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Human Factors Engineer

  • London
  • Contract
  • £51 - £56 per hour

Principal Engineer – Human Factors

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in New Malden as a Principal Engineer – Human Factors.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to lead Human Factors Integration projects providing analysis and design of maritime related products across combat and platform level products, and work with the customer and end users to develop usable and safe design solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Make human engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority

  • Maintaining a level of SQEP for the role through personal and professional development

  • Act as the point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on human engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives

  • Ability to manage issues for complex research projects balancing the needs and priorities across multiple stakeholders.

  • Manage and produce customer deliverables such as reports, presentations and reporting metrics to quality, time and budget

  • Ability to manage HF project budget & apply time management skill to own and sub team.

  • Provide help and direction to support other team members to support their effective working.

  • Provide delivery of human factors internal training courses to engineering community.

  • Be able to communicate with other stakeholders in the business and customer community to raise awareness and best practice of HF

Key skills & qualifications

  • A degree in Ergonomics, Applied Psychology, Human Factors or Occupational Psychology and/or other equivalent qualification.

  • Ideally a Chartered Engineer or working towards chartership of suitable professional institute, e.g. Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).

  • You should be comfortable working with a broad range of technical specialists from other disciplines.

  • A good understanding of implementing human factors theoretical principles to the design of maritime products and platforms within a Systems engineering context.

  • Able to select Human Factors Engineering methodologies appropriate to project requirements (e.g. Physical Ergonomics, Anthropometrics, Task Analysis and Design, Environment and Workspace Design and Evaluation, Human Machine/Human Computer Interaction (HMI/HCI) Design and Evaluation).

  • Understand the HCI/UX analysis and design techniques as applicable to the Systems engineering design life cycle.

  • Appreciates the need for the evaluation of new and emergent technology and the potential insertion of such technology to keep the product portfolio competitive in the market place

  • Demonstrable experience of applying Human Factors Integration process and procedures such as HFI Plan, and Early Human Factors Analysis (EHFA) within a systems engineering approach.

  • Recognise wider external factors that affect the engineering and business environments, safety aspects, environmental impact, sustainability, social inclusion and advances in technology.

  • Competence and capability with range of software tools relevant to Human factors analysis .e.g. HCI prototyping, task analysis, HRA and DOORS, etc.

  • Minimum 3 years experience in human factors domain ideally in defence and maritime sector

Remote working with occassional site visits to New Malden.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: New Malden

Rate: £55.85 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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