Human Factors Speciailst

Location
Reading
Salary
Negotiable
Posted
02 Jan 2018
Closes
30 Jan 2018
Ref
R796
Contact
AWE
Clearance Level
DV
Job Type
Permanent

We are looking for a Human Factors specialist to provide input to a wide variety of projects, utilising a broad range of Human Factors skills. Typically, the work will focus on high hazard processes within interesting and truly unique facilities, with many of the Human Factors methods being characteristic of those applied in the nuclear industry.

As a Human Factors specialist your responsibilities will include: providing input to the design of process, plant and equipment; carrying out human factors assessments to support safety justifications; providing support to internal accident/near miss investigations; helping to maintain and develop AWE's Human Factors standards and guidance; and, supporting the design and safety governance processes by independent review of designs and safety assessments.

To be considered for the role you must: have a higher education qualification in a Human Sciences based subject; work well in multi-discipline teams; be flexible & adaptable; be able to influence decision makers; have good communication skills: and, work in a formal project delivery & regulated environment.

Individuals interested in this permanent opportunity will be required to be eligible for UK Security Clearance

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities.

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