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Jacobs HR Consultant in Dublin, Ireland

Your Impact:

Reporting to the HR Country manager, the HR consultant:

  • Advises and coaches leaders on HR Generalist matters

  • Support all people managers and employees assigned to their geography

  • Consult with managers on people related matters and operational HR support

  • Work closely with HR Manager, HR Delivery Director and HR Partners on executing programs and initiatives

Business Partnership

  • Is an objective and experienced Generalist HR Advisor to all managers and employee in Ireland

  • Provide coaching, guidance and expertise on areas to include:

  • Employee relations and performance management

  • Retaining and engaging employees

  • Employee development and career life cycle

  • Change management

  • Identify and mitigate areas of risks

  • Work closely with operations to save costs and improve performance

  • Strategy execution

  • Work closely with HR colleagues and CoE’s to understand and assist with the implementation of HR strategies and programs.


  • Coach, mentor and contribute to the development of employees and managers

  • Partner with HR and COEs on projects providing input, and rolling out key actions

  • Share knowledge and expertise amongst the HR Team

Processes / Compliance:

  • Provide guidance to Managers with interpreting compliance, regulations, policies, procedures and employment laws / contractual obligations

  • Continuously review and suggest improvements to existing HR processes, practices, systems and tools

  • Draft new company policies and procedures when required to ensure compliance with employment legislation

  • Providing appropriate interventions in employee lifecycle process - e.g. offers, onboarding, talent management, absence, Benefits eg Income Protection, Global Mobility, payroll, pensions and HR analytics.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • CIPD or Equivalent

  • Generalist HR with Consultancy Company in locations across Ireland. Working in a geographically dispersed HR Team

  • Knowledge of HR systems, preferably Oracle HR.

  • Excellent Ireland Employment Law Knowledge

  • Ability to act as a trusted advisor

  • Able to identify and limit employment law risk to the company

  • Sound independent judgement

  • Innovative and solutions focused

  • High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills

  • Negotiation & influencing skills

  • Project management

  • Able to travel to offices as and when required

Key Competencies:

  • Build positive relationships and collaborates

  • Discuss problems/issues and seeks resolution

  • Share experience, knowledge and best practices and encourage others to do so

  • Seek and use knowledge to enhance problem solving and improve performance

  • Contribute effectively to development / improvement of HR processes

  • Uses personal networks as a resource for solving problems

  • Communicate complex messages clearly, confidently and credibly to a wide variety of audiences

  • Adapt and apply communication systems, methodologies and strategies to promote dialogue and shared understanding

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Please also bear in mind that you do not need to meet 100% of the Essential Criteria to be considered for a position with Jacobs.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.