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Technical Writer

Posted 13 Jul 2024
Work experience
2 to 5 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
€3,246 - €4,637 per month
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)
19 Jul 2024 00:00

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Delft, The Netherlands

Are you ready to elevate our maintenance documentation and ensure your colleagues always have access to the most up-to-date information? Do you have a passion for continuous improvement and enjoy refining processes? Then we are looking for you to join our Improvements team as Technical Writer! If you want to experience this in an innovative environment, apply now!

About Ampelmann

Ampelmann makes offshore access as easy as crossing the street. Our drive is to make the offshore industry safer, enable the energy transition and have a great career in the meantime. We combine the challenges of a large globally-operating organisation with a change-positive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit. Personal development and responsibility take center stage at Ampelmann. Growing Ampelmann means growing you.

Read more about the Ampelmann story here and have an ‘inside look’ here.

About the Improvements team

As Technical Writer you will be part of the Improvements team within the Operations/Maintenance department. This department is responsible for making sure our global operation runs safely and efficiently. The Improvements team works on the continuous improvement and operational excellence of the current Ampelmann fleet and worldwide operation. This is done by creating add-ons and improving designs, standards, procedures, and services to maintain the highest level of safety and quality. Within the team you will work together with our other technical writer and across other departments with a diverse group of colleagues where multiple areas of expertise are represented: Asset and Reliability Engineering, Mechanical Design Engineering, Structural Engineering, Control Engineering, HSE. In this role you will report to the Team Lead Improvements.

Your role as Technical Writer

You will play a key role in supporting the maintenance program with accurate and up-to-date maintenance documentation. You are responsible for having the latest approved versions of the documents available to support global maintenance activities on systems onshore at our various yards and offshore on projects.

Regular activities:

  • Independently analyze the need for maintenance manuals and procedures.
  • Write technical manuals, ensure correct versioning, revision management and release documents after final approval.
  • Work with internal teams to develop documentation requirements and content.
  • Identify process improvements for our technical documentation processes.
  • Keep the database of existing manuals up to date, both for the onshore and the offshore parts of the organization.
  • Continuously improve and optimize processes as needed.

We ask:

  • BSc degree, (mechanical) engineering or equivalent.
  • 2-5 years relevant working experience and demonstrated written communication skills in the preparation of technical documentation.
  • Analytical skills: collecting information, cataloguing, and making it available for usage.
  • Accuracy and preciseness in developing technical documentation.
  • Demonstrated ability to explain, in simple language, complex technical information by thinking from the perspective of the end-user.
  • Working pro-actively, independently, and engaging people to acquire information
  • Being eager to explore innovative approaches and methodologies (e.g. cutting-edge tools, AI)
  • Excellent communication skills in English, spoken and written.
  • Experience with authoring in Content Management Systems such as Author-IT, Arbortext.
  • Familiar with writing in Simplified Technical English (STE).

You get:

· A great work environment with innovative and change-willing aspirations.

· High degree of responsibility and room to have significant impact.

· Monthly gross salary between € 3.246 and € 4.637, based on experience.

· Great secondary benefits (e.g., annual bonus, Working from Home policy, non-contributory pension plan, unlimited vacation days and more).

· Ampelmann Academy for all your personal and professional development needs.


You can apply before 19 July 2024 by uploading your CV via the “Apply Now” button on our website. In the week after the closing date, we will let you know if you have been selected for the first interview round. If there is a match after the first interview, you will proceed to the second interview round. Still a match? Then we will offer you the job!

If you have any questions related to this vacancy, please contact Your contact person for this vacancy is Laura Popescu.

Ampelmann is the leading offshore access provider that delivers safe and efficient access solutions to the global offshore energy sector. Its innovative approach to offshore access has propelled the company as a key global player with strong local presences in Europe, Africa, Asia Pacific and the Americas. Ampelmann’s diverse portfolio of gangways is tailored to meet every demand, providing reliable and consistent access to offshore installations in a variety of sea states and weather conditions

Active in 12 countries
280 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 38 years