Principal Human Factors Consultant

City of Bristol
Competitive + benefits
03 Oct 2016
03 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Human Factors Consultant

Location: Bristol 

Salary: Competitive + benefits

Industry: AerospaceDefenceNuclearPower & EnergyRailOther

Job Description

Continuing the highly successful growth of our Human Factors Integration (HFI) consultancy business, we are looking to recruit a Principal Human Factors consultant to enhance our capabilities in this area.

Working within a variety of project teams, you will be operating at the Technical Lead and/or Project Manager level delivering Human Factors work programmes as part of multidisciplinary projects undertaken by our Systems Engineering teams.  You will also have the opportunity to undertake research into a range of Human Factors related topics directly for our clients.

You will initially be based in our Bristol office, however geographical location may be flexible depending on your skills and experience, and our customers' needs.



A degree level education in a Human Factors related degree and experience in a consultancy role.

CErg status with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (or equivalent experience).

This position is ideally suited to somebody with a breadth of technical knowledge within human factors and experience in reviewing and verifying the work of their peers. In addition, the ability to provide technical leadership within projects to junior members of the team is essential.

The role requires a deep understanding of the role of Human Factors within multi-disciplinary projects and the ability to plan and deliver Human Factors activities as part of a wider programme.  Knowledge of Systems Engineering is a necessity. We would be interested if you have experience of integrating the Human Factors domains within other engineering and project related services. 

Essential skills

Ability to develop HF strategies for delivering complex projects, from both a technical and commercial perspective.

Ability to manage projects from a technical and commercial perspective and to give specific direction to others as to how to complete well-defined tasks and monitor their performance within the project.

Ability to author and review complex technical deliverables.

Identify and support business development opportunities resulting in the preparation of estimates, proposals, budgets and documentation.

Possess an excellet understanding and track record of undertaking formal HF analyses as applied to engineering programmes.

Experience of forming and maintaining positive working relationships with customers.

Ability to provide technical leadership/mentoring within projects to junior members of the team.

Actively contribute to the overall vision and strategy for the human factors team.

Experience of implementing human factors strategies across a wide range of safety critical industries is desirable.