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Human Factors Specialist

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £55.00 - £60.00 per hour


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 within a multidisciplinary Human Factors (HF) team carrying out diverse tasks including long-term strategic projects, applied studies and consultancy support for internal and external clients.

As a Human Factors Specialist, you will be responsible for the provision and management of Human Factors support in the design of Defence Information (DI) products and services through all lifecycle phases.

This role will provide you with an 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; to undertaking cutting edge research as part of the Human Social Sciences Research Capability (HSSRC).

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. The role will contain, but will not be limited to, the following
  • 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 and externally to raise the profile, awareness and credibility of the DI Human Factors & Training Tea
  • Networking strategically among the end-user community and externally to raise awareness of the DI Human Factors & Training Team and identify/develop new business opportunities
  • Maintaining and developing own and colleague’s 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.

Location: Christchurch

Rate: £60.06 per hour (Inside IR35)

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

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