Share this Job

Fareham, GB Drunen, NL Bermeo, ES

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

Regional HR Specialist

Do you share our passion that ‘people are at the heart of everything we do’?
Are you excited to work within a multi-cultural HR community?

Then this might be the role for you!


People Services is the face of HR, working in the frontline, supporting our people and delivering services and expertise globally across the whole HR spectrum, bringing a world-class employee experience to life for Wärtsilä. We offer our services from every region in the world with a hybrid and interactive set up so that we can ensure that no matter where you are, you will get the support you need. 
People Services. People First.


In this position, you will report to the Team Lead, People Support Hub, South & West Europe. 

The opportunity is offered on a permanent basis and could be located within the S&W Europe entities, ideally in the UK, Netherlands or Spain, and flexible / home working options are available.



What will you be doing?


As a Regional HR Specialist in the People Support Hub, South & West Europe, you will work alongside a wonderful team of Regional HR Specialists. Together with these colleagues, you will be in direct contact with our HR customers on a day to day basis, delivering them with a great employee experience. Together with your colleagues, you will also have opportunities to develop and improve our Global HR processes by being a part of ongoing project groups.


Your work will focus on these responsibilities:

•    Assist in Talent acquisition activities; including posting job adverts, screening candidates, scheduling interviews, providing an excellent candidate and hiring manager experience
•    Support managers through the global onboarding process of newcomers; including drafting employment contracts, pre-employment screening, hiring actions in our HR system, providing the needed information to local teams e.g. Payroll

•    Update employees records

•    First level support for our employees and managers with their queries related to people matters and policies
•    Support employees and managers in using the self-services and signposting them to sources of information
•    Together with the team, contribute to the continuous development of our Regional and Global ways of working, identifying areas for improvement and opportunities for automation & digitalisation
•    Routine tasks and reporting as required
•    Regular collaboration with the different HR Teams, e.g. Talent Acquisition Services, Rewarding, HR Information Systems, among others, and with local HR Teams within your Region.


About You


If you are solution-oriented and passionate about operational excellence, and you foster a culture of people-centricity, then you will fit right in!


The below will enable you to shine in this role:
•    Proactive and customer focused mind-set
•    A systematic and organised way of working, with a high attention for detail
•    Adaptability and willingness to work in a quick-paced environment
•    Excellent communication skills, with cultural sensitivity, able to work effectively within a team and deliver services across different cultures
•    Natural ability to collaborate successfully with others, seeking opportunities for improvement and optimisation
•    Fluency in English both written and verbal

•    Microsoft Office proficiency, including Excel

You may be at an advantage with:

•    Relevant higher education qualification e.g. Business Administration or Human Resources or equivalently qualified by experience

•    Knowledge of UK, Dutch or Spanish working laws and regulations

•    Fluency in Dutch or Spanish both written and verbal
•    Working knowledge of HR Databases and Applicant Tracking Systems (preferably SuccessFactors)



Why you and us?


You will be a part of a team that is centred on support, collaboration, and fun. Whilst you may work virtually and independently on different tasks, you will never be alone among this team, and you will be warmly welcome to join their regular coffee calls (often accompanied by pets!).


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 

We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in a diverse and inclusive work community where everyone can be their true self. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. 


Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 



Contact & next steps


Does this sound like the job for you? 
If yes, we hope to hear from you before the application deadline 2nd October 2022, by submitting your application through our career’s portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process all the way. 


Are you still wondering if you should apply and would like to get something clarified? 
Please reach out to:
Emma Barrett
Team Lead, People Support Hub, South & West Europe
(only for questions from direct job applicants, applications through email will not be recorded or responded to). 



Last application date: 02/10/2022
At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities.



This is Wärtsilä


Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. We emphasise innovation in sustainable technology and services to help our customers continuously improve their environmental and economic performance. Our dedicated and passionate team of 17,000 professionals in more than 200 locations in 68 countries shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. In 2021, Wärtsilä’s net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. Find out more at