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Senior Human Factors Consultant - CS - 048

Job Details

The Role

The Senior Human Factors Consultant is responsible for professionally and efficiently delivering Human Factors advice and/or artifacts to both internal and external clients .  

Responsibilities and Tasks  

    • Physical: visibility, reachability, usability, ingress/egress/ access;  
    • Cognitive: workload, usability, situational awareness, human error; and  
    • Environmental: lighting, noise.  
  •  Write and evaluate HF requirements and assist in the development of HF verification plans.  
  • Work within a multi-disciplinary team.  
  • Comply with relevant codes of conduct.   
  • Undertake technical activities in a way that contributes to best practices.  
  • Work within BMT QMS processes and procedures.  
  • Work within a team, or alone, assisting external clients to understand and improve their HF governance processes for all system lifecycle stages.  
  • Author and/or conduct technical review of HF-related documents with limited supervision. 
  • Conduct support activities with limited supervision, including, but not limited to:  
    • Provide HF support to client taskings as required by the nature of the task at hand ;  
    • Support the work of team members allocated to HF taskings;  
    • Participate in cross-functional project teams in support of client taskings;  
    • Provide non-technical support to client taskings as required; and  
    • Propose, prepare , and present technical papers at HF-related conferences.  
  • Maintain technical currency in HF- specific strategies, policies, standards , and regulations including ISO and Military Standards (e.g., MIL-STD-1472) to support client requirements.  
  • For deliverables within the HF discipline, act as Technical Lead, Technical Reviewer, or Technical Approver as appropriate and as agreed with your Line Manager and approved at the Proposal Approval Gate .  
  •  Contribute to non-HF tasks utilising relevant and transferable knowledge and skills.  

 In addition to these duties, the post holder may be required to carry out such other duties as may reasonably be required , from time to time, to achieve the above role purpose.  

Authority, Accountability and Working Relationships  

The role is responsible and accountable to:  

Combat & Systems Manager (or their delegate)  

Required to forge effective working relationships with:  

  • HF team members  
  • Project-specific Technical Leads  
  • Project-specific Project Managers  
  • Project team members  
  • Clients  

Employment Conditions  

  • Hours of Work are 38.75 hours/ week  
  • This role is assumed to be Ottawa-based, however alternative locations may be considered  
  • Travel to BMT offices on occasion, which may be overseas, as and when required .  
  • This role is subject to the appointee successfully qualifying in an appropriate ELMS category.  

Key Knowledge, Experience and Skills  


  • At least 10 years combined experience in supporting Human System Integration / Human Factor Engineering processes, with a minimum of three years in the last seven years.  
  • Possess an engineering or postgraduate university degree in Psychology, Kinesiology, or other Human Factors -related field from a recognized university.  
  • Possess a membership for a recognized Human Factors association (e.g., Human Factors Association of Canada (HFAC), Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Ergonomics Society) .  
  • Level II (Secret) Security Clearance, or the ability to obtain.  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Currently authorized to work in Canada.   



  • Experience working within large complex projects, involving multiple stakeholders, shifting priorities, and significant budgets .  
  • Experience working with government agencies such as RCMP, Health Canada , the Department of National Defence (DND), or the Canadian Armed Forces  
  • Understanding of the application and tailoring of systems engineering standards and the system engineering lifecycle .  
  • Consulting experience.  
  • Exposure to Canadian procurement practices and activities from a Human Factors perspective .  

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