Talent Acquisition Advisor

Petrofac International

Sharjah, UAE

Ref: HP021-52

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world's leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs, planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?



- Communicate with the various departments, projects and site representatives to evaluate present and future personnel requirements.
- Develop sources of qualified applicants through various channels like advertisements, internet sources (LinkedIn, job portals...etc), recruitment agencies or manpower service providers, employee referrals.
- Review and examine Job Descriptions/Job Requirements of all positions to be filled, ensure that applicants comply to established minimum selection criteria.
- Plan interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments and in-person interviews.
- Create and maintain regular reports on key talent acquisition metrics.
- Manage respective candidate pools to ensure qualified candidates remain engaged for current or future opportunities.
- Discuss and negotiate salary and benefit details with candidate and obtain candidate acceptance. Respond to employment enquiries, update recruitment schedules and lists as required.



- A minimum of 5 years of experience as a technical recruitment / talent acquisition specialist.
- Offshore renewables (windfarm), Petrochemicals and Mining sectors' experience is preferred (but not essential).
- Knowledge of standard hiring practices, recruitment metrics, interview techniques, and management systems and approaches.
- Well versed with social media, resume databases and professional networks.
- Hands-on experience with end-to-end recruitment and recruitment software (preferably Taleo).
- Able to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines, and able to handle multiple projects.
- Have a keen eye for detail whilst being results-oriented and able to stay calm under pressure and in uncertainty.
- Able to form strong connections with others, earning their trust, and hence being able to influence even the highest level of management in the business.
- Proactive approach to HR and recruitment as a value-add function.
- Have previously worked in a multinational organization would be an advantage.

About the Company

Petrofac is an international provider of facilities solutions to the oil & gas production and processing industries.

Petrofac delivers services through seven business units: Engineering & Construction, Engineering & Construction Ventures, Engineering Services, Offshore Engineering & Operations, Training, Production Solutions and Energy Developments.

Through these businesses, Petrofac designs and builds oil & gas facilities; operates, maintains and manages facilities and trains personnel; enhances production; and, where it can leverage its service capability, develops and co-invests in upstream and infrastructure projects.

Petrofac’s range of services meets its customers’ needs across the full life cycle of oil & gas assets.

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