Golder Associates Human Resources Leader in WATERFALL, South Africa

As a global, employee-owned organization with over 50 years of experience, Golder is driven by our purpose to deliver solutions to solve our customers’ toughest challenges. From more than 165 offices worldwide, our over 6,500 employees deliver solutions that help our clients achieve their sustainable development goals by providing a wide range of independent consulting, management, design and construction services across a range of market sectors.

At Golder, we thrive on challenges.

Golder is not just a place to work, it is an environment where people collaborate, innovate, build enduring relationships, excel, and grow professionally in a strong culture of ownership .

Do you have the desire to excel and thrive in an engaged, collaborative environment?

Golder has an opportunity for Human Resources Leader to be based in our Johannesburg office.

Reporting to the HR Leader, Global Mining, this position is a business partner to the Country Manager and ultimately accountable for HR operational delivery in Africa. The HR leader is accountable for delivering excellence with regards to HR operational performance, and fit-for-purpose, simple and cost effective solutions to more complex business issues relating to HR. With the Global Mining HR Leader and the Country Manager, the HR Leader designs and implements an effective HR organization to serve the needs of the country/region.

Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop, implement, and report progress on the annual HR business plan for Africa, based on the global and regional HR objectives

  • Accountable for HR operational delivery in Africa, maintaining a regional cost effective HR structure to serve the business, being hands-on in HR projects and tasks where needed

  • Acts as HR business partner to the leadership team(s), providing timely and effective solutions to complex business matters relating to HR

  • Ensures that Africa HR team (imbedded HR) remains close to the business and provides a high degree of customer satisfaction to both leadership, P&A communities, and employees

  • Provides mentorship, guidance, advice, training and support to business leaders and local HR teams

  • Ensure that the Employment Equity Plan (EEA2) is submitted to the DOL on time, avoiding any late submission fines

  • Identifying Employment Equity quota requirements and advising line managers on status of compliance to targets

  • Contribute to BEE initiatives & adhere to BEE requirements within the sector

  • Ensures that HR related practices within region are working in harmony with global standards and within region, and that consolidation of policies, practices and services occurs where practical

  • Is responsible for local HR staff performance reviews and goal/target setting, and periodically reviews and/or audits local HR practices to ensure compliance with local laws and corporate standards within assigned region

  • Establishes and maintains an effective system of communication throughout the region on HR matters with regional stakeholders regarding global and regional HR related initiatives; travels within assigned region as necessary to build stakeholder alignment and support

  • Handling specific tasks, which may include, but are not limited to: key hires; transfers; onboarding of key staff; preparing HR notes for internal webpage; etc.

  • Experience, education & credentials which demonstrate commitment to professional HR career

  • Strong written, visual, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Ability to negotiate and influence outcomes with others

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent time-management skills and the ability to balance competing priorities

  • Creative and disciplined problem solving

  • Ability to accept and drive change

  • High integrity for the quality of work and how it is done, including completeness and accuracy

  • Ability to work effectively, and hands-on, and with humour in a high-pressure environment

  • Availability to travel within region or globally as needed

Title: Human Resources Leader


Requisition ID: 18000859