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Senior Human Factors Engineer


Devonport, Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Senior Human Factors Engineer
Location:             Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working
Compensation:   £49,943 - £61,003 + benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:              SF49380

At Babcock we’re working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Senior Human Factors Engineer at our Devonport site.
The role
As a Senior Human Factors Engineer, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. This is an opportunity to experience a broad diversity of work within Human Factors, enhancing your skills and knowledge to progress within Babcock. 


Day to day you'll lead a small team who support engineers and other scientific disciplines operating in the high hazard nuclear regulated industry in:


  • The design development of new or modifications to existing site systems,  processes and facilities;
  • Providing Human Factors input into the nuclear safety assessment process;
  • Supporting the successful implementation and validation of the human performance elements of the safety case within the operation business setting.   


This role is full time, 36 hours and will be based on site at Devonport Royal Dockyard with hybrid working from home arrangements. 


Essential experience of the Senior Human Factors Engineer:

  • The application of human factors knowledge / understanding in support of engineering system / process design
  • A good understanding of nuclear safety assessment principles and safety case production
  • Knowledge in the principles underpinning training development in a structured manner
  • The ability to clearly understand engineering concepts and to communicate effectively with engineers and other scientific disciplines on human factors related matters.
  • Incident / event investigation


Qualifications of the Senior Human Factors Engineer:

  • Degree in Psychology plus MSc in Occupational Psychology, Applied Psychology or, Industrial Psychology


  • Ergonomics based discipline or an engineering degree with high psychological / ergonomics content (or equivalent).
  • Working towards Registered Member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors or as a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society with experience of working in the human factors field within high hazard industries.


The successful candidate will need to satisfy security requirements. This will require you to hold or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.


Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Contributory Pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity


Babcock International 
For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. 


If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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