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Oceaneering HR Advisor in Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Job ID15265 LocationAberdeen, Scotland

Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular

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Company Profile

Oceaneering is a global provider of engineered services and products, primarily to the offshore energy industry. We develop products and services for use throughout the lifecycle of an offshore oilfield, from drilling to decommissioning. We operate the world's premier fleet of work class ROVs. Additionally, we are a leader in offshore oilfield maintenance services, umbilicals, subsea hardware, and tooling. We also use applied technology expertise to serve the defense, entertainment, material handling, aerospace, science, and renewable energy industries.

Duties & Responsibilities


To actively support the operation of the business by providing an effective and professional HR service covering the full generalist remit to Line Managers and employees within their designated client group. The HR Advisor will develop effective working relationships, influence and challenge the senior management team and the development and delivery of objectives and plans in support of the achievement of the Business Unit and HR strategies.



  • Equip key clients with appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage their people in line with the HR/Business Unit Strategy, objectives and plans e.g. performance management, absence management, career management etc;

  • Advise and support Line Managers and employees on employee relations issues including disciplinaries, grievances etc;

  • Provide advice on redundancy, TUPE, dismissal and absence situations as required;

  • Support Line Managers on Performance Management activities for their employees;

  • Management of Occupational Health referrals for client group;

  • Proactively gain client feedback to aid HR Centre of Excellence (CoE's) areas to improve service levels and work with HR CoE areas where an issue/project may have an impact to develop and support the business requirements;

  • Manage tactical ER / people issues, contracting in the services of HR CoE areas as required (including the HR Service Centre).

CoE Partnering

  • Assist with manpower planning and forecasting for designated client group working closely with Line Managers and the talent Acquisition on the resourcing plan;

  • Liaise with the Talent Acquisition on active roles for designated client group attending regular meetings with Line Managers;

  • Participate as appropriate in short listing/interview/induction;

  • Advise managers and employees on Company standards of remuneration, working conditions and benefits;

  • Manage the transfer of employees in to/out of the Region by liaising with global HR teams and relevant business units Support the Business Unit with the management development of their people, providing advice, guidance and ad-hoc training on Individual Development Plans and work with the business unit to support the Talent Development and Succession planning initiatives that identify employees with high potential, develop career paths in consideration of key roles for succession planning and self-development;

  • Promote performance management initiatives within the business unit as a means of driving business improvement by ensuring clear objectives, feedback and the improvement of customer service through behaviors aligned with Oceaneering core values;

  • Support the Business Unit in the Career Framework Evaluation / Pay review process for new or transferring positions or substantially changed roles including the provision of advice and guidance on the Reward and Recognition Strategy for that business unit;

  • Support Corporate Compensation with annual and ad-hoc reward initiatives in line with Compensation and Benefits strategies.


  • Advise employees and managers on the interpretation and implications of policies and procedures;

  • Develop and review HR policies, procedures and documentation ensuring compliance with current legislation and best practice;

  • Work with internal and external audit teams during reviews when required;

  • Seek out opportunities for improvement in department procedures and ways of working;

  • Actively work towards creating and maintaining a positive relationship between the HR Department and all other areas of the business;

  • Trade Union liaison and negotiation where appropriate;

  • Assist with any other duties as and when required;

  • Undertake specific projects as instructed by management.


  • Ensure that the Safety policies and procedures are understood and adhered to so far as is reasonably practicable in order to ensure a safe working environment.


  • Carry out work in accordance with the Company Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality Systems.

  • Perform the assigned tasks with due diligence regarding the Integrated Management Systems on the Company.

  • Eliminate waste of whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position has NO supervisory responsibilities.

Reporting Relationship

  • HR Manager - UK



E – Essential

  • Relevant Degree, Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management , CIPD Qualification (QCF Level 5 and above) or equivalent relevant experience

  • Previous generalist experience in Human Resources

P – Preferred

  • Experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Experience of Human Resources Databases

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work accurately whilst ensuring deadlines are met

  • A skilled user of Microsoft Office packages, with an interest in HR Information Systems

  • Proactive and able to prioritise workload, manage diary and work on own initiative

  • An ambassador for Continuous Professional Development

  • Proficient in Microsoft Windows

Closing Statement

We offer a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package and the opportunity to advance in an international company. To apply, click 'Apply Now'.