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Human Factors Engineer in Derby, Derbyshire



Derby, Derbyshire


£50000 - £67000 per annum + Hybrid working + overtime + bonus


  • Job title: Human Factors Engineer
  • Role type: Permanent
  • Hours: 37 p/w
  • Location: Derby (relocation support is available if necessary)
  • Other: Hybrid working offered - 2/3 days per week

The Energy division at ARM is exclusively supporting a World-Class Nuclear Defence Engineering business, which are a leader in Propulsion System Design and Development, and who requires an experienced Human Factors Engineer to join the business on a permanent basis.

As a member of our Human Factors Team, you will play a key role in the delivery of work packages in support of design and safety assurance programmes. This will involve undertaking assessments of human interactions with complex systems across the various phases of our product lifecycle, from design and build to plant operation aboard a submarine.

Working closely with other specialist areas, you will undertake qualitative and quantitative human factors assessments, provide sound ergonomic design advice and make clear recommendations to assure design for safe operation.

Your responsibilities:

  • You will be contributing to nuclear system designs and safety cases, and to reviews of existing designs.
  • You will ensure timely Human Factors integration into equipment and system design projects.
  • You will be interfacing with the safety and engineering teams to ensure the incorporation of Human Factors requirements in design.
  • You will prepare Human Factors documentation demonstrating the role of the operator in maintaining safe operation.
  • You will be undertaking Human Factors assessments such as task analysis to inform design and support both qualitative and quantitative human error assessment.
  • You will be planning and conducting user trials to assess developing design and optimise user interaction.
  • You will develop and assess Human Machine Interface (HMI).
  • You will apply anthropometry and assessment of spatial layout design including working with 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools.

What do you need to succeed?

  • A Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) accredited degree.
  • A demonstrable ability to work in multidisciplinary teams to tight deadlines.
  • An understanding of the role of Human Factors in complex and safety-critical systems.
  • The ability to provide clear, concise and accurate assessments and to communicate ideas and important issues clearly, both in writing and verbally.
  • Appreciation of the role of Human Factors and human reliability as part of safety cases would be an advantage.
  • Experience in the design or operation of Naval Reactor Plant.

What's on offer?

  • Competitive salary range + overtime rates
  • Hybrid working
  • Annual bonus / Annual salary review
  • Excellent benefits package
  • Great opportunity for career progression and development
  • Short interview stage process
  • Relocation can be supported (location dependent)

If you are interested to find out more about this opportunity, or anything else that might be similar, please contact our Energy & Power Team Lead, Jasmine White - ARM Recruitment. 02329 458 027

If successful, you will be represented by us (the agency) and we will submit your details directly to the client. If suitable, more details of the role and company will be discussed with you over the phone before we submit your application direct to the client.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 121822_1700558463
Date posted 21 November 2023
Sector Energy

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