People & Organisation Business Partner

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Human Resources
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
Market / Sector (Candidate Portal Searching)

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a People & Organization Business Partner who aspires to be part of a team, delivering strong results.


We look for innovative ideas and an agile approach to deliver the best possible outcomes and offer you an opportunity to progress and thrive by working collaboratively making active contributions.



  • Support and partner with line management for the development of workforce planning; talent management and succession plans; identification of employees for leadership development; execution of business cultural change initiatives; and identification of learning opportunities
  • Enable and support leaders to achieve the shared vision and achievement of the business goals
  • Provide ongoing support in relation to P&O issues in order to develop solutions and resolve issues across the life cycle of on-boarding, retention, remuneration, engagement, employee relations, employment law/relations and learning and development
  • Manage organisational structure changes, recruitment, people movements, changes to employee conditions of employment and terminations
  • Accountable for all employee relations issues including grievances and disciplinary actions
  • Lead all change management activities
  • Operate as a key support member to the local management team with the delivery of the People and Organisation agenda
  • Provide the interface between the business and specialist areas and P&O Shared Service Centre

Skills / Qualifications

It is essential you have:

  • Minimum 5 years HR experience and at least 3 years Business Partner experience within the Resources / Engineering / Construction market sector in both corporate and project/site-based HR roles
  • Degree qualified in Human Resources
  • Previous experience in an Engineering EPCM environment
  • Demonstrated experience successfully harmonising and implementing HR strategies and HR systems in a merged company environment
  • Extensive experience in the following systems: iCIMS and the Oracle Suite (e-business, Discoverer and People)
  • Extensive IR knowledge including management of Right of Entry and dealing with unions
  • Previous experience in recruitment, compensation and benefits and global mobility
  • Previous experience working within a shared services operating model
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of all aspects of employment legislation including workplace investigations, grievances, disciplinary cases and terminations
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Proven ability to develop a good understanding of business issues / commercial awareness and how to identify and deliver P&O interventions and solutions to meet business needs
  • Excellent customer service and client facing skills
  • Effective people management and relationship building skills
  • Solutions driven
  • Flexibility to undertake varying work with changing priorities
  • Commercial awareness and business acumen
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced contract environment

If you’re an experienced People & Organisation Business Partner, ready for your next career challenge, then we’re keen to hear from you today.


Apply now and take the next step in your future with this exciting opportunity.


Candidates must have full Australian working rights to be considered for this role.


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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