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Seaway 7, the Renewables business unit within Subsea 7, is seeking to hire a fulltime HR Business Partner for the Heavy Lifting Business Line. This is an assignment with the duration of 1 year initially but potentially for a longer duration. The role reports into the HR Manager of Heavy Lifting.

The HR Business Partner advises/ supports the assigned Departments and its Management and personnel pro-actively with regards to HR related topics and independently works on (corporate and business unit) HR projects.

The successful applicant will be part of a successful company, entering a next phase of development.

Seaway 7, the Renewables & Heavy Lifting business unit of Subsea 7, is a uniquely capable and experienced partner for the delivery of offshore wind farm projects as well as specialist heavy lifting and cable installation services. With combined expertise in project management, engineering, procurement, fabrication, heavy lifting and cable installation services, Seaway 7 delivers these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including EPCI, T&I and BoP (Balance of Plant), to our clients in the offshore Renewables and Oil & Gas sector. 

Seaway 7 operates from 4 main offices:

Transportation and installation of offshore structures:

  • Heavy Lifting (Zoetermeer, Netherlands)

Installation of submarine cables & umbilicals, trenching and IMR related business:

  • Offshore Cables (Leer, Germany) 

Delivery of EPC solutions for the Renewables sector:

  • EPC (Aberdeen, UK)

Delivery of integrated T&I solutions for the Renewables sector and Floating Wind development:

  • Integrated Solutions and Floating Wind (Paris, France)



  • Assists in the delivery of an efficient, timely and accurate Human Resources services to managers and employees
  • Proactively act as a subject matter expert on all aspects of international assignments, ensure full tax, social security and immigration compliance for all assignees, employees and management.
  • Provides advice and guidance on the application of HR policies and procedures, for example supporting disciplinary, grievance and absence processes, ensuring that procedures are followed
  • Co-ordinates the day-to-day aspects of recruitment and selection process in alignment with budgets
  • Assists with the implementation and development of initiatives which promote and develop constructive Employee Relations within the organisation and between other Subsea 7 business units
  • Coordinates HR processes in conjunction with local HR Employee Services, payroll etc, with a focus on accuracy and efficiency
  • Ensures the Performance Management Review is embedded and that any training needs are documented and actioned by the Learning and Development team
  • Participates in the implementation of any global HR initiatives such as Compensation and Benefits, Staffing, HR Policy and Process developments as applicable
  • Undertakes any other ad hoc projects as required by the business and directed by the HR Manager and/ or HR Director
  • Keeps abreast of trends, developments and issues related to people management
  • Produces HR metrics and analysis HR data on monthly basis to identify trends and suggests appropriate interventions as necessary. For example, sickness absence ratio, diversity statistics, headcount.



  • Minimum Bachelor level in Human Resources Management
  • Relevant previous HR experience at a senior level, providing HR advice to management and employees (Essential)
  • Good understanding of Human Resources Information Systems particularly SAP.
  • Experience of international HR preferred
  • Experience of change programmes
  • Good understanding of Dutch HR related laws & regulations.
  • Good knowledge of oral and written English.



  • Breadth of experience across a wide range of HR disciplines, covering the full range of the employee lifecycle
  • Pro-active in approach and highly visible to key business stakeholders
  • Strong commercial acumen, demonstrating an ability to identify and understand the commercial drivers and challenges of the business
  • Proven ability to translate strategic business objectives into relevant people plans that support the achievement of commercial KPI’s
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills
  • An engaging people manager with the ability to delegate effectively whilst providing the appropriate levels of coaching and support
  • A role model of effective leadership behaviours
  • Able to independently multi-task and prioritise without close supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness of organizational context
  • Strong communicator of vision
  • Excellent awareness + listening skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Adaptability – acting appropriately by expedient adaptation to changing environments, tasks or responsibilities and to different people.


LOCATION: Zoetermeer

  • Seaway 7 has offices in other locations and occasional travel to those locations can be part of the role.