Human Factors Discipline Lead

BAE Systems
Wales, Gwent
10 Oct 2017
24 Oct 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Human Factors Discipline Lead

Would you like to play a key role building the Human Factors capability for our Land UK business? We currently have a vacancy for a Human Factors Discipline Lead at our site in Glascoed.

As a Human Factors Discipline Lead, you will be leading the Human Factors Integration (HFI) team spanning all Land UK programmes, such as munitions, armoured vehicles and bridging products. This team is part of the Central Engineering function. You will be taking responsibility for the skill and capability for human interfaces across ergonomic, psychological and learning platforms.

This innovative role will provide you with the opportunity to influence a variety of stakeholders across the whole of the Land UK business. You will also have the chance to drive Human Factors initiatives business-wide.

Your main responsibilities as a Human Factors Discipline Lead will involve:

Developing HFI capability across Land UK, which will include building HFI plans and deploying to respective teams within the business

Planning and executing quantitative and qualitative human factors assessments (human error, workload, situation awareness, ergonomic analysis, and usability)

Using direct measurement, survey, interview, observational and documentation methods to collect and analyse data

Conducting human failure/reliability analysis and providing training and guidance to support others

Creating procedure documentation to formalise human factors working practices

Providing guidance to queries on fatigue and shift work decisions

Providing human factors expertise during accident and incident investigations

Delivering human factors awareness training and presentations

Your skills and qualifications as a Human Factors Discipline Lead:


Degree or equivalent qualification or experience within human factors/ psychology or closely related field

Experience within a human factors related role


Further qualifications/study within human factors, such as master's degree or PhD

Previous experience of developing a human factors capability

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to articulate information to a range of stakeholders. You must also have good leadership ability to help develop and influence the human factors capability.

Location: Glascoed (will consider Newcastle, Telford or Radway Green locations for the right candidate)

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, childcare vouchers, 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 Land (UK)

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced vehicle and munitions products in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineer vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK's leading defence company.

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.

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