Human Factors Assessor

Human Factors Assessor

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Power, Nuclear & Utilities

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  • Salary:

    £50 - £60 per hour

  • Contact:

    Leo Taylor

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8929

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Job Role & Responsibilities:

Proposed Responsibilities

Human Factors design and safety case support to the Special Nuclear Material (SNM)  and Balance of Plant (BoP) work streams (plus ad hoc support to other RAP  streams as required).

RAP is currently in the Preliminary Design Phase. The HF resource will need to be fully embedded / integrated with the RAP Project, in particular the design / engineering, pre-ops and safety disciplines. The key HF activities planned for the Preliminary Design Phase include:

Project planning / management, for example:
  • Management of live HF scope and strategy  document
  • HF planning / scoping activities for  subsequent project phases
  • Logging, tracking and closing off HF issues, actions and requirements.
HF design support, for example:
  • Input to / justification of Allocation  of Function decisions (particularly with respect to human physical and  psychological capabilities)
  • OPEX / LFE reviews
  • Understanding the role of the operator task analysis on key functions/tasks to inform design development, HF  requirements capture and HF design advice
  • Providing ergonomic design advice /  review to aspects such as HMI, anthropometric assessment, glove box design,  maintenance tasks, access / egress, workspace layout, etc.
  • Input into the development of an  operational philosophy
  • Input into optioneering / design of analytical techniques and proposed technologies.
HF safety case support, for example:
  • Input into the nuclear safety case  strategy, utilising SL HF methodologies
  • Attendance at HAZOPs and input into  fault identification
  • Input into allocation of safety function  to operational controls
  • Input into the development of  radiological, criticality and chemotoxic design safety assessments
  • High-level HF substantiation of safety significant tasks / operator claims.
HF support will also be required throughout the remaining project lifecycle, to ensure that the operator role is adequate and that the design outcome meets the user needs, accommodates for human  psychological and physical characteristics and minimises the potential for  human error and violations.


Educational Professional Qualifications Required
  • Senior HF Assessor
  • 5 years + HF experience
  • Significant experience providing integrated HF design and safety case support in the nuclear industry
  • Sellafield experience would be an advantage
  • Significant knowledge and experience working within the UK nuclear regulatory framework
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of integrated team

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