Job vacancy: Human Factors Engineer

Organisation: EDF
Location: Gloucester, South West England
Terms: Competitive Salary & Benefits 

#WeAreEDF and leading the UK's nuclear renaissance, constructing a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C, with plans for new power stations at Sizewell C in Suffolk and Bradwell B in Essex. Around a fifth of the UK's electricity is generated by our nuclear power stations, powering customers' homes, businesses and helping Britain achieve net zero. 

We’re recruiting into our Human Factors Engineering Team based in Gloucester.

As part of the Human Factors Engineering Team, you’ll develop technical strategies and lead major projects relating to Human Factors, including consideration of legal, compliance and commercial requirements.

You’ll champion the Human Factors approach across the business, including the development and delivery of technical training.  You’ll apply human reliability methodologies to identify and assess nuclear power station operator actions; observing, understanding and helping to improve the activities that operators carry out within and outside of the main control room.  You’ll support design activities of Human Machine Interfaces for the nuclear station control room, panels and plant. 

You’ll have experience of: 

  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders in the supply chain and the relevant regulatory bodies, such as the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) the Environment Agency
  • The ALARP principle and its application
  • Working with relevant Human Factors methodologies applied in the nuclear industry for human reliability assessment (e.g. HEART, THERP)
  • Developing, authoring and verifying Human Factor safety cases within a nuclear or high-hazard, safety-focussed industrial context

Ideally, you’ll have a relevant professional accreditation (e.g. C.ErgHF or CPsychol).

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme and a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed. 

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

Please apply by sending your CV and covering letter to [email protected]