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People Lead (Hr) - Laing O'rourke - Perth, Wa

Laing O'Rourke - Perth, WA

HR & Recruitment
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About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About The Role

We are currently seeking a People Lead (HR) to join Laing O’Rourke on a large road project based in Perth, Western Australia. This permanent, full-time role offers excellent career prospects and great benefits. You will be joining a people-centric, privately owned tier 1 constructor and an international engineering enterprise.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide, coach and support leaders with engagement, retention and change management.
  • Provide advice on complex employment relations issues such as performance management, grievances and disciplinary issues.
  • Provide leadership and support for our People strategic initiatives and annual and periodic activities including the delivery of performance review and talent management activities using an existing framework.
  • Work in close collaboration with the project leadership team to identify, manage and provide advice on employee issues and risks.
  • Work with supervisors to manage Right of Entry (ROE) processes.
  • Conduct workplace investigations in accordance with policies and procedures.
  • Regularly review and update the employee relations risk management framework.
  • Monitor and manage compliance with the project’s approved Workplace Relations Management Plan which you will also review and update as required from time to time.
  • Provide training to supervisors and others regarding employee relations matters including but not limited to right of entry and the Building Code 2016.
  • Champion Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Building Code 2016) compliance and proactive workforce engagement.

About You
  • Ideally, 4 - 5+ years’ experience in a generalist Human Resources role with experience gained in a Project Construction or Heavy Industry environment, and experience liaising with all levels of management.
  • A tertiary qualification in Human Resource Management.
  • Understanding of employee relations and experience dealing with workers, subcontractors and unions.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills with an ability to communicate effectively (both written and oral) with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong technical knowledge of relevant workplace legislation.
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  • An ability to work well in a team and autonomously.


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.