Job Description

We're on the hunt for a talented technical author to join our friendly team. 
You'll be creating, managing, and delivering high-quality documentation for our diverse range of products, and championing an exciting transition towards structured authoring using a component content management system (CCMS). You'll work closely with our engineering, product marketing, and support teams to make sure our documentation meets the needs of our customers and follows our style and quality standards.

What you’ll do

  • Write, edit, and maintain user guides, data sheets, programming guides and other technical documentation.

  • Use best practices to create and manage content that is topic-based, modular, and reusable.

  • Support the delivery of a comprehensive, fully CCMS-based content management and structured authoring process.

  • Work with subject matter experts, reviewers, and other stakeholders to gather feedback and make sure our documentation is accurate and complete.

  • Follow and contribute to the documentation terminology, style guide, and processes.

  • Use analytics and customer feedback to identify and prioritise documentation gaps and improvements.

  • Evaluate content to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, brand guidelines and technical writing standards.

What we’re looking for

  • Circa 5 years’ experience in a technical writing role within an engineering discipline.

  • A portfolio demonstrating exceptional technical writing skills in English and knowledge of industry standards/best practices for technical documentation. Demonstrable ability to absorb and explain complex technical concepts in clear, concise and impactful language for a variety of audiences.

  • Acute attention to detail and desire for accuracy. Able to monitor your own work and actively seek ways to improve. Be receptive to feedback and use it to improve your performance.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Meet productivity standards; Complete work in timely manner; Strive to increase productivity.

  • Understanding of the localisation process and experience in managing multilingual content.

  • Proficiency with technical writing tools, software and processes; previous experience with popular component content management systems is preferred.

  • Familiarity with XML, DITA, HTML, CSS, and other mark-up languages and standards.

  • Experience using project management tools such as Jira for workload management.

What we offer

  • A dynamic and collaborative work environment.

  • Discretionary hybrid working arrangement with minimum 2 days in the office per week (non-contractual).

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

  • Competitive salary and benefits package (see below for details)

  • The chance to make a meaningful impact on our documentation user experience, and the satisfaction of our customers.

If you are passionate about delivering exceptional user experiences and are ready to be a part of a transformative project, we encourage you to apply. Join Renishaw and help shape the future of our technical communication.


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable; including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus, *subsidised onsite restaurants and *coffee shops, free parking, *car sharing scheme and *24 hour fitness centres. (*not available at our Castle Donington, Exeter, York & Edinburgh sites).

We also want to promote a healthy work-life balance as much as possible, so we have introduced a hybrid working policy which allows for a combination of home and office based working depending on the nature of your role. We also offer a variable working programme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Life Assurance policy of 12 annual salary, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay subject to qualifying criteria, the option to join BUPA Renishaw health trust and an Employee Assistance Programme for employees and family.

Please click here for further information about our benefits.

At Renishaw we believe that our success is powered by welcoming a workforce of diverse and talented people. Through encouraging an inclusive culture, where all our employees are free to be themselves, we can achieve our core values: Innovation, Inspiration, Integrity, and Involvement.
If you are excited about the role but feel as though you don’t meet all the requirements, we would encourage you still to apply. You might just be the right person for this role or another opportunity at Renishaw.
We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments to make interviews and jobs more accessible. Should you have any difficulty during the recruitment process, or require any reasonable adjustments please contact the recruitment team on 01453 524600 or recruitment@renishaw.com.

Please click here for further information about diversity and inclusion at Renishaw.

Employment Type:


Time Type:

Full time

Requisition Number:

R6705 Technical Writer (Open)


Before you apply -
Register now and turn on alerts for jobs like this!

By registering you agree to our terms and conditions.

No thanks, continue to apply