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Principal Human Factors Consultant

RPS Group Plc
Warrington, UK
Closing date
26 Oct 2020

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Principal Human Factors Consultant
Location: North West
Type: Full Time, Permanent

At RPS, our Human Factors business is going from strength to strength and we are now looking to appoint an experienced Human Factors practitioner to join our Risk Management team. You will lead and deliver results on multiple Human Factors projects with a variety of clients, developing strong, long lasting partnerships. Managing small teams, you'll be expected to deliver on large, technical, complex and fit for purpose Human Factors assessments. You will have a key role in enhancing the capabilities of the team, training, mentoring and providing direction in key technical areas and driving innovation to grow the business.

The Human Factors team forms part of our major accident hazard safety business, working predominantly in the Nuclear sector. You will be responsible for supporting the design and case/safety report assessments, undertaking task such as, operational claim identification and substantiation, HF design support, HF project integration management, HF support on safety assessment, human error identification, application of HF methods, resolution of operational issues, derivation and management of requirements, HF verification and validation, application of a modern standard HF techniques and relevant good practice.

Skills and Experience required:
  • Extensive experience of leading and delivering Human Factors support to nuclear or other high hazard projects
  • A degree level qualification in related subject, (e.g. Human Factors/ergonomics, psychology, industrial design)
  • Obtained or working towards chartership with The Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Detailed understanding and application of UK regulations and standards
  • Knowledge of regulatory regimes
  • Regulatory interaction
  • Willing to travel to/ and work on clients' sites
  • Permanent UK residency
  • Eligible to obtain security clearance

About the team:

The Human Factors team works closely with each other and their clients to provide specialist support within the Nuclear sector. We successfully provide Human Factors design and safety case support to ensure that the role of the operator is fully considered and potential for human error minimised. Typical projects involve providing tailored Human Factors solutions on the design and operation of a range of topics, such as: control rooms, interface and equipment, layout and workspace, environment, alarm, competency and procedures.

What we offer you:

RPS is a great place to do great work. No day is the same and our people are integrally involved in defining our culture, behaviours and success. Working together, we challenge each other and seize opportunities to learn and grow, both professionally and personally and you can too.We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself.We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and industry knowledge will help expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including:24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year,Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and our brand new BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About us:

The RPS Group is all about making complex easy. We are a leading global professional services firm of over 5,000 people worldwide. We benefit from the scale of business that allows us to work on large and exciting projects and, at the same time, we retain a local presence in our markets which fosters positive engagement with our clients.

Our Approach

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. 'Stronger Together' is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: 'We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.'

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.
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