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Principal Human Factors Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

Undertake Human Factors work, to support any site based HF safety related activities, including:

  • Write HFIPs (work stream specific)
  • Update the HF Issues Registers
  • HF attendance / support to Hazard Identification (HAZID)
  • HF support to the identification of Human Based safety claims (HBSCs)
  • HF input to the Fault Schedule
  • HEP calculation sheets in support of the Fault Schedule
  • Assess Safety Actions (SAs) – Operator Claims in the safety case
  • HF Screening for detailed assessment
  • Detailed Human Error Assessment – DHEA Report

The HFE related roles include the below activities:

  • Task Analysis
  • Workload Analysis / Assessment of Situation Awareness
  • User trials
  • Human Computer Interaction (HCI) development and analysis
  • Human Reliability Analysis
  • Workplace / workspace assessment including anthropometry
  • Human Machine Interface Assessment

Human Reliability Analysis (HRA)specialist with the following skills

  • Understanding of Safety Cases Processes (Deterministic Assessment and Probabilistic Assessment)
  • Understanding of Nuclear Safety Case regulatory framework
  • Knowledge of HRA tools
  • Task Analysis
  • Human Error Qualitative Assessment
  • Human Error Quantitative Assessment (HEART and THERP tools)
  • Understanding of how to substantiate claims made on the operator within the safety case
  • Understanding of how key safety actions are supported by operations (Procedures, Training etc)
  • Good stakeholder management skills


  • Degree or higher qualified in a human factors or safety related discipline
  • Experience of Providing HF advice to a large project
  • Knowledge of human factors in nuclear safety cases
  • Experience of Hazard ID
  • Used to working with Safety Case teams and fault schedules
  • Experience of Design Basis Assessment (DBA) and Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA) – desirable
  • Experience in conducting human reliability analyses and Detailed Human Error Assessments (DHEA)
  • Understanding of nuclear site licensing conditions – SAPs and TAGs

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35.

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

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