2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job Title: FCAS Human Factors Engineer

Location: Warton

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £41,361-£45,576 dependent of skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Cutting edge Human Factors research into new and novel technologies to enhance human performance
  • Developing Human Machine Interfaces across all aspects of the airborne platform and ground based support systems
  • Carrying out human performance assessments in high fidelity facilities, whilst interacting with the end users including pilots, maintainers, trainers or support specialists, and much more
  • Working closely with other engineering teams, partners, suppliers and the Customer through the product lifecycle
  • Supporting the documentation and communication of designs and assessment findings to a variety of stakeholders

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree or equivalent in human factors or related subject (e.g. STEM subjects, psychology, user centred design etc.)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Experience in conducting experiments and user assessments
  • Military Air domain knowledge and/or experience
  • Awareness of Human Factors design standards


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Human Factors Engineering FCAS Team:

Do you know why people do what they do, how people make decisions, how they perceive their environment and react to the things around them? Would you like to be involved in the design of the future air vehicles and their support systems?

We’re currently looking for enthusiastic, creative people to join our Human Factors team at our site in Warton, Lancashire.

We have great opportunities for Human Factors practitioners to work on complex, innovative and world leading projects such as FCAS. Join us and you will be working alongside other functions to deliver products that will be in service for 40+ years and being continually upgraded to maintain Customers Air Defence capabilities.

In this role You will need excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with an ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be enthusiastic and able to think creatively, having the courage to challenge and drive improvement. You will be a natural problem-solver, able to use your own initiative and collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

Closing Date: 6th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
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More information needed
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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