Senior Human Factors Engineer

  • Job Reference: R17220
  • Date Posted: 4 September 2023
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £44,990 to £71,110
  • Bonus/Benefits: + excellent benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is now recruiting for a Senior Human Factors Specialist to lead the Human Factors input to the design and assessment of AWE's facilities and processes as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £44,990 - £70,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours (including Bank Holidays) of annual leave - plus every other Friday off work!

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the production of Human Factors assessments and other technical inputs to the design process and to safety cases and safety documentation for a range of facilities including radioactive, explosives and chemical plant

  • Provide Human Factors subject matter expertise to Design and Peer review

  • Provide an Intelligent Customer interface with Regulators at a project level

  • Lead Human Factors research relating to AWE's activities

  • Promote Human Factors Review Learn and Improve

Whilst not considered a checklist, we will expect candidates to be able to demonstrate:

  • A strong background in delivering Human Factors design and engineering solutions in safety critical or regulated industries

  • A broad technical experience of Human Factors methods, tools and techniques

  • Experience of applying human factors methods in a dynamic, multi-disciplined environment

  • Higher education qualification in relevant a discipline (Engineering, Science, Ergonomics, Psychology etc)

  • Ability to manage both technical and non-technical stakeholder relationships

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.