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HR Advisor

  • Job reference: CS-002417
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Epsom
Atkins is going through an exciting period of change. On July 2017 we were acquired by the Canadian listed construction and engineering firm, SNC-Lavalin. SNC-Lavalin is one of the leading engineering and construction groups in the world and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. Our work focuses largely across the transport, infrastructure, energy, aerospace and defence sectors where we’re involved in the delivery of major projects such as Hinkley Point, HS2 and Heathrow Airport expansion. The combined group now has approximately 50,000 employees around the world and both Atkins and SNC-L’s offerings combined give us the opportunity to continue our growth.

The HR Advisor will support the provision of a commercially pro-active operational HR service across the Atkins UK businesses in the UK and will operate within a national delivery framework, integrating with the wider HR operational team and key stakeholders in the business. Candidates will ideally be CIPD qualified or working towards/interested in working towards.

This role is currently being advertised as Part-Time FTC upto 25 hours a week for a period of 4-6 months.

• Generalist HR experience in case management
• The ability to work collaboratively to ensure joined up delivery
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Able to apply judgement to individual cases and make decisions or advise accordingly using persuasion and influencing skills as appropriate
• The ability to work as part of the team, balance conflicting priorities and share knowledge
• Able to think beyond immediate issue and offer solutions or a range of solutions and any potential contingency plan
• Be resilient to work through issues to conclusion

• Manage ER cases and projects as allocated. Typically, this will include, but not restricted to;
Capability cases informal and formal, Co-ordination of rightsizing programmes, Project support, Tupe/bid questions, Long term sick cases, Formal investigations, Consultation meetings, CSA Audits, End of FTC or Probation Meetings, Secondments, 360 feedback if appropriate, Note taking at formal meetings, Collating feedback from redundancy scoring, Editor for Gateway/Axis, Policy work, ad hoc case management as allocated
• Provide sound advice and support to managers
• Co-ordinate larger scale projects keeping any spreadsheets/FAQs up to date and organising associated paperwork, share point sites, diary management etc. Ensure connection with the wider project team
• Manage small scale projects and secure appropriate support to deliver effectively
• Manage workload in a timely manner ensuring effective delivery in line with policy
• Review key learning points from cases/projects both for the business and HR. Share learning to support changes, improvements or learning activities
• Ensure the management of end to end processes in line with customer needs whilst maintaining legal and compliance requirements
• Carry out risk analysis as appropriate and feedback via risk register and engagement with key stakeholders
• Ensure case management system is used effectively and workflow is continuously updated including any risk analysis

Key Competencies
• The ability to build strong working relationships/networks with all stakeholders both by phone and face to face maintaining a high degree of integrity
• Ability to apply judgement to individual cases and make decisions with support as required.
• The ability to identify and manage and/or escalate risk
• The ability to manage conflicting demands and deadlines
• Developing persuasion and influencing skills
• Be resilient to work through issues to conclusion with the support of others
• Assert independent views and challenge when appropriate
• Seeks to motivate self and others, recognises strengths and areas for development
• Drive and determination to consistently deliver to high performance standards
• Actively promotes and lives values, accepts and acts on feedback, admits mistakes and takes responsibility for resolving them
• Ability to identify, share and escalate continuous improvements
• Identifies problems and their root causes, generates and implements solutions
• Ability to think beyond immediate day to day issues

Rewards and benefits:
Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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