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HR Advisor

Mott MacDonald

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Job Description:

Reporting to the Lead Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), we have an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources (HR) Advisor to join the Transport unit. You will work closely with our HR Advisor for Spain and the HRBP's who support the Highways and Intelligent Transport Systems, Integrated Transport, Metros and Civils and Rail divisions. This is a generalist HR role which will encompass employee relations (ER), absence management, change management and other operational activities which support the effective and efficient operation of the HR function.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting with ER cases such as probation extensions, performance, absence management, grievances and disciplinaries

  • Providing practical advice to managers and employees on HR policies, procedures and legislation

  • Monitoring Vocational Health (VH) reports for the unit and review trends on a monthly basis. Work with the HRBP/people manager to ensure recommendations in VH reports are being executed

  • Providing monthly stats on Connected Conversations

  • Providing analysis on metrics related to the people business plan, the employee engagement action plan, the wellbeing action plan and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) action plan

  • Providing advice and guidance on secondments, transfers, cross border remote working requests and relocations and ensure a consistent approach is followed

  • Supporting with the design and delivery of webinars / workshops

  • Assisting with salary reviews and bonus reviews

  • Supporting the Lead HRBP with the job title rationalisation exercise

  • Updating the agenda for the weekly HR team meeting and record minutes of the meeting

  • Building stakeholder relationships with senior leadership teams within each of the divisions

Candidate Specification:


  • Good analytical and numeracy skills with the ability to analyse and interpret complex data

  • Pro-active approach to working autonomously and in a team

  • Ability to communicate routine and complex information clearly at all levels recognising the importance of attention to detail and confidentiality

  • Good IT skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to quickly build effective, collaborative relationships with the people team and other colleagues across the business

  • Good organisation and prioritisation skills with the flexibility to adapt to changing priorities

  • Ensure compliance with General Data Protections Regulations (GDPR) in accordance with legislation and best practice


  • Commercial acumen and experience within an engineering or consultancy environment

  • Experience with PowerBi and/or SAP

  • Experience in and exposure to the full employee lifecycle including ER case work with knowledge of UK legislation

  • Experience of non-UK HR activities and legislation

  • Experience of delivering initiatives and projects that have added value e.g., EDI

  • Associate CIPD (or equivalent) or willing to work towards this professional qualification