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AECOM HR Business Partner in St Albans, United Kingdom

Company Description

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world. We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive. Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world. Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

Job Description

AECOM has an exciting new opportunity for an HR Business Partner supporting the Environment and Energy businesses which cover over 1,000 employees – we are flexible upon location with a preference for Birmingham, Manchester or Leeds.


The purpose of this role is to provide HR expertise and contribute as a business leader to the performance of the Environment and Energy businesses. The role will be accountable to define and implement a people plan for these businesses, together with the following responsibilities:

  • Applying change management expertise to ensure that organisational 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

  • Support the business with activities relating to employee experience and engagement including action planning

  • Creating and implementing a resource plan that optimises expertise to confidently meet the requirements of our current and future workload.

  • Drive the full scope of the talent agenda including succession planning

  • Ensure effective and timely implementation of HR initiatives in line with business priorities


  • The role holder will have a proven track record in building effective relationships with senior leadership teams, as well as managing organisational and cultural change initiatives

  • Strong experience of employee relations/employment law within a rapidly revolving organisation

  • Proactive and solutions oriented with a strong coaching style

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken

  • Developed and implemented people plans which have influenced business performance in a range of situations/sectors/service types

  • Delivered change and transformation projects with successful outcomes

  • Delivered successful TUPE processes and ideally were involved in commercial bidding

  • Understands the key HR leverage points: Learning & Development, Organisational Design, Reward and Performance, Employee Engagement, Employee and Industrial relations, Resource and Talent Management, Information and Data

  • Understands best practice HR service delivery and operating model

  • Ability to apply legal knowledge in a practical setting

  • Demonstrable experience working within the context of complex, matrix organisations is required

  • The individual will have highly developed commercial skills, be emotionally intelligent and able to coach and influence senior colleagues

  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to make evaluative judgments of both factual and qualitative information drawn from a variety of sources

  • Degree in HR/CIPD equivalent.

Additional Information

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: J10074355

Business Line: Geography OH

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: International Support