Incident Investigation Engineer

Job Description

Req Number: 18139BR

Position Description:
We are seeking an Incident Investigation Engineer to join Loss Prevention Department (LPD) at Saudi Aramco

LPD provides safety services to customers and stakeholders; including corporate and executive management, Saudi Aramco operating, support and project organizations, employees, the Saudi Arabian government, contractors, and members of the public. LPD has ten divisions – seven field divisions and three centralized technical support divisions. Field offices are located in Abqaiq, Riyadh, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Udhailiyah, Jeddah (including Yanbu and Jazan), and Tanajib.

As an Incident Investigation Engineer, your mission is to empower the Saudi Aramco organizations with superior and cost-effective safety services, enabling them to achieve excellence in safety performance. You will be expected to work with technical services unit to ensure incidents are properly investigated and managed for both Saudi Aramco and contractors. In addition, you will be managing the governance documents related to incident investigation in the company. In few occasions, you will participate in major incidents investigations.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in any engineering discipline or safety related degree, plus ten (10) years of relevant industry experience, three of which should be dedicated to incident investigation-related activities. The overall work experience should include areas such as operations and maintenance; plant engineering; construction; turnaround and inspection; safety program development; and process safety.

Excellent ability to communicate in technical English with peers as well as members of management, and be able to produce and review concise oral and written reports in English.

Have knowledge of modern safety management systems, processes, and techniques applicable to the oil and gas industry, as well as industry fire and safety codes, recommended practices, standards and specifications.

Have advanced knowledge in incident investigation, including methodologies and techniques used, as well as other elements of the subject including reviewing investigation reports and developing lessons learned.

Desired Competencies

The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability in many of the competencies below:

Experience in review/critique investigation reports.

Experience in basic fire philosophies and concepts in the oil and gas industries including all relevant products.

Experience in the development and delivery of safety training topics in the incident investigation subject.

Ability to develop and communicate different formats of lessons learned of both occupational and process related incidents.

Ability to develop company guidelines related to incident investigation including instructions on how to conduct investigation as well as learning from incidents.

Demonstrated experience in major incident investigations, preferably in the oil and gas industry.

Ability to revise and write recommendations for investigation reports following systematic approach such SMART and in line with the findings of the report.

Understanding of emergency response planning and response, including development of scenarios.

Understanding of the hazards related to oil and gas producing and their relevant controls (e.g., the hazards associated with Hydrogen Sulfide and other hazardous materials, and plant isolations).

Working knowledge of the industry’s history of major incidents and main lessons learned.

Clear understanding of critical, yet universal safety tasks and control methodologies related to general work (e.g., work at height, confined space entry, and working in or around excavations).

Understanding of the permit to work process and their field application.

Understanding in job task measurement methodologies (i.e., field-based audits/inspections of work processes related to critical and hazardous tasks).

Understanding management of contractors at work sites (e.g., contractor selection, communications, and measurement of performance). In addition, a working experience of strategies for improving contractor performance.

Experience in the elements of Process Safety Management (PSM), including assessment and mitigation strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities:
You are required to perform the following:

Review incident investigation reports for both Saudi Aramco and contractor incidents. This will include occupational incidents as well as process related incidents. The objective of the review is to make sure incidents are properly investigated and the causal factors and root causes have been adequately addressed and the recommendations developed will help to prevent similar incidents.

Develop corporate wide guidelines in subjects related to incident investigation. This includes guidance on how to conduct investigations for various types and levels of incidents.

Participate in major investigations for incidents within the company.

Develop different formats of incidents lessons learned which will be communicated to company and contractor employees.

Develop and deliver training on subjects related to incident investigation. The training will include development of material as well as actual training delivery.

Participate in developing and promoting safety educational programs and training material to address safety issues or concerns. Assigned tasks may include: preparation of articles for publication, development of promotional materials, and delivery of presentations.

Act as a mentor to other loss prevention professionals.

About us:
Saudi Aramco’s Industrial Relations (IR) Business line is dedicated to building, maintaining and enhancing the relationships the Company develops with people and institutions inside the Kingdom and around the world. It is through the IR business line that the Company cares for the health, wellbeing and security of its employees and their families, maintains the high quality of life found in Company communities, operates the school system for the children of expatriate employees, and communicates with various audiences through a variety of media, including print publications, events, films and websites. Saudi Aramco operates one of the largest and most successful industrial and professional training programs on the planet to ensure that its employees are provided with the training they need to meet emerging challenges. The Company’s wide-ranging corporate citizenship activities, which focus on the areas of environmental protection, knowledge, community and the economy, are also the responsibility of the IR business line.