HR Manager

Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century. With revenue of around AU$9.5 billion in 2018/19, we help customers improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets through a  deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure, and specialist training.

In New Zealand and across Australia, Babcock employs over 1000 talented people. Operating across a broad range of sectors including defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy, we support our customers’ technical, programme and complex platform requirements through our proven processes, systems and people. In many ways, we are the brand behind the brand. You may not always see our logo, but we are behind the scenes using specialist skills and knowledge to facilitate our client’s operational requirements.

A global solution being delivered locally.

About the opportunity

As Babcock Australasia continues to grow its market share in the region, we are seeking to engage an exceptional HR Manager in a newly created position to join the People & Performance team. This position will report to the Director of People Performance & Safety, and have primary responsibility for supporting major campaigns and mobilisation of new programs across our business. 

The HR Manager will partner with the Managing Directors and Campaign Leads, to contribute to our campaign submission documents to ensure an optimised organisation design, capability acquisition solution, and mobilisation strategy, while coaching the leads to develop and maintain an engaged and high performing team culture.  The role will support a number of campaigns at any time, have accountability for the effective transition of the mobilisation of the workforce in new contracts to the HR Business Partners embedded in the Business Units.  This role will work in partnership with our Talent team, and play an integral role in maturing our approach to workforce planning and talent acquisition and development to meet our significant growth forecast.

About you

The successful candidate for this position will have experience in a position of this level, with demonstrable skills and qualification as outlined below;

  • Depth of knowledge in creating environments for teams to be high performing

  • Strong experience in coaching and partnering with leaders

  • Tertiary Qualification in Human Resources Management or related discipline

  • Proven People & Culture experience ideally in an engineering, construction, manufacturing or infrastructure environment.

  • Knowledge and experience of workforce planning

  • Strong knowledge and experience in talent and capability development

We are seeking a person who is commercially astute and has the tenacity and passion to create an environment and workforce strategy that delivers successful outcomes. This position will require flexibility and an ability to work in both a hands on and strategic environment to influence and shape the future of our business.

About us:

In return Babcock offers a supportive and flexible environment where you have the opportunity to drive change and the autonomy to deliver operational excellence and best practice within a global organisation that has an enviable reputation for delivering excellence. Central to Babcock’s core values are those of health, safety and environment and diversity so if you would like to be part of an exciting and engaged team, then please register your interest via the ‘Apply Now” button below.



Job no: JCAQ91674

Location: Adelaide - SA

Closing Date: Friday, 1 November 2019