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Senior HR Advisor – Training & Competency


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Job Level: 11


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Reporting To: HR Manager – Training & Competency

Function: HR

Location: Stavanger, Norway



Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore Deepwater drilling companies. Using ground-breaking technology we operate in 15 countries across 5 continents, employing some 5,000 people representing 65 nationalities. Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal. And every single one of us has a part to play. Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’ll give you what you need to be your best too.


Diversity and inclusion are more than words for us. Everyone is welcome—as an inclusive workplace, our people are comfortable bringing their authentic whole selves to work. We continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our people. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we operate in.



Serve as area support for the Training & Competency function within the operating unit(s). Maintain training databases and act as the operating unit(s) superuser. Ensure employees are trained according to Company, Client, and Regulatory requirements. Support Company directives and maintain and enforce Company policies and procedures.



· Assist onshore and offshore personnel, as needed, and act as liaison between the operating unit and Corporate Training & Competency and People Services.

· Oversee offshore training request and certificate submission process. Serve as Operating unit SME on training and requirements.

· Work with different departments to provide data, reports, and advice on training-related items. Manually generating reoccurring reports is to be avoided and use of automated reports such as INSIGHT and PowerBI should be encouraged.

· Maintain open communication with the operating unit(s) and Corporate Training & Competency teams to share knowledge and remain up to date on all current projects and initiatives.

· Regularly update the operating unit(s) training requirements to ensure compliance with Company, Client and Regulatory requirements.

· Maintain and administer the operating unit(s) training pay and Flag license and endorsement processes.

· Responsible for regular review and maintenance of operating unit(s) training procedures and action items, as assigned.

· Participate in external and internal audits related to training and competence.

· Action and close client and regulatory audits.

· Coach and advise onshore and offshore personnel with training, competency assurance program, e-learning and SkillsVX related items.

· Assist in development and implementation of special Training & Competency projects, as required. Provide support to management in evaluating target groups and working within projected timelines to reach goals.

· Provide support in identifying potential areas for increased process efficiency and work with colleagues to develop and implement new processes.

· Strive to maintain highest level of understanding and knowledge of laws and regulations to better support all functions of the company and goals. Support and promote compliance with those requirements within the role and the business.

· Responsible for creating training budgets and forecasts for assigned rigs and tenders in collaboration with Corporate Training & Competency team. Monitor and report throughout the fiscal year to provide updates to Management and advise on matters, as needed.

· Serve as point of contact and operating unit superuser for all matters related to company training database.

· Oversee rig startups and reactivations to ensure critical trainings related to the Big 5 are prioritized.

· Follow-up of candidates on polytechnic college (Norwegian and International), half- yearly compliance.

· Follow-up candidates on the maritime leadership program.

· Participate in tenders to ensure that training and competence requirements stated in contracts with clients are handled.

· Ensure that external candidates for recruitment to the drilling discipline comply with formal requirements.

· Ensure that candidates for promotion in the drilling discipline comply with formal requirements.

· Provide the operational units with employee’s competence profiles in connection with succession planning.

· Report deviations in the company’s procedures related to training and competence to the Director of Operations and Training and Competency Manager.

· Implement new training requirements in the organization.

· Inform the management team about changes in regulations/standards affecting training/competence.

· Systematic handling of non-compliance towards requirements set out by authorities, clients, flag states and the Corporate function.

· Advice HR, line management (on- and offshore) and employees in matters related to training and competence.

· Participate in various internal and external work groups related to training and competence Company’s representative in the Norwegian Shipowner Association’s competence group.



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




· Highly computer literate with proficiency with Excel, Word, Power BI, Outlook and other business communication tools.

· Familiarity with Drilling, Technical and Marine equipment.

· Familiarity with learning management systems and how they interface with other systems. i.e. Oracle, ISN and data warehouse for PowerBI.

· Familiarity with ISM and ISPS requirements and associated audits

· In depth understanding of SkillsVX, LBES and the paperless assessment app.



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.