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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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Patricia Ghannam on +1 703 920 7070


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