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 Advisor.

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 HR Advisor will be the key point of contact for employees and management onsite by providing comprehensive generalist HR advise.

Key Tasks

As a HR Advisor, key responsibilities include:

  • New starter Integration and onboarding
  • Gathering and reporting on MI statistics and EDI data
  • Provide generalist support, coaching and guidance to the teams in all areas of the employee lifecycle
  • To advise and support managers with grievances, disciplinary actions, absence management and performance management cases
  • Work as part of the wider HR team to support change management and added value projects
  • Provide advice to colleagues and line managers on all HR policies
  • Liaise with the Training and Competency team to establish training requirements for employees
  • Act as first point of contact for all onboarding and HR queries
  • Implement and coordinate Skills, Education and EDI recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Any other reasonable tasks as required

Reports to:  Senior HR Advisor

Knowledge and Experience

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

  • A strong background as a HR Advisor or similar, highly competent in the application of the people processes
  • Excellent people management skills with the ability to build and maintain credible and strong professional relationships at all levels
  • Ideally CIPD qualified
  • Strong working knowledge of UK employment law and best practice
  • IT & Digital skills: Advanced knowledge of Excel and outlook
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment with the ability to prioritise
  • Ability to collate, record and translate data with a keen attention to detail
  • Self motivated and committed to developing your skills
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills
  • To be resilient with a positive and confident approach
  • Able to work on own initiative

Internal: Senior Leadership team, Recruitment and resourcing and all other sb3 departments
External: JV Companies Human Resource departments

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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