Human Factors Engineer


Human Factors Engineer

Next-Generation Nuclear Power Design


Sector: Nuclear New Build

Category: Utilities

Join Holtec Britain, a member of the Holtec International family; a global leader in designing an unconditionally safe and secure source of clean energy. Holtec has received funding from the FNEF to advance its SMR programme, and is building its brand new team based in Bristol.

As a Human Factors Engineer, you’ll be instrumental in authoring human factors assessments for the SMR-300 small modular reactor design. Your role will contribute to developing the Human Factors chapter of the GDA, facilitating the deployment of SMR-300s worldwide.


  • Deliver Human Factors assessments, documents, and plans.
  • Assist in developing the Human Factors chapter of the safety case for the SMR-300+ GDA.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to the team, enhancing technical and personal skills for effective delivery.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external stakeholders, including nuclear regulators.
  • Actively engage in a project-driven and highly integrated engineering team.

Skills and Experience:

  • Human Factors requirements derivation and knowledge of relevant standards and design guidance.
  • Experience in Human Factors Task and Error analysis.
  • Familiarity with HRA and Human-Based Safety Claims assessments.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and balance competing priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, capable of credible engagement within and outside the organisation.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, able to address various organisational levels and external regulatory stakeholders.
  • Decisive decision-maker, proficient in crafting strong justifications and arguments.
  • Eligible to work under 10 CFR Part 810.

Bristol offers a vibrant community with excellent amenities, schools, and a high quality of life. It provides easy access to various attractions and is well-connected to Wales, the Midlands and the South.

This is a remarkable opportunity to contribute to the development of next-generation nuclear power technology with a global leader. If you’re seeking a dynamic role in an emerging technology and energy marketplace, apply now to be part of our multidisciplinary team.

Click the apply button now to send your CV, and we’ll reach out to discuss the role in more detail. Even if your CV isn’t updated, please send the most recent version, and let’s discuss your recent experience over the phone.

For further information contact Clare O’Brien at Thomas Thor via email at or call 0117 450 1125.

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