Houston, TX, US Fort Lauderdale, FL, US

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HR Mobility Specialist

Wärtsilä is an innovative technology company known for being a forerunner in the Marine and Energy markets. Every day, we – Wärtsilians - put our hearts and minds into turning Wärtsilä's purpose of enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services into reality. Our ultimate aim is to provide increased value to both our customers and society. New, game-changing ideas and continuous improvement have been part of our DNA since 1834. Together, we can create new business opportunities and more sustainable future that we can all be proud of. 

We want to transition the world towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. By pushing the boundaries of engineering and technology, we can make it work. We are always on the lookout for future-oriented talent – want to join the ride?


People Services is the face of HR, supporting our employees and delivering services and expertise globally across all HR processes to bring a world-class employee experience to life for Wärtsilä. We offer support to organizations from every region in the world with a hybrid work environment to ensure that no matter where you are, our employees will get the support they need.


Wärtsilä North America is seeking an experienced HR Mobility Specialist to join our team. If you want to join a global organization with opportunities for continued development, this may be your role.


As the HR Mobility Specialist, you will deliver operational excellence to the HR People Services team to create, maintain, and communicate HR Mobility policies and procedures and manage the end-to-end process in close partnership with HR, vendors, and stakeholders. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with a dynamic team of HR professionals. In partnership with your colleagues, you'll engage directly with our clients, vendors, and businesses daily, ensuring the seamless execution of Mobility processes, procedures and policies for North America. Together with your colleagues, you will also have opportunities to lead the development and improvement of current mobility technologies, policies, and end-to-end processes.  


This position is hybrid, reports to the Head of People Services, North America, and can be based in either Houston, TX, or Fort Lauderdale, FL. 



  • Lead Mobility activities: immigration and relocation through managing relevant vendors and represent the company and employees. 

  • Provide advice and a high level of customer service to the business and HR teams on all aspects of the assignment lifecycle and Mobility. This includes assisting the business in understanding the Mobility policies, interpreting and applying recommendations, and on-going end-to-end assignment management and other mobility initiatives.

  • Review, manage and communicate internal project transfers, site assignments and short term assignments in coordination between vendors and clients, 

  • Conduct initial assessment for each assignment request, project manage all assignment cases, ensure compliance with company policy and regulations. 

  • Communicate regularly with internal customers, stakeholders, and external vendors. 

  • Collaborate and built a strong relationship with vendors, Leadership team and HR team  to support and execute HR and mobility initiatives and policies. 

  • Manage the 3rd party vendors activities related to mobility, relocation and immigration and lead the communication among these venders and employees.

  • Contribute to continuous improvement, identifying areas for process improvement. 

  • Work and collaborate with global mobility and HR teams to harmonize country policies, mobility, relocation and immigration procedures. 

  • Perform risk assessments of potential related compliance gaps and takes lead in developing priorities and roadmaps for future initiatives.

  • Collaborate with HR team to develop and maintain policies for all relevant HR Mobility, immigration and relocation processes


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


The below will enable you to be successful in this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience managing International Assignments, Relocation or similar roles. 
  • Demonstrated experience/knowledge in the areas of immigration, assignment package elements, assignee transfer process, cost projections and policy development.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and ensure quality and timely completion.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with fluency in speaking and writing in English.
  • Effective & efficient in decision making, conflict management and problem resolution.
  • Outstanding deductive reasoning with ability to make decisions within compliance.
  • Proficient in enterprise applications (e.g., Microsoft Office: Word, Power Point, Excel)
  • Position may require flexibility/ability to work across global time zones as needed.
  • Must be detail oriented and ability to resolve issues in a timely manner. 



Last application date: 28/07/2024 


Successful applicants must be authorized to work in the USA without sponsorship.


Wärtsilä North America values our employees. We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. Wärtsilä North America is an EOE/AA employer.

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. Our team of 17,800 professionals, in more than 280 locations in 79 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com

Nearest Major Market: Houston