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Senior Human Factors Engineer

  • Location: Preston
  • Salary: £52000.00 - £57000.00 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 6 months ago

  • Sector: Defence & Aerospace
  • Contact: Jonathan Maironis
  • Contact Email:
  • Client: BAE Systems
  • Expiry Date: 29 February 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH81709_1705576938

I'm looking for a Senior Human Factors Engineer to join the UK's leading Aerospace & Defence organisation to be based out of their Warton (Preston) site.

What you'll be doing:

  • Cutting edge research into new and novel human interaction technologies
  • Identifying and bringing new Human Factors tools and techniques into the team, e.g. MBSE
  • Designing , developing and evaluating Human Machine Interfaces
  • Carrying out assessments in high fidelity facilities, whilst interacting with the end users including pilots, maintainers, trainers or support specialists
  • Co-ordinating and organising Human Factors technical activities and available resources (people & facilities)
  • Coaching and mentoring less experienced team members

Essential Skills:

  • Degree or equivalent in human factors or related subject (e.g. psychology or user centred design)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confidence in presenting information to a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Experience in technical task management (e.g. task breakdown, scheduling, resourcing, reporting)
  • Experience in the management of small teams working towards a common goal

Desirable Skills:

  • Chartered member of a Human Factors professional body, e.g. CIEHF
  • Military Air domain knowledge and/or experience, including application of relevant standards such as Def-Stan 00-251
  • Experience in conducting experiments and user assessments
  • Coaching and developing others for their personal development and / or working towards professional accreditation
  • Working knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering and how it may apply within the field of Human Factors/Ergonomics

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well established team of Human Factors Engineers working on the Future Combat Air System (FCAS).

The salary is £52,000 to £57,000 plus an excellent benefits package and is hybrid-working of 1-2 days per week required onsite.