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HR & Payroll Advisor - People Services


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Reporting To - To be confirmed

Function HR

Location:  Rio De Janeiro, Brazil



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 role is accountable for the provision of a customer centric hire to retire HR and payroll administration service to employees, managers, HR and where required external stakeholders. As a member of the People Services team, they will act as the subject matter expert in the local legislation and processes within the country they operate and coach other members of the team to deliver an ever-improving service experience and delivering value for Seadrill.



· To put the employee / customer first in our delivery of excellent service at all times

· Provide an accurate and timely first line HR and Payroll administrative service to Managers, Employees, HR and where required external stakeholders across the global business, including but not exclusive to:

o Administration and payroll support for all employees (local and expatriates)

o New starters administration and onboarding

o Changes to employment and personal details

o Changes to benefits and compensation (internally and externally driven)

o Preparation of data and entries to support the payroll process as required

o End of employment administration

o Ad-hoc reporting and file management

o Employment correspondence and documentation

o Maintaining accurate employee records (electronic & paper based)

· Function as a Subject Matter Expert for local country legislative requirements and support local action required in the event of audits or queries from statutory authorities and vendors

· Work collaboratively with the wider People Services team and HR function to understand the business needs to deliver an effective service for our customers

· Be the first point of escalation for your expert areas on any transactions, contractual or procedural actions and queries that require review, guidance, or problem resolution. Taking personal responsibility to ensure that a satisfactory outcome is reached

· Take ownership of delivering your part in individual and team objectives/SLAs /KPIs, maintaining a high standard of quality, protecting, and enhancing the integrity of our company at all times

· Proactively maintain your internal and external knowledge of the policies, processes, systems and services through self-driven learning and drawing on the knowledge available through peers and resources

· Proactively identify and where appropriate lead the implementation of changes and improvements to processes and services driven by internal or external factors

· Actively participate and contribute to the People Services change journey and where required involvement in activities to ensure consistency across the function

· Maintain high standards of confidentiality, compliance, ensuring the maintenance of accurate employee and HR records, in line with Data Protection legislation, company directives and policies




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.




You understand of the importance of a great employee experience within an organisation

You have a deep understanding of the full recruit to retire lifecycle, procedures, and policies

You have a minimum of five (5) years of experience in Brazil Payroll, with knowledge of best practices and general HR practices including Union and Statutory requirements for the industry

You have experience of working within the HR and or Payroll function of an offshore drilling company

You must have a good working knowledge of accounting related to payroll cost booking.

You apply a strong working knowledge of local employment law to employee cases and queries

You are confident to act as a subject matter expert in a process or service and can coach others in the adoption of HR processes and procedures

You have been involved in the review and improvement of HR processes

You can work towards tight deadlines with high volumes and conflicting demands

You have an eye for detail, a logical approach, and the drive to complete a task/project to a high-quality standard

You are self-motivated, well organised and can work with minimum supervision

You are solution focused, with a proactive approach and ‘can do’ attitude

You are a strong and proactive communicator both written and verbal

You can confidently and fluently communicate both verbally and in writing in both English and… (Norwegian / Brazilian Portuguese/ Spanish)

You are highly confident in working with standard office software such as Microsoft Office and have strong skills in Excel and Word.


You have experience working in a company with complex multi country & expat payrolls

You have worked within a shared service environment

You have experience of working with HR Information Systems and Shared Services tools such as Case Management, telephony, electronic document management systems. Oracle experience would be an advantage




Bachelor Level in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance



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.