BMT • GBR - Bath, GBR - Fareham, GBR - Plymouth

Human Factors Specialist

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Human Factors Specialist

About BMT

We exist to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time. We create environments where people with outstanding technical knowledge deliver meaningful, practical solutions. We are driven by a commitment to a safer, more efficient, effective and sustainable future. To find out more about BMT please go to

Through our projects and operations, we seek to create positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes, inspiring and helping our customers, suppliers, and partners to have a more positive impact in the world. We are committed to demonstrating sustainability practices across our operations, and conduct business in a manner that is responsible, and accountable.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to achieving our purpose as a business. Our goal is to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.

Why work for us?

At BMT, our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive.

In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a wide range of benefits in areas including health, family, finance, and personal development. An example of some of the benefits we offer.

  • Private Medical (family coverage)
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Flexible Working
  • Wellbeing Fund – a yearly fund for you to spend on a hobby or interest.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 26 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
  • Holiday Trading
  • Retail Vouchers
  • Professional Subscriptions

“We’ve been Flexified, so you can trust that we’re a truly flexible workplace” This enables us to be more adaptable in how we work and supports us towards delivering our 2035 Net Zero target

To find out more about our verified flexible status, visit - Flexa Careers | Flexible Workplaces Offering Freedom & Choice

About the role

The Human Factors Specialist will actively maintain recognised practitioner level knowledge in Human Factors and provide definitive and practitioner-level advice in their specialist area. You will support and promote the development and sharing of specialist knowledge within the organisation.

The key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Participate in technical projects. Provide overall control across the team or teams of technology-related SMEs, to ensure appropriate content, tone, brevity, consistency of deliverables.
  • Contribute to the definition, approach, facilitation, and satisfactory completion of medium scale projects (typically with direct business impact and firm deadlines).
  • 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.
  • Contribute to Human Factors research projects.

In terms of location, this role will be a hybrid role with Bath, Fareham or Plymouth being the preferred office.

About you

You will be interested in providing Human Factors to UK MOD Land, Joint, Air, and Maritime platforms, including cyber security capabilities and of applying Human Reliability Assessment methods and techniques within a high hazard industry in order to support to Safety Cases. These skills will approximate to Level 3 or 4 on the SFIA 8 framework for User Experience.

You should have a degree or post graduate qualification in Human Factors or a related discipline, such as psychology, engineering, or industrial design and experience of planning and applying Human Factors Integration and Human Factors processes.

You should have excellent report writing and presentation skills.

It would be desirable if you hold CIEHF Registered Member status or equivalent or working towards chartership. Ideally you will also have experience of delivering Human Factors work packages within Defence or high hazard regulated industries and knowledge of relevant UK and international standards/guidance and their application.

Apply online

Does this sound like you? If so, please submit your application as soon as possible. We look forward to learning more about you.

A message to recruitment agencies: We receive applications exclusively via our ATS. Please note that we do not accept CVs submitted via email to the HR department or staff within our Operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing allowance – £300
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees enjoy the working environment
Employees feel quite excited about the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023