Principal People Business Partner

Job Description

Location: Coastal Queensland – negotiable – Townsville/ Mackay/ Rockhampton/ Gladstone

Remuneration/Benefit: Competitive remuneration + bonus incentives

  • Flexible work type- part/time or full-time
  • Genuine partnering model
  • Supportive people team

Our People Business Partnering function is focused on partnering with the operational Business Units to implement their strategic people initiatives and solutions aligned with the Enterprise People Strategy. Now is your chance to join this dynamic business facing partnering team as our newest Principal People Business Partner.

About the role: You will be the trusted advisor to one of our General Manager’s providing value adding strategic HR advice and coaching on key people related initiatives that support the achievement of a safe and performance driven culture.  Reporting to the Manager People Business Partnering and Talent Acquisition and working closely with your peers within the People Business Partnering team and wider People team, you will ensure consistent implementation of the enterprise people strategy and application of best practice change management processes.

More specifically, this role will:

  • Coach and advise Senior Leaders in capability uplift, Inclusion, remuneration, talent, leadership development and culture change.
  • Partner to identify and implement improvement initiatives that support workplace change and transformation.
  • Identify and partner to execute business unit-specific improvement and innovation opportunities and ensure alignment of these with corporate activities and appropriately managing change.
  • Communicate, advocate, and operationalise the Enterprise People Strategy (including cyclical HR activities). 
  • Manage a broad range of HR activities including change management, employee relations, workforce planning, inclusion and diversity, performance management, succession, organisational development, and strategic HR planning.

About you: We are seeking an experienced HR professional with broad demonstrated operational HR skills and capabilities, ideally in a large-scale organisational environment. One of your strengths is your interpersonal skills, enabling strong relationships to be built quickly with a variety of stakeholders. Your thinking is agile and innovative, and you are able to communicate and influence at all levels.  You understand the importance of approaching issues with a solution and risk-based focus and have the confidence to challenge when appropriate.

Additionally, you have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a Human Resources/Business/Psychology related discipline.
  • Minimum 5+ years operational HR experience preferably in large complex organisations.
  • Experience coaching, advising, and guiding senior leaders in creating an inclusive, high performance and safety driven culture.
  • Flexibility to travel regularly to our regional depots within the portfolio.

What We Can Offer You

At Aurizon, we support the development and growth of our employees to reach their full potential.  With a National portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with long term and exciting career opportunities. 

Some of our benefits include:

  • Development and growth opportunities
  • Access to mentoring programs and industry networks
  • Parental Leave Program and Super Booster
  • Discounts on selected health insurance funds, personal travel, vehicles and retail brands

At Aurizon we believe in connection

It is our ability to connect that strengthens communities, industries and builds economies. It helps to embrace diversity in our workplace and that is the experience we want for everyone. We are building a culture where everyone is seen, heard and valued, because of their diversity. We value inclusion throughout the whole company and encourage you to apply.

About us

Aurizon is Australia’s largest rail freight operator and a top 50 ASX company.  Each year, we transport more than 250 million tonnes of Australian commodities, connecting miners, primary producers, and industry with international and domestic markets.