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Senior Human Factors Consultant

Location: London Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Sector: Human Factors Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 15 days ago

Senior Human Factors Consultant.
Flexible Location - Client has a London base.
Salary based on relevant experience.

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Human Factors Consultant to join a successful independent consultancy that have been providing expert Human Factors and Ergonomics advice to clients across the UK and internationally for over 20 years. They work across a range of industries that include Rail, Healthcare, Autmotive and Aviation.

This position would be great for somebody with experience of offering consultancy expertise around human behaviour and that understands its value within the design process.

In this Human Factors role you will be consulting on a variety of projects from transport infrastructure to healthcare, working alongside colleagues in the design team and also with a range of disciplines within client's own teams. The role offers a lot of diversity and range of exciting projects.

The company prides itself on their work of integrating Human Factors and an understanding of behaviour into designing things, spaces and services. The core focus is on empathy with all users and ensuring that better design delivers their needs.

This role will see you work across many different sectors from transport to energy, healthcare, security, culture and sports.

Ideal Background:

  • Human behavioural sciences and design - this would ideally be ergonomics, human factors or psychology.
  • Rail industry experience would be of particular interest.
  • Some previous consultancy experience is preferred but all levels of experience will be considered
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of Human Factors within the design process bringing a good knowledge of user research and testing methods.
  • Understanding of the practical integration of this kind of work within design projects.
  • An interest and understanding of bringing human factors thinking into projects around wayfinding and workspace design
  • Experience in consulting and an ability to demonstrate previous client-facing and project management skills.
  • An eye for spotting and developing new opportunities and building relationships with clients.
  • Someone who seeks and enjoys variety in the work they do and is prepared to work autonomously but also likes to come together in a team.

Example Tasks:

  • Delivery of Human Factors & design research skills to understand users and user behaviours.
  • Participate in and lead user-centered design projects.
  • Work with designers to articulate user needs.
  • Conduct trials with users.
  • Project management of small to medium sized programmes
  • Getting involved with the day-to-day work of the studio, fostering the sharing of ideas and helping the team to develop as a whole.

Competencies

  • Ergonomics & Human Factors consulting
  • Ethnographic and design research methods
  • Integration of Human Factors into design & engineering projects
  • Application of Human Factors into transport projects

If this role sounds of interest or if you would like to know more please don't hesitate to get in touch to explore this further.



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