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Human Factors Engineer

BAE Systems
Somerset, England, Yeovil
Closing date
5 Nov 2020

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Human Factors Engineer

Would you like to work within a multidisciplinary Human Factors (HF) team carrying out diverse tasks including long-term strategic projects, applied studies and consultancy support for internal and external clients? We currently have a vacancy for a Human Factors Engineer at our site in Yeovil.

As a Human Factors Engineer, you will be supporting Defence Information (DI) projects though all lifecycle phases. This could range from projects supporting design of next generation fighter aircraft; design of interface technologies for the British Army; to undertaking cutting edge research as part of the Human Social Sciences Research Capability (HSSRC).

This role will provide you with an opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects and business development activities across a diverse range of user groups with opportunities for development within the Air or wider business.

Your main responsibilities as a Human Factors Engineer will involve:

Providing Human Factors (HF) integration and engineering services to support the design and delivery of DI products and services

Supporting software/hardware design e.g. through generation of prototypes, reviewing the HF elements of system and subsystem documentation

Planning and executing HF assessments

Application of Human Factors standards e.g. Def Stan 00-251, ISO 9241

Supporting research opportunities as required e.g. experiments, literature reviews, conducting analysis and producing HF reports

Your skills and qualifications as a Human Factors Engineer:


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

Experience of applying human factors methods in the Defence and/or commercial sectors e.g. Task Analysis, prototyping

Demonstrable understanding of the systems engineering process and the integration of HF activities within the lifecycle


Familiarity with Defence Standards, military standards and commercial standards

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: Yeovil

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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