Title:  Human Factors Specialist

Job Req ID:  12252

Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world's largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Human Factors Specialist to join the Saudi Aramco Loss Prevention organization (LP), which is the corporate safety organization within Saudi Aramco. We provide both day-to-day in-field occupational and process safety support to Saudi Aramco operations, as well as centralized technical support and consulting function. Our field offices are located in Abqaiq, Riyadh, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Udhailiyah, Jeddah (including Yanbu and Jazan), and Tanajib. Through these offices, LP provides its services to all Saudi Aramco facilities and departments that are located throughout the Kingdom. The primary role is to provides corporate support, consultation and solutions to drive high human performance of front-line workers by developing robust systems to manage human failure and prevent human-induced incidents. Use proven methods to drive a positive safety culture and instill safety leadership skills for critical company roles.

Duties and Responsibilities

Integrate principles of Human and Organizational Factors in Company systems, culture, policies, equipment, tools and field practices, job duties will include the following:
Develop tools to incorporate human factors in qualitative and quantitative risk assessments (e.g. human failure analysis, safety critical task analysis, Human Reliability Analysis, etc.).
Develop tools to incorporate human performance assessments in field activities.
Participate, review and analyze human performance issues in incident investigations.
Advise and validate Human Factors engineering integration in capital projects.
Advise on the design and management of operating and maintenance procedures.
Develop systems and use expert methods to incorporate risk-informed competencies.

Streamline critical communications for the frontline.
Advise facilities on fatigue risk and shift work schedule design.
Develop tools to verify safe manning levels, optimal workload and allocation of functions.
Develop tools and support efforts to manage organizational changes.
Develop programs and strategies for driving and sustaining a positive safety culture.
Operationalize proven methods to assess safety culture and drive targeted interventions.
Assess and enhance safety leadership competencies at all levels.
Embed Human Factors thinking into the day-to-day activities of operation and maintenance line functions e.g. Site inspections, work permitting, pre and post job briefings, JSA.
Develop communication campaign material for human factors e.g., pamphlets, presentations, videos.
Provide training and awareness on different human factors topics.

Minimum Requirements

Undergraduate degree in engineering, industrial psychology, human factors or ergonomics.
(Preferred) Masters and/or PhD in Human Factors, Ergonomics or Industrial Psychology.
Five Years of Human Factors experience in the Oil and Gas industry (e.g. International Oil and Gas Companies, Consultancy firms, or EPC companies).
(Preferred) Holds a recognized certification title in human factors such as Certified Human Factors Professional (CHFP), Certified Professional Ergonomist (CPE), Chartered Ergonomics and Human Factors Specialist (C.ErgHF), European Ergonomist (Eur.Erg).
Collaborative team player with excellent communication skills. 

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


Country/Region:  SA