Senior Engineer Human Factors

BAE Systems
England, Surrey, Frimley
14 Feb 2019
28 Feb 2019
Hannah Bence
Job Type
Senior Engineer - Human Factors

Would you like to play a key role in assessing and evaluating Human Factors related issues within the complicated and challenging submarine environment? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Human Factors at our site in Frimley.

As a Senior Engineer - Human Factors, you will undertake risk assessment and mitigation studies, develop reports and gain agreement with other systems engineering disciplines to ensure that all classes of submarines can meet their Objectives. Particular attention shall be paid to system design, operability and safety issues.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work with experts on some of the greatest technical challenges within Human Factors.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer - Human Factors will involve:

Providing Human Factors input to Complex Systems & Support (CSS) projects and producing and maintaining CSS HFI plans and processes

Carrying out HFI activities at all stages of the systems design lifecycle

Supporting activities in identifying future business opportunities and preparing bids

Supporting the promotion of HFI methodology within Submarines CSS

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Engineer - Human Factors:


Degree/equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline, such as Human Factors (Ergonomics) or other engineering with Human Factors modules

Broad Human Factors knowledge, with proven ability to conduct and support work packages in Human Factors disciplines

Ability to progress Human Factors within large, multidisciplinary project groups

Experience in implementing Human Factors within a safety critical industry


Registered Member/working towards Registered Membership of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors

Defence Industry experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to engage with a diverse number of stakeholders at all levels.

Location: Frimley

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

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