AECOM HR Business Partner, Global Oil and Gas (US) in Houston, Texas

Requisition/Vacancy No. 144739BR

Position Title HR Business Partner, Global Oil and Gas (US)

Job Category Human Resources

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Texas

City Houston

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a HR Business Partner, Global Oil & Gas, United States to be based in our Houston, Texas location.

The HR Business Partner serves as the main HR strategic advisor to the business and works directly with senior leadership, managers, and employees to deploy HR solutions. They leverage business group knowledge to identify and implement HR related improvement opportunities across the business. Additionally, they partner with the Centers of Expertise (COEs) and Solution Delivery to assess the delivery of HR programs and services to ensure the needs of the organization and the business are being met.


  • Collaborate with business leadership, managers, and employees as the primary HR strategic advisor for a geography or small to midsize strategic business unit (SBU)

  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with leadership and proactively provide advice and the people context for business decisions

  • Manage and build a strategic talent pipeline across the organization

  • Promote the strategic relationship between HR and management to define business challenges, identify opportunities to deliver value-added HR services and programs, and translate them into focused HR initiatives

  • Network and collaborate with other HR Business Partners, CoEs, Solution Delivery, and Organizational Effectiveness to agree on a common innovation agenda, agree on the people agenda throughout the organization, leverage experiences / practices across geographies, and evaluate effectiveness of HR solutions

  • Partner with the CoEs, Organizational Effectiveness and Solution Delivery to ensure that HR programs are feasible for the business and can be implemented

  • Interpret HR policies and approve exceptions to policy within delegated authority

  • Actively listen and seek to understand various points of view to arrive at best solution

  • Embrace and drive change for HR programs

  • Support employee engagement and cultural programs and initiatives

  • Confidently manage upwards and downwards throughout the organization

  • Monitor HR data and trends and leverage business intelligence to provide new insights

  • Monitor results of the delivered HR programs, and work with other areas of HR to facilitate changes and improvements as needed

  • Actively promote and reinforce enterprise values

  • Integrates functional strategies and develops specific objectives for the assigned business unit

  • Develops and approves exceptions to policy tied directly to the relevant area of responsibility, in accordance with the Signature of Authority governance document

  • Adapts and executes functional or departmental business plans and contributes to the development of functional or departmental strategies

  • Decisions are guided by functional strategies and priorities

  • Is accountable for the performance and results of a sub-function, geography, or small- to mid- size strategic business unit

  • Analyzes complex issues and is accountable for solving challenging problems within a geography, sub-function, or small to mid-size strategic business unit

  • Broad knowledge of all areas within human resources. May have depth of knowledge in function derived from experience in non-management and middle management roles.

  • Leads the HR function for a sub-function, geography, or small to mid-size strategic business unit. Typically, an individual contributor with no direct management requirements. Must influence and work closely with assigned HR partners in Solution Delivery.

  • Strong business acumen with demonstrated understanding of business strategy

  • Ability to build deep and influential business partnerships throughout the organization by demonstrating an understanding of business fundamentals and decision-making processes

  • Embraces change and views challenges as business opportunities

  • Demonstrated success in championing change

  • Ability to confidently facilitate conversations between people with differing views and backgrounds

  • Ability to modify own behaviors and approaches to address diverse needs and audiences

  • Ability to breakdown complex situations into individual components and understand the interrelationship between these components

  • Demonstrated success working in a global, complex organization across functions, regions, cultures, and levels

  • Adept at flexible and creative problem-solving

  • Able to appropriately push back and challenge the status quo

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to interact with senior level managers and executives

  • Able and willing to regularly travel regionally

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business administration or demonstrated equivalent

  • 9 years of experience in all areas of human resources with 3 years in human resources management

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in business, organizational development, human resources, or equivalent

  • Certified in human resources, examples include SPHR, GPHR, SHRM-SCP

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation and per diem support are not available for this position.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.