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Senior Human Factors Consultant

  • Job reference: AD-001401
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Bristol

About Atkins

Atkins is one of the world’s leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services. With 18,000 staff worldwide and £1.7B turnover, we plan, design and enable complex programmes for our clients. We successfully deliver independent, professional services at all stages of the project lifecycle, including specialised scientific capabilities like Human Factors.

The Aerospace, Defence, Security & Intelligence and Technology (ADS&T) division is a progressive and expanding part of Atkins. We have a steadily growing Human Factors group, facing four competitive and innovative markets: Aerospace, Defence, Cyber Security and Technology. We are recruiting high quality, professional, committed and flexible individuals to join a successful, market leading business.

As a leading supplier of integrated solutions to the defence and civil systems markets, we are looking for people who can meet the challenge of working on both individual projects and programmes, or as part of wider multi-disciplined teams.

We have a wide and exciting range of projects and programmes defining the future Human Factors requirements for cutting edge programmes including; the latest generation maritime, land and air systems, organisational change support programmes, applying civil best practice to military environments and delivering Human Factors support to the energy sector

The Role
We require a Senior Human Factors consultant to join our growing team, as a member of the team you will manage and lead HF workpackages 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 engineering programmes to carrying out specialised work on an individual basis, therefore you need to demonstrate good communication skills and will liaise across disciplines and departments.
The role will also 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 also growing in demand for Human Factors resource, as clients gain awareness of the benefits that Human Factors capability can deliver to their businesses. In addition to a willingness to travel to our client sites you will be able to demonstrate the following:
• 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 workpackages within Defence or high hazard regulated industries;
• Experience of planning and applying Human Factors Integration (HFI) 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;
• Experience in and knowledge of the following areas: Human Machine Interface development, scientific methods and statistics, procedures analysis, safety analysis, human performance measurements, workstation and operations room design;
• Evidence of a commitment to technical excellence and continued professional development;
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and client facing skills; good powers of communication.

Additional Information
• Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted.
• This post is expected to be based in one of the Atkins offices (Aldershot or Bristol), but travel to other Atkins offices will be expected as project demands require.
• We operate a flexible working system, with set core hours and a 37.5 hr week.
• Applications would be welcomed from candidates interested in both full time and part time roles.
• Some work outside standard office hours may be necessary. Travel to and from client sites and/or temporary secondment to client’s offices may also be required in the UK and occasionally overseas.
• We offer a challenging and rewarding role, career development, and a competitive reward 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. Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package.

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.

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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