Principal Human Factors Engineer

Recruiter
Polytec Personnel Ltd
Location
Cambridge
Salary
Competitive
Posted
27 Sep 2016
Closes
20 Oct 2016
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
We have a new opportunity for a Principal Human Factors Engineer to join a growing team based in Cambridge. You will apply your knowledge of human factors tools and methodologies to the design and development of a wide range of medical products. You will apply your deep understanding and experience of HF principles, practices and regulations to the design and evaluation of a wide range of products. You will take the lead in planning and delivering HFE programmes for complex regulated medical products. Candidates will have a Degree in Human Factors Engineering, Engineering Psychology, Usability Engineering or a related field and have significant experience applying various human factors engineering principles and methodologies to the design, development, and evaluation of end-user products, specifically within with medical products industry. Strong technical communication skills are essential, with the ability to prepare and effectively present high quality technical documentation, business correspondence and presentations. Some international travel will be required as part of the role. Main Responsibilities: Lead Human Factors activities throughout the product development process including Design and planning of HFE programmes Stakeholder needs identification Development of user profiles, target audience descriptions, and use scenarios Task Analysis Requirements Specification Participation in concept generation activities Qualitative and Quantitative user testing Failure and misuse modes analysis Work collaboratively with other functions including marketing, engineering, industrial design, manufacturing, quality and regulatory to produce user-centred designs that meet user needs, but also factor in business priorities and any technical, cost and/or manufacturing constraints Plan and conduct user evaluations of product concepts and prototypes, analyze data, document evaluation methods and results, and present design recommendations to project teams, including external clients Interact professionally and communicate effectively at all levels throughout the company and with clients Serve as a resource for business developers to help define work plans, scope, and budget for proposed projects and participate in prospective client meetings Some international travel will be required as part of the role Qualifications, Experience & Skills: Essential: Degree in Human Factors Engineering, Engineering Psychology, Usability Engineering or a related field Significant experience applying various human factors engineering principles and methodologies to the design, development, and evaluation of end-user products, specifically within with medical products industry Strong technical communication skills with an ability to prepare and effectively present high quality technical documentation, business correspondence and presentations Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team, particularly in conjunction with Engineers (Mechanical, software and electronic) and Industrial Designers Flexibility, organization, and the ability to multi-task and to meet deadlines on multiple simultaneous projects Ability to come up to speed quickly on relevant industry and/or technical domain knowledge Desirable: Experience in human factors for the design and development of drug delivery devices and demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable FDA regulations for human factors in medical device development Particular experience in UI design and experience with rapid prototyping methodologies for graphical user interfaces Proposal writing experience Previous consultancy experience This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66716866