Technical Assistant

The Technical Assistant is a key role in any project team or technical organisation. The job holder ensures that technical and administrative tasks are completed in a timely manner to support the technical personnel in the delivery of the specific piece of work or project.  in addition the role helps to free up technical and engineering personnel to focus on activities where they can add most value.

About this role

Typical duties

  • Supports technical and engineering personnel with project support duties
  • Compiles technical reports
  • Provides input to technical studies/research projects, technical reports, project planning, etc.
  • Produces accurate statistics, relevant figures, etc.
  • Undertakes data analysis, identifies and investigates variations
  • Prepares technical drawings, datasheets and documents under the direction of engineers
  • Develops and maintains technical databases and spreadsheets
  • Sources technical documents, information and drawings
  • Reports any breaches of safety procedures to supervision / management
  • Actively participates in and promotes company health and safety campaigns, policies and procedures, and ensures personal safety and that of colleagues at all times

In the industry

Technical Assistants are found in a variety of organisations including the Operators who own or manage production installations, major Engineering Contractors and Engineering Consultancies. They may work as part of a dedicated production or maintenance support team, or as part of a specific project team. They may have the requirement to occasionally travel offshore from time to time. The role is essential as it supports the technical personnel and ensures that they have the correct information and support to carry out their roles effectively and supports the timely delivery of key activities and projects.


  • Office
  • Outdoors
  • Offshore


  • University
  • College
  • Apprenticeships

What do I need?

Key Skills

  • Team working
  • Verbal communication
  • Written communication
  • Problem solving
  • Analysing
  • Organising
  • IT
  • Numerical
  • Working to deadlines
  • Flexibility


Entry requirements:

  • Strong IT and administrative skills
  • Previous experience in a technical administration or similar role
  • Experienced in the operation of computerised maintenance management systems

Employers might also look for:

  • HNC/ HND or equivalent in administrative or technical discipline
  • Advanced use of e.g. Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS Project
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Basic Offshore Induction and Emergency Training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • OPITO Minimum Industry Safety Standards (MIST)