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HRBP Operations



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Human Resources

Onshore / Offshore


Job Information

Reporting To - HR Director – Operations
Function – Human Resources
Location – London



Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore integrated drilling companies. Using world leading technology we operate in 15 countries across 5 continents, employing some 4,000 people representing 65 nationalities. Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal and we all play a part in achieving this.


We recognise that our people are key to helping us to achieve our vision so we have fostered an inclusive culture that supports and celebrates diversity of thought. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we operate in.


Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety records and service delivery. In return we offer support and development opportunities that help you to unlock your full potential




The Human Resources Business Partner acts as a strategic partner to leaders, managers and employees by embedding HR strategies, processes and plans into day-to-day work, providing strategic and operational support and advice to understand, manage and prioritize people needs and requirements. They facilitate the formation of strong relationships between HR and the business, to drive a shared agenda and improve organizational performance.

This generalist role sits in a central position within the Global HR team, and the incumbent will be expected to develop, role model and share good practice HR with the global HR team and HR Centres of Excellence, including contributing to projects in the UK and globally.

The role typically plans 6 – 12 months ahead in activity and workload planning.



  • Counsels, mentors and supports senior stakeholders on people strategies, collaborating with Leaders and Managers to understand current and future needs, and creating plans in alignment with Seadrill strategy to ensure achievement of objectives
  •  Oversee the delivery of operational HR activities throughout the employee lifecycle (including recruitment, onboarding, employee development, succession planning, employee relations, well-being initiatives, organization restructures, exit processes, etc.)
  • Collaborate with the HR Centres of Excellence to contribute to the development and continuous improvement of HR programs and policies, providing feedback on local requirements and success of initiatives to ensure fit-for-purpose HR interventions
  • Lead the implementation of global HR programs, tailoring content in line with local requirements and providing training and support to Managers and Employees to ensure benefits are realized
  • Effectively leverage HR data and insights to inform people related decision making and program design for maximum impact
  • Be an active member of the global HR community, sharing best practice, ideas, knowledge and working collaboratively across teams
  • Role model, encourage and support collaborative ways of working and proactively identify ways to overcome barriers and break down silos within and outside the Function



Our goal is to ensure that ‘nobody gets hurt’ whilst performing their job. Everyone at Seadrill has a part to play in meeting our safety commitment.


Through strong leadership and personal responsibility from all employees, we take a systematic approach to identifying, managing and preventing the hazards involved in our day-to-day operations. Nothing is more important to us than the health, safety and security of our workforce and the communities in which we operate and behaving responsibly towards our shared environment. We are vigilant, disciplined and always looking out for one another. We have developed and embedded a strong safety culture onshore and offshore, fostered by all employees, who each have a personal responsibility and the authority to put an immediate stop to the job if they believe it to be unsafe. Everyone at Seadrill is accountable for helping to build this culture of care.



In Seadrill, setting the standard is not just about what we deliver, but how we deliver it.


We co-created our Behavioural Framework with our employees, where we identified four key competencies that define our culture and help us to live our values. Our behaviours are embedded in the way we work and support and guide us day to day:


  •  Drive & Ownership
  •  Change & Forward Thinking
  •  Communication & Collaboration
  •  Service Delivery


Click on the link below to view Seadrill's Behavioural Framework


Seadrill Behavioural Framework




  •  You have extensive experience of Business Partnering senior stakeholders
  •  You have an in depth understanding of the HR lifecycle.
  • You have experience of working across geographies and cultures in a complex matrix organization
  • You have experience of leading and providing direction on change management and organization design and restructure
  • You thrive in a changing environment and are comfortable operating in ambiguity
  • You have the ability to change perceptions and influence a wide variety of stakeholders with compelling, well evidenced arguments and clearly articulated business cases
  • You are self-motivated, proactive and comfortable working with minimum supervision
  • You are able to apply sound judgement when dealing complex issues and situations
  • You have high emotional intelligence that enables you to communicate, influence, negotiate and problem solve
  • You embrace change and remain focused on aspects that can be influenced
  • You are solution focused, with a proactive approach and ‘can do’ attitude, with the ability to deliver a pragmatic business partner service



  •  You have experience of working within the HR function of an offshore drilling company
  •  You have experience working in several areas of HR / other Functions
  •  You have working knowledge of UK / International employment law




Minimum Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience in HR Business Partnering



BA or Masters within the fields of HR or Business, CIPD qualified



We value our people and want to retain them. So, we offer a competitive package built around an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.

Join Seadrill. Own the Opportunity.