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Senior Manager - Human Factors

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£55450 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2022
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An opportunity is now available for a Human Factors Senior Manager, to manage the Human Factors capability at AWE.

Location - Reading area

Package - £55,450 - £80,000 (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, including 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 and conditions apply)

What's the purpose of this role?

You will be providing Human Factors direction and leadership in the design and assessment of AWE's production and research facilities and processes with the goal of improving system performance and reliability through the application of user-centred design and assessment.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Ensuring compliance with Company Assurance Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q) and statutory requirements

  • Providing an Intelligent Customer interface with Regulators at a corporate level

  • Providing subject matter expertise to Design and Peer review

  • Promoting Human Factors Review Learn and Improve

  • Overseeing 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

What will you need to be considered?

  • Specialist knowledge of human factors assessment methods

  • Expert working knowledge of Human Factors Integration into the design and assessment process

  • Experience in the field of human factors assessment for radiological, chemical and explosive hazards would be highly advantageous

  • Good levels of numeracy and literacy

  • Excellent report writing skills with ability to review and input

  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to explain complex concepts and technical data to all levels of the business

  • Demonstrable ability to engage with & influence decision makers

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


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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