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Senior Human Factors Engineer - Flexible Working Available

BAE Systems
£54,793 - £60,326 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job title: Senior Human Factors Engineer

Location: Warton / (Brough and Frimley areas may be considered) Hybrid - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements. Please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £54,793 - £60,326 (Commensurate with skills and experience)


What you'll be doing:

  • Cutting edge research into new and novel technologies
  • Identifying and bringing new tools and techniques into the team, e.g. MBSE
  • Developing 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 technical activities and available resources (people & facilities)
  • Coaching and mentoring less experienced team members


Your skills and experiences:


  • 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)
  • Coaching and developing others


  • Chartership with a Human Factors, or related, professional body, e.g. CIEHF
  • Experience in conducting experiments and user assessments
  • Military Air domain knowledge and/or experience
  • Working knowledge of Model Based Systems Engineering
  • Working knowledge of Human Factors defence related 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 Centre of Expertise:

Two exciting and rewarding opportunities for Human Factors practitioners have arisen within the Human Factors Centre of Expertise at Warton, Lancashire.

These are, a "once in a lifetime" type role. Working in a friendly, varied, diverse and dynamic team you will be involved in complex, innovative and world leading projects such as Typhoon, Tempest, and the Future Combat Air System - Acquisition Programme (FCAS - AP). Joining this team will mean you are working on products that will be maintaining customers Air Defence capabilities for the next 40+ years.

We are looking for enthusiastic, creative people who are intrigued by how people make decisions, how they perceive their environment and react to the things around them. An excellent communicator, both verbal and written, a creative thinker and problem solver who has the courage and initiative to challenge and drive improvement.

Career progression, the opportunity for Further Education, and professional accreditation is actively encouraged within the team and the wider business.


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: 26th June 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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