IHF Careers


Current vacancy - Human Factors Consultant

Who we are

IHF is one the UK's leading human factors consultancies. With an experienced team of in-house experts and a suite of award-winning online tools, we're well positioned to capitalise on increasing demand for human factors support. We are first in class for sectors such as Oil and Gas, and COMAH, but we're also looking to the future, as other sectors, like banking and biotech embrace the benefits of human assurance.

The role

We're looking for a Human Factors Consultant to work on a number of exciting new projects that we have recently won. You will join a small team of Human Factors consultants who are friendly, supportive and leaders in their fields. Our experts have experience across sectors, including Oil & Gas, COMAH, Aviation, Transport. Nuclear and Healthcare so expect a lot of knowledge sharing and collaboration.

The role will be based permanently in our Edinburgh office, in Colinton. However, there is the option for a mix of office / remote working.

Within all of our positions we are looking for individuals that can successfully manage and develop our client partnerships and you will be expected to, on occasion, attend conferences and industry events, which may involve travelling. You will possess most of the following key skills:

  • Experience in applying Human Factors concepts and principles in a practical environment
  • Experience in leading a range of HF assessments/techniques: Safety Critical Task Analysis, Develop, deploy and maintain HF strategies, engagement with technical leads and the ability to make HF tangible to those who are unfamiliar with the discipline. Review and input into safety cases and safety documentation for a range of facilities.
  • Have the ability to spot new HF opportunities for our clients
  • Develop relationships with new, existing and potential customers and partners when opportunities arise.

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • Ideally be a Chartered Ergonomist or a second degree in Human Factors or Organisational/Industrial Psychology.
  • Possess a higher education qualification in relevant science or engineering discipline.
  • Ideally have experience in the field of human factors assessment for high hazard processes.
  • Be willing to travel within the UK and abroad when required – this includes Offshore within the North Sea.

What we can offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • A mix of office & remote working (optional)
  • The chance to work on memorable projects as part of an experienced and creatively talented team
  • The opportunity to achieve your own career goals, whether this be practical training or opportunities to attend and speak at conferences.

Please apply with CV to info@ihf.co.uk