• HR Manager Job at Atkins

  • Posted on: 11 December, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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    Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.

    HR Manager


    Principal Accountabilities


    • Provide comprehensive HR services to the businesses and engender an East Africa identity.
    • Drive the HR and People agenda for effective resource and business planning for both territories.
    • Influence for results as an active member of the African Senior Leadership Team
    • Develop and implement a Learning and Development programme, including the delivery of innovative L&D solutions.
    • Travel regularly and frequently as needed to various locations in Africa to ensure HR service is delivered to meet business needs.
    • Work closely with business heads to convert plans to actions and deliver to meet needs
    • Actively engage with Line Managers and staff to influence behaviours and facilitate organisation change
    • Proactively manage employee relations issues to enhance the employer/employee relationship
    • Develop and manage HR budgets as appropriate
    • Manage and contribute to regional, African and global HR projects as required.
    • Actively manage and coach the East African HR team members


    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key business stakeholders in order to understand business issues and priorities.
    • Develop effective working relationships with the sector Finance Directors/Controllers so as to understand the financial and commercial issues of the business.
    • Establish a reputation for being credible, reliable and for getting things done.
    • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues in central and regional HR functions as necessary including the International Mobility Team, Reward Consultants and L&D Consultants.
    • Benchmark with peer group HR professionals in the region to keep abreast with current practices.
    • Develop and manage relationships with supply chain partners as appropriate to gain maximum value from such relationships.


    • A Bachelors degree in a relevant discipline.
    • Advanced standing and Professional Membership of an appropriate HR Institution
    • Demonstrable progressive HR experience at senior level in a complex professional services environment
    • Proven experience and expertise in implementing HR Systems and processes.
    • Experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Able to manage the complexity of delivering to meet business needs and doing so within the East African HR Policy framework.
    • Experience in planning, managing and successfully delivering on a large change project involving numerous stakeholders.
    • Grounded commercial understanding of how the business works
    • Personal style and magnetism enabling influence when communicating, presenting and writing.
    • Independent and confident and able to challenge with credibility.
    • Discrete and trusted when offering advice.
    • MEA experience will be beneficial as would successful experience working in a multi-cultural environments.

    You will need to:

    • Be resilient and able to adapt to the fast rate of change.
    • Be open to others and to uncertainty
    • Maintain an engaging leadership style
    • Assert independent views and challenge when appropriate.
    • Work for the overall good of the Company (rather than through silo thinking)
    • Encourage and influence the behaviours of others to adopt a collaborative style

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Atkins career website on careers.atkinsglobal.com to apply

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