Air - Human Factors Specialist Lead

Lytham St. Annes | Engineering , Human Factors

Job title: Air - Human Factors Specialist Lead

Location: Mobile

Salary: Competitive

What you'll be doing:

  • Providing and managing HF integration and engineering services to support the design and delivery of DI products and services (analysis, design, and test/evaluation)
  • Supporting other project functions as required e.g., supporting safety case development
  • Supporting research opportunities, conducting analysis, and producing HF reports
  • Networking with the HF community within BAE Systems and externally to raise the profile, awareness, and credibility of the DI Human Factors & Training Team
  • Networking strategically among the end-user community in BAE Systems and externally to raise awareness of the DI Human Factors & Training Team and identify/develop new business opportunities
  • Maintaining and developing own and colleagues' HF and training competencies, including mentoring junior staff and providing professional development opportunities

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Human Factors / Ergonomics / Psychology Experience of working with other functions on large-scale, complex system development and integration projects
  • Experience / previous experience of leading HF activities and applying human factors methods within the defence industry and of working on short duration, applied research and consultancy support projects
  • Demonstrable understanding of systems engineering lifecycle processes and the integration of HF activities


  • Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, British Psychological Society, or equivalent body
  • Experience of working with Defence Standards, Military Standards, International Regulations, and commercial standards


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Human Factors team:

The Human Factors team works on a wide variety of projects and business development activities with a diverse range of user groups. 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). As a Human Factors Specialist, you will be responsible for the provision and management of Human Factors support in the design of Defence Information (DI) products and services through all lifecycle phases.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments."

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


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28/09/2022 15:14:00
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