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Professional Development Advisor

  • Job reference: CS-002448
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Derby
SNC-Lavalin is going through an exciting period of change. A Canadian listed engineering and construction firm, on July 2017 they acquired the UK engineering consultancy Atkins bringing with it a great opportunity to re-position the SNC-Lavalin brand in the eyes of our markets and ahead of our competitors. 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 future of engineering and construction is in the greater use of data, combined with technologies to deliver our services more efficiently and bring different offerings to our clients. From apps, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, to mobility as a service and digital asset management, we are combining our traditional engineering skills with technology to fundamentally change the way we do things.

The SNC-L Atkins Learning & Development team formed part of wider HR function are in a position to recruit a new role - Professional Development Advisor in our Derby Office.

The role will support the Early Careers team. The team delivers the Graduate Development Programme (GDP), Professional Apprentice Programme (PA), co-ordinates several professional development schemes including the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) training scheme and the assessment of professional competence (APC) scheme for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has overall responsibility for Careers across UK & Europe within SNC Lavalin.


Your role will include:
Professional Development
• Co-ordinate the delivery, by the business, of professional development (PD) registration with UK technical institutions
• Facilitate good governance and accreditation of PD schemes
• Supervise the delivery of PD scheme administration services by the HR Centre
• Identify and manage the implementation of PD scheme process improvements as appropriate
• Ensure an equitable sharing of resources across the business in the delivery of PD schemes
• Working closely with the L&D Advisor for the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) to share resources and best practice;
• Support with the annual apprentice progression process

Platform Management
• Identify and maintain the My Chartership platform
• Key interface for site improvements and development
• Maintain the Early careers sharepoint sites.

Forums
• Key interface for Early Careers forums

Interfaces
• UK&E Learning and Talent Development team.
• HR Centre Learning and Development team.
• Wider HR community.
• Key stakeholders within the business.
• Professional Institutions

Skills
• Excellent organisational skills and strong project management skills.
• Attention to detail.
• Influence without direct authority.
• Excel skills must be advanced level
• Customer focussed and professional approach.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Be comfortable with dealing with customers at all levels.
• Excellent networking and interpersonal skills.

Job Parameters:
• Actively contribute to a continuous improvement culture.
• Create, manage and maintain effective cross-functional, interdepartmental relationships to ensure the organisation delivers the most valuable service to customers.
• Always behave in a professional manner befitting SNC-Lavalin’s reputation.
• Accountable for proactively identifying and resolving key safety risks in all relevant projects.
• Ensuring all safety accidents/incidents are reported in the correct laid out procedure and corrective action is taken where necessary.
• Ensure the working environment is maintained in a safe and tidy condition.

Training:
Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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: http://www.yourrewardatkins.com

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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