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Human Factors Consultant

Location: London Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Human Factors Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 22 days ago

Human Factors Consultant.
London (near Euston)

This role is working with an independent company of Designers, Planners, Engineers, Consultants and Technical Specialists offering a wide range of professional services across the organisation.

The role

You will apply specific knowledge and skills in Human Factors methods and knowledge across multiple sectors on high-profile interesting projects.

Specific items / duties:

  • Responsible for technical delivery on Human Factors and ergonomic projects, with oversight and support from a Project Manager or Director.
    * Utilise your own experience and knowledge of relevant theories, and evidence-based practice in the design and delivery of Human Factors and Ergonomics workshops.
    * Supports Project Managers / Directors and clients to prepare proposals, developing strong client relationships as well as building internal and external networks.
    * Draws on relevant evidence-based practice to apply Human Factors standards, guidelines and best practice to support design and assurance of products, systems, infrastructure and operations.
    * Implements human factors methods and techniques from task analyses, communications and information needs analysis, predictive and evaluative workload assessments, to anthropometric assessment, usability assessment and aspects of organisational human factors.
    * Supports and implements human performance and user experience research, analysis and evaluation.
    * Designs and implements experimental trials and data collection methods such as observation, interviews, focus groups, walkthroughs and workshops.
    * Integrates human factors methodologies and approaches into engineering programmes.
    * Supports project economics by demonstrating good commercial discipline and delivering work within set commercial expectations.

Requirements and skills

  • Degree or extensive experience in Human factors, Ergonomics, Occupational or Organisational Psychology.
    * Working towards or considering becoming a professional member with a relevant institute such as Chartered / Registered with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).
    * Experience in two or more technical areas (task analyses, communications and information needs analysis, predictive and evaluative workload assessments, anthropometric assessment, usability assessment and aspects of organisational human factors).
    * Experience using recognised research and data analysis tools.
    * A collaborative style of working.

Desirable (not essential):

  • Degree in a relevant field such as Human factors, Ergonomics, Occupational or Organisational Psychology.
    * Experience providing specialist human factors methods and knowledge in one or more of the following markets: Rail, Highways, Energy, Aviation, Water, Built environment, Science and Industry.
    * Experience or working knowledge of the Human Factors disciplines:
    o Anthropometrics, Accessibility and physical ergonomics including working environment and manual handling
    o Task Analysis and Communications analysis
    o Human Error and Reliability assessment and evaluation
    o Workload assessment (predictive and evaluative)
    o Alarms assessment
    o Human Computer Interaction
    o Usability assessments (performance, error, satisfaction and engagement)
    o Human factors integration, risk management and assurance
    o Competency, Training Needs Analysis, team working and organisational culture
    o Control room and operational design, infrastructure design, and behavioural safety

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