HR Advisor - Aberdeenshire

Oil & Gas - Commercial
Ref: 301 Date Posted: Wednesday 30 Oct 2019
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HR Advisor / 6 month Contract / Portlethen / Start ASAP / Competitive Salary


Influx Recruitment are delighted to be supporting one of our long-standing Oil & Gas clients with an exciting contract opportunity for a HR Advisor.

As HR Advisor you will work in partnership with the business to provide specialist support for key internal clients across multiple sites.  You will be part of our client’s Corporate team which is based in Aberdeen. Your knowledge of Generalist HR together with your ability to develop effective working relationships, influence and coach managers will act as a strong foundation in this role. As HR Advisor you will support the HR Team to equip key stakeholders with appropriate tools and knowledge to effectively manage their people in line with their people plans e.g. absence management, performance management, talent management and provide project management support and HR expertise to the business with specific related projects.  By providing transactional advice and support (employee relations, terms and conditions and creation of reports) you will improve cost and efficiency, clarify accountabilities and empower delivery of great customer service.


• Provide day-to-day HR Employee Relations support and act as first point of contact for all HR queries referring complex issues to HRBP

• Support the HR Team with development/implementation of KPI’s/Business Plan

• In conjunction with Management interpret the metrics and adapt the plan to address the issues/corrective actions

• Work closely with HR Team across the business to monitor, review and update all policies & procedures and documentation in line with company standards, current legislation and best practice

• Educate and support Management on HR Processes, policies & procedures e.g. absence management and performance management

• Conduct Employee Relations activities in conjunction with Management in line with our client’s policies & Procedures referring complex issues to HRBP

• Understand the boundaries/policies & procedures and escalate any Risks to HR Business Partner

• Provide an advisory service to employees ensuring that they are fully aware of their rights and entitlements to include benefits and payroll

• Ensure HR matters are handled fairly and consistently in line with legal and company requirements

• Support the People Plan; action appropriate deliverables within an agreed timeframe e.g. absence management, talent management 

• Support alignment of HR and Business Interventions with Company Values (change management)

• Support the delivery of HR Initiatives within an agreed timeframe e.g. external engagement with Education and awarding bodies and the onboarding project

• Work in collaboration with the COEs across the business 

• Travel in the UK as and when required.

• Carry out other duties as and when business requirements dictate as may be reasonably expected by line manage.

• Cover for the other regional HR Advisor as required.

• Comply with all company and HSE policies and procedures. 



• Able to understand, evaluate and apply technical information
• Able to adeptly learn the context of a challenge and quickly integrate new skills
• Anticipates the impact of change and rises to the challenge, with the ability to accept risk and uncertainty


• Be quick to identify critical information and respond appropriately
• Can orchestrate multiple activities and resources to accomplish a goal
• Able to define, work within and improve business processes based on immediate and future business needs
• Able to apportion time effectively to complete tasks
• Be willing to provide colleagues with the information they need to complete their tasks and eliminate roadblocks
• Adept at exercising good judgement (sometimes with incomplete information) whilst being constrained by tight deadlines

Energy and Drive

• Will dependably achieve what he or she sets out to do, and expects others to do likewise
• Will be energised by challenges and drawn towards opportunities


• Confident and professional when representing the company in person and in writing
• Aspiring and keen to advance within the organisation
• Is cognisant of organising culture and politics, and appropriately adjusts personal style to be effective Personal and Interpersonal
• Firm and diplomatic when negotiating
• Creates a compelling and inspired vision or sense of core purpose and clearly communicates it to the organization
• A strong sense of customer focus (internal/external)
• Ability to work and relate effectively with both executives and operators on the floor to drive and teamwork mentality and communicate goals and progress towards them
• A candid team player who collaborates with peers to solve problems







HNC/HND Business Related subject

Degree Business Related subject

Working towards CIPD Accreditation


HR Generalist experience; Employee Relations

Good understanding of HR Policy & Practice and current employment legislation

Working as part of a team and standalone

Proven ability to consistently deliver within a fast moving and highly pressurised environment

Analyses data to demonstrated intuitive thinking to make the right commercial decisions

Working in a matrix organisational structure

Oil & Gas/Services experience

Understanding of the business and how it works and how HR adds value to the bottom line

Experience of working with Trade Unions

Skills, training or special knowledge

Good communication skills; written and oral

Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook)


If this position sounds like it could be of interest then please contact Stefan at Influx Recruitment on 0131 331 1500 or via email: