Our focus at Rider Levett Bucknall is to create value for our customers, through the skills and passion of our people, and to nurture strong long-term partnerships.

The HR strategy supports the delivery of this through the attraction, development and retention of an exceptional diverse workforce. We strive to create an inclusive culture where everyone can be the best version of themselves through effective HR practises and the development and coaching of our teams.

Overview of role

This is a generalist Junior HR Advisor role, supporting the southern region of our UK business, and our growing RLB Europe business line. The purpose of the role is:

  • To support the delivery of the HR service through excellent customer services.
  • To provide strong operational support in a full HR generalist capacity.
  • To advise, coach and support your client group on people policies and procedures.
  • To support the HR Administrators and the wider team to implement HR best practice.

Key responsibilities


  • Demonstrate a commercial understanding of the areas you support, and the role HR plays in this.
  • Use your knowledge and experience to operationally support managers to achieve their team and business goals by coaching managers through their people needs.

Resourcing & Induction

  • In conjunction with the Recruitment team, manage the Europe and UK onboarding process to ensure the processes are as efficient as possible.
  • Advise managers on the onboarding & payroll processes, including timelines, reward packages, tax exemptions, visa requirements and benefits.
  • Assist with the production of European onboarding paperwork and electronic files.
  • Advise the HR Administration team on onboarding, using best practice to close out all onboarding issues.
  • Support the induction experience for new starters by presenting the HR induction sessions.
  • Support the HR Advisor to ensure all employees complete their probation period timely and provide advice and guidance where there are performance issues.

Employee Relations

  • Advise employees and managers on policies, procedures, and timescales.
  • Support managers with appropriate letters and documentation by processing paperwork in a confidential and timely manner.
  • Ensure confidential paperwork and emails are saved and kept up to date in employee files.
  • Maintain the regional employee relations tracker, ensuring information is up-to-date and closed when needed.

HR Projects and Procedures

  • Maintaining a working knowledge of the HRIS, and work with the HR Analyst to ensure accuracy of data and reporting.
  • Attend employee centred meetings i.e., maternity/ paternity interviews, medical disclosures, occupational health & long-term sick, ensuring all relevant processes are completed.
  • Ensure that absence management procedures are followed with consistency across regions.
  • Conduct exit interviews, support the appraisal process and assist with contractual changes.
  • Provide guidance to the HR Administrators on key processes and work with them to continuously look at ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of processes.
  • Assist the Senior HR Managers within the HR team with the annual salary review process.
  • Work with the HR Analyst to ensure high quality of data and accuracy of data reporting.

RLB Europe Work

  • Build positive working relationships with our European alliances to ensure the effective processes of employee contracts visa’s/permits and payroll.
  • Develop an understanding of European Employment Law.
  • Support the UK Payroll Manager and European payroll providers to ensure the accurate delivery of payroll and additional payments.

Knowledge, skills & experience required

  • An HR professional with experience of HRIS.
  • Experience of working with a European team, with knowledge of European HR practices, desirable.
  • Able to deliver HR excellence and continuous improvement to drive business growth.
  • Ability to work effectively with others, helping and supporting members of their immediate team.
  • Positive and self-aware of the impact their behaviour has on others and modifies it accordingly.
  • Commercial awareness so understands the impact actions have on commercial results, desirable.
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates employment law knowledge.

At RLB, our aim is to create and enhance an inclusive workplace culture where diversity is not only accepted but valued and built into our culture, creating opportunity for all. In order to support this, we recognise the importance of flexible and agile working and are open to having conversations on how this could work for you and our business from day one.

About us

Confidence today inspires tomorrow

With a network that covers the globe and a heritage spanning over two centuries, Rider Levett Bucknall is a leading independent organisation in cost management and quantity surveying, project management and advisory services.

Our achievements are renowned: from the early days of pioneering quantity surveying, to landmark projects such as the Sydney Opera House, HSBC Headquarters Building in Hong Kong, the 2012 London Olympic Games and CityCenter in Las Vegas.

We continue this successful legacy with our dedication to the value, quality and sustainability of the built environment. Our innovative thinking, global reach, and flawless execution push the boundaries. Taking ambitious projects from an idea to reality.

RLB has released the 2022 edition of Perspective, a compilation of insights from members of the RLB team around the world.

Our values

At Rider Levett Bucknall doing the right thing matters and we believe we all have a responsibility to support the communities in which we live and work. Our global values are based on the following insights:

  • People
    • Promote fairness, equality of opportunity and well-being, invest in our people and value everyone’s contribution.
  • Industry
    • Lead by example and shape the future of our industry in everything we do.
  • Community
    • Support the communities in which we live and work and deliver sustainable social outcomes.
  • Customers
    • Challenge the norm, give fresh perspectives and deliver flawlessly.
  • Environment
    • Reduce our environmental footprint and collaborate to reduce the environmental impact of our industry.
  • Workplace
    • Provide an inclusive, safe working environment.
  • Business
    • Act with integrity, honesty and fairness in all our relationships.
  • Shareholders
    • Be a self-owned organisation, be financially robust, and deliver agreed financial plans.