RSSB is an expert body that helps the rail industry collaborate to continuously improve and meet future challenges. It spans the whole railway, including in its membership infrastructure companies, train and freight operators, rolling stock owners and suppliers to the industry. RSSB supports rail in the areas of safety, standards, knowledge, innovation and a wide range of cross-industry schemes. The RSSB Human Factors team work to support the rail industry by providing expertise through technical input to research, the development of Railway Group Standards, National publications, supporting formal inquiries and support for the development of new systems such as ERTMS and GSM-R. Moreover, the Human Factors team acts as a resource for the railway industry by helping companies to deal with their own Human Factors issues, providing bespoke training where required.
The human factors (HF) specialist and senior HF specialist roles will support the Head of Human Factors in the implementation and delivery of the departmental Human Factors strategy as guided by your line manager or relevant HF team member. You will ensure the Human Factors work for which you are accountable is of a high quality and delivered efficiently and effectively to the relevant HF team member for review and approval. You will provide technical Human Factors input to support the rail industry as part of internal and external projects, including input to products and services such as: research, standards, rules, national publications and other industry support initiatives as directed by the relevant HF team member, or the Professional Head of Human Factors.
The roles are planned to involve support to the delivery of training courses to RSSB members and other groups. In addition, the senior HF role will include the scoping, planning and leading the delivery of some projects.
To ensure the quality and timely delivery of your work and to ensure that any difficulties or issues with this are highlighted to your line manager or the Head of Human Factors. The
senior HF role will additionally include scoping, planning and leading the delivery of: research, standards, rules, national publications and other industry support initiatives as directed by the Professional Head of Human Factors.
Ensuring, where appropriate, that industry agreed processes have been adhered to, as defined within the RSSB Business Management System (BMS).
Providing objective technical input as required for individual pieces of work assigned to you, ensuring that the work satisfies the expectations of the recipient in terms of scope, technical quality and timely delivery.
Supporting the project management team in ensuring project risks are anticipated, recorded, reviewed and mitigated through robust management and appropriate
interventions and that any emerging issues are escalated to the Lead/Principal Human Factors Specialist to which you report or the Head of Human Factors as necessary.
Ensuring all requests for advice and/or clarification are carefully considered and responded to objectively and in sufficient detail to satisfy the originator’s enquiry. Input from the Principal/Lead Human Factors Specialist to whom you report or the Professional Head of Human Factors should be sought during this process.
For the HF specialist role, qualified in occupational psychology or human factors/ ergonomics to degree level.
For the senior tole, qualified in occupational psychology or Human Factors/ ergonomics to MSc level or with the equivalent industry experience. Preferably you will have 3 or more years’ experience in a human factors role in a relevant safety critical industry, with some experience of working within the rail sector.
As a minimum, be a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors or equivalent.
An individual who exhibits the ability to relate to others in a confident and relaxed manner.
An understanding of and ability to influence, build and maintain successful relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
An individual with a keen desire to develop expertise in the field of Human Factors and a knowledge of products and services provided to RSSB members, particularly those developed and delivered by the Human Factors Team.
How to apply
To apply, email your CV and covering letter to Matthew.Hunt@rssb.co.uk
You can find out more about RSSB by visiting our website at www.rssb.co.uk
The closing date for applications is 7 January 2019 23:59
Interviews will take place on week commencing 21 January
Thank you for your interest in the RSSB- come and play a part in making a significant impact across the whole of the rail industry