Industrial Relations Manager

Posted 18 April 2024
Salary Competitive
Job type Permanent
Sectors Building ServicesInfrastructure
Contact NameDavid Lyons

Job description

Industrial Relations Manager (Building Services / Nuclear)
Our client is a leading building services company who have a long history of delivering MEP installations on high-profile construction projects, UK-wide. They are owned by a multi-national energy company and are building a team to take on major projects within the nuclear industry. Their first projects in the nuclear new build sector are based at Hinkley Point where they are delivering temporary works packages on the building services front.
The Industrial Relations Manager remit:
  • Management of Industrial Relations and operative labour within the client scope of works at HPC
  • Be the key individual responsible for interface and liaison with the joint union entities on HPC site.
  • Planning and organisation of labour resourcing requirements
  • Management of conflict deliver operational excellence and efficiency.
  • Responsibility to ensure the right quantity, quality and skills mix of operatives are provided within agreed timelines – both at commencement and during the full life cycle of the project.
  • Lead on any local resourcing conflicts and ensure the best solution for client is delivered.
  • In conjunction with relevant Project Engineers / Project Managers / and HR Business Partners, manage forecasting needs for all client scope – providing detailed 3-month forecasts and predicted forecasts over the following 6 - 12 months. All forecasts to be updated weekly.
  • Ensure apprentices are fully developed to maximise their competence.
  • Detailed knowledge of and understand national working rule agreements and site-based arrangements.
  • Deliver Health & Safety initiatives within the area of responsibility.
  • Ensure a relentless focus on Changing Gear
  • Support the continued progress of ED&I and Net Zero
  • Coordinate with training and skills coordinator to ensure all onboarding and pre-employment check as are conducted in advance of site need dates.
  • Coordinate with planning lead to manage site need requirements.
  • Coordinate with site admin to ensure adequate PPE is available to support the workforce requirements.
  • Coordinate with construction manager to ensure resources are available as site needs dictate and support any disciplinary matters associated with the workforce.
  • Coordinate with wider client labour manager to manage peaks and troughs with workforce requirements.
Due to the nature of the role, our client is really looking for someone from a trades / labour management background rather that an HR professional.