Senior Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) – Basra

Job Overview


Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.


We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.


Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, world-class team.


When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger – a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other’s successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.


Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course.


Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.





This role is an integral part of the HR team within the Geozone Human Resources Function. In close collaboration with Sr HR Manager in Iraq, and other HR COEs, as an embedded HR partner with assigned business clients, the Senior Human Resources BP works closely with assigned managers and employees to anticipate and support HR-related needs and serves as a consultant to management on HRrelated issues. Maintains an effective level of business literacy about company and business unit financial results, business plans, culture and competition. Responsible for a variety of HR duties as needed to include, but not limited to HR generalist responsibilities,staffing, employee relations, compensation, performance management, and organizational health/culture.




• Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all activities are carried out ethically and in compliance with Company’s Security, Compliance & HSE policies, Management System, relevant laws, regulations, standards and industry practices and complies with the Company’s Rules to Live By
• Places Quality, Health & Safety, Security and protection of the Environment as core values while never intentionally placing employees, our processes, customers or the communities in which we live and work at risk
• Seeks continual improvement in Health, Safety, Security & protection of the Environment, taking into account responsible care, process vulnerabilities, public, customer and employee inputs, knowledge and technology and best business practices
to exceed customer expectations


• Responsible for being familiar with the Company’s Quality policies and takes an active role in the compliance and improvement of Weatherford’s Management System
• Maintains service quality as immediate priorities when working across all areas of the business and continually seeks areas for improvement

• Conducts regular meetings with assigned client groups, providing appropriate HR guidance and collaboration on relevant business and workforce priorities
• Analyzes data trends and metrics to assess and/or anticipate business risks and, in partnership with HR COEs, develops and/or deploys recommended solutions, programs and applicable policies
• Maintains effective communications with all key stakeholders both internal and where appropriate external

• Provides support with the evaluation of compensation and makes appropriate recommendations with clear links to cost control and budget constraints
• Collaborates with management and HR COE partners to develop appropriate compensation strategies tied to function, geography and external market factors


• Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention
• Supports line management to manage and resolve complex employee relations issues, aligning with the Employee Relations Director where appropriate
• Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations for assigned cases, always ensuring fairness
• Provides day to day performance management advice to line management & employee alike in such areas as but not limited to, coaching, counseling, career development, grievance, and disciplinary actions
• Undertakes necessary function training to enhance their skills and experience that supports their personal career development


• Demontrates leadership, ethical behaviour and adherence to Weatherford standards at all times





  • Minimum 7 years related experience with University/College
  • Knowledge of the Iraqi business and regulations, employment laws and policies


  • SHRM/HRCI Certification preferred





  • Functions autonomously with minimal guidance from the HR Leadership to independently meet the needs of the organisation
  •  Provides guidance and coaching on HR policies and procedures
  • Continuously helps to evaluate and update HR related policies, procedures and documentation such as job descriptions
  • Conducts exit interviews, analyses data and makes recommendation to the line & HR management team for corrective actions and continuous improvement
  • Supports change management activities and applicable Company / function transformation activities and projects
  • Negotiates priorities and support requirements with cross-functional teams based on business & resource needs
  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, talent management and succession planning in conjunction with the relevant COE
  • Leads the implementation of HR projects within their assigned function(s), ensuring alignment with key business strategies.
  • Highly proficient in all Microsoft Office tools
  • Experience in Employee Relations, Employment Engagement and Change Management
  • Confident decision maker and have the ability to challenge managers when required
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player


  • HR experience within the Oil & Gas sector
  • This role may require domestic and potentially international travel of up to: <10%