Human Factors Consultant

  • Job Reference: 9405
  • Date Posted: 20 June 2022
  • Employer: QinetiQ
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  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description


Job title: Human Factors Consultants

Location: Farnborough, Salisbury, Malvern or Portsmouth (Hybrid working is supported)

About the role

We are seeking Human Factors and Psychology consultants to join our Human Protection and Performance capability. We are recruiting for posts in the following teams: Aircrew Systems Integration; Human Behaviour & Systems; and Human Factors Architecting, Modelling & Systems. These teams are based at Boscombe Down, Farnborough, Malvern, and Portsmouth. We also support hybrid working.

We provide research, consultancy, test & evaluation, and advice in a number of areas in defence and security, including autonomy, human factors engineering, usability, human cognition, command and control, cyber, and behaviour change.

The Human Factors Consultants will work on projects of national importance, and are recognised for our expertise, including winning the 2020 Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors President's Award for "an outstanding contribution to the development of the ergonomics and human factors".

This is a great time to join us. QinetiQ is in its fifth year of growth, and has been recently recognised as Britain's "most admired Engineering, Aerospace and Defence Company". We offer flexible working, a wide range of benefits (including an employer contribution pension scheme, an employee bonus scheme, and a range of discounts), and a competitive salary.

What do I need?

The Human Factors Consultant will need one or more of the following:

  • Good track record delivering Human Factors Integration (HFI)
  • Military domain experience and a degree in Psychology, Ergonomics, or a closely related discipline
  • Chartership status-or working towards Chartership status--with the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF) or British Psychological Society (BPS)

Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

What will I be doing?

The Human Factors Consultant will lead and support a number of projects as part of a team. This may be from the initial development stages of projects and bids, through to design, analysis, delivery, and writing of final reports and presentations. This may involve assessing compliance with standards, conducting field trials, carrying out experiments, or desk-based research.

For our Aircrew Systems Integration team you will provide specialist advice in air human factors, in particular in support of recommendations for release to service and airworthiness certification of military aircraft and aircrew equipment.

Why Join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there's never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation, courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You'll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you'll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits. You'll receive highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what's happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more.

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.