Human Factors Engineer

STEM Returners have once again teamed up with BAE Systems, this time providing placements at their Air division for those looking to return to STEM! 

The Human Factors Shared Service operates as an internal source of Human Factors specialisms for Military Aircraft’s products and services and we have an opportunity to add to our team.  If you know why people do what they do, how people make decisions, how they perceive their environment and react to the things around them then you may be the person we need.  Would you like to be involved in the design of the air vehicles and support systems of the future?

We have great opportunities for Human Factors practitioners to work on complex, innovative and world leading projects such as Tempest, Typhoon and CAAP. Join us and you will be working alongside other functions to deliver products that will be in service for 40+ years and being continually upgraded to maintain Customers Air Defence capabilities.

These roles will entail undertaking cutting edge research into new and novel technologies, developing Human Machine Interfaces, carrying out assessments in high fidelity simulation facilities, whilst interacting with the end users including test pilots, maintainers, trainers or support specialists.


Your skills and qualifications as a Human Factors Engineer:

You will have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with an ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be pro-active and able to think creatively, having the courage to challenge and drive improvement. You will be analytical, a natural problem-solver, able to use your own initiative and act independently as required.


Essential skills/qualifications

• 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


Desirable skills/qualifications

• Experience in conducting experiments and user assessments

• Military Air domain knowledge and/or experience

Companies: BAE Systems
Locations: Warton (Lancashire)

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