Employee Relations / Industrial Relations Advisor - 12 Month Contract, Kildare, Ireland

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Organisational Environment:

Mercury is an Irish based European Contractor.

Mercury is a European Contractor that builds and manages complex engineering projects that reimagine how people work and live in the built environment. Our determination and focus enable us to deliver leading-edge construction solutions across a range of key sectors including Enterprise Data Centres, Advanced Technology & Life Sciences, Hyperscale Data Centres, Fire Protection, Technical Support Services (TSS), Data Centre Facility Management, Healthcare & Building Services. Mercury employs over 2,600 people across over 10 locations in Europe and had an overall turnover of €1bn in 2020. Mercury employs the best people, invests heavily in training and education and ensures that the highest standards of health, safety and governance are applied throughout the organisation.


Scope of the Role:

Reporting to the Human Resources Business Partner and based on our client site in Kildare, the Industrial Relations Advisor will be responsible for managing Mercury’s investigation and disciplinary process

This is a 12-month contract


Key Responsibilities of the Role:

  • Managing the investigation and disciplinary process for Mercury employees on site, actively involved in conducting meetings with employees, management and unions
  • Deal with any disciplinary issues predominately for Mercury’s labour workforce
  • Dealing with unions, manage that relationship within correct processes
  • Prepare any information required by Mercury for Industrial relations formal proceedings including The Workplace Relations Commission and Labour Court.
  • Manage the internal grievance processes of Mercury
  • Complete internal investigations and other related processes as required, work as mediator and apply interventions to resolve low risk employee disagreements, conflicts, or misunderstandings where possible.
  • Responsible for influencing and providing advice to managers regarding the application of Mercury’s processes providing effective management of IR cases, engaging key stakeholders and developing solutions
  • Keep confidential records of all employee relations activity in accordance with GDPR guidelines and Mercury processes
  • Provide an analysis of employee relations data, identify trends and recommend solutions


Essential Criteria for the Role:

  • Degree level HR or Employment Law
  • Min 3 years HR experience related to employee relations investigations
  • Knowledge of laws, rules and regulations regarding employee relations
  • Exceptional communication skills including effective listening and writing skills
  • Ability to engage with employees and colleagues at all levels
  • Proven track record in managing complex employee relations issues.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in Construction, Engineering or manufacturing industries


Mercury is an equal opportunities employer.

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