As part of a world leading geotechnical contracting group, Bachy Soletanche Ltd specialises in all aspects of modern Geotechnics and Foundation Engineering, including bored and displacement piling, diaphragm walls, grouting, mini piling, anchors, ground improvements and environmental engineering. We have a fantastic opportunity to join our High Speed 2 Joint Venture construction project, based in Coleshill, as a HR Administrator.

About The Project

The HS2, N1/ N2 project covers the northern 90km section of Phase 1 of the overall HS2 scheme to provide a new high-speed rail connection between London and the North of England.

A joint venture incorporating Balfour Beatty Ground Engineering (BBGE) and Bachy Soletanche Ltd (BSL) were appointed by BBV, (Balfour Beatty/ Vinci JV), to deliver the geotechnical works required along the approximately 90km of route from Leamington Spa to Lichfield.

The works comprises extensive geotechnical works including:

  • Circa. 9km of Diaphragm Walls at 9 individual structures.
  • 28No.  Secant/ contiguous structures totalling 150,000 lin. m of piling
  • Plunge Columns, Tension Piles, Ground Anchors, Soil Nails and Ground Improvement
  • 103No. Piled bridges & viaducts.

Programme is for commencement of construction works in August 2020, with a duration of circa 4 years to complete. This is a key infrastructure project and with circa £100m of spend per annum the geotechnical works is a significant element of the works for the project.

Main Purpose

The role of the HR Administrator is to provide comprehensive administrative support to the HR team. They will be responsible for a broad range of administration tasks for all employees.

Key Tasks

As a HR Administrator, key responsibilities include:

  • Processing new starters: Drafting contracts of employment and entering on internal HR system
  • Pre Boarding requirements; ensuring all new starters are set up with IT, Fleet, Medical etc
  • Completing right to work, reference and compliance checks in line with UK employment law
  • Actioning any changes to terms and conditions
  • Ensuring all employees have in date medicals
  • Liaising with the HR and Training team to ensure a smooth transition into employment on the project
  • Any other reasonable tasks as required

Reports to: HR Manager

Knowledge and Experience

To deliver the role’s responsibilities, the following qualities/ experience are essential:

  • • Excellent communication skills with the ability to quickly establish and maintain strong relationships across all levels
    • Excellent organisational and planning skills to help ensure the delivery of a fast paced HR team
    • Advanced knowledge of all Microsoft Office packages
    • Ability to prioritise work and activities
    • Previous experience in a HR Administration role is desired
    • Process driven

Internal: Resources/HR Team, Procurement, Management, Fleet and Finance
External: Training Providers, BBV, Recruitment Agencies, Occupational Health providers, Balfour Beatty and Bachy Soletanche HR

Physical Working Environment

The role is office based in Coleshill, West Midlands.

The role may be eligible for hybrid working, subject to approval.


Applicants should have the right to live and work in the UK. If you are interested please click here to download the application form, and send it, along with your CV to:

HR Department, Henderson House
Langley Place. Higgins Lane
Burscough, L40 8JS.

or email: [email protected]

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