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Senior Human Factors Consultant

Closing date
23 Jun 2023

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Are you a knowledgeable Human Factors professional with practical experience of providing Human Factors input into Safety Cases in the High Hazard Industries? This could be the role for you. This opportunity will allow you to further enhance your Human Factors in Safety Assurance experience plus expand to gain experience in multiple areas of Human Factors with the aim of optimising human performance safely and efficiently. We have an exciting opportunity to join our innovative, personable, talented, and growing team of Human Factors specialists who value our colleagues and work collaboratively to ensure our clients receive cutting edge Human Factors solutions.

We work across a range of sectors providing Human Factors Integration to Safety Cases and Engineering Programmes typically within increasingly complex socio-technical systems. We provide expertise to enhance human performance within high hazard industry creating safe, effective and efficient systems. The breadth and depth of our technical expertise enables us to provide practical and flexible solutions to the most complex challenges.

We are looking for Senior Human Factors consultants with experience in providing Human Factors support to Safety Cases to join our growing team. As a member of the team, you will manage and lead Human Factors work packages, ensuring quality technical delivery. You will develop and maintain client relationships and help to mentor and support junior members of staff.

Your day-to-day tasks will vary from working in multi-disciplinary teams on major programmes to carrying out specialised work on an individual basis, therefore you need to demonstrate good communication skills and will be required to liaise across disciplines and departments.

The role will require you to support business development activities including the writing of bids and contributing to innovation and knowledge sharing across our Human Factors community.

The initial focus of your work is likely to be Defence related projects, but other market areas are growing in demand for Human Factors resource, as clients gain awareness of the benefits that Human Factors capability can deliver to their businesses.

On occasion travel to client’s sites may be required. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate the following -

  • Experience of providing Human Factors support to Safety Cases, such as development and substantiation of Human-Based Safety Claims.
  • Experience of applying Human Reliability Assessment methods and techniques within the high hazard industry, such as task and error analysis, HEART and THERP.
  • A good degree or post graduate qualification in Human Factors or a related discipline, such as psychology, engineering, or industrial design.
  • CIEHF Registered Member status or equivalent or working towards chartership.
  • Experience of delivering Human Factors work packages within Defence or high hazard regulated industries.
  • Experience of planning and applying Human Factors Integration and Human Factors processes, standards and techniques to engineering projects.
  • Knowledge of relevant UK and international standards/guidance and their application.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to technical excellence and continued professional development.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and client facing skills.

Why work for Atkins?

People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects. We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

Meeting your needs:

When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward", a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs. From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a top global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance.  If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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