Human Factors Specialist Placement

Frazer Nash Consultancy · Competitive · Gloucester
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The Human Factors Team at Frazer-Nash is composed of a multidisciplinary team of Human Factors experts with experience across multiple domains. As a Human Factors Engineer you will have the opportunity to get involved in a number of different projects. Currently the Human Factors team are working across the following projects:

  • Nuclear power generation and nuclear new build
  • Defence systems including:
  • Land: bridging equipment
  • Sea: new frigate and fleet auxiliary ship design, submarine systems, dockyard design
  • Automation and Unmanned Systems
  • Operations room experiments
  • Transport safety systems

Our projects require expertise in Human Factors Integration and we will identify where your skills will best fit, and provide you with opportunities to experience interesting projects as you develop your career with us.

Across Frazer-Nash we have a variety of teams whom we work closely with on multi-disciplinary engineering teams that can offer you a range of developmental opportunities to suit the career path that you want to carve, and it is our aim to help guide you as you develop your experience and skills to ensure we provide the best fit for you within the Human Factors team.

We want to learn as much about what interests you as possible, so please share with us any academic or personal achievements you think wed like to hear about.


What youll be doing at Frazer-Nash?

We are a thriving Human Factors Team that supports different business groups within Frazer-Nash and provides direct input to our customers. We are seeking proactive and enthusiastic individuals to join our busy team. Our work spans across different domains and you will primarily be involved in defence and nuclear work.

We are a very supportive team and place a great deal of importance on teamwork, mentoring and support. Operating as a matrix team within Human factors and in support of multidisciplinary projects your experience will develop quickly and you could soon be the HF project lead as you work alongside colleagues from other teams.

Below are just a few recent examples of projects that we have been working on, to give you a flavour of the type of work you will have the opportunity to get involved in:

  • Helping the Ministry of Defence understand how operations rooms can be configured to maximise decision making and teamwork performance;
  • Providing HF support to the development of autonomous unmanned drones;
  • Supporting the development of the UKs nuclear power generation including concept design for Small Modular Reactors; and
  • Contributing to the design of the Royal Nnavys new frigate.

In addition to your HF skills, we will equip you with project management skills so you can manage your own projects as you progress through your career.

What youll need?

You must be working towards and undergraduate degree and on track to achieve a 2:1 or above in a relevant area with a significant emphasis on Human Factors and Ergonomics or preferably higher degree. You must be either an existing (or seeking to become a) member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human factors or the British Psychological Society. As this is a year in industry position, experience is not essential, but you will be expected to demonstrate the importance of Human Factors and how this relates to your qualifications.

Ultimately, we expect our team members to demonstrate our core company values. These are central to how we consider our customers and each other. This is why we are trusted and repeatedly deliver success. We deliver solutions that make a real difference

The nature of our work means that we sometimes require staff to access Government material, it is therefore necessary for all of our employees to gain appropriate security clearance. We will apply for clearance if you have successfully been selected for a position, and we will decide if we can successfully gain full clearance on your behalf based on the content of your application. Any offer of employment is subject to this requirement being met.

What can Frazer-Nash offer you?

You will join a thriving and supportive team as you assist in delivering a range of interesting projects. Across Frazer-Nash the role of Human Factors is a recognised asset, so you will likely be welcomed into existing teams within Frazer-Nash in order to assist in identifying and delivering Human Factors work.

Clear career pathways will help you to develop and nurture your potential as you grow within your role, leading to exciting future career prospects and promotion. We will support and encourage your ideas and also give you the opportunity to work directly with our clients, helping you to build strong professional relationships and networks. At Frazer-Nash you will not only gain technical knowledge and experience, we also provide business experience, project management, and early career development opportunities for leadership.

Are you an individual currently working towards an undergraduate degree in a Human Factors, science or related discipline? Do you crave exciting engineering challenges? Do you want to become part of an organisation that genuinely cares? Do you want to work in an environment where you are empowered and trusted to deliver success? If the answer is a resounding yes, then please get in touch - we would love to help you explore more about what Frazer-Nash has to offer, so you can decide for yourself whether we are a good fit to support you in achieving your future career goals.

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