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Job Ref:  GRE000J
Employer:  WorleyParsons Ltd
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Greater London
20/10/2016 04:02
Commercial Mobility Manager

WorleyParsons are recruiting for a Commercial Mobility Manager. Reporting into the Mobility Director, this role will support all business streams globally by advising on the HR, tax and legal implications of mobilising international employees during the life cycle of the project (from Bid No Bid through to pursuit and initial implementation), prior to handover to the operational mobility team.

This individual will play a pivotal role as the interface between the commercial and operational mobility teams, providing proactive advice to assist the profitability and execution of projects, whilst ensuring tax, immigration law and employment law compliance are maintained.

Key responsibilities

The incumbent will be accountable for:

Commercial mobility activities

  • Reviewing the current commercial mobility processes with the business, to design and implement a uniform, globally aligned approach to commercial activity across all business streams and regions;
  • Designing and refining process flows to determine the appropriate sequencing of mobility events applicable to specific project requirements;
  • Serving as a mobility liaison to business development and bid teams by providing expertise on project bids and opportunities involving the deployment of staff to 'go live', ensuring that the company is adhering to the conditions of clients' contracts;
  • Engagement with business leaders, the people function, line managers and employees to ensure the mobility programme design and execution supports the business need and is commercially sound;
  • Preparing and maintaining Country Entry Models, which serve as location specific 'how to' guides for optimally preparing and executing assignments for new projects and operations;
  • Preparation of accurate and detailed cost analysis to inform the bid team of anticipated assignment costs, including pay, benefits, allowances and associated taxes.
  • In conjunction with Corporate Tax colleagues, providing input into the design of corporate entity structures and relationships to mitigate permanent establishment risk and payroll tax exposures while also establishing lead times required to make the project operational;
  • Identifying payroll and work permitting options and any employee banking issues;
  • Reviewing employment implications for working in project locations, and helping the bid team to understand the impact of local legislation on the company's ability to staff and remunerate project resources. Local issues may include social security requirements, pensions, statutory entitlements, working conditions and insurance mandates or gaps;
  • Providing guidance on immigration requirements and timeframes;
  • Recommending specific policies that are most appropriate for project requirements;
  • Establishing or confirming allowance values for assignment locations;
  • Identifying cultural and language considerations that may be present, and make specific recommendations for cultural awareness or language training;
  • Overseeing the addition of unique, project specific terms, conditions and template documents within the mobility system;
  • Training project or assigned people resources to administer the project's programme, occasionally providing hands-on assignment management support;
  • Communicating with the operational mobility team and other internal stakeholders (People, Finance, Tax, Legal, HSE) throughout the pre-contract phase, to ensure the terms and structure offered are ultimately delivered;
  • Provision of a robust handover to the operational mobility team post-contract to ensure a slick implementation. This includes regular monitoring and ongoing guidance following implementation;
  • Undertaking regular project audits to check estimated mobility costs against actual mobility costs during and upon the completion of project activities to support ongoing improvements in the way the company bids and executes project work.

Non commercial mobility activities

  • Continued vendor management of KPMG LINKe including semi-annual performance reviews;
  • Maintenance of the Mobility Standards and Location Terms & Conditions with regular benchmarking and document updates;
  • Maintaining mobility 'infrastructure' including technology solutions (e.g. cost projection tools, LINKe, standard bid documentation) and expatriate payroll capability, in conjunction with Finance, Technology and other functions.

This role reports to our Group Director of Global Mobility and can be based in any of our major office locations including Houston, Calgary, London etc. For a complete list of our locations please view the website below:


  • Degree qualification or equivalent;
  • 12 - 15 years' experience in global mobility (including tax and contracts);
  • Proven industry experience with project bids and set-up is strongly required;
  • Prior experience working within the Engineering & Construction sector preferred.
  • Effective influencing skills;
  • Capability to juggle multiple complex activities simultaneously;
  • Multi-jurisdictional experience;
  • Flexible with working hours.
* Please note that this role is a 2 year FTC *

WorleyParsons is an equal opportunity employer that believes in the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds representative of the countries and communities in which we operate.

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