You will work on a diverse range of programmes across all defence environments, ensuring that the systems procured by the MOD are safe to use and optimised to make the most of human capabilities. You will work closely with project teams and the user community, identifying human factors integration issues within projects and developing potential means of managing them.
This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the UK Armed Forces, by influencing the systems being developed for them. You can expect deployment on projects ranging in size and complexity across various points in the acquisition lifecycle across the Maritime, Land, Air and Joint environments, as well as providing technical support and leadership to some human factors research activities.
Please note that, due to the nature of the projects involved, some of these roles are reserved for sole UK nationals.
As a Human Factors Integration Engineers with DE&S, you will work closely with supplier teams, ensuring that developing system solutions will meet the customer's needs.
You will apply human factors methods and processes to complex systems, with an engineering/consultancy oversight mind-set and technical expertise. You will utilise these in conjunction with your strong interpersonal skills, forming collaborative working relationships within your post, with a broad range of military and non-military stakeholders.
You will play an active part in maintaining and updating the human factors integration policy, standards and guidance portfolio, as well as wider team development activities, including capturing lessons learnt and benefits management.
Although Bristol-based, these roles may require short periods of detached duty in the UK, which could involve overnight stays.
What you will be assessed against
To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
* You will be a professional engineer qualified to a minimum of Level 4 (e.g. HNC) in a Human Science or other relevant engineering discipline, or will be professionally registered to IEng/Technical Member through a relevant institute (such as the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors), or will demonstrate equivalent relevant experience
* You will have experience applying human factors methods and processes to complex systems
* You will have consultancy experience from within a heavily regulated industry (e.g. defence, nuclear, aerospace)
* You will demonstrate evidence of your continued professional development as a specialist in human factors
In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
* Application of Analytical Techniques - Practitioner
* Technical requirements, Evaluation and acceptance - Practitioner
* Managing a quality service
Permanent, Full Time
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