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Pilot Vehicle Interface Engineer (Human Factors)

Pilot Vehicle Interface Engineer (Human Factors)

  • Location:

    Ankara, Turkey

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  • Sector:

    Aerospace and Defence

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  • Contact:

    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Duration:

    2+ years

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  • Client:

    Morson International

Pilot Vehicle Interface Engineer (Human Factors)

Location: Ankara, Turkey

Duration: 2 years +

We are looking to recruit a Pilot Vehicle Interface Engineer to work on a new fighter aircraft programme for our leading defence client in Ankara, Turkey. This will initially be for a two year contract but is likely to extend to four years. If successful, you will receive a generous benefits package, including accommodation.

The main purpose of this role is to define the cockpit design that provides the pilot with the layout, controls and displays to perform the required missions in an effective, efficient and safe manner.

The role will be working as part of an integrated development team. The role will be:

  • Defining product HF requirements for the systems and cockpit to meet the customer requirements, including the development of HF design philosophies and requirements
  • Performing Early HF Analyses
    • Task Analysis
    • Allocation of Function
      • Automation interaction level
      • Workload Prediction
      • Situation Awareness prediction
      • User Reliability prediction
      • Usability
    • Identifying and mitigating HF hazards and user error
  • Defining the Cockpit geometry, ingress, egress and layout design to meet anthropometry requirements
  • Defining the Cockpit Human Machine Interface
    • Controls and displays required by the pilot, including helmet displays
    • Alerts and procedures from the systems for the pilot
    • Lighting, voice, HOTAS and audio of the cockpit interface
  • Rapid prototyping of the Human Machine Interface
  • Performing cockpit design assessments
    • Anthropometry assessments of geometry and layout
    • Functional assessments of the HMI design and systems interactions
  • This role will also support:
    • The production and support to the various systems, IPTs and suppliers for HF requirements
    • Design guidance to the maintenance, training and off-board systems
    • Identification and mitigation of HF risks and concerns register
    • Generation of the HF qualification plan
    • Customer discussions and design reviews

Essential skills/proven ability for this role includes:

Previous HF cockpit design proven ability, especially early cockpit concepts through to design assessments and PDR.


Due to the sensitive nature of the product all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).

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