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Senior HR Advisor - Midlands

  • Job reference: CS-001958
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Birmingham, Bristol
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A Senior HR Advisor is required to work within our UK wide HR Operations team executing the successful delivery of HR case and project management for our business groups.  Aligning the HR people strategy to the business strategy. Working inclusively with key stakeholders and building collaborative partnerships.

Key Accountabilities

  • Management of ER cases and projects as appropriate (these are likely to be complex or business sensitive/large scale projects)  
  • Provide advice and support to managers and coach, influence, challenge as necessary.
  • Escalation point for cases
  • Manage projects and resource a team, as appropriate, to support the delivery
  • Work closely with the business to deliver HR solutions that support business performance and objectives. This may include ‘people priorities’ organisational development, restructuring, performance management, talent review and succession, diversity and inclusion
  • Project delivery as part of a specialist team
  • 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.
  • Mentor HR Consultants, supporting their development
  • Ensure case management system is used effectively and workflow is continuously updated including any risk analysis.


Please be aware that role will include travel to other Atkins offices across the UK



In order for you to be successful you will need have the following requirements:

  • Highly developed consultancy skills
  • Technical expertise in TUPE, Project Management or Organisation Design
  • Significant depth and breadth of generalist HR experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong coaching skills and ability to motivate individuals and teams
  • Customer focus with a drive to deliver
  • The courage to challenge or influence to allow the right decisions to be made
  • Strong intellectual capability including analytical skill

The person:

  • Articulate, dynamic and a professional team manager/player
  • Acts as a role model to others in all they do
  • Good  internal network within HR and other service lines
  • Taking accountability for delivering results both personally/and with others
  • Delegates tasks or responsibilities to provide development opportunities, knowledge share and job enrichment.
  • Ability to motivate other team members and encourage collaboration and positive behaviours.
  • Developed independent decision making

Additional Information and Benefits


  • Travel to other company sites may be necessary.
  • Flexible working options may be considered for this vacancy.
  • Please refer to our website for full details of our benefits package, which includes the opportunity to purchase up to 15 days additional annual leave per year on top of our standard 25 days paid annual leave.
  • Atkins develops our employees through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. We encourage participation in all forms of training and have a programme of in-house and well as external training for all of our engineers.

About Us


Atkins is ranked as one of ‘The Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies to Work For’ and as one of the ‘The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2015’. We support flexible working and equal opportunities as we believe that diverse teams provide the best mix of interpersonal and technical skills needed to exceed our customers’ expectations.  Our commitment to staff development is underpinned by numerous stable and long-term framework agreements with key clients.


We are one of the world’s foremost engineering and design consultancies, operating in most regions of the world, and in virtually every market.  Choosing to work for Atkins will provide you with the opportunity to engage on some of the most exciting engineering challenges of our time. Together with our rewarding and flexible packages, you’ll have the perfect balance to bring your personal and career goals to fruition.



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