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Title:  WDIP/HR/IR Senior Advisor

Job Number:  5080

Sydney, AU

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?

This role encompasses ownership of all Workforce Development & Industry Participation (WDIP) HR and IR matters across one of our major Rail projects in Sydney.  

You will be responsible for managing and coordinating all P&C related matters during construction delivery phase activities, engaging and partnering with senior leaders, providing qualified guidance, advice and support on all HR related matters, building positive relationships with multiple internal and external stakeholders.  You will provide generalist HR advice to project leads on matters including recruitment, on-boarding/inductions, training & development, performance management, remuneration, cultural diversity and monthly reporting.

Experience of owning and developing WDIP plans and actions to achieve KPI’s is essential.  You will manage relationships with numerous education and training providers to enable the project to achieve its WDIP targets, including ensuring subcontractor compliance and engagement to achieve project KPI’s.  

There will be opportunity to further refine and implement WDIP strategies and processes to support the employment of targeted diversity and inclusion groups, including development and management of pre-employment programs.  Experience of using Pegasus and experience on other TfNSW Sydney Metro projects would be highly regarded.

It is imperative you have employment/industrial relations and legislation with demonstrable experience in a similar role.  Your background will include significant experience across a range of industry bodies, employment legislation, industrial frameworks and awards within a unionised environment.

There is also a need to own and manage all compliance, reporting, auditing and forecasting of relevant project progress including ensuring that all relevant documentation and records management is completed in accordance with Federal, State, client, John Holland and project requirements, policy, procedures and systems.

In order to deliver in this role it is expected you will hold a suitable qualification in HR, IR/ER, Education, Psychology or Business with a Cert IV Training and Assessing.  

Minimum of 4  years’ in a people and culture leadership role with a strong understanding of the project environment, having experience in training,  L&D and/or HR (including WDIP responsibility) within the rail or civil construction industry with demonstrated stakeholder management ability, ideally in a joint venture environment.

Demonstrable and significant experience dealing at a strategic and transactional level with Unions, education providers, RTO’s, subcontractors and suppliers, resolving problems and identify process improvements whilst demonstrating commercial awareness, knowledge and understanding of legal requirements relating to employment law.

Previous delivery of jobs and skills requirements within infrastructure projects, implementing and successfully delivering diversity and inclusion programs, liaising with state and federal agencies in relation to accessing funding opportunities related to training.

Extensive experience with staff mobility (i.e. staffing budgets/histograms, transfers, project mobilisations, etc.), successfully leading an initiative to desired outcome, showing strong planning and organisational skills.

This role will be based in Marrickville.  Whilst a full-time role, John Holland actively promotes flexible working arrangements.  

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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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