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Human Factors Consultant

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Derby, Bristol, London

  • Closing Date
  • 26/07/2019

Job Description

Position Title:              Human Factors Consultant        

Grade:                         Consultant                   

Status:                         Permanent / Part Time              

Department:                 Ricardo Rail UK

Location:                      Derby/London/Bristol

Reporting to:               Team Leader

Ricardo PLC

Ricardo is a global strategic, technical and environmental consultancy and specialist niche manufacturer of high performance products. We also provide independent assurance services in the rail sector.  With a century of delivering excellence and innovation, we employ over 2,500 professional engineers, consultants and scientists world-wide.

Our activities cover a range of market sectors including passenger car, commercial vehicle, rail, defence, motorsport, motorcycle, off-highway, marine, clean energy and power generation.

Our client list includes the world’s major transportation original equipment manufacturers, supply chain organisations, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

Guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, innovation and passion we enable our customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success.

Ricardo Rail

Ricardo Rail is a global multi-disciplinary rail consultancy providing services in expert advice and independent assurance across the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia where we employ c500 consultants working on rolling stock, infrastructure and independent assurance projects.

Our UK Rail business employs c120 consultants in offices in London, Preston, York, Bristol and Derby, which is our head office.

We provide consultancy and independent assurance services across infrastructure and rolling stock to clients including infrastructure managers, train manufacturers, equipment manufacturers, operators and maintainers. Our work also extends to other transportation industries such as aviation, light rail and buses.

Our shared goal is to be the natural choice provider of expert advice and independent assurance services to the global rail industry.  Care, integrity and excellence will always drive our long-term relationships with clients and colleagues.

Due to continued growth we are now looking to strengthen our human factors to support the delivery of existing and new projects.

Job Summary:

  • We are seeking a driven and motivated individual who has a real passion for human factors to work in our London, Bristol or Derby offices.
  • This human factors consultant will support delivery of projects across a range of rail areas including operations, rolling stock design, civils’ work and assurance. The work will focus on the breadth of opportunities within the rail industry but also capitalise on Ricardo’s service offering in other automotive transportation and environment sectors.
  • As a leading consultant you will work on the delivery of projects providing expert advice to clients and colleagues, as required.
  • The job will require knowledge of appropriate human factors methods, legislation and governing documents to ensure our clients are supported with managing the risk to safety and operations.
  • Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
  • Work with clients and Ricardo personnel to understand ultimate objectives and desired outcomes for each project.
  • As part of a team, deliver specific work packages to quality, time and budget.
  • Undertake projects and deliver work-streams, taking direction from the Project Manager when required.
  • Support delivery of proposals, identifying potential risks, devising the approach, specifying clear acceptance criteria, resourcing and costs.

Qualifications / Experience:

  • Degree qualification in Human Factors/ergonomics
  • The following experience would be ideal:
  • Working with key clients in the rail industry
  • Minimum 2 years working within the rail sector
  • Application of human factors techniques during design, implementation and in-service projects
  • Conversant with relevant UK rail industry governance documents and best practice
  • The following experience would be desirable:
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
  • Application of human factors techniques in rolling stock design
  • Demonstration of professional excellence through the publication of papers and/or delivery of work at conferences would be desirable