• Title
    Public Relations Officer
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Government & Regulatory Affairs
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood is currently recruiting for a Public Relations Officer with proven experience in relevant field. This position is based in Basra, Iraq on daily basis. 48 working hours per week.


    Successful candidate is expected to coordinate and support all activities associated with the growth of Company's in-country Iraqi national team and workforce, ensuring company Integrity core value, employee safety and security at all times is fully understood and managed in-line with company rules and procedures. Provide key support to Iraq Security – Operations Manager (ISOM) on a day to day basis as well as Functional HR/PRO support to the HR team.

    • Coordinate Oilfield Paperwork and entry paperwork for expats and Iraqi nationals to get to the work sites
    • Coordinate all blood tests and visa applications for the contract
    • Act as an Arabic speaker and translator for any in-country issues and any relevant management issues as appropriate
    • Foster a good working relationship and liaise with the BOC/immigration/MoI.
    • Be the direct POC between Wood and local Iraqi business’. Bus company, airport taxis, hotel and conference venues.
    • Link between client Local National Managers and Wood management as required.
    • Assist the Wood ISOM with visa applications and BOC approval in coordination with relevant agencies.
    • Provide local intelligence by meeting and liaising with the Oilfield Regional Commanders.
    • Act as the Wood PRO in the event of an emergency evacuation and liaise with the border/port authorities.
    • Aid the Wood ISOM when auditing the contract security providers and transport providers.
    • Advise Wood on Iraqi Labour Law and other Government Policies and Procedures.
    • Act as the company represent native in the local clinic during annual blood test for Wood employees.

    Skills / Qualifications

    Technical / Business Skills:

    • Strong research and analytical capabilities: ability to think strategically and rapidly analyse, interpret and integrate data and diverse information from varied sources into clear and concise conclusions and recommendations
    • Ability to plan strategically and working within plans, rosters, mobilisation charts,
    • Provide quality field office support and operations compliance with Wood procedures


    Interpersonal Skills:

    • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work independently
    • Demonstrate strong facilitation, negotiation and networking skills
    • Working in team and team building
    • Ability to produce quality work with a high degree of accuracy, handle changes in priorities and coordinate work on multiple tasks
    • Good problem solving skills, organizational capabilities and attention to detail
    • Sound judgment, high degree of initiative and ability to work independently
    • Strong team work orientation, good interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to work effectively with a range of clients and colleagues



    • The fact the role involves a close working relationship within Iraq then the Safety and Assurance core value together with the Integrity core value are key in ensuring the safety of employees and the reputation of the company are maintained and kept intact
    • Business & Industry Experience:
    • Proven relevant professional experience, previous history or knowledge of working in similar role in Iraq


    Educational Attainments:

    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant or equivalent demonstrable experience

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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