Human Factors Engineer

Location: Plymouth, Devon Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, relocn, flexi-time etc
Sector: Human Factors Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

Human Factors Engineer (x3)
Plymouth / Exeter / Truro
£35,000 - £50,000 + excellent fringe benefits

We are looking for Human Factors Engineers to fulfill a crucial role in maintaining exceptional safety standards, whether it's nuclear, radiological, conventional or environmental safety in the exciting and challenging world of Marine Defence.

In this Human Factors role you will be working in multidisciplinary teams, projects and facilities, providing the full breadth of your specialist knowledge to make a positive contribution to a safe operation.

You'll undertake a wide variety of projects that cover the full design and safety lifecycle, from concept development through to construction, in-service support and decommissioning, as well as incident investigation and reporting.

What is on offer?

  • £35,000 - £50,000 depending on your experience
  • Flexible working hours
  • Pension scheme with up to 8% employer contributions
  • Life assurance
  • Share ownership scheme
  • Professional subscription support
  • Occupational Health services
  • Career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our award winning Investors in People Gold award Learning & Development teams.

Desirable skills and knowledge to include:

  • Experienced in applying Human Factors / behavioural science knowledge, principles, methods and techniques to support the human centred design development and evaluation of system user interfaces (HMI and HCI), workstations and workspace environments.
  • Experienced in the use of human factors / behavioural science methods and techniques to support the development and evaluation of systems and processes (e.g. task analysis, error analysis and workload analysis techniques).
  • Have a working knowledge of human factors / ergonomics codes and standards (e.g. British Standards / UK Defence Standards) and their application to the design development of work systems and technology;
  • Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of operational processes from multiple HF Domain perspectives.
  • Experienced in the safety assessment process applied within high hazard industries (ideally nuclear) and how the human factors discipline supports the safety assessment process;
  • Experienced in Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) and the use of Human Error Quantification Techniques to support the HRA process.
  • Have knowledge of a Systematic Approach to Training methodology and how to develop effective training programmes for high hazard industry process stakeholders.
  • Experienced in behavioural and organisational change methods and techniques;


  • A degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. (Behavioural science (Psychology) / human factors related discipline or engineering / design with high ergonomics content (all levels)).
  • A relevant MSc in Occupational Psychology / Industrial Psychology or Human Factors / Ergonomics (Senior / Principal Levels) is preferable.
  • Chartered membership (or working towards) of the British Psychological Society or Registered Member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (Senior / Principal Levels).

This advert was posted by Gold Group - one of the UK's leading niche recruitment consultancies. We span a variety of specialist industries and are the recruitment company to help you find your next career opportunity. We pride ourselves on our commitment to candidates and stick to our ethos of finding the right role for the right person. Visit our website or get in touch today to discuss this role, find out what else we've got or just for a chat about the state of your industry. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. Please be aware that we receive a high volume of applications for every role advertised and regularly receive applications from candidates who exceed the job credentials. We will only contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview.

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