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Senior Human Factors Consultant

Bristol, Bristol, UK
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31 Jul 2021

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Senior Human Factors Consultant
Location: Bristol or Warrington
Business Unit: Cavendish Nuclear
REF: SF32964

About the role

Here at Cavendish Nuclear we are proud to be the UK's leading supplier to the nuclear industry and a growing global force. From our inception during the earliest days of nuclear research and development, we recognised that a focus on people and the expertise they deliver is the key to meeting the challenges of this exciting technology.
We are recruiting for a Senior Human Factors Consultant to join our team in either Bristol Technology Centre or Warrington to take a lead role across a number of exciting and key projects on a permanent basis.

Responsibilities for the role include;
  • Providing the Human Factors input to design projects, ensuring that nuclear safety requirements are incorporated
  • Preparing and agreeing Human Factors Integration Plans
  • Managing delivery for the work undertaken within their agreed remit against cost and programme to the satisfaction of the Key Stakeholders
  • Producing, verifying, and approving calculations, analyses, design basis documentation and technical reports
  • Acting as the Point of Contact for the Key Stakeholders, ensuring adequate communication between the Engineering Delivery Team, Construction Experts, Operators, Safety Assessors, Site Safety Case Managers and other Stakeholders
  • Participating in Hazard Identification studies
  • Reviewing bids and designs
  • Developing bids for Human Factors related support
  • Developing sections for Human Factors work as part of multidisciplinary bids
  • Producing estimates for bids
  • Building and maintaining customer relationships
  • Supporting the growth the business through the identification and development of opportunities
  • Maintaining awareness of wider industry process and project developments
  • Reviewing industry best practice for implementation
  • Undertaking any special duties as may be specified from time to time by the Functional Leader
  • Ensuring that deployed resources are suitably qualified and experienced personnel
  • Directing and supervising the work of technical specialists within the same discipline

What do I need to do the role?

Company/Industry Knowledge:
  • Direct and relevant experience of undertaking human factors assessments in support of hazard analysis and safety justification
  • Experience working in a high hazard industry across a variety of projects (e.g. nuclear, defence, oil, gas, rail). It is desirable if you have worked in support of Sellafield, AWE, Devonport Royal Dockyard or Submarines previously.
  • Experience of using systems engineering techniques on projects.
  • Experience of using Jack, Solidworks or similar CAD packages in support of Human Factors work
  • Experience of undertaking human factors design activities in support of design and engineering
  • Experience in a high hazard industry, ideally working across a variety of projects in the nuclear industry.

• 2:1 Bachelor of Science Honours Degree (minimum) in Ergonomics, Human Factors or Applied Psychology.
• Chartered Status (or working towards)

What else do I need to know?

• All applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK and be subject to satisfactory security clearance which includes 3 years reference checks. Verification of any qualifications/passport/licences must be shown at interview stage.
• We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview
• The role will require occasional travel to other sites.

About Babcock International

• For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.
• We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

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For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support.

Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, we help customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.

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