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Human Factors Specialist

Salary Competitive Salary Plus Excellent Benefits
Location Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

About the Company 

Essar Oil UK is a leading UK-focussed downstream energy company whose main asset is the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, one of the most advanced refineries in Europe and situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester.  Stanlow is a key strategic national asset, annually producing over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels, while playing an important part in Britain’s petrochemical industry by providing key feedstocks.   


The business is a major supplier in the North West and beyond with customers including most of the major retail brands operated by international oil companies and supermarkets, Manchester Airport, leading commercial airlines and the region’s trains and buses.


The business covers crude and product trading, refinery operations, HSE implementation, maintenance support and technological services, together with marketing and retail activities.  Our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy working conditions and following the best operating practices to protect the environment underpins everything we do.  


We employ 800 highly trained and loyal staff, who are at the heart of everything we do.  The company has an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work across the different parts of the business and some of the best training available in the energy industry.


Essar is committed to playing a key role in the decarbonisation of the UK.


The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity to join our HSSEQ Team as Human Factors Specialist. The role holder will provide human factors safety support and advice to the production units and site in general and will contribute to the company’s process safety programmes and initiatives.  They will ensure compliance with all relevant safety legislation and support the site’s management of risk to ALARP.  In addition, they will provide technical advice, training and assurance to ensure a drive in improvements and also represent Essar at external stakeholder meetings.  


The role holder will play an integral part in leading incident investigations to identify human factors root cause and will work with the wider team to reduce these incidents.  You will be accountable for ensuring HSE standards are being applied and intervening, where required.  You will be able to respond to rapidly changing requirements, whilst ensuring delivery of key objectives.


About You

Our ideal candidate should have a qualification or experience in engineering processes and/or manufacturing processes, with prior similar upper Tier COMAH manufacturing experience desirable.  You should have a CEng with a MEng in Chemical Engineering, chartered Health Practitioner or equivalent qualifications. An MSc or PG Dip in Human Factors and Ergonomics would be desirable.  Significant experience is needed in human performance factors integration, analysis and assessment techniques e.g. SCTA, work loading, HFE, organisational change management, incident investigations and process safety reviews, with some prior exposure to elements of safety management.  A working knowledge and understanding of COMAH Regulations (2015) & the Human Factors Roadmap would be desirable. You will have excellent Communications skills with significant experience of building relationships with Internal and external stakeholders, working to tight timescales and within multi-discipline teams.



The closing date for this vacancy is Friday 13 August 2021 at midday.


Please note, we work with a carefully selected set of recruitment agencies and we are not looking to add to the current preferred suppliers list. We are unable to accept representations from agencies that are not on that preferred supplier list.

Essar Oil (UK) Limited (Essar Oil UK) owns and operates the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, located on the south side of the Mersey Estuary near Liverpool. Stanlow plays a key part in the national economy, producing over 16% of the UK's transport fuels.

At Essar Oil UK, we have an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work and provide some of the best training available in the industry. As one of the leading players in the oil and chemical industry, we are constantly looking to improve every aspect of our business.

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