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Workforce Administrator

Laing O'Rourke
Dartford, United Kingdom
Closing date
6 Jul 2024

Job Details

Laing O'Rourke are currently recruiting for a Workforce Administrator to join the team in Dartford, Kent.

This is a fixed-term contract for 12 months

Reporting line: you will report to the UK Workforce & Compliance Leader.

This role is based full-time in our offices - Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.

Role & responsibilities:
  • All administration for the function
  • Supporting the regional workforce managers with but not limited to - disciplinaries, grievances, AWOL, absence management, wellbeing
  • Organisation of formal procedure meetings i.e. disciplinary hearing, Grievance
  • Manage functional templates.
  • Manage Bupa for the workforce (as ops opt in and out)
  • Manage the workforce e-mail account.
  • Managing the EPL policy for workforce
  • Supporting workforce Administration for Hinckley Point
  • Supporting Legal with Tribunal packs
  • Liaising with different functions
  • Produces weekly and monthly Microsoft B.I reports for the business units.
  • Coordination of workforce forecasting both mid and long term.
  • Ensure the LOR recruitment processes for workforce are maintained.
  • Support workforce redundancy procedures across the projects
  • Main contact for the workforce landline.
  • Strong administrative experience.
  • Experience using all Microsoft packages including Power BI.
  • Construction industry experience would be highly beneficial.
  • Efficient, methodical with great attention to detail.


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We are an international engineering and construction company delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings projects for clients in the UK, Middle East and Australia.

Certainty, reliability, quality – this is what our clients want. And at Laing O'Rourke, we have more than 150 years of experience delivering it. Laing O'Rourke's story is one of energy, passion, ambition, people and teamwork. We harness the power of our experience, stretching back over a century and a half to deliver certainty for our clients.

“As an engineering enterprise, Laing O'Rourke is committed to playing a vital role in building a stronger and more sustainable economy that benefits society in general.”

Ray O’Rourke KBE, Chief Executive Officer

Our Origin Story:

Diversity & Inclusion:

​​Laing O'Rourke is committed to inclusion; an employer that maintains the highest standard of employment practice and one which aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. 

Laing O'Rourke believes that when we go to work, we should feel we are going to a place where we are accepted, understood and valued and that we should make others we work with feel this way too.


Laing O'Rourke have ten Diversity & Inclusion Subcommittees.  The purpose of the diversity and inclusion sub-committees is to offer a safe and supportive environment to listen and share personal experiences and insights, as well as play a sympathetic role for each other. 

The sub-committees help to drive education, events and initiatives across the organisation as well as help colleagues to understand their purpose. 

Current subcommittees include Dis-Ability, Carers, Ethnicity, Gender, Families that live abroad, LGBTQ+, Women & Menopause, & Working Families.

Support for Disabled Employees:

  • LOR recruitment, HR Teams, Leadership and management have undertaken disability awareness trainingand are eager to provide an inclusive and accessibility experience to job applicants and new colleagues
  • LOR Dis-ABILITY Subcommittee is an Employee Network Group of colleagues passionate about disability inclusion. Its aims are to raise awareness and remove barriers around disability, neurodiversity and long term health conditions to support creating an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.
  • Disability Confident Leaders – We are using the requirements of the government scheme to create an inclusive environment for disabled job applicants and existing colleagues.
  • LOR are members of the Business Disability Forum, giving access to a wide range of resources and information. Our line managers have access to their best practice guides and confidential support line.
  • LOR are partnering with Even Break to have access to exemplary advice around disability inclusion.


In April 2021 Laing O’Rourke announced new global sustainability targets.  These include:

  • Operational net zero by 2030
  • To be a net zero company by 2050
  • By 2033 to achieve equal gender balance across currently 5,500 international staff

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Private Medical Insurance 
  • Pension – basic and enhanced schemes 
  • Health and Wellbeing 
  • Virtual GP 
  • Health Assessment (Age 50+)
  • Equal Parenthood Leave 
  • First 26 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay 
  • Phased return to work (80% of working week for 100% pay)
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Annual Leave 
  • 5 days leave extra can be purchased
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Allowances – car or transport allowance, depending on role/grade 
  • Income Protection 
  • Voluntary Benefits 
  • Voluntary Dental Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critic Illness Insurance 
  • Insurances 
  • Life Assurance Scheme 
  • Personal Accident & Injury Cover


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