HR Analyst HS2

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  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    6 months ago

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About Costain and your project:

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The first 16 months of the project will involve detailed design, pricing and building up target cost, with work on site likely to start in early 2020.

Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Security Vetting: HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. All successful candidates will be subject to this vetting procedure as part of the on-boarding process.


What will I be doing?

We currently have a vacancy for a HR analyst  on our HS2 Main Works Contract.

The HR analyst role is usually only relevant in larger companies and classed as an entry level position. Working closely with the HR director and across the whole function, a successful HR analyst has great interpersonal skills and is strong at communicating – as well as being a good problem solver and able to work with data. 

What does an HR analyst do?

HR analysts are responsible for identifying and assisting in solving HR related issues, ensuring these adhere to the organisations policies and objectives. Analysing and evaluating data and reports, feeding back the findings to relevant managers and advising on changes and improvements are all part of the role.

The job involves creating and delivering presentations and training across the business when required. Having strong communication skills is key as you will build relationships with employees at all levels and liaise with partners or clients in some instances.  


Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and working with the HR team to resolve various HR related issues

  • Communicating with customers where necessary and helping with trouble shooting and any client business needs 

  • Helping with job audits and HR investigations and following up with relevant parties 

  • Creating and delivering specialised presentations and training on HR related topics across the business

  • Providing advice and support to numerous departments in the organisation regarding HR policies, processes, and best practice

  • Analysing and presenting data and reports to the appropriate area of expertise, identifying errors and advising on solutions 

  • Assisting the HR team in the progression and moderation of operating policies, guidelines, and systems to encourage best practise within the company

  • Reviewing employee and candidate data and inputting this into relevant HR databases 

  • Potentially supervising with training and providing coverage and feedback of staff performance

  • HR analyst skills and competencies


HR Management Information

  • Developing the HR Teams MI offering to the business in conjunction with People Director

  • Creating and generating any ad-hoc reports requested by HR team members and SLT across the firm.

  • Designing, producing and analysing HR management information across a number of systems using Excel and other reporting tools.

  • Producing monthly reports for the Management Board, HR Team, Departments and ensuring accurate and timely presentation and distribution.

  • Analysing trends and enabling pro-active support to the business using key information and KPIs.

  • Generating quarterly and annual exit interview analysis.

  • Generating reports to support the ED&I strategy and action plan including any benchmarking exercises.

  • Analysing onboarding, Talent and Development data ensuring proactive

  • Generating reports to support the SEE strategy.


About you

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

A degree qualification in business studies or the equivalent is required when becoming an HR analyst. It is desirable to have gained at least a years’ experience in HR, administration, recruitment, finance or any other related subjects.  

A strong knowledge and confidence in the use of spreadsheets, PowerPoint, Word and other programmes is desirable. 

HR analyst will be expected to be proficient in the following:

  • Communication, both oral and written

  • Analysing and evaluating issues in HR

  • Understanding and confidence in using specific systems and programmes, including excel, PowerPoint and database management

  • Strong interpersonal skills and capable of communicating with individuals at all levels and from various backgrounds

  • Researching and reading data and reports

  • Ability to make judgements and decisions on confidential matters, and plan and manage complex administrative systems and practices

  • HR analyst salary expectations


You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador). SCS Railways is a Disability Confident employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.

All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated


Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.