Senior Human Factors Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
1 Feb 2022

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What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK's ultimate deterrent - Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?

Working for one of the area's largest employers and enjoying an excellent work/life balance, you will lead the Human Factors input to the design and assessment of AWE's facilities and processes as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team.

Senior Human Factors Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £42,650 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Relocation package available (terms & conditions apply)

Your responsibilities will include:

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

  • Provide subject matter expertise to Design and Peer review

  • Promote Human Factors Review Learn and Improve

  • 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

  • Lead Human Factors research relating to AWE's activities

Whilst not considered a check list, 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 science or engineering discipline

  • 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.


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.


We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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