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Human Factors Consultant

  1. Aldershot
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

About us

As a global multi-disciplinary consultancy The Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Division within Atkins is at the leading edge of Human Factors and is currently recruiting for Human Factors Consultants. Atkins offers a range of independent and unbiased advice in engineering, technical and strategic advisory services to a wide breadth of markets and clients.

‘Atkins is a member of the Aurora Engineering Partnership which, subject to contract, will support the Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) transformation strategy as the Engineering Delivery Partner’.

We are strengthening the Asset Management consulting team within ADS&T to meet increasing market demand for advisory Human Factors management services. These services include business operations, strategy, supporting our wide range of clients, on a diverse range of projects, covering all aspects of the air, land, maritime and C4ISTAR domains, and the civil sector.

We are recruiting high quality, professional, committed and flexible individuals to join a successful, market leading business. We require Human Factors consultants to support the latest generation maritime, land and air systems, organisational change support programs, applying civil best practice to military environments and delivering training support to the energy sector and our industry clients.

As a leading supplier of integrated solutions to the defence and civil systems markets, we are looking for people who can meet the challenge of working on both individual projects and programs, or as part of a wider multi-disciplined team.

The role

We require a Human Factors consultant to join our growing team, as a member of the team you will have responsibility for quality technical delivery, as well as developing and maintaining client relationships. Your client facing tasks will vary from working in multi-disciplinary teams on major engineering programmes to carrying out specialised work on an individual basis, as well as providing support to senior colleagues in delivering specific project outputs. 

The role will also require you to support business development activities including the writing of bids as well as contributing to innovation and knowledge sharing across our Human Factors community. 

In addition, you will need to demonstrate that you can communicate effectively and build positive relationships with colleagues and clients. 

The initial focus of your work is likely to be Defence related projects, but other market areas are also growing in demand for Human Factors resource, as clients gain awareness of the benefits that Human Factors capability can deliver to their businesses. In addition to a willingness to travel to our client sites you will be able to demonstrate the following:

• A good degree or post graduate qualification in Human Factors or a related discipline, such as , psychology, engineering or industrial design; 
• CIEHF Registered Member status or equivalent or working towards chartership; 
• Excellent report writing and presentation skills;
• A good knowledge of Human Factors techniques, data and tools;
• Demonstrable experience of planning and applying Human Factors Integration (HFI) and Human Factors processes, standards and techniques to engineering projects;
• Experience of working in within Defence or high hazard regulated industries.
• Knowledge of relevant UK and international standards/guidance and their application;
• Experience in one or more of the following areas: Human Machine Interface development, scientific methods and statistics, procedures analysis, safety analysis, human performance measurements, workstation and operations room design;
• Evidence of a commitment to technical excellence and continued professional development;
• Excellent interpersonal, communication and client facing skills; good powers of communication; 
• Knowledge of Training Needs Analysis (TNA), development and delivery would be desirable. 

Additional Information
• This post is expected to be based in one of the Atkins offices (Aldershot or Bristol), but travel to other Atkins offices will be expected as project demands require 
• We operate a flexible working system, with set core hours and a 37.5 hr week. 
• Applications would be welcomed from candidates interested in both full time and part time roles. 
• Some work outside standard office hours may be necessary. Travel to and from client sites and/or temporary secondment to client’s offices may also be required in the UK and occasionally overseas. 
• We offer a challenging and rewarding role, career development, and a competitive reward package which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave. Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance

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