Principle Consultant, Human Factors (Medical Devices)

Job Type:Full Time

Become part of the team

Make the difference in human health by providing industry leading human factors services to drive human-led product development.

PA Consulting's Product Design and Engineering (PDE) function, based in Melbourn, Herts, is a collection of some of the brightest scientists, engineers, data specialists, software developers and innovation strategists. Together we support our clients across a broad range of industry sectors to innovate and bring exciting and impactful products to market.

The Human Factors capability forms an invaluable part of our Industrial Design function and serves as a bridge between human psychology, design and engineering. We work across a diverse range of industry sectors (transport, healthcare, life science, FMCG, consumer electronics, medical devices) which uniquely allows to cross pollinate solutions and learnings.

As part of their 2020 growth plan, the team is looking for an experienced HF specialist to lead projects and serve as a deep technical/knowledge resource for the team. This is a great opportunity for a HF specialist to move up to more senior role and lead projects with direct client contact.

What we're looking for

The ideal candidate will have direct experience driving HF activities in a product development process within the regulated environments of either Medical Devices or Point of Care Diagnostics.

This is a client-focused role, so travel (30%), some international, should be expected and welcomed, as the ideal candidate will be driven by being customer-orientated. Constructing workshops, evaluation sessions and presentations should feel natural to this candidate and they should have credibility in these settings.

As a consultant, you will be driven to keeping on top of new developments in HF practice and will welcome professional development opportunities and the chance to attend industry events.

In return PA can offer a career that is really driven by you. You will be able to control how your core specialisms develop at PA, with PC's becoming deep technical guru's, advanced project managers, sales support and commercial specialists or a combination of all three!


  • Private medical insurance
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.