Company: BP
Skills: HR - General
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Grade FResponsible for managing a large team to establish and implement programmes to deliver safe, reliable and compliant operations and ensure the maintenance of HS&E management systems and regulatory compliance, contributing to strategic development for HS&E and driving the safety behaviours to ensure the business is informed and focused on managing safety and reducing risk.The Master Investigator will lead a team of Field Investigators supporting the BPX Energy Incident Investigation process to ensure high quality investigations are completed and reported to encourage timely and effective transformational learning. The ideal candidate will lead serious investigations including Major Incident (MIA), High Potential (HiPo), Event with Serious Injury or Fatality (SIF) potential (including Dropped Objects, Recordable Injuries and Days Away from Work, API RP 754 Process Safety Tier 1 and Tier 2 designated events, as well as Well Control Incidents.

Strong communication skills are required to manage the multiple internal and external stakeholders in a fast-paced environment. The Master Investigator must be a problem solver who works on multiple activities with constantly changing demands and deadlines. With multiple Field Investigators direct, the Master Investigator is responsible for prioritizing support to medium and high-risk activities within the BU. Continuous improvement is a priority and the Master Investigator motivates the team to think critically. The position will report to the Chief Standards Officer.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Responsible for conducting in-depth investigations into employee injuries, safety/operational events and reports of general safety issues
  • Investigations will include but are not limited to: traveling to the incident scene, liaising with Government officials, conducting human factors focused interviews, analysing data, developing recommendations, reporting findings to senior leaders, and writing detailed technical reports.
  • Monitor the implementation of Learning from Incidents (LFI) Framework for Incident Notification, Reporting and Incident Investigation and Lessons Learned process
  • Develop implementation strategy for and manage the investigation training process within BPX Energy
  • Document Custodian for BPX Energy Investigation practices and subject matter expert across all Business Units
  • Verify quality control / assurance on investigations, severity classification, investigation reports, action creation and action closure for investigations.
  • Confirm reporting, document control, and archiving of investigations records to align with BP Group requirements
  • Identify emerging risks from HSE investigations to provide as input to BPX Energy Risk Register
  • Drive Continuous Improvement (CI) of Incident Investigation processes training and supporting tools in BPX Energy

Essential Education:
Minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering or Sciences. Seasoned Professional with strong Investigation, Operations and Engineering background.
Essential Experience & Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in investigations
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience leading a team
  • Operational and/or engineering background with Major Project or Production or Wells HSSE management experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in investigations process (Fishbone, Logic Tree and 5-Whys)
  • Sound understanding of Human Performance Factors
  • Proficiency in Integrity Management; Audit; Control of Work Principles and Controls; Risk identification, Prioritization & Management; Emergency Response/Crises Management; Incident Management & Investigation, Risk Management, Risk Assessment, Safety Management and / or Operating Management systems
  • Proficiency in HSE incident investigation, and documentation techniques
  • Strong background in incident investigation for identifying deep system organization root causes and learnings
Desirable Criteria:
  • Technical writing experience
  • Ability to be flexible and ability to think critically in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to influence and lead people including those outside of own team