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Senior Human Factors Engineer


London, United Kingdom

Senior Human Factors Engineer
Quadrant House, London

Transport networks around the world rely on technology and systems expertise from Thales for safety, reliability and optimised capacity. Our main markets in the UK are urban rail, mainline rail and roads, where our solutions include signalling (train control, axle counters, interlocking, train protection and warning systems, services), supervision and control, integrated communications, security and information management.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Human Factors Engineer to provide specialist technical input and support across all rail sector projects, products and functions. The successful candidate will develop and prompt the integration of Human Factors related activities in to all rail related projects, current and future, as well as Thales rail products.
This is a full time, permanent position based in London.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Provide Human Factors input to Thales’s rail projects to support project delivery timescales and budget
• Working closely with stakeholders both within Thales and externally with clients, and regulatory bodies, in the delivery of Thales projects
• Utilise Thales internal operational resource to ensure products and projects meet the needs of the end user groups
• Carry out Human Factors activities at all stages of the systems design lifecycle
• Evaluate Human Factors related issues in order to develop proposals for investigations and/or solutions.
• Support the marketing activity in identifying business opportunities and preparing bids
• Govern Human Factors projects across the company and to ensure that HF is considered in all aspects of the companies work
• Support the promotion of Human Factors integration methodology within Thales rail
• Proactively review internal processes and procedures from the HF perspective.
• Co-operate with statutory, company and client health, safety and environmental policies, procedures and instructions.
• The role is predominantly dayshift, although some nightshift and weekend working will be required. Note that travel to Europe, North America and other locations may be required.

Skills & Attributes


• Broad Human Factors skill base, with proven ability to conduct and support work packages in Human Factors disciplines, such as workload assessment, task analysis, human reliability analysis, HMI development and job design
• Proven ability to progress HF integration within large, multidisciplinary project groups
• Experience with implementing HF within a safety critical industry (preferably Rail)
• A proven ability to lead work packages as well as work within a team
• Effective written and verbal communication skills with ability to adapt message content depending on audience or stakeholder set
• Ability to discern the key technical, commercial, and programme influences from available 'noisy' information
• Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary / multi-national team
• Degree or equivalent in Human Factors/Ergonomics, or related engineering discipline


• Experience in the rail / construction industry would be beneficial
• The ideal candidate will have attained or be working towards Registered Membership of the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (formerly known as the Ergonomics Society)

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