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JOB TITLE:                      HR Advisor  

REPORTING TO:             Human Resources Manager  

LOCATION:                     Dubai, UAE


The HR Advisor is a key member of Human Resources team and a focal point for human resources support (onshore and offshore). The role requires a person with the ability to proactively and professionally provide operational support and strategic consultation to key stake holders in alignment with corporate HR directives.


  • Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct
  • Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements
  • Good and clear communications with all involved parties
  • Compliance with Seadrill training, certification and competence requirements
  • Non-compliance's promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor


HR Operations

  • Be a dedicated HR Advisor supporting and liaising people management
  • Responsible for the End-to-End Employee life cycle process, including recruitment, appraisal & performance management, employee engagement, learning & development and succession planning following company regulations and local employment laws
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Global and Regional HR teams
  • Responsible for processing and providing support on employees’ visa/work permit application, medical examination, client requirements, expenses claims, etc
  • Coordinate and manage agencies ensuring crew team have the required support
  • Oversee and ensure processing of employee assignment changes
  • Ensure maintenance of personal data, proper personnel and registration of all relevant information into the HR database
  • Keep focus on cost control and report on Headcount deviation from budget
  • Employee data management systems: Oracle, Cornerstone, SkillsVX, etc
  • Contribute in internal projects working cross functionally in a matrix fast paced organization
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Partner with local agencies and corporate recruiting team to source candidates for vacant positions
  • Coordinate hiring process and provide guidance to get qualified candidates
  • Ensure that the employment documents are processed, distributed and registered according to requirements


  • Coordinate with HRSSC Training team & Safety Training Officer to organize training and ensure that all personnel have the valid certificates for their respective position/role
  • Works with operator/client to ensure personnel/training requirements are met
  • Follow-up on training compliance matrix to meet compliance standard

Performance & Talent management

  • Partner with leadership to address individual and team performance
  • Identify top/lower performers and recommend career planning as appropriate
  • Monitor and analyse Employee Engagement Survey 
  • Support on People Committees


  • Operate within Seadrill’s Key principles for business conduct
  • For level of authority see Seadrill’s Delegation of Authority Schedule 


  • Education/certification: Diploma in Human Resources/ Business Administration or equivalent
  • Fluency and strong communication in English language is required
  • Experience collaborating with multiple geographic locations 
  • 3 plus years of HR experience, with preference experience within Drilling companies, and global oil & gas industry
  • General knowledge of HR process, such as recruitment, employee relations, performance management, disciplinary process, succession planning, HRIS, training & development, etc.


  • Excellent inter-personal, communication and influencing skills
  • Ability to multi task
  • Resourceful
  • Good networking and stakeholder management
  • A proven problem-solver, tenacious about reaching a solution
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented mindset
  • Excellent time management and prioritizing skills, with an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Supportive team-oriented approach, with a can-do, positive attitude
  • Able to identify and implement improvement initiatives
  • Proactive and driven, can effectively anticipate future challenges and identify options for dealing with them
  • High level of integrity and accountability


  • Good knowledge of Employment Law, legislation & trends 
  • Culturally sensitive and internationally aware, including awareness of relevant legal frameworks (Employment Laws)