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Human Factors Engineer

  • Location: Derby
  • Salary: Market related
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: Rail and Transportation
  • Contact: Kristina Altunina
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 707 1516
  • Expiry Date: 13 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 204540KAA

Human Factors Engineer required to lead the Human Factors / Ergonomics ETCS OBU team.

6 months contract initially, based in Derby.  


  • Provide technical expertise in human factors to resolve issues on the Project
  • Work closely with 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.
  • 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.
  • Participate in project meetings as required (e.g. milestone reviews, change control board, progress reviews, etc).
  • Supervise other engineers in these tasks.

Skills and experience required:

  • HNC, HND, Degree or equivalent in Psychology, Ergonomics, Human Factors or a related discipline.
  • 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 of application of anthropometric data with SammieCAD or equivalent Ergonomic assessment tool.