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Lagos, NG

Function:  Human Resources
Job Category:  Support Functions

HRLO Specialist

Wärtsilä is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future. We Wärtsilians help our customers unlock the value of energy transition by optimizing their energy systems and future-proofing their assets. Did you know Wärtsilä has delivered 74 GW of power plant capacity and more than 80 energy storage systems in 180 countries around the world?

In this fast changing world of energy, we are constantly on the lookout for future-oriented talent to join our team and to work towards enabling sustainable societies through innovation in technology and services - together. Want to join the ride?


We are looking for a HRLO Specialist as a part of People Serviceteam, you will be the focal point with the managers, leadership and the employees. In this position you are reporting to Country Head, HR Local Operation – West and Central Africa and the location of the position is in Lagos, Nigeria.


Your role and responsibilities:

As a HRLO Specialist your work will include the below tasks, the tasks can also be adjusted based on your individual skills and interests. You’ll be working as a part of energetic team with diverse expertise:

  • Build effective relationships with Leadership.
  • Operations and Support Functions
  • Support the implementation of HR initiatives, projects and systems.
  • Employee relations focused on creating and delivering people practices which develop and maintain positive working relationships between the organization and our people.
  • Work closely with bargaining councils, you'll need to ensure that people practices are fair and transparent.
  • Support in driving diversity and equal opportunities in everything we do is a top priority.
  • Assist with all legislative requirements & submissions as per deadlines.
  • Key contact for monthly payroll input & administration.
  • Ownership of the end-to-end recruiting cycle for all vacancies, using cost-effective techniques and in accordance with company policies, procedures


Requirements for the position

  •  Bachelor' Degree in Business Administration/ Human Resource Management.
  •  5 to 7 years of relevant experience.
  • Multinational organisation experience would be advantageous (preferably from energy or engineering industry).
  • Fluent in spoken and written English..


As an ideal candidate you might also:

  • Good analytical, communication, coordination and administrative skills, excellent reporting skills.
  • Structured and well-planned way of working.
  • Having good knowledge in SAP or HRIS is an advantage.
  • Drive Wärtsilä Purpose and demonstrate Wärtsilä values.
  • understand the value of collaboration and benefits it brings.
  • Have high integrity, listen with good intention, appreciate feedback and support people to grow.
  • Drive results with excellent planning and remove obstacles for success of our employees.
  • Feel accountable for business impact and act to adjust when performance is not as expected.
  • Develop an organization with high passion and drive – while making sure that it is fun doing business 

Why you and us?

  • You are valued – as your true self. We are authentic and honest, and we are committed in supporting a diverse and inclusive work community.

  • Your growth is supported. We empower you to develop yourself beyond your potential.

  • You get to make a difference – together. We cooperate while making an impact trough sustainability and innovation.


Contact & next steps

Submit your application before the deadline through our Careers portal. Applications through email will not be considered. After submitting your application you’ll receive a confirmation email. We try our best to get back to everyone within 2-3 weeks after application deadline.

In case of any questions, reach out to Regional Talent Acquisition Specialist – MESAA,


Last application date: 20/03/2023 


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 

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