Human Factors Engineer

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8 Jul 2021

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Our client, an industry leading defence contractor, currently has an opportunity available for a Human Factors Engineer to support infrastructure projects at Devonport Dockyard, Plymouth. This is a contract role which has been deemed inside scope of IR35.

The project requires a suitably qualified and experienced Human Factors (HF) engineer to provide specialist support to the developing nuclear safety case. Experience is required on various disciplines within the HF arena, including:

The provision of professional advice on HF assurance and performance, and on the generation of associated safety case documentation.
The HF engineer will be capable of providing professional guidance to the Safety Manager and Design Manager on all aspects of HF engineering, including issues relating to both current and future designs.
This may include a requirement to provide specialist support on anthropometric and ergonomic issues. The candidate will also be required to assist in the development and generation of the administrative measures associated with the new facility.
Manage and support the production of the associated HF substantiation documentation. This will extend to providing advice on the development of 'Procedural Controls' and 'Roles and Responsibilities' for the new facility.
The candidate should be familiar with the undertaking of both quantitative HF analysis, as well as the qualitative substantiation of the human performance aspects of the process/ system.
The candidate will ideally have a nuclear related experience, preferably within the wider submarine enterprise and have performed at practitioner level over a number of projects.
They should be familiar with all Relevant Good Practice (RGP) across all seven Human Factors domains (HF Engineering, Systems Safety, Health Hazard Assessments, Training, Manpower, Personnel and Organisation & Social).
They should also have a sound working knowledge of Licensee and wider Regulatory expectations relating to HF engineering and substantiation (including performance assurance)

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