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Human Factors Specialist

Posted by: Nuclear Energy Consultants, Inc. <> on January 14, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract

NEC has an immediate need for the following:

Human Factors Specialist (Job No. 42-011218-01)


Client is seeking an individual with proven human factors engineering (HFE) experience to become a member of the HFE team as an independent observer. The candidate will apply their expert knowledge of human factors publications, standards, testing techniques and best practices to support the HFE Verification and Validation element per NUREG-0711, Human Factors Engineering Program Review Model. The observer training and operational field testing will be conducted in Oregon. Consultant is expected to be in Oregon for duration of assignment. This is a temporary position whose responsibilities are anticipated to complete by mid-December 2018.


• Participate in the Integrated System Validation (ISV) observer training program and supply constructive feedback to the program
• Support successful completion of the Client ISV testing program by rigorously executing the prescribed test plan and supply constructive feedback to the program
• Exercise independent judgment to the methodology, data collection and data analysis techniques in the performance of ISV testing to help verify the systems and equipment can be operated within the intended user’s performance capabilities and meet HFE design
• Support a strong nuclear safety culture by evaluating the digital control room simulator screens for safety issues using knowledge of risk management and realistic human performance
• Conducting qualitative analysis of the Human-System Interface (HSI) design and provide clear and concise feedback to the HFE design
• Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform the job successfully, the individual should demonstrate competencies in performing the essential functions of this position by performing satisfactorily in each of these competencies.

• Problem solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and reviews information appropriately. Uses own judgment and acts independently; seeks input from other team members as appropriate for complex or sensitive
• Oral/written communication: Listens carefully and speaks clearly and professionally in all situations. Communications comply with applicable standards. Able to read and interpret complex written directions.
• Planning/organizing: Prioritizes and plans training and work activities so time is used
• Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent interruptions, changes, delays, or unexpected
• Dependability: Consistently on time and at work, responds to management expectations and solicits feedback to improve
• Team Building: Capable of developing strong interpersonal networks and trust within the organization especially at a crew level for the performance of ISV
Safety Culture:
Adheres to the Safety culture and is expected to model safe behavior and influence peers to meet high standards.


Bachelor of Science (BS) in Human Factors Engineering, Engineering Psychology, or related science or engineering degree. Masters of Science (MS) degree is desirable.

Minimum of 6 years in a formal HFE position working within the domains of nuclear, military, aviation/space or other energy/chemical sectors. Preferred 8-10 years.

6 years of cumulative experience related to the human factors aspects of human computer interfaces. Qualifying experience should include the following activities within the context of large-scale, human- machine systems (e.g., process control): design, development, test and

6 years of cumulative experience related to the human factors aspects of workplace design. Qualifying experience should include at least two of the following activities: design, development, test and evaluation.

Industry Requirements: Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.

Overall Job Knowledge and Performance:

• In-depth understanding of engineering and software concepts, principles, theories.
• Good communication and interpersonal
• Experience with participating as an HFE practitioner and observer during live evaluation scenarios in dynamic control room simulators to distill operator crew interactions into clear reportable
• Familiar with HFE activities in commercial product design using full-scale all digital operator-in-the loop control room environments such as nuclear, military, aviation/space or other energy/chemical

Strong technical writing skills. Good communication, computer, presentation and interpersonal skills. Exceptional organization skills and ability to manage complex projects with multiple work

For the most efficient processing, browsing of all open positions, and the ability to update your resume, please apply via NEC’s new Online Candidate Portal, which can be accessed using the link below. For simple general resume submission, email resumes in word format to Nuclear Energy Consultants, Inc. at

Excellent compensation package, including 401K Plan.

Thank you for considering NEC.

EEO Employer


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