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Human Factors Engineer

Location: Havant, Hampshire Salary: Benefits
Sector: Human Factors Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Ian Cowx

Human Factors Engineer
Portsmouth / Chichester / Waterlooville commutable

We are looking for a Human Factors Engineer that can understand the Human Factors engineering requirements with responsibility for the evaluation of system requirements and design of equipment and systems supplied to a selection of defence industrry programmes.

This role will include the following duties:

- Applies human performance principles, methodologies and technologies to the design of human-machine systems, products and workstationsProposes

- Proposes, evaluates and refines own HMI designsDevelops and implements research methodologies and statistical analysis plans to design prototypes

- Develops and implements research methodologies and statistical analysis plans to design prototypes

- Interfaces with other engineering disciplines to ensure human factors principles are adopted throughout design, and human-machine interfaces are optimal

- Derives human-system design, operational and training requirements

- Identifies and analyses technical problems or risks, performing theoretical or practical human factors investigations to mitigate or bring to closure

- Develops evaluation and test plans, and drives their implementation

- Supports system engineering tasks e.g requirements analysis, decomposition and sell-off

- Plans and manages assigned work, reporting status to the Human Factors Lead

Required skills, qualifications and experience

Experience in user interface design, information architecture, usability testing, ergonomics assessment, human factors methodologies, within a consultative, engineering or defence environment.

Fully conversant with the following specifications:-
DEF-STAN 00-251 and Technical Guides

ISO 9241


Experience with the following specifications is desirable, but not essential:-

IMO Regulations IEC 60945 and 62388)

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • Knowledge of both hardware and the software development lifecycle
  • Has the intellectual calibre and confidence to conduct complex discussions with civilian and service customers or suppliers
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Capable of developing and communication a vision for assigned elements of work
  • Member of the Ergonomics Society (working towards Registered Membership)


The candidate must be able to demonstrate the following skills:

- Ability to analyse technical problems and provide solutions.
- Negotiation: ability to resolve Customer issues in an effective productive manner.

- Ability to produce and present convincing presentations, design documents and proposal to Customer and Supplier.
- Ability to make rapid decisions.
- Ability to work with and lead a team of people, good listening and debating skills.

Clearance Required for Role: SC

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