Renishaw Inc. Human Factors Engineer (12 month FTC) in Edge, United Kingdom


Renishaw’s Group Engineering Division is seeking to recruit a Senior Human Factors Engineer that will provide specialist support to the business divisions and manage the Industrial Design & Human Factors team, based at its headquarters in Gloucestershire. This role will involve working in teams as well as individually to problem solve and suggest solutions to achieve user-centred products. The successful candidate will have great interpersonal skills, to provide a good service to the business and guidance to the team. The position is offered as 12-month maternity cover with a potential to convert to a permanent position.


  • Management tasks

  • Provide line management support and ergonomic guidance to a team of five

  • Project manage team tasks based on the needs of the business. Aid with prioritisation will be provided by management

  • Together with the team

  • Promote and provide ergonomic services related to New Product Development teams to ensure safe and usable products for both software and hardware. This is the main responsibility of the team

  • For the larger Renishaw products especially, liaise with and support the Regulatory Compliance Team with ergonomic expertise for CE marking and equivalent for other geographical markets

  • Support and liaise with the Health and Safety team to provide ergonomic expertise

  • Assist the Assembly Development Group/New Product Integrations team with ergonomic expertise in the development of assembly stations for the Renishaw in-house product manufacturing

  • Elicit and format user/customer requirements for projects being worked on.

  • Specifically support the GUI development of the Renishaw Additive Manufacturing system software. Adapt to the rapidly changing requirements of an exciting and fast-moving industry.

  • Elicit and format user requirements

  • Design and wireframe screens

  • Perform usability tests and implementation tests

Key requirements

  • Degree in human factors engineering or equivalent, with experience in both physical and cognitive ergonomics

  • Scientific approach to human factors with the ability to justify advice given, combined with the skill to tailor guidance to varying levels of understanding of HFE

  • Min 5 years’ experience working in an engineering environment, preferably with an understanding of both manufacturing technologies and the software development process

  • Proven aptitude for problem solving and the ability to develop solutions for complex problems

  • Service minded with good interpersonal skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to write technical reports and provide advice over the phone

  • A valid UK driving licence, as visits to other sites will occasionally be required

  • Good capability with MS Office tools

Desirable requirements

  • Chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

  • Experience working with standards for regulatory compliance in the field of ergonomics

  • Experience with or a genuine interest to learn tools such as:

  • the Adobe suite (e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD) and Balsamiq

  • Siemens JACK or Process Simulate JACK simulation software

  • TaskArchitecht

  • Industrial Design experience, or Graphic Design experience

  • Knowledge of augmented, mixed or virtual reality

  • Proven experience managing a team

Person specification

The successful applicant would be an organised and self-motivated individual, with a practical attitude to human factors and engineering. The candidate would be reliable and able to deal with changing situations, with a creative and methodical approach to problem solving and a strong focus on priorities, planning, and meeting deadlines. They would be approachable and also enjoy working in a team.

Opportunities for career development and training

  • Training in the use of Renishaw equipment and software tools used by the team.

  • Opportunities for further training and courses exist.

  • Recognition and support of continuous professional development to maintain status with professional body, with re-imbursement of professional subscription (e.g. CIEHF).


When you join Renishaw, we're committing to your future career. That's because we believe in developing our people's skills and promoting them internally. We also offer a benefits package that's highly desirable, including a 9% non-contributory pension, discretionary annual bonus and pay reviews, subsidised onsite restaurant, free parking and sports and leisure societies. Of course, we appreciate there’s more to work than the office, so we also offer 25 days holiday, Life Assurance and BUPA Renishaw Health Trust.

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Job ReferenceGE11600

No. of Openings1

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DivisionGroup Engineering

Job TypeTemporary Full-Time