HR Business Partner

Permanent Balfour Beatty in Human Resources Email Job
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About the role

Your contributions will help us create new opportunities and possibilities every day for us, for the countrys infrastructure, and for yourself.

Join our Power T&D team as HR Business Partner and open up new pathways you never dreamt possible!

The purpose of this role is to provide HR expertise and contribute as a business leader to the performance of Power Leadership teams and delivering the Power People Strategy alongside co-ordinating and driving the employment and skills strategy within Power T&D.

What you’ll be doing

As HR Business Partner you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Supporting leaders in diagnosing the current effectiveness of the organisation and outlining robust proposals that give confidence in reliably achieving the medium term business outcomes. Diagnosis and proposals should consider structure, culture, people and skills and end to end processes in the context of the business strategy. Accountable for achieving this in a empowering way and ensuring that key strategic themes of collaboration and innovation are integrated.
  • Applying change management expertise to ensure that changes are planned and implemented in a way that applies best practice, complies with legislation, realises intended benefits and minimises unnecessary ER activity, costs and disruption to delivery performance
  • Ensuring plans to develop capability are appropriate to achieve the business strategy by building career paths and development solutions (by utilising current BB material but also identifying additional Power specific development)
  • Creating and implementing a resource plan that optimises expertise to confidently meet the requirements of our current and future workload. This includes forecasting requirements for strategic hires, graduates, apprentices and trainees aligned to locations and professions.
  • Support social values objectives Ex-military / Ex- offenders / long time unemployed and work experience
  • Drive the full scope of the talent agenda including succession planning so that talented individuals are appropriately identified, have development plans that will enable them to move into bigger roles and are engaged in their development and career progression
  • Accountable for supporting the Project Director / leadership team with architecting and embedding a culture thats inclusive, engaging, innovative, collaborative, safe and committed to high quality and high performance outcomes. Its expected that supporting leaders with team effectiveness sessions will be an important feature of achieving this
  • Support the Leadership teams with activities relating to employee engagement including action planning, feedback and long term engagement strategy which aligns to customer requirements
  • Owning the interface with HR teams within Balfour Beatty to ensure HR operational excellence, maximum value for the business and a seamless and well understood cycle of HR activity for individuals.

Who we’re looking for

The following qualities/experience are essential:

  • The role holder will have a proven track record in establishing credible relationships with senior leadership teams, organisational and cultural change initiatives and creating and implementing HR strategies. Theyll have successfully operated in a large complex environment and be driven to play a key role in business improvement.
  • Demonstrable experience working within the context of complex, matrix organisations is required
  • Experience of leading Organisational Effectiveness programmes and complex change
  • Experience as a key player in the creating an effective organisation. Particularly at a leadership team level, an ability to ensure that individual and team profiles are appropriate to deliver requirements will be important
  • Experience of project managing initiatives relevant to HR Technical knowledge and broad understanding of ER context ie re-organisations
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with senior stakeholders including the ability to constructively challenge those in more senior positions
  • The individual will have highly developed commercial skills, be emotionally intelligent and able to coach and influence senior colleagues
  • Understanding of the wider employment, skills and training landscape
  • Collaborative with an exceptional ability to manage a large number of stakeholders
  • A strong communicator who is confident and articulate

The following qualities/experience/qualifications are desirable:

  • Experience of working in a unionised environment
  • Experience of working in environment with complex terms & conditions
  • CIPD qualified

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You’ll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

– Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
– 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
– Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
– Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support customers in the development of some of the UKs most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence ‘Employer Recognition Scheme’ and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit:

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at:

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