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Location: Stone, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Job ID: R0031684
Date Posted: Oct 25, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: Yes

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Local HR Business Partner - Grid Integration (GI) UK and Ireland

Hitachi Energy is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help keep your lights on, the factories running, our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation.

Hitachi Energy is seeking a HR Business Partner to support the Grid Integration business for UK and IE where you will be part of the European and Global HR Business Partner teams, and the management teams. With unprecedented growth ahead, this is a fantastic time to join!

You will support five unique business lines or “product groups”, within the Grid Integration business unit, spanning Power Consulting, HVDC Projects and Service, and Grid and Power Quality Solutions Projects and Service businesses across the United Kingdom and Ireland.  This role also requires support to overseas management teams who are growing their teams within the UK and Ireland.

We are looking for an HR professional who places value on collaboration, knowledge sharing, appreciates transparency and can maximize opportunities for growth and improvement. Our business is going through significant changes as part of our ongoing transformation as Hitachi Energy and this opportunity would suit someone who thrives on change management, process and system improvement.

This position will be home based, with the requirement to spend part of the working week at our office in Stone, Staffordshire, and in the future our new Birmingham Head office upon its opening in early 2024. You will also have the opportunity to travel to our project offices and sites across both the UK and Ireland as required. This position would also be suitable for someone based in Ireland, with proximity to our Head office in Liffey Valley, Dublin.

We are interested to learn more about you and what you can contribute so don’t hesitate to apply even if you don’t meet all requirements. A team with great cooperation and with diverse backgrounds is waiting for you to join!

Your responsibilities

  • Drive implementation of all Hitachi Energy Global HR processes at the local level.
  • Support the relevant management teams to develop and implement their workforce plans for the Business Unit at the country level.
  • Support the businesses at a time of high volume project recruitment, helping define local project recruitment planning and supporting international assignees.
  • Work closely with managers being attentive and developing solutions with a focus on culture, diversity,  equity and inclusion,  people and organization
  • Ensure compliance to local labour regulations, whilst maintaining key stakeholder relationships
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of business needs to enable first –class support and suggestions when applying HR policies and processes.
  • Proactively support and coach management on HR topics (e.g., performance management, employee relations, talent management, learning and development, hiring and recruitment) working collaboratively with other HR Business Partners, HR Operations and the HR CoE functions.

Your requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to build, develop and maintain collaborative working relationships across all levels
  • Ability to thrive in a complex and matrixed organisation.
  • Capability to prioritise work tasks and communicate clearly.
  • Ability to act with assertiveness whilst also building trust with stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of local UK and IE Labour market, legislations and policies, ideally with previous HR or relevant people leadership experience.
  • Sound commercial and understanding of business drivers, and how best to utilize your HR expertise as a key business partner to the management teams.
  • Fluency in English is a must, both written and spoken, as well as the Right to Work in the UK or Ireland (depending on preferred location).
  • Negotiation skills with good capability to achieve understanding to influence others,
  • You are flexible, persistent and have the ability to work independently as well as collaborate well with others in a high-paced environment

More about us

We offer you an varied and dynamic working environment with opportunities for development and progression, a comprehensive wellbeing provision, and much more.

We welcome your application by 30 September. We will be processing applications as they are received so if you are interested don't delay in applying!

For questions about the position, please contact Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Branding, NEU, Katie Foster on [email protected]

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

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