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Senior Human Resources Business Partner


Auckland, NZ, 0624

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Babcock is looking for a Senior HR Business Partner to join the People & Safety team based in Devonport, Auckland.


About the role


Are you a dynamic Senior HR Business Partner looking to make a significant impact in the field of industrial relations? Join our team at Babcock NZ and play a crucial role in implementing and supporting the People Strategy for Babcock Australasia.


Based in Devonport, you will work within the People & Safety business unit, reporting to the Head of Human Resources. You will facilitate and support business units by delivering strategic and operational HR plans and projects.


If you thrive in a collaborative environment and have a strong background in industrial relations, employee management, and HR strategy implementation, this role is perfect for you!


Key responsibilities


  • Implement and support strategic and operational HR plans and projects within business units.
  • Develop HR activities tailored to customer groups while aligning with overall HR solutions.
  • Enhance skills, knowledge, and behaviours across the business to support company values.
  • Provide high-level advice on HR policies and employment legislation.
  • Present business information to line managers based on HR administration services.
  • Analyse data to support HR and business decision-making.
  • Manage sensitive information professionally and confidentially.


About you


With tertiary qualifications in HR and at least 3-5 years of HR Business Partnering experience, you excel at translating HR strategy into actionable business goals. Your strong understanding of change management and employee relations is essential.


Your ability to manage industrial relations, coupled with extensive experience in project and change management will make you a crucial part of the Senior Leadership team.


Your stakeholder management skills and effectiveness in complex, matrix organizations will be key to your success in the role.


You will also demonstrate a professional approach to managing sensitive concerns and a proven track record of providing clear HR guidance.


Key requirements


  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve Confidential Vetting (CV) Security Clearance via NZDF
  • Proven ability to translate HR strategy into business goals.
  • Strong understanding of change management and employee relations.
  • Experience in industrial relations and project management.
  • Excellent stakeholder management and engagement skills.
  • Ability to analyse and present HR data for decision-making.
  • Strong communication skills for advising on HR policies and practices.
  • Professional and confidential handling of sensitive information.


Your future at Babcock – what we offer you 


  • We provide an agile work environment where you’re able to work onsite and remotely, and to set you up for this we provide a laptop and working from home kit if required. Please note an expectation of 3-4 days a week in the office is required for this role.
  • Our work life integration policy brings together leave entitlements which include annual leave, wellbeing leave, paid parental leave, defence reservist leave plus more;
  • We will provide you with a supportive and engaging environment where you can grow your career, supported by our capability framework plus ongoing access to self-led learning modules through LinkedIn Learning and access to study leave;
  • You’ll have access to beRewarded which will provide you with endless discounts across retail, health, entertainment, travel and much more, plus novated leasing options and corporate shares plan;
  • Your wellbeing is supported through our online wellbeing program Munch, Mind, Move, Money, access to our employee assistance program plus you can access two days annually from your personal leave as wellbeing days;
  • You’ll be able to participate in our weRecognise program which is an opportunity to recognise the outstanding work our people do each and every day in living our principles which are Be kind, Collaborate, Be Curious, Think Outcomes, Be Courageous and Own & Deliver


Who we are


Babcock International Group, the aerospace and defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services for over a century.


Across Australia and New Zealand, Babcock has grown to a team of over 1,600 talented people, and we are on a path of continued growth and expansion. We operate across sectors such as defence, commercial marine, aviation, airports, communications, emergency services and engineering consultancy.


Some of the programs our team across Australia and New Zealand are proud to be a part of involve:

  • Providing emergency medical and search & rescue aviation services through our Aviation & Critical Services business;
  • Designing and supporting key systems for submarines and surface ships through our Marine business;
  • Providing fleet wide through life support and asset management services for Navy customers;
  • Managing critical assets for a range of sectors through our Land Business.


So, if you would like to join us and help create a safe and secure world, together, please apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button below.


To learn more about us visit


We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds and experience however, the successful candidate must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand and capable of obtaining a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) Security Clearance.


Please note, should your application progress you may be required to complete pre-employment checks. These checks may include but not limited to, reference checks, pre-employment medical, MOJ, security check, qualifications and right to work.


Babcock Australasia is a Circle Back Initiative Employer - we commit to respond to every applicant.


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