Senior HR/IR Advisor - Laing O'Rourke - Melbourne, VIC

Last updated 7 months ago
Job Type:Full Time

About Laing O’Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Senior HR/IR Advisor to join Laing O’Rourke in Melbourne, VIC. In this role you will provide operational and strategic human resources and industrial relations support to our national Rail Operations business. You will partner with our General Manager of Rail Operations to support employee relations, industrial relations, audit and compliance, reporting, learning and development and employee lifecycle services. This permanent role offers great career prospects with a privately owned tier 1 constructor and an international engineering enterprise.

Key responsibilities

Provide HR and ER/IR advice to staff, blue and white collar, and managers across our rail operations business. Develop HR/IR risk mitigation strategies, deliver IR compliance and assist with enterprise bargaining. Manage HR processes and implement company policies, practices and initiatives. Conduct workplace investigations, and support performance management and disciplinary processes. Provide remuneration advice and assist with our annual salary review process. Facilitate and support talent management frameworks. Contribute to HR initiatives such as employee engagement, retention and wellbeing strategies. Support the re-deployment and demobilisation of staff. Provide input into the HR component of tenders. Travel to interstate locations as required to support our national operations.

About you

Ideally, 4-5+ years’ experience in a generalist Human Resources role with practical application of Human Resources in a Project Construction or Heavy Industry Manufacturing environment, with experience in supporting white and blue collar staff, and liaising with all levels of management. Bachelor’s degree in human resources, industrial relations or a related field.


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.