Head of Learning & Development

Full Time Human Resource
  • Full Time
  • Human Resource
  • Sharjah - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • Degree educated and experienced in managing training in a major organization with a global remit.

Website Petrofac

Petrofac is a provider of oilfield services to the international oil and gas industry. It is registered in Jersey (number 81792), with its main corporate office on Jermyn Street, London. It has operational centres in Aberdeen, Sharjah, Woking, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia and Kuala Lumpur. There are another 24 offices in various countries. It is quoted on the London Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

Head of Learning & Development

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

We design, build, manage and maintain infrastructure for our clients. We recruit, reward, and develop our people based on merit regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status or disability. We value our people and treat everyone who works for or with Petrofac fairly and without discrimination.

The world is re-thinking its energy supply and energy security needs; planning for a phased transition to alternative energy sources. We are here to help our clients meet these evolving energy needs.

This is an exciting time to join us on this journey.

We support flexible working requests and have adopted a hybrid approach for most of our office-based roles. We ask employees to be present in the office at least three days per week.

Are you ready to bring the right energy to Petrofac and help us deliver a better future for everyone?

JOB TITLE: Head of Learning & Development


  • Manages the development of detailed curricula for technical, professional and leadership training, linked to the company vision.
  • Leads training needs analysis across the organization to identify priorities for training. Ensures delivery against these prioritized training needs, with fit-for-purpose and timely training.
  • Designs blended learning solutions that optimize learning delivery and impact, making appropriate use of digital tools where possible.
  • Maintains a good knowledge of trends and models in learning, vendors, and the latest thinking, and uses this knowledge to help Petrofac find the best solutions for learning and development.
  • Leads the Pathway programmes for the development of supervisors, managers and leaders, and to enhance project management skills in the business.
  • Provides oversight to competency assessment and management.
  • Sets up and maintains a process to measure the transfer of learning to employees and finds ways to measure the impact of learning on performance.


  • Degree educated and experienced in managing training in a major organization with a global remit.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest learning developments and models, especially for technical training.
  • Excellent knowledge of learning curricula for supporting the development of SMEs in engineering and projects, as well as professionals in organizations.
  • Strong consulting skills, including the ability to facilitate dialogue with and influence senior business leaders and specialists, and HR peers.
  • Leadership skills to manage a team of professionals.
  • Strong analytical skills to interrogate data, diagnose issues, and arrives at well-reasoned conclusions.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to plan ahead, sequencing company-level learning and performance activities within a 3-to-5 year timeframe.
  • Ambitious and committed to own career development, while simultaneously being able to work very collaboratively with colleagues.

To apply for this job please visit petrofac.referrals.selectminds.com.

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