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Human Resources & Employee Relations Manager

McConnell Dowell - Brisbane Grove, NSW

HR & Recruitment
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About The Business

McConnell Dowell is a major engineering, construction, building and maintenance contractor operating in 23 locations throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands.

Our vision is to be a leader in the delivery of infrastructure, building and resource solutions.

Our mission is to create opportunities for personal and professional development and create a positive outcome for our organisations whilst optimising the positive legacy for the communities with whom we engage.

We equip, inspire and empower our people to be their very best, to learn through experience, and to help us reach the highest standards across all areas of the business.

About The Role

McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aust.) Pty Ltd are currently recruiting for a HR/ER Manager to join one of our QLD based projects. The role will initially be based in our Brisbane office and will eventually be required to work a Fly-in Fly-out (FIFO) roster to Mackay, QLD.

Reporting to the Project Manager, this role will play an integral part in ensuring all HR aspects of a project at its start up are efficiently and effectively executed, with a high focus on resourcing the project for both blue- and white-collar roles.

This role is ideal for someone who enjoys being hands-on in recruitment, enjoys working on large construction projects and is highly skilled in navigating through employee and industrial relations issues.

Responsibilities Include

  • Provide Human Resources and recruitment assistance to the Project Management team including blue collar and functional support roles.
  • Ensure project compliance with the Enterprise Agreement and Human Resources/Employee Relations management plans on site
  • Represent management in industrial relations with employees, unions, employer bodies and industrial authorities and provide informed advice to management on industrial relations strategies to ensure continued productivity
  • Engaging with key stakeholders throughout the project to ensure accurate support and advice is being delivered for employee relations and Human Resources issues in line with local employment legislation.
  • Provide overall support and management to the projects staff, identify staff development needs and facilitate appropriate training
  • Undertake the ongoing development of human resource, workplace relations, and Employee policies and procedures.
  • Engage with the Project Management and Administration team to ensure a seamless project mobilisation and demobilisation to/from project sites;
  • Take a lead in coaching managers throughout the entire performance management process of employees including grievances in line with McConnell Dowell’s Disciplinary procedure. Mentor junior HR staff in the disciplinary process.
  • Ensure activities related to the function comply with relevant Awards, Acts, Code Compliancy and Company policies and procedures.
  • Acting as the first point of contact for any payroll queries

About You

To be successful in this role you will need the following
  • Tertiary qualifications in Human Resources, Business or relevant discipline
  • Must have between 5-8 years’ experience in the same or similar type role, with extensive experience in managing day to day HR operational activities
  • Be willing to work on a fly in fly out (FIFO) arrangement
  • Willing to get hands on in general HR activities such as recruitment, demobilisation and general administration
  • Sound working knowledge of the Fair Work framework and employment legislation
  • Demonstrated sound judgement in recruitment selection techniques
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Suites such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Personal values aligned to McConnell Dowell’s values of safety and care, honesty and integrity, customer focus, teamwork, and performance excellence
  • Have strong commitment to the safety promise of “Home Without Harm”
  • Have valid working rights in Australia
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company.