Human Factors Engineer in Chippenham, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Human Factors Engineer

Location: Chippenham

Duration: 3 Months

Day Rate: Dependent on experience

My client is in the market for a committed Human Factors Engineer to join a team of hardworking Ergonomics/ Human Factors personnel. The ideal Human Factors Engineer will come on board working closely with project managers and engineering teams to promote a good understanding of human factors capabilities on the project.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the smooth and effective integration of human factors throughout design, development and implementation.
  • Produce a human factors integration plans to ensure HF methods and activities are suitably integrated with other project activities and conducted at the appropriate time, using suitable methods.
  • 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,
  • 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.
  • Participate in project meetings as required (e.g. milestone reviews, change control board, progress reviews, etc).
  • Deliver high quality deliverables as required to record human factors activities and provide evidence of compliance with human factors processes and client standards.
  • To assist in the development of a Company database of human factors related data for use by future projects.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 in employing human factors techniques in design. For example Human Factors Integration, workload analysis, HMI design, user and stakeholder engagement, workstation layout, control room design, and maintainability.
  • Experience working in a safety critical industry, preferably Rail. (Desirable)
  • Experience of supervising other engineers. (Desirable)

"VGC Personnel Ltd are acting as an employment business in relation to this vacancy"

This is a great opportunity for an experienced individual but there will be a lot of competition for this position so if you are interested or know someone that is (we do run a referral scheme), please don't hesitate to send me your CV or call Anthony on <phone number removed>

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