Human Factors Specialist

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A Human Factors Specialist with experience is required to work on a twelve month contract, with the possibility of extension for our Aerospace client based in Christchurch, Dorset although working from home during Covid.

Overview of the Human Factors Specialist contract role

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 life cycle 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).

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

Responsibilities for the Human Factors Specialist contract role

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 eg supporting safety case development

Supporting research opportunities, conducting analysis and producing HF reports

Networking with the HF community within our client and externally to raise the profile, awareness and credibility of the DI Human Factors & Training Team

Networking strategically among the end-user community in 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


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 life cycle processes and the integration of HF activities

The role is based in Christchurch, Dorset but there will be flexibility regarding home working/travel arrangements based on project requirements.


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 standard

If you are a Human Factors Specialist looking for a new contract either apply online or if would like to find out about other please contact Paul Scott on (see below)

Do you know anyone who might be looking for a new role? You could benefit from our candidate referral scheme. Contact me on the above contact details for more information.

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12 months +
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