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Human Factors Engineer (HFE) (posted 12/21/17)
Full Time
BMT Designers & Planners, Inc.
Closing Date: January 31, 2018

BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. is seeking a Human Factors Engineer (HFE) with technical design, evaluation, analysis, and project management experience

BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. is a full-service technical and management consultancy.  Clients include the federal government, domestic and international marine, environmental and safety companies. Our technical and managerial competencies include: Ship Design and Engineering Services; Reliability Centered Maintenance, Systems Safety and Logistics Support; Environmental and Energy Policy Formulation and Support, Human Factors Engineering and Applied Environmental Services.  Our professional staff provides high caliber designs and engineering support, state of the art modeling & simulation, advanced system dynamics analysis and technology and management support services exceeding customer expectations.  BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. is 100% owned by BMT Group.  For further information on BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. please visit

BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. is a BMT Group Company.  BMT Group is an international design, science, engineering, risk and program management consultancy, serving clients principally in the defense, energy and transport sectors.  For further information on BMT Group, please visit

The Role

BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. is seeking a Human Factors Engineer (HFE) with technical design, evaluation, analysis, and project management experience to support the BMT Maneuver Support Vessel (Light) (MSV(L)) Program as well as actively contribute to HFE and Human Systems Integration (HSI) services and program support to Department of Defense (DOD), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) programs.  Superb written and oral communication and presentation skills as well as the ability to quickly and fully integrate with a multidisciplinary team are a must, and equally as important as technical expertise.  The HFE must be a proactive, self-starter committed to providing high caliber customer support including anticipating and understanding project and stakeholder requirements and needs, managing expectations and communicating results and/or challenges.  Responsibilities will include: 

  • HFE Program Support: Writing HFE/HSI requirements, integrating HFE into system design activities at the program level by reviewing contractor plans, reports, and other products.  Provide hands-on technical HFE support by performing HFE reviews of designs, prototypes and as-built production systems; and performing HFE analyses to ensure that user requirements and HFE and safety best practices are incorporated into system design
  • Special Project Support: Providing HFE expertise to a diverse set of U.S. and foreign clients. This includes performing reviews of design concepts for HFE issues, defining design assessment methods for others to apply, performing ergonomic assessments, and conducting HFE workshops.
  • HFE/HSI Business Development: Network, provide potential new business leads, technical proposal writing and assisting in the shaping and implementation of the HFE/HSI business strategy

Qualified candidates must be a US citizen and must have a DOD security clearance or the ability to obtain a security clearance. 

Work Location: Flexible

The Individual


  • Master’s degree in HFE or related field preferred. Bachelor’s Degree with at least 3 years’ experience required.  Official transcript may be required.
  • Minimum 3 years’ hands-on experience in applying HFE or HSI to the design and evaluation of complex systems, collecting and analyzing experimental data and providing technical recommendations to multidisciplinary teams is required. Marine experience applying HFE to US Navy or US Coast Guard vessels highly desirable.   
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the following areas: HFE program development; HSI requirements development; field data collection through observation; experience applying industry standards to the design of systems; and experience with design methods such as task analysis and drawing reviews is required.
  • Federal contracting acquisition experience and knowledge of MIL-STD-1472 highly desirable.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience writing technical papers, reports and presentations to support project recommendations and influence decisions is required. Proposal writing experience helpful
  • Minimum 3 year’ experience quickly and successfully understanding and identifying project needs, establishing positive working relationships with program points of contact, championing complex and cross-organizational initiatives and developing cooperative relationships with program managers, technical staff and other HFE stake-holders is required 
  • Project management experience highly desirable
  • Experience providing HSI expertise and management support for maritime system design and acquisition programs preferred
  • Experience participating in multidisciplinary technical teams in US Army, US Navy, US Coast Guard, or DHS environments preferred
  • Strong clear and concise verbal and written communication and presentation skills which enable you to work with multidisciplinary teams and influence design required
  • Proven Advanced MS Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel skills required. MS Project experience helpful
  • Ability to work with minimal oversight required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills to independently investigate, collaborate and resolve technical issues required
  • Ability to learn new skills and apply them directly to current work required
  • Ability to successfully manage time constraints and complete detail-oriented tasks on time required
  • If required, must be able to conduct ship checks on large and small vessels and physically able to investigate confined ship spaces, climb narrow ship ladders, and lift and push up to 20 pounds
  • Self-starter, proactive professional actively interested in contributing to individual growth and building HFE/HSI consultancy services

Other Requirements

BMT Designers & Planners enjoys a diverse professional staff and offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Applicants must email resume, BMT Employment Application and Surveys with subject line "ENG 76" to or fax to 703-920-7091. Find application and surveys below. This business uses E-Verify in its hiring practices to achieve a lawful workforce. BMT Designers & Planners is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Affirmative Action Employer of M/F/Veterans/Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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If you would like to have an informal discussion about this role prior to applying please contact:
Patricia Ghannam on +1 703 920 7070


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Human Factors Lead (posted 10/19/2017)
Full Time
Job Number:  643734

Abingdon, MD
Must Be Able to Obtain a Secret Clearance

Leidos has a career opportunity for a talented Human Factors Lead at Abingdon, MD to support a critical modernization effort of the Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) in order to satisfy the vision of Program Executive Office (PEO) Command Control Communications - Tactical (C3T) and Project Manager Mission Command.
The AFATDS is a multi-service, automated command, coordination, communication, and computing system that provides automated fire support and coordination to all echelons, from firing unit through theater level, at Army, Marine Corps, Naval Firing Platforms, Navy Command and Amphibious Assault Ships, Air Force Operations Centers, and Joint Command and Control Centers. AFATDS enables the automatic application of the Force Commander’s guidance in   the Fires Warfighting Function to plan, execute, and deliver effects at all levels of command within the current and future force. AFATDS can automatically tailor the selection of fire support assets (field artillery, mortars, close air support, naval gunfire, attack helicopters, and offensive electronic warfare assets) based on the Commander’s guidance, thereby enabling maximum effective use of all available fire support assets across the full spectrum of conflict.
This effort is to meet the government’s objective to modernize the underlying AFATDS architecture, redesign the AFATDS front-end to a fully web- and role-based user interface, integrate common services made available through the Army’s Common Operating Environment (COE), and incorporate advanced embedded training technologies to aid in operator-initiated system instruction and refresher training.

• Apply human performance principles, methodologies, and technologies to the design of human-machine systems and products.
• Apply human factors techniques and methods to evaluate the system driven user interface/user experience and provide quantifiable findings.
• Interface with design engineers to establish system design, operating, and training requirements and to ensure optimized human-machine interfaces.
• Identify and analyze technological problems or risks, performs theoretical human factors investigations, and develops and implements research and analysis plans.
• Review and prepare engineering and technical analyses, reports, change proposals, and other technical documentation.
• Perform systems engineering activities within an agile program environment.
• Apply engineering experience to perform functions such as systems requirements analysis, functional analysis, timeline analysis, trade studies, requirements allocation and interface definition, technical management, system integration, configuration management, quality assurance testing, or acquisition and resource management.
• Analyze design, develop, implement, test, or evaluate software, components, or systems related to engineering or functional requirements of military weapons systems, associated support systems, or management information systems.
• Evaluate alternatives including cost and risk, supportability and analyses for total systems.
• Other duties as required.


• Requires BS degree and 8 – 12 years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 6 – 10 years of prior relevant experience
• Experience developing requirements, user stories (Agile), test cases and / or architecture to satisfy mission objectives and integrate into a system of systems environment
• Experience working with users to understand operational conditions to synthesize system and software requirements and user interfaces
• Experience with Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) development tools, such as Jira, Confluence, Nexus, and Stash-Git/Subversion
• Experience using DOORS to support mission critical requirements definition and analysis
• Experience in authoring documents (CONOPS, reports, briefings, etc,) to support customer missions
• Demonstrated ability to apply the engineering design process to discover innovative methods to solve technical problems and meet client requirements
• System analysis and consolidation of redundant functionality
• Test product development representing end item capabilities (manual, automated)
• Excellent presentation preparation, briefing skills and project management experience
• Demonstrated strong performance as a Systems Engineer, developing or implementing information systems with a broad experience base across the entire project lifecycle including testing and support to DT&E/OT&E
• Demonstrated ability to independently determine and develop approach to solutions
• Excellent analysis and critical thinking skills
• Able to multi-task, self-assign work, and function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Proficiency with MS Office Products (Word, Excel, Visio, & PowerPoint)
• Ability to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance
• US Citizenship is required
• Experience with automated unit test and test driven development concepts, tools, and languages
• Demonstrated strong performance as a technical leader working in a multi-contractor, on-site and virtual environment
• Ability to convey technical designs, ideas and results to non-technical audiences and provide briefings to high-level government personnel
• Hazard and Causal factor analysis
• Experience on a computer system for weapons control
• Experience with Command and Control applications
• Experience with AFATDS, Army Common Operating Environment (COE) or other PM MC systems
• Currently possess an active DoD SECRET security clearance

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