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Early Careers Lead - Australia

Stantec Australia

Location: Newcastle

Job Type: Full time


Early Careers Lead - Australia - ( 2300025W )


Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they're our communities too. We're designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

About the role:

Sitting in our Asia Pacific HR team, our Early Careers Lead has responsibility for the strategy and delivery of our graduate and undergraduate intake along with other early career initiatives. Partnering with the business leaders, you’ll help us evolve our process, grow our brand and enhance the employee experience, creating a pipeline of future leaders at Stantec.

Key snapshot below:

  • Managing direct reports to ensure we meet our agreed targets.

  • Manage the Graduate/Undergraduate recruitment drives end to end.

  • Liaise with key stakeholders across Australia to determine graduate/undergraduate requirements.

  • Plan and coordinate relevant attraction strategies including advertising, university careers fairs, networking events etc.

  • Manage high volume recruitment campaigns (both in person and virtually), organising key internal stakeholders to present at campus and industry events.

  • Project manage the graduate selection process through various assessment methods.

  • Ensure Graduate Position Descriptions and Adverts are up to date and relevant for all roles and stored appropriately.

  • Champion and promote equity, inclusion, and diversity initiatives across undergraduate and graduate recruitment initiatives.

  • Develop and manage communication and engagement activities with graduates to ensure there is a strong connection with them between the date of hire and the date of commencement.

About you:

With at least 10 years’ experience in a similar role, you will have experience delivering high impact early career strategies, ideally within a professional services environment. You’ll be comfortable presenting to senior leadership teams on campaign direction, along with updates on market and industry direction. We want someone who is passionate about delivering great employee experience. This role will have you managing in a decentralised model, so the ability to delegate and empower is critical.

What we offer:

Along with a competitive salary we offer many other benefits to ensure your professional development & wellbeing is ongoing.

  • Flexible Working Arrangements including purchasing up to 4 weeks additional leave and provision for school term contracts, job sharing and part time employment.

  • Learning and Talent Development Programs including Global programmes, online learning and on-the-job learning

  • Mentoring for your own development and the opportunity to mentor others

  • Professional Memberships

  • Salary Continuance Insurance (SCI)

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Programs

  • Service Recognition Awards

  • Employee Assistance Program

About us

The Stantec community unites approximately 26,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. We collaborate across disciplines and industries to bring water, transport and infrastructure projects to life. Our work from initial project concept and planning through design, construction and commissioning is built on a nearly 200-year history. So, when we take on a project, we see the opportunity to make a lasting connection with the people and places where we live and work.

Applications close on Friday 2 nd June 2023

To discuss this opportunity further, please contact Glen Tarrant on 61 274 430 184 or apply directly online.



Primary Location : Australia-Victoria-Melbourne

Other Locations : Australia-New South Wales-Newcastle, Australia-Queensland-South Brisbane

Organization : BC-3097 Human Resources-Client Services-Australia

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : No

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : May 17, 2023, 8:47:01 PM

Req ID: 2300025W

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