Company: Shell
Skills: HR - General, HR - Recruitment
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Hamburg, Germany

Job Description

Are you an experienced HR professional with proven knowledge of labour Law? We are seeking for a highly motivated HR Professional with focus on Employee & Industrial Relations (ER/IR) to join the HR team in Hamburg.

Where you fit?

One of today's biggest challenges is to reduce emissions in times of rising demand for energy in all aspects of everyday life. As one of the largest suppliers of energy products for private individuals as well as public sectors Shell is actively contributing to providing cleaner energy solutions.
In Germany we employ 3,500 colleagues who work together along the value chain from research and development to manufacturing and distribution of all our products incl. petrochemicals, fuels and lubricants, gas and power as well as an expanding new energies business.

What's the role?

In this role, you will be responsible to manage and enable a healthy ER/IR environment at our Grasbrook Lubricants Centre in Hamburg, working closely with the site leadership team and local staff council.

You will provide Germany specific labour law expertise and ER/IR advice while acting as trusted partner and offering coaching on quality ER, Ethics & Compliance.

Furthermore, your more specific duties will be as follows:
  • Manage local consultation processes and requirements along with risks while ensuring compliance with external legislative requirements.
  • Run proactive interventions aimed at improving quality of leadership/ employee engagement through line managers.
  • Execute Germany and site-specific culture and work environment programmes including health and welfare.
  • Manage high-impact or high-risk individual or collective disciplinary, grievance or other ER/IR issues.
  • Collaborate with HR Expertise to ensure good solid knowledge of labour practices standards internally and keeping up to date with the external news and development.

Company Description

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell. Everyone here is helping solve one of the biggest challenges facing the world today: bringing the benefits of energy to everyone on the planet, whilst managing the risks of climate change.

Join us and you'll add your talent and imagination to a business with the power to shape the future - whether by investing in renewables, exploring new ways to store energy or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress together, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we're nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills and reach your potential.
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply and we'll take it from there.
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.


We're keen to hear from individuals who have a bachelor's or master's degree preferably in Law, Legal or any related degree. Beyond that, we'd want to hear from individuals who has the following:
  • Substantial HR related experience with proven knowledge of Labor Law.
  • Expertise on employee engagement, industrial relations and complex case management.
  • Ability to identify and understand local external market trends (economic, political, social) and derive insights to drive effectively a long-term ER/IR environment.
  • Organizational health/capability diagnostic, evaluation and design skills.
  • Strong influencing and coaching skills.
  • Deep subject matter expertise in country-specific ER/IR legislation, regulations, directives, practices and processes along with employee representative processes including collective labour agreements.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior stakeholder as well as across all levels of the organisation including an integrative leadership approach.


Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date.

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Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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