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Senior Engineer/Engineer - Human Factors

BAE Systems
Lancashire, England / England, Preston, Lancashire
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25 Feb 2021
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Senior Engineer/Engineer - Human Factors

Would you like to be involved in in the early concept work of our future fighter jet programme, where you will play a vital role as a Human Factors (HF) specialist for military aircraft products and services? We currently have a number of vacancies for a Senior Engineer/Engineer in our Human Factors Shared Service at our site in Warton.

As a Senior Engineer/Engineer - Human Factors, you will be working on complex, innovative and world leading projects such as Tempest and Typhoon. You will be working alongside other functions such as simulation, crew systems and our aircrew to help design future cockpits and support services such as maintenance and training, undertaking cutting edge research into new and novel technologies, developing Human Machine Interfaces and carrying out assessments in high fidelity facilities.

The role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in early concept design, to be innovative and to help shape our future, working closely with our customers and a variety of multidisciplinary stakeholders, with great opportunities for progression within the team or wider business.

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

Applying Human Factors knowledge to help conduct a variety of HF activities including research, design, development and assessments.

Utilising Human Factors tools and techniques, (e.g. questionnaires, workload measures, usability techniques etc.)

Undertaking Task Analysis - breaking down operator tasks to identify issues with design, systems, processes, and identify opportunities for error prevention

Planning and conducting User Trials and HF assessments of the developing design, optimising user interaction

Leading technical HF activities such as the design and development of a human machine interface design incorporating novel technologies

Applying Human Factors processes and standards (e.g. Def Stan 00-251)

Mentoring, guiding and potentially direct line management of other Human Factors practitioners

Managing Human Factors technical related activities including budget and resource management and stakeholder engagement (this will increase as the level of seniority increases)

Your skills and qualifications:


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

Previous experience with Human Factors requirements, derivation and management

Previous experience of application of relevant Human Factors Standards e.g. Def Stan 00-251

Experience in leading human factors assessments

Previous experience with reviewing and producing high quality human factor reports

Experience in presenting information to a wide variety of stakeholders


Previous background in defence or aerospace sector

Chartered Engineer or membership of a recognised professional body e.g. CIEHF

Experience with providing Human Factors advise to large complex projects

Experience in applying the Human Factors Integration process (Def Stan 00-251)

Experience in technical management and people management

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with an ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be pro-active and able to think creatively, having the courage to challenge and drive improvement. You will be analytical, a natural problem-solver, able to use your own initiative and act independently as required.

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

BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.

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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