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Junior Human Factors Engineer/Designer – SMR Project – REMOTE
Work Location:  Remote (w/occasional trips to the site)
Rate: Not Defined / need Candidate’s requested rate (will be non-exempt)
Hours: 40 hrs / wk
Duration: Long Term / ASAP – December 2024 (staff aug for 6 months then offer to go direct)
Position Details:  This position is for a junior or entry level person who is self-motivated and willing to develop his/her career with experience in nuclear field. A Human Factors engineer-in-training/designer (HFE) is required to provide specialized human factors and cognitive science analysis, design and evaluation services to projects involving new designs and/or enhancements (via Services type of work) for new BWRX 300 Nuclear Power Plants. Duties will be carried out under general supervision of a Senior Human Factors Engineer or HFE Technical Lead, and may include the following:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform engineering work following Candu Energy procedures and QA programs, and applicable codes, standards, and regulatory requirements Provide support to plant facility system design engineers to integrate human factors into design modifications or new projects
  • Identify the need for and assist in the preparation of human factors engineering program plans, summary report, V&V plan, and design guides and procedures
  • Perform and document human factors analyses e.g., function and task analyses
  • Assist in the development of computerized displays and conventional panel human [1] system interfaces e.g., meters and control devices
  • Participate in human factors verification and validation activities
  • Participate in discussions with facility design engineers, CANDU utility staff
  • Perform control centre design activities such as prepare Design Guides, prepare specifications for Human System Interface (HSI), prepare detailed drawings (e.g., nameplate details) for control panels, work with vendors to ensure compliance with procedures and standard design, etc.…
  • Perform reviews of documentation to ensure Human factors scope is adequately addressed and provide comments as required.
  • Manage assigned work effectively, including prioritizing, executing, managing schedule and budget, and reporting, to meet project goals
  • Interface with various engineering disciplines, suppliers, and other areas of the company


    • Degree from an accredited university of recognized standing in engineering, psychology, or computer science, specializing in human factors (e.g., course work in human factors methods, perception/cognition, statistical analysis of behavioral data, workspace/equipment layout, human-computer interaction) or equivalent.
    • Must have some familiarity in the application of human factors to engineering design and development processes in process control or related industries; OR a master’s degree in human factors would be desirable.
    • Demonstrate good technical skills and problem-solving capabilities and be able to seek practical solutions to human factors problems in design and operation (e.g., procedures).
    • Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
    • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

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