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Title:  People Manager

Job Number:  7192

Brisbane, QLD, AU, 4006

People Manager


We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.  

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected and better to live in.

Are you up for the challenge?


With a strong pipeline of work secured for 2021 and beyond we are looking for Project HR/IR Manager to join the business and play a key role in delivering one of the states key infrastructure project based on the Gold Coast. We would love to hear from candidates who have a track record in delivering infrastructure or construction projects and have a passion for engaging and upskilling local communities. With a vast geographical spread of projects an ability to travel will be highly regarded.

Responsibilities of the role include;


  • Provide strategic human resource and industrial relations advice as part of the senior project management team
  • Coordinate recruitment strategy, onboarding and training of staff and wages personnel to meet specific project deliverables and outcomes
  • Develop strong relationships with Project, Corporate teams and multiple stakeholders’ groups across the project to leverage project outcomes
  • Develop, oversee and administer project HR/IR activities including, employee relations, recruitment, onboarding, training & development, and whole of project lifecycle initiatives
  • Develop innovative initiatives and influence project stakeholders to increase local, Indigenous, female and new entrant participation in projects 
  • Establish and deliver on commitments such as project ERMP’s, social performance targets, building code compliance and right of entry
  • Maintain and review the project workforce plan and initiate appropriate action
  • Manage a small team of HR/IR professionals

To be successful in this key role, you must have;


  • Qualification in Human Resources, Employee Relations or Business
  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience providing senior level strategic HR leadership
  • Strong background working in HR/IR and/or training in the Australian construction or heavy industry environment
  • A passion for and previous experience in increasing local, Indigenous and female participation in projects
  • Leadership skills and the ability to create effective teams with a strong focus on delivering outcomes
  • Ability to influence, negotiate, delegate and make decisions that contribute to the strong performance of projects 
  • Resilience when faced with adversity and commitment to improving the lives in the communities in which we work
  • Management experience in performance management and addressing under performance as required


As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives. Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.


We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.