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Human Factors Specialist

Human Factors Specialist

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Human Factors Specialist.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Although advertised as Christchurch there will be flexibility regarding home working/travel arrangements based on project requirements.

  • The successful candidate will be required to perform tasks suitable to the internal level of this role

  • 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 report

  • Networking with the HF community within BAE Systems and externally to raise the profile, awareness and credibility of the DI Human Factors & Training Tea

  • 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

Key skills & qualifications

- 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

-Experience 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

What we're looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Working from Home During Covid, Hybrid Working, Lone Working, Occasional Overseas Travel, Prolonged Telephone Work

Location: Christchurch

Rate: £57.87 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.