Human Factors Engineer

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    Derby, Derbyshire

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    £450 - £550 per annum

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    Rail Technical Team

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    about 1 month ago

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Job Title:

Human Factors Engineer

Job Type




Length of Contract

3 Month Rolling

A leading client in the Rail Industry is recruiting for a Human Factors Engineer to join their team in Derby. As a Lead Human Factors Engineer, you will work with world class projects to provide effective, technically advanced, and user focussed products. This HF role will provide expertise to:

Projects: Delivering complex turnkey Mainline and Mass Transit (Metro) railway solutions.

The Person

You need to be enthusiastic in the subject of human factors / ergonomics and the benefits it can bring. You should be proactive, eager to acquire new skills and willing to learn from others. An aptitude for understanding multidimensional problems, and complex products, systems and development processes is essential. As are excellent inter-personal and communication skills, the talent for compromise, and the ability to work in a team and under your own initiative.

What are the responsibilities of the position?

Work closely with project managers and engineering teams to promote a good understanding of human factors capabilities and ensure smooth and effective integration of human factors throughout design, development and implementation.

Apply human factors methods and design principles, and the company process to ensure:

All human factors requirements for the system and its components are identified,

User requirements and capabilities are considered throughout design, development and implementation,

Users are engaged appropriately throughout the project lifecycle,

Compliance with relevant human factors standards and good practice,

The delivered product or system is fit-for-purpose, meets user needs, promotes effective, efficient and safe working, and is acceptable to users.

Build good working relationships with equivalent human factors staff in external parties.

Attend and where required chair customer and user group sessions, to obtain feedback on the proposed user interfaces.

Participate in the formal reviews of project or product documentation, as required by the company process.

HNC, HND, Degree or equivalent in, Ergonomics, Human Factors or a related discipline, not essential, as experience will be considered

Experience of working in large, multi-discipline teams.

Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to produce high quality documentation to tight timescales.

A willingness to work towards Registered Membership of the CIEHF.

Experience in employing human factors techniques in design. To include Sammie-CAD, JACK, Human CAD tool or equivalent experience. (expected to provide and use own tool)

Minimum of 5 years' experience of working within integrated project design teams with full lifecycle experience

Knowledge of Railway Group Standards, Ergonomic best practice, HSE, Occupational Hazards

The role requires close working with Mechanical design engineers therefore some familiarity with SolidWorks or equivalent would be useful.