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If you want to work in a unique and innovative environment, then AWE could be the perfect place for you – whether you are a scientist, an engineer, a mechanic or a business professional. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, we’re always looking for high quality candidates.
AWE are currently recruiting for a Senior Human Factors Specialist.
This role will be to lead the Human Factors input to the design and assessment of AWE’s facilities and processes relating to production and research operations to improve system performance and reliability
through the application of user-centred design and assessment.
Location – Reading area
Package - £ subject to skills and experience
AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.
You will be required to:
- Support AWE Human Factors Lead Technical Authority and the management of the Human Factors.
- Discipline to ensure timely and proportionate Human Factors input to project design and assurance activities.
- Lead Human Factors knowledge awareness and dissemination (e.g. through liaison with other organisations across industry, leading Human Factors exchange programmes, running Human Factors training and awareness events).
- Lead the production of Human Factors assessments and other technical inputs to the design process and to safety justifications for a range of facilities including radioactive, explosives and chemical plant.
- Prepare, maintain and develop company-wide Human Factors standards, related procedures and work instructions.
- Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.
- Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held in the company management system.
To be successful in this role you should have the following skills:
- Higher education qualification in relevant science or engineering discipline.
- Work effectively with others towards common goals.
- Demonstrate flexibility & adaptability in dealing with changes.
- Strive towards providing service excellence.
- Ability to lead small teams.
- Is able to engage with & influence decision makers.
- Good report writing skills.
- Good presentation skills (technical presentations and lecture/training skills).
- Competent in areas of knowledge/data acquisition and evaluation skills.
- Experience in the field of human factors assessment for high hazard processes.
- Experience of applying human factors methods in a dynamic, multidiscipline environment.
AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.
AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.
Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.