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Senior Human Factors Engineer

Location: Cumbria Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Defence, Engineering, Human Factors Type: Permanent
Contact: Ian Cowx Job Published: 12 days ago

Senior Human Factors Engineer (x2)
Barrow in Furness
£50k + Benefits

As a Human Factors Engineer, you will gain exposure to a wide variety of Human Factors challenges across both Submarine and Site/Facilities and Operational Programmes of work, in a team which is dedicated to optimising the design of complex products and systems to ensure the safety, wellbeing and performance of the Royal Navy.

Your main responsibilities as a Human Factors Engineer will involve:

  • Undertaking Task Analysis - breaking down operator tasks to identify issues with design, systems, processes, and identify opportunities for error prevention
  • Conducting Workload Analysis / Assessment of Situation Awareness to optimise operator performance through design
  • Undertaking Human Reliability Analysis (Qualitative and Quantitative) and Human Factors support to the Safety Case
  • Conducting Experimental design - planning and conducting User Trials and HF assessments of the developing design, optimising user interaction
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) development and assessment
  • Conducting Human Machine Interface reviews
  • Workplace / workspace assessment including anthropometry

This role will include design and assessment of the work place, accommodation and habitable environments, Control Room and Work Station design, Experimental design including User Trials and Interface design using Human Factors disciplines of Anthropometry, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Human Reliability Assessment (HRA).
This role will give you the opportunity to enhance your skills in all areas of Human Factors, influencing the design of Submarines, complex systems and site facilities to ensure they are optimised for their intended users, improving usability, safety and crew / operator wellbeing.

You will be part of a large Human Factors department, reporting to the Human Factors Managers and you will be required to work closely with stakeholders including Engineers, Designers, Safety Case Teams, End Users and Client Representatives.

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree in Human Factors/Ergonomics/ Psychology / or other relevant discipline

Experience in Stakeholder engagement and management

Experience in adopting Human Factors methodology such as Task Analysis

Experience in one or more HF disciplines e.g. Anthropometry, Human Machine Interface, Human Computer Interaction and Human Reliability Analysis

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