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HR Advisor

Job Title: HR Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Unknown
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: 2021-5592
Job Published: March 06, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

Costain helps to improve people's lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK's energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

The HR Advisor is responsible for working with managers at Company sites within their region of responsibility, providing HR support to all live project sites within the South of the UK.

The individual is responsible for supporting all operational HR aspects of the employment life cycle, including recruitment, manpower planning, performance management, sickness absence across the region. To provide first point contact for all general HR issues relating to Company policy and procedure which cannot be resolved by the HR Service Centre.

What will I be doing?

  • Provide operational HR support to all projects within the Southern region

  • Support the manpower planning process across all appointed sites - mobilisation and down-sizing ranging from both internal and external recruitment and possible redundancies

  • Provide HR advice and guidance on industrial relations matters including trade union involvement and TUPE

  • Talent Management - to play an active role in the transfer of talent across the business, encouraging career development plans, succession and identification of key talent at local level

  • Link with the Learning & Development function to encourage training plans, career development and to support L&D initiatives

  • To support the annual performance review and career development review process, reviewing outcomes and line managers and agreeing output action plans for staff at each site

  • HR systems - champion the use of MyHR with line managers and individuals at sites, providing support and guidance on maximising the potential of the system. Run analysis reports for line managers as and when required

  • Reward & Benefits - provide guidance and advice on all pay and reward queries, including promotions, salary increases, allowances etc., and facilitate the completion of these

  • Provide HR advice and guidance on all disciplinary and grievance matters

  • Active monitoring and guidance on attendance management

  • Ensure Central HR policies, processes and initiatives are communicated and deployed effectively at site level

  • Assist with the HR input to our work winning pre-qualifications and tenders

Candidate Description

  • Significant experience and ability to demonstrate working at HR Adviser level

  • Sound knowledge of UK employment law and experience of dealing with TUPE, mergers & acquisitions, and employee & industrial relations issues

  • Ability to manage both the commercial business objectives and HR agenda in order to achieve the most appropriate outcomes for the business and HR

  • Proven experience of managing and implementing projects and change activities

  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills

  • Able to determine 'needs' rather than wants and coach/influence accordingly

  • Ability to manage own emotions under pressure

  • Under pressure, ability to maintain high levels of energy and resilience to "make things happen"

  • Flexible and able to adapt to change quickly

  • Collaborative approach with colleagues and teams

  • Proactively manage own development

    Qualifications (min level of requirement)

  • CIPD qualified or equivalent