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Human Factors Engineer - RSE

  • 594517
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
  • Brisbane, QLD, Australia
  • Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Full Time - Permanent

Downer Rail Systems Engineering is a leading provider of complex system integration services. Our expertise strengthens and compliments our rail offering so we can provide customers across Australia with integrated end-to-end solutions for Rail Infrastructure assets.  Rail Systems Engineering combines our extensive rail sector experience, in-house capabilities and cross sector understanding to provide an integrated, customised and specialist service for rail projects.

The Opportunity:

Downer Rail Systems Engineering (RSE) have been delivering Systems Engineering and Safety Assurance works for over 10 years across New Zealand and Australia. Our continued success has led to the need to further grow our Systems Engineering and Safety Assurance Team through the engagement of a Human Factors Engineer.

The Human Factors Engineer applies knowledge of human capabilities and limitations to the design, operation and maintenance of technological systems delivered by Downer. The Human Factors Engineer provide expert advice on human factors across Downer tenders and projects in support of the engineering safety and system assurance disciplines. The Human Factors Engineer ensure that effective identification of human factors’ risks and issues has occurred, as well as ensuring appropriate solutions to these risks and issues have been implemented across the life cycle of the project, from the design to construction, commissioning, and transition into operations to the satisfaction of client and regulatory requirements.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide subject matter expertise in human factors engineering, and human-centred design for projects,
  • Establish and ensure effective implementation of human factors on projects in alignment with HF standards e.g., ISO 9241, 11064, 18529, EN 50126, and in particular AS 7470, including the development of the Human Factors Management Plan.
  • Provide human factors support to risk assessment workshops where required, by ensuring effective identification of human factors risks and implementation of human factors design solutions to satisfy client requirements,
  • Engagement with stakeholders and regulatory bodies when required and participation in reviews, verification, validation and audits pertaining to implementation of Human Factors Engineering across the life cycle of the projects.
  • Conduct, lead and facilitate all related Human Factors activities under the Human Factors Management Plan and Human Factors Analysis.
  • Help support the delivery of Design Packages with input into the Human Factors’ aspects of the design.
  • Support the development of safety risk management and SFAIRP arguments required for Safety and assurance cases, and undertake engagement with safety regulatory bodies,
  • Provide input into the development and update of maintenance/operational procedures/plans and participate in railway operational readiness activities, including but not limited to input into the training needs analysis, user acceptance testing, HF support during commissioning, verification and validation requirements, post-implementation review, collection of HF lessons learned.

About You:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Factors Engineering, Ergonomics, Applied Research Psychology, or related field required; Master’s degree in one of these fields is highly desirable.
  • Three years of related experience within the railway industry preferred.
  • Working knowledge of ONRSR regulations, disability legislations, Worksafe codes and practices.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with the design teams.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.

We at Downer value our employees and provide the following benefits:

  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Work in an essential service industry
  • Organisation that truly values flexible working options
  • Work on high-profile projects with ongoing career opportunities
  • Championing health & safety initiatives for all our employees and visitors
  • Continued investment & industry leading research & development into sustainable practices that contribute to the circular economy, delivering on long term urban & transport infrastructure improvements
  • Employee benefits & wellness program

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that promotes the skills and insights of all its people irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, ability, age or sexual orientation.

We know teams perform best when they’re diverse and every team member feels like they belong and it’s our mission to unleash potential in every team.

How to Apply:

To apply for this great opportunity please click the apply button.

For more information please contact Jodie Saunders – Recruitment and Sourcing Business Partner Infrastructure Projects

Applications will not be accepted via email. Please submit your application via the advertisement. No agency CV’s please.


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