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Human Factors Engineer

BAE Systems
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Job title: Human Factors Engineer

Location: Glascoed, South Wales or Radway Green, Cheshire; We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £42,132

What you'll be doing:

  • Coordinating and leading Safety Critical Task screening workshops
  • Carrying out assessment and peer review to ensure best practice is being applied to the categorisation of high hazard risk
  • Reporting and reviewing findings and recommendations whilst agreeing and recording appropriate actions to ensure sufficient safeguards are in place
  • Performing hierarchical task analysis and human failure analysis
  • Reviewing and continuously improving Standard Operating Procedures
  • Ensuring that Safety Critical Tasks are identified through the Risk Assessment process, that subsequent controls are implemented and documented
  • Your skills and experiences:


  • HND/Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in Engineering/Human Factors/ Psychology
  • Background in Manufacturing industry, experience working within multi-disciplinary environment
  • Understanding of Human Factors integration in the design of products and/or processes
  • Desirable:

  • Knowledge and experience of human factors methods involved in safety assessments
  • Experience providing human factors expertise to accident or incident investigations
  • Benefits:

    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 COMAH team:

    This role will provide you with an exciting opportunity to join an expanding team, working on one of the most complex sites in the UK. It is a unique opportunity for an individual with a basic understanding of Human Factors, to further develop skills within this niche area and a full development plan, training and support will be available to help you to progress to Human Factors Engineer level.

    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.

    Closing Date: 13th March 2024

    We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


    BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

    Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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