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Senior/Principal Human Factors Consultant

  1. London
  1. Oil & gas

Senior/Principal Human Factors Consultant

Senior/Principal Human Factors Consultant

If you are a highly experienced Human Factors/Ergonomics professional with a proven track record within high hazard industries such as Nuclear, Rail and Oil & Gas, and love the idea of contributing directly to the growth of this area, then we are waiting for you to join our team.

You’ll be capable of nurturing and developing existing relationships with both internal Atkins and external clients, to help grow this exciting and expanding element of our Human Factors offering.

To do this, you’ll be adaptable, flexible and be able to think on your feet.

You’ll enjoy interpreting data and be able to and enjoy communicating this clearly to others, at a variety of different levels as well as to a variety of different clients.

You’ll also be committed to the development of our growing team, enjoying the development and mentoring of junior colleagues.
If this sounds like you, then we’d love you to apply for this role.

The Role

As a senior member of our growing team, you will work with others based across our London, Bristol and Warrington offices, you will have direct responsibility for developing and maintaining client relationships with the major operators and engineering companies that are our core business, whilst also contributing to the strategy and direction of our dynamic team of dedicated Human Factors professionals.

Typical assignments will include leading client Ergonomics work packages, managing technical delivery to project programmes as well as contributing to Atkins bids and initiatives. As a member of a client focused team you will work on a wide variety of projects across a range of sectors of industry.

The Person

You’ll want to make a positive contribution to the development plans of the Human Factors team. You use your entrepreneurial thinking and excellent communication skills to liaise with other groups and departments to provide integrated solutions to the client. You will also enjoy mentoring and developing junior staff, be reliable and consistent, and have an acceptance of responsibility for work carried out.

In addition to a willingness to travel to our client sites, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

• Degree or experience in Human Factors or Applied Psychology or related field

• Substantial experience of delivering HF work packages within high hazard industries such as Nuclear, Rail and Oil & Gas 

• Substantial experience in the use of Human Factors methods and techniques

• Knowledge in the application of Human Factors standards and guidelines

• Excellent report writing and presentation skills

• Experience of managing and planning HF delivery to projects (HF Integration)

You may also be able to demonstrate the below desirable requirements:

• Post graduate degree in Human Factors or Applied Psychology or related field

• Experience of working within other “Regulated” industries

• Knowledge of Human Factors Assessment techniques in relation to international standards and familiarity with latest UK regulatory developments relevant to major hazard industries.

• CAD / visualisation skills

• Record for public speaking and publishing papers

Membership/Fellowship of a recognised professional Society

• Project Management skills

The position can be based in any of our offices in UK or home based.

About us

Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations

We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in virtually every region of the world, in virtually every market. Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition. Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits 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. Flexible working options will be considered for this vacancy.

Additional Information

This is an exciting time for Atkins, we are diversifying our portfolio to become a more global organisation, while also continuing to grow our services in the Energy sector in the UK. As part of a single Energy business, there will be opportunities to develop your skills and experience in the UK working across all our Energy clients and also for international travel as part of the global Energy business. Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted. Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house and well as external training for all of our staff. 

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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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