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Senior Human Factors Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Defence, Nuclear Industry, Sciences
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AWE is now recruiting for a Senior Human Factors Engineer 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: £42,650 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Advertising End Date: 22nd March 2023

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:

  • 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 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.


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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