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Human Factors Consultant - Bristol

  • Job reference: EN-002509
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power
  • Location: Bristol
If you are an experienced Human Factors/Ergonomics professional working within high hazard industries and love the idea of contributing directly to the growth of this area, then we are waiting for you to join our team. You’ll be capable of nurturing and developing existing relationships with both internal Atkins and external clients, to help grow our exciting expanding Human Factors offering. To do this, you’ll be adaptable, flexible and be able to think on your feet. You’ll enjoy interpreting data and be able to and enjoy communicating this clearly to others, at a variety of different levels as well as to a variety of different clients. You’ll also enjoy supporting the development of our growing team, including the guidance and development of junior colleagues.

If this sounds like you, then we’d love you to apply for this role.

The Role

As a member of our growing team, you will work with others based across our London, Bristol and Warrington offices, you will have responsibility for quality technical delivery, as well as developing and maintaining client relationships, whilst also contributing to the strategy and direction of our dynamic team of dedicated Human Factors professionals.

Typical assignments will include leading client Ergonomics work packages, managing technical delivery to project programmes as well as contributing to Atkins bids and initiatives. As a member of a client focused team you will work on a wide variety of projects across a range of sectors of industry including Energy, Transportation and Infrastructure.

Working in a friendly, supportive and influential team, you will be given opportunities to develop your career. There may be opportunities for international travel depending on the tasks you are working on.

The Person

You’ll want to make a positive contribution to the development plans of the Human Factors team. You use your entrepreneurial thinking and excellent communication skills to liaise with other groups and departments to provide integrated solutions to the client. You will also enjoy mentoring and developing junior staff, be reliable and consistent, and have an acceptance of responsibility for work carried out.

In addition to a willingness to travel to our client sites, you will be able to demonstrate the following:
• Good Degree in Human Factors or Applied Psychology or related field
• Excellent communication, report writing and presentation skills
• Experience of managing and planning HF delivery to projects (HF Integration)
• A good knowledge of Human Factors techniques, data and tools
• Knowledge in the application of Human Factors standards and guidelines
• Experience and knowledge in one or more of the following subject areas: HMI development; scientific methods and statistics; procedures analysis; safety analysis; human performance measurement; workstation and operations room design; training development and design;
You may also be able to demonstrate the below desirable requirements:
• Post graduate degree in Human Factors or Applied Psychology or related field
• Experience of working within regulated industries
• Knowledge of Human Factors Assessment techniques in relation to international standards and familiarity with latest UK regulatory developments relevant to major hazard industries
• CAD / visualisation skills
• Record for public speaking and publishing papers
• Membership/Fellowship of a recognised professional Society
• Project Management skills

About us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, employing more than 18,000 people worldwide, including around 8,500 in the UK. We’re part of SNC-Lavalin, one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. We support public and private sector clients with the delivery of complex infrastructure projects, from upfront strategic advice to large, outcome-focused programme management. Whether it’s providing social and economic infrastructure to enable cities to flourish or the connectivity of people and places fuelled by technology and big data, Atkins helps achieve success.

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.

Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy.

Additional Information

• This is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the Energy sector in the UK. There will be opportunity to develop your skills and experience in the UK, working across multiple sectors for our clients and also potentially for international travel, depending on the current project portfolio and resource requirement.
• Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.
• Atkins develops 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 and well as external training for all of our staff.

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