Human Factors

Job Title: Human Factors
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sunbury, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 2018-06-11
Reference: BH-83867
Contact Name: Keith Lapworth
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 12, 2018 14:34

Job Description

Our client has adopted the following HP Principles and Strategy: -

    • People will make mistakes. 
    • People’s actions are rarely malicious and usually make sense to them at the time
    • Mistakes are typically due to underlying conditions and systems
    • Understanding why mistakes happen can help us prevent or correct them
    • Plant, tools and activities can be designed to reduce mistakes and manage risk better 
    • Leaders help shape the conditions that influence what people do
    • It matters how leaders respond when things go wrong.  Take the opportunity to learn 
    • We prefer to improve existing tools and process before adding new

Key Consultancy work scope

Provide the advice and facilitation for successful implementation of the HP strategy by:

    1. Human Performance Capability building
    • Coordinating roll out of human performance e-learning awareness training in 2018 and plan for 2019
    • Building HP principles into communications to grow segment HP knowledge
    • Coach the functional leaders on the practical application of Human Performance Tools
    • Coaching Skillful Investigators on application of HP principle in investigations
    • Provide guidance and resource to complete the HP activities.
    • Provide examples from project start-ups on poor Human factors design to help inform and understanding in our teams

    1. Human Performance Integration
    • Develop understanding of how  HP strategy is being delivered in engineering design activities through use of HF specialists.
    • Support the review of inputs where needed in the PHSSER process
    • Coordinating and aligning HP activities with the  HSE Managers,  functions (particularly engineering, construction, commissioning and major project operations) and other operating functions - 
    • Act as the single point of contact for HF Communication and material

    1. Human Performance Supplier Management
    • Engage supplier companies on understanding their HP processes and impact on risk assessment and working together to improve HP and help develop and facilitate the Supplier Conference in November to engage suppliers in embedding HP in normal activities.

    1. Human Performance Planning
    • Developing and aiding implementation of plans for the key identified workstreams for Human Performance
    • Developing 2019 -2020 HP activities plan
    • Monitoring implementation progress via appropriate KPI’s and resulting risk reduction and support the reporting to the Upstream Segment HP Steering Group.

                  Expected resource experience

    • Degree or equivalent qualification in Human Factors or Ergonomics, Occupational Psychology or equivalent industry Human Factors experience
    • Knowledge and experience of Human Factors methods involved in safety assessments
    • Experience of providing human factors expertise to accident or incident investigations
    • Experience of providing Human factors expertise within the major projects environment