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Human Factors Engineer

Location: Derbyshire Salary: Bonus and Benefits
Sector: Human Factors Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 17 days ago

Human Factors Engineer

Today we have an exciting opportunity for a Human Factors Engineer within the UK Defence Industry, specifically on our Submarine programme.

As a member of the Human Factors Team, you will play a key role in the delivery of work packages in support of design and safety assurance programmes for the Royal Navy's current and future nuclear submarine fleet.
This will involve undertaking assessments of human interactions with complex systems across the various phases of the product lifecycle, from design and build to plant operation aboard a submarine.

You will be working very closely with other specialist areas and will undertake qualitative and quantitative human factors assessments, provide sound ergonomic design advice and make clear recommendations to assure design for safe operation.
You will drive to ensure that Human Factors is at the heart of a safe and usable system.

The Role:

  • You will be actively contributing to nuclear system designs and the safety cases.
  • You will have input into reviews of existing designs and offer Human Factors input..
  • You will ensure Human Factors integration is properly considered into equipment and system design.
  • You will be interfacing with the safety and engineering teams to ensure the incorporation of Human Factors requirements in design.
  • You will prepare Human Factors documentation demonstrating the role of the operator in maintaining safe operation.
  • You will be undertaking Human Factors assessments such as task analysis to inform design and support both qualitative and quantitative human error assessment.
  • You will be planning and conducting user trials to assess developing design and optimise user interaction.
  • You will develop and assess Human Machine Interface (HMI).
  • You will apply anthropometry and assessment of spatial layout design including working with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools.


The Ideal Person:

  • A demonstrable ability to work in multidisciplinary teams to tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of the role of Human Factors in complex and safety-critical systems.
  • The ability to provide clear, concise and accurate assessments and to communicate ideas and important issues clearly, both in writing and verbally.
  • Appreciation of the role of Human Factors and human reliability as part of safety cases would be an advantage.
  • UK based Defence industry experience with Nuclear is the first choice but we are open to other industry backgrounds from highly regulated environments as well so please apply to discuss your suitability.

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