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

Human Factors Specialist

Employment type:  Full time

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Human Factors Specialist

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.

About BMT

BMT is a maritime-orientated high-end design house and technical consulting firm driven by a passion for solving complex, real-world problems. To find out more about BMT click here .

BMT is open and committed to discussing flexible working. We believe that everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for them.

BMT hires talented people and welcomes applications from everyone. At this time, we particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian, Minority ethnic, female, and non-binary candidates as we are underrepresented in these groups.

We know that diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to achieving our purpose as a business which is to navigate the most important and impactful engineering challenges of our time (to find out more click here ). Our passion and goal are to build more diverse teams and to create an environment where employees are engaged, thriving, and feel a sense of belonging.


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.

Don’t hesitate to ask more about our benefits during the hiring process.

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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 budget - £250 per annum

We asked employees of BMT how satisfied they were with flexible working, and this is what they told us

Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely 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 most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done
Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)

66% Male, 28% Female

Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom