Systems Engineer – Human Factors

Bristol, United Kingdom (UK), Boeing UK [00000186642]

Field(s) of expertise
Space Systems Engineering
Job type

About this job

We’re looking to hire a Human Factors Systems Engineer to work within the engineering function in Boeing Defence UK (BDUK). BDUK is a subsidiary of the Boeing Company and currently employs over 1,200 people in the UK. BDUK is responsible for delivering several exciting contracts to our UK defence customers including Through Life Support for the Chinook Fleet, training and support for the Apache Fleet, Logistic Information Services, Training Programmes and C4ISR services.

The role will primarily cover Human Factors across our Air Platforms and C4ISR systems.

Given the structure and the way in which the engineering function works, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a variety of programmes and business development opportunities and contribute to engineering excellence across the company.


The successful candidate will provide Human Factors Engineering expertise on bids and programmes to ensure Human Factors is fully integrated with the design and safety processes. This role will help to develop the HFI strategy to build knowledge of HF within our Engineering and Programme Management functions and to instill a culture of putting the users at the forefront of system design.

In addition, the successful candidate will also be expected to undertake a variety of broader Systems Engineering activities.

Reporting to the BDUK Systems Engineering Manager or Technical Lead, the role has the following key responsibilities:

  • Plan and deliver Human Factors Programmes in accordance with MoD’s  Def Stan 00-251 including: Development of Human Factors Integration Plans; Identification of appropriate Human Factors methods and tools ; Defining Target Audience Descriptions; Undertaking Human Performance AssessmentCarrying out Task Analysis and Human Error Assessments (HEA); Carrying out Usability Assessment; Developing and maintaining Human Factors Risks and Issues logs; Derivation of Human Factors design requirements; Influencing design through Human Factors Assessment.
  • Close liaison with other Boeing, customer and supplier technical disciplines to ensure appropriate evidence is available to support the Human Factors programme.
  • Review and provide support to  suppliers to deliver Human Factors deliverables.
  • Lead & support Human Factors Integration Working Groups Supporting customer and supplier Human Factors meetings.
  • Provide Human Factors support to the Safety Programme including support to System Safety Working Groups.
  • Prepare and present Human Factors input to design reviews.
  • Participate in programme planning and support for Human Factors activities Identify risks, issues and opportunities and support the development of mitigation plans.
  • Support the development and maintenance of BDUK Human Factors strategy and process.


What We’re Looking for:

  • Ideally the successfully candidate will also have experience of Systems Engineering aspects (e.g. requirements capture and management, functional analysis, design and integration, test and acceptance, technical management) across a project lifecycle.
  • Other job responsibilities may include assistance with systems engineering products for ongoing programmes and deliverables, Export Compliance (technical support of Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA’s).
  • A degree level qualification in Engineering, Systems Engineering or an Engineering related field is preferred (but not essential) and at demonstrable experience in the Human Factors domain.
  • Experience in some of the following areas is desirable: C4ISR, Air Platforms, Space Systems, Logistics Management Systems, Training Systems and Training Related Technology.
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan work, develop/use meaningful metrics to evaluate programme status in consideration of Human Factors Engineering and provide performance visibility.
  • Effectively execute and seek opportunities to improve strategies, processes and project plans.
  • Assist with removal of obstacles by early identification of where help is needed and coordinating with the appropriate technical leaders and team members.

The role will have significant UK MoD and wider Boeing interface and therefore a person who is diplomatic and influential is required. Some UK and US travel is expected.

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Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. CANDIDATES MUST HAVE CURRENT LEGAL AUTHORIZATION TO WORK IMMEDIATELY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM. BOEING WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN IMMIGRATION AND LABOR SPONSORSHIP FOR ANY APPLICANTS. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level and are not part of Boeing U.S. based payroll.

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