Senior Human Resources Advisor

Location:Cambridgeshire
Job Type:Full Time

Mott MacDonald are looking for a Senior Human Resources Advisor to provide a business partner support and approach to the Water and Environment Business Unit. You will be an integral part of the business and team with a scope which covers all facets of the human resources function from HR strategy to operational activities

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A bit about your role

As a Senior HR Advisor you will be taking on a business partner approach working closely and collaboratively with the division and main stakeholders; Divisional General Manager and Resource Manager. Some of your main responsibilities will include:

  • Focus on building and maintaining key stakeholder relationships through the use of effective communication, visibility and delivery
  • Providing pragmatic, confident, strategic and operational solutions in a timely and effective manner with the ability to prioritise, multi task, delegate and positively challenge
  • Using a coaching style to support managers in operational activities enabling them to take the lead in managing their people
  • Take ownership and work with the business to manage reward cycles such as the annual salary review, global incentive scheme., graduate salary review and interim salary review
  • Proactive, experienced and knowledgeable of employee relations issues and processes such as absence management, disciplinaries and grievances seeking pragmatic solutions to the business where possible
  • Driving our EDI and wellbeing commitments within the unit and sharing knowledge across the region, working collaboratively with HR stakeholders across EUNA and the Globe
  • Supporting the people agenda and working in a project capacity with employee engagement, talent management, reward and recognition, retention strategies and agile working
  • Team player and integrity is essential working with the HR team to enable and ensure a high performing team to the business
  • Change agent and looking to continuously evaluate and improve HR processes and practices in line with functional requirements

Required criteria for ideal Senior HR Advisor

  • Chartered MCIPD or Graduate CIPD (or equivalent) or working towards qualification
  • Previous experience in a similar HR role is essential
  • Resilient nature and confident to provide challenge to, and accept challenge from, senior staff
  • Sound stakeholder management skills with the ability to confidently communicate with all level stakeholders
  • Deadline orientated with the ability to problem solve
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to quickly build effective, collaborative relationships with HR and other colleagues across the business.
  • Able to quickly learn, absorb and retain information and understand the business environment.
    Good knowledge and practical application of current UK employment law, procedures and processes.
  • Flexible approach to work and able to travel to other offices/sites.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team as required
  • Cambridge based not essential but preferred. Regular visits to the Cambridge office and other sites