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  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    Up to £90 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jeffrey Barr

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  • Published:

    12 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    07 June 2024

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Human Factors Engineer - £90 per hour inside ir35 - 12 months (extensions likely) Bristol or Stevenage - Hybrid working (50% onsite) - one stage interview - Sector: Aerospace & Defence

Yolk recruitment is recruiting for a Human Factors Engineer to work with a world leader in the aerospace and defence technology.

Due to the security nature of this position candidates must be sole British national and able to obtain SC security clearance before starting the role.

You will be joining a team recognised by UK MoD as an industry leader in the delivery of Human Factors Integration where you be able to influence systems as they develop from concept to delivery and gain first-hand experience of working with military users.


  • Conduct of Human Factors Integration through the development lifecycle providing progressive assurance to the customer as per Def Stan 00-251
  • Development of User Interface prototypes and conduct of Human Centred Design.
  • Analysis and assessment of the role of the operator within the weapon system considering weapon system planning, command, and control.
  • Definition of HF requirements and development and maintenance of lower-level detailed specifications (e.g. for HMI/HCI)
  • Conduct of User Experiments and Trials supporting system conception, development and verification taking into account operator workload and situational awareness
  • Analysis of physical ergonomics, equipment and integration into workspaces

Core Skills:

  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF)
  • User Interface design & use of User Interface prototyping tools such as Axure
  • Implementing Human Centred Design processes
  • Conduct of core HF activities including task analysis, requirements development, user trials and Experimentation.
  • Application of physical ergonomics and use of CAD software such as Jack or RAMSIS
  • Good understanding of Systems Engineering and disciplines that interact with Human Factors (Supportability, Training, Systems) including definition and verification of HF requirements.
  • MS Office, DOORS
  • Ability to generate technical reports

Desirable Skills:

  • Knowledge of defence standards (00-251)
  • Application experience of Human Factors Integration & Human Factors Engineering in a Defence context

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