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Human Factors Consultant


Warrington, GB, WA3 6YD Bristol, GB, BS11 0YA Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL

Company:  Cavendish Nuclear
Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:            Human Factors Consultant
Location:            Warrington or Bristol, UK – Hybrid – working from home options available 
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent

Salary:                Up to £45,000 (open to negotiation dependent on experience)

Role ID:              SF 49482



Be where you matter

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 Human Factors Consultant at our Dalton Avenue and Bristol sites.
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.


Cavendish Nuclear
The Human Factors Consultant role is within our Cavendish Nuclear business.


As a leader within the UK nuclear industry, Cavendish Nuclear, part of Babcock International Group, provides a comprehensive range of critical nuclear solutions in clean energy, defence and civil new build and decommissioning projects. Together, we’re innovating to make nuclear safer, faster and cost-effective across the nuclear energy life cycle. Your career with us could take you anywhere within Babcock International Group – from Canada, the USA to Japan. Work with us to create a safe and secure world, together.


The role


The difference our new Human Factors Consultant will make

As a Human Factors Consultant, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You’ll be developing the Human side of engineering for Cavendish Nuclear. 

Day to day, you’ll be responsible for the following:


  • Supporting the HF input to design projects, ensuring that nuclear safety requirements are incorporated
  • Prepare and agree integration plans and manage the delivery for the work undertaken within the agreed remit against cost and programme to the satisfaction of the key stakeholders.
  • Produce, verify, and approve calculations, analyse, design basis documentation and technical reports
  • Participate in hazard identification studies and act as the point of contact for the key stakeholders, ensuring adequate communication between the engineering delivery team, construction experts, operators, safety assessors, site safety case managers and other stakeholders.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 


We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. We are able to be flexible with our working arrangements to suit your lifestyle but offering both hybrid working or fully remote working options.

Essential experience


•    A degree level qualification in ergonomics, human factors or applied psychology
•    Experience working in an engineering environment
•    Relevant proven experience of undertaking human factors assessments in support of hazard analysis, safety justification and performance improvements.
•    Direct and relevant proven experience of undertaking human factors design activities in support of design and engineering programmes.
•    You must be able to have the ability to achieve Security Clearance


What we offer


Generous benefits including:

•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays. You also have the option to buy or sell up to 5 days holiday per year
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Loyalty Recognition 
•    Profession membership subscriptions – Subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per person per annum.    
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 


For over 130 years, we 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curiousbe courageousown and deliverthinkoutcomescollaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant


We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces CovenantIf you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance


All applications should be made online. 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.



End Date: 30/04/23

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