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HR Administrator (Soillab)

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Pretoria
Categories: Human Resources

  • Global engineering consultancy with great career opportunities
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects both locally and internationally
  • Friendly working environment across the business

About SMEC

SMEC has joined forces with Surbana Jurong to provide global engineering and consultancy expertise in urban, infrastructure and management advisory. Our new partnership has created a talent pool of 13,000 dedicated people working across a network of 100 offices in 40 countries.

SMEC employs passionate and innovative people who are driven to deliver exceptional outcomes and who want to feel valued in a diverse and inclusive workplace.

We are committed to developing our people. We encourage them to see things differently, to be creative, to push boundaries and to work on a broad range of projects that help build a better future.

Consistently recognised for technical excellence and design innovation, SMEC continues to receive industry awards and accolades from around the world. Engineering News Record (ENR) currently ranks SMEC in the top 50 of the ‘2016 Top 225 International Design Firms’ and 45th in the ‘2017 Top 150 Global Design Firms’.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for a talented and energized HR Administrator to join a leading infrastructure consultancy and contribute to the growth and development of a business with a reputation for technical excellence and strong client relationships. We are looking for candidates with a passion for innovation and providing innovative problem-solving that will add value to SMEC. The successful incumbent shall be highly productive in their day to day tasks and also strive to align themselves and their work ethic to our company values.

Reports to

HR Manager

Primary purpose of position

To provide regional HR support and general office administration at our Soillab division.

Key Responsibilities 

With a minimum of 5 years of experience in the HR field, you will play a key role in:

• Providing HR support and general administration to the HR team,
• Minute taking in HR meetings & disciplinary hearings,
• Managing data, information, filing for HR Department,
• Keeping confidential information,
• Creating employee file and ensuring outgoing filing of documents
• Filing documents on a daily basis,
• Assisting with training and development,
• Managing the clock system,
• Assisting with recruitment process,
• Assisting with meeting planning and document control of the key performance reviews,
• Developing reports as needed,
• Induction of new employees,
• Responsible for new employee set-ups in the timekeeping system,
• Drafting of contract of employment and non-renewal of contract letters,
• Doing other administration duties, if required
• Assisting with IR issues including attending CCMA
• Other general HR tasks as assigned from time to time

Key Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

Suitable applicants will have/ be:

• Diploma in Human Resource Management
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in HR field (essential)
• Knowledge of the South African Labour Law

Other Requirements

• Driver’s Licence (EB)
• Communication(written or verbal) skills
• Planning and organizing skills
• Problem solving skills
• Computer Literacy
• Interpersonal skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Able to deal with clients on a daily basis
• Customer Focused
• Rule Orientation
• Reliable
• Honesty
• Attention to detail

Closing date: 26 January 2018

Details of the package on offer will be shared with shortlisted candidates.

SMEC is an equal opportunity employer. Diversity is a source of strength for our people, our clients, our partners and our communities.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. To apply, click on the "Apply Now" link below and follow the prompts.

To find out more about SMEC, please visit our careers page at 

All recruitment activities go through our Resourcing function and currently, this role doesn’t require agency input.  Please do not forward resumes directly to SMEC employees/managers; we do not accept unsolicited resumes and are not responsible for any associated fees.

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