Human Factors Lead Engineer

Human Factors Lead Engineer

Job Title: Human Factors Lead Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Newport, Wales
Salary: £50000 - £59000 per annum + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896287_1570115265
Contact Name: Tony Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 03, 2019 16:07

Job Description

Our client is a world leader in the provision and integration of cutting-edge technology, primarily specialist vehicles and systems to the Defence and Security sectors.

They currently have a vacancy for a Human Factors Lead Engineer to be responsible for ensuring the delivery of an optimally designed solution with respect to all aspects for Human Factors within an AGILE Engineering Development Framework. The role will place significant demands on your Human Factors knowledge, leadership skills and experience and will require close liaison and co-operation with systems engineering and integration subject matter experts along with platform & domain expertise.

You will need to be a team player, able to work to tight deadlines and lead from the front, working with a multi-national engineering team whilst also working very closely with the customer community.

Responsibilities will include:

*Leadership of the Human Factors Integration and Human Factors Engineering activities across the programme within an AGILE Framework.
*Delivery of an optimal HF solution.
*Development and maintenance of HF integration plans, HF schedule planning, monitoring and reporting.
*Management of HF risk and opportunities.
*Management of development, apportionment and dissemination of Human Factors requirements.
*Review of HF elements of all system and subsystem documentation.
*Planning and running HF design reviews.
*Planning and executing HF assessments (ergonomic analysis, HCI and Usability assessments).
*Generating progressive assurance documentation.
*Liaising with the Customer and managing User involvement through the Human Centred Design Process.
*Collating the body of evidence to justify the acceptability of the design from a Human Factors perspective.
*Managing all the traditional Human Factors processes and techniques and adapting them to work in an AGILE manner in line with the rest of the Engineering Programme in both Systems and product Engineering.

To be considered for this role, applicants will need to have extensive and proven experience in leading HF activities and influencing the design on engineering development programmes in the defence industry, in a domain relevant to Human Factors and C4I Systems. You will have experience of Human Factors techniques and tools (Task Analysis, Mental Workload Assessment, Human Reliability Analysis) and be familiar with Defence Standards, Military Standards and EC Directives, as well as working in an AGILE manner.

You will need to have:
*Demonstrable understanding of the Systems Engineering lifecycle and the integration of HF activities within that lifecycle.
*Proven experience in working with sub-contractors through the integration, test and acceptance phases.
*Proven requirements development expertise and experience using DOORS.
*A strong appreciation of all Defence Lines of Development would be advantageous.
*Proven track record: skills, abilities and domain knowledge sought, as outlined above, backed up by previous job roles and relevant experience in systems/software development and integration projects
*Experience of delivering Human Factors on an AGILE Engineering programme
*Willingness to travel within the UK and Overseas

Human Factors Lead Engineer
South Wales
Up to £59k per annum

Key Skills: Human Factors, Lead, HF, Ergonomic, HCI, Usability, Systems Engineering, Defence.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

This is a PERMANENT position

Electus Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.