Human Factors Engineer

BAE Systems
Lancashire, England
Closing date
29 Sep 2020
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Human Factors Engineer

Would you like to be involved in the early concept work of a future fighter jet programme? If you know why people do what they do, how people make decisions, how they perceive their environment and react to the things around them then you may be the person we need. We currently have a vacancy for a Human Factors Engineer at our site in Warton and this is suitable for entry level graduates.

As a Human Factors Engineer, you will be joining an expanding team of human factors specialists working with a broad range of engineers alongside pilots, to help design the future cockpit from physical layout to the inclusion of novel technologies for displaying information.

This role will provide you with a truly unique opportunity to be involved in early concept design, to be innovative and to help shape our future with great opportunities for progression within the team or wider business.

Your main responsibilities as a Human Factors Engineer will involve:

Supporting the development of future cockpit concepts through the application of your Human Factors (HF) Knowledge

Conducting literature reviews, Task Analysis

Utilising Human Factors tools and techniques

Gathering workload data using a variety of HF techniques

Supporting the development of human machine interface through investigating novel technologies

Application of Human Factors standards e.g. Def Stan 00-251

Conducting assessments of concept designs with pilots

Your skills and qualifications as a Human Factors Engineer:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Human Factors/Ergonomics/Psychology


Knowledge and understanding of HF methods used within design lifecycle

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a self-motivated individual, capable of working within a multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to manage your workload, prioritising tasks when required with good attention to detail. You will be able to communicate well with stakeholders of all levels with strong analytical skills.

Location: Warton

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.

BAE Systems Air

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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