Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Join us at our major site in Derby and take pride in working on quality, leading-edge projects that drive your career forward.
What is the Human Factors team responsible for?
The human factors team in Bombardier is responsible for ensuring that the company’s rolling stock products are compliant with applicable requirements and identifying and mitigating the risk of human error and musculoskeletal injury to users.
The team works as part of multifunctional teams using Bombardier’s systems engineering process to ensuring the successful delivery of projects. Human factors requirements are derived from Legislation, Standards, human factors good practice, the train operator’s specification, operational experience and lessons learned from previous projects. The team is responsible for managing these requirements throughout the design stages of the product lifecycle and also supports the enhancement and refurbishment of existing trains during their 40-year operational life.
What type of work/projects am I likely to get involved with in the human factors team?
The team get involved in a wide range of activities associated with the rolling stock design including:
- Assessing human factors risks associated with projects
- Defining activities to address those risks and ensuring human factors in integrated into projects in an effective and efficient manner to ensure successful delivery
- Defining user characteristics
- Providing design guidance to designers and System Engineers in the design of the vehicles, environments and subsystems
- Providing design assurance documentation for the vehicle, environment and subsystem designs
- Assessing reach and cones of vision/sightlines
- Assessment of human error and workload
- Supporting the development of human machine interfaces
- The integration of 3rd party systems
- End user testing
- Verification testing on the first train to be manufactured or enhanced
Working as part of Bombardier’s human factors team will allow you to influence the development of the rolling stock products Bombardier manufactures and in doing so take pride in keeping cities and countries moving whilst contributing to users’ wellbeing. It will also allow you to gain new skills, experience and knowledge and develop as a professional human factors specialist.
With an experienced Mentor to guide you and undertaking a variety of training modules, you will work towards gaining a professional qualification while also building both technical and interpersonal skills.
The Engineering scheme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) and we support your progression to Chartered Engineer.
You will need a minimum 2:1 Bachelors Degree or Masters Degree in a Ergonomics/Human Behaviour/ Human Factors discipline. Candidates must have excellent problem solving skills and a passion for making things happen.
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As part of your online application you will be asked a series of questions.
Please give yourself sufficient time to answer these questions to the best of your ability, as your answers will be used to assess your suitability to progress to the next stage in the selection process.