Principal Human Factors Engineer

City of Bristol

Job summary

Babcock International
£70,000 - £99,999
Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Electronic
Defence, Electronics, Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Principal Human Factors Engineer
Location: Bristol, Tewkesbury, Portsmouth, Warrington or Plymouth UK - Hybrid
Compensation: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF53771

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Human Factors Engineer in Mission Systems.

The role
As a Principal Human Factors Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Mission Systems enable our customers to deliver their mission, through our products and solutions, using intelligence and analysis and delivering critical communication services. Our aim is to be at the centre of our customers' modern digital backbone by connecting and delivering sensors, decision support, and air effectors across military and business domains.

Day to day, you'll:

  • Work directly with our design teams, both in-house and with our partners, to ensure that Human Factors is considering as early as possible in our solutions
  • Your responsibilities will also include working with our Human Factors Specialist to ensure that Human Factors is considered in training courses, maintenance, and other support activities.
  • Manage and deliver the dedicated Human Factors elements of projects and programmes that we see you collaborate with other areas of the business.
  • Lead and guide more junior Human Factors Engineers and as a Chartered Professional registered with the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, providing assurance of analysis activities and deliverables conducted by others.

This role is full time at 37 hours per week and will be worked on a primarily remote basis however, flexibility will be required in order to attend your local Babcock hub or one of our Customer Sites.

Essential experience of the Principal Human Factors Engineer

  • You will require a broad knowledge of Ergonomics and Human Factors engineering and a track record of delivering HF programmes,
  • You will have a portfolio of previous experience where you have influenced designs.
  • Advise on appropriate methodologies and approaches to enable requirements to be satisfied. Develop solutions for clients, showing how needs will be met.
  • Apply Human Factors Integration to Defence engineering projects. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to justify your engineering decisions and considerations.
  • A critical thinker - who can understand complex issues (balancing the detail and the big picture), and the judgement to make good decisions and have a positive impact.

Qualifictions for the Principal Human Factors Engineer
We value difference and we don't have a fixed idea when it comes to background or education, provided you can show the required level of experience then we would like to hear from you.

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC security clearance for this role.

Our Benefits

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity.

Babcock International
For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Return to previous page