operational Integration library in the Programme Information Management System

Please note this role is being offered on a 2-year Fixed Term Contract.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


  • Extensive experience in professional/technical writing/editing

  • Document production and publication

  • Working with technical project/engineering teams to produce multiple documents

  • Information management


  • Document control systems (Asite)

  • Water industry and/or commissioning background

Skills and competencies

  • Technical writing, editing, document layout and formatting

  • Expert in MS Word, using styles and formatting, creating templates

  • MS Office applications (Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint), MS Visio, SharePoint, Adobe Acrobat and graphics packages

  • Quality management

  • Project management

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.