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SAP Domain Lead (HR/Payroll)

Requisition ID: 59530

Domain: Support Services/IT and Digital

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a SAP Domain Lead (HR/Payroll) to join our team on a permanent basis. This is a full-time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package.

This role is hybrid role, with occasional travel required to the Northeast.

Working within the Equans UK SAP ERP Service Delivery Team (SDT) & reporting to the ERP Service Delivery Manager, the Domain Lead will be directly responsible as the principal customer relationship link between our SAP ERP preferred technical support business partners and Equans UK HR and Payroll business stakeholders.

This role is critical to manage and support the continued expansion of the utilisation of the Equans UK SAP ERP systems to support the continued growth of the Equans UK business by ensuring a suitable, stable, & scalable SAP ERP HR & Payroll platform exists.

The Domain Lead is primarily responsible for maximizing the value delivered to Equans UK HR and Payroll business stakeholders ensuring that product prioritisation, workload and delivery is aligned with the Equans UK HR and Payroll business Stakeholders expectations. As well as this the they will be expected to co create the roadmap for the next 12 to 24 months and lead a large Payroll integration Project.

Working as Equans UK SAP ERP Payroll and HR Subject Matter Expert the Domain Lead will provide comprehensive functional guidance, support & advice specific in all aspects of Equans UK HR & Payroll domain solution activities, including: Process and Data, System design and configuration, system security and authorisations, reporting and KPI’s, and UK legal requirements relating to HR & Payroll technical compliance and Implementation.

What will you deliver?

  • Providing evaluation & approvals of SAP ERP HR & Payroll Service Pack releases & SAP ERP note applications, progressing with relevant internal & external parties co-ordinating planned release cycles where applicable
  • Evaluating business change requests & fully documenting the business requirements
  • Providing and facilitating a robust test strategy & approach for any given change
  • Ensuring that system integration testing is performed for the product
  • Planning & supporting of Business Acceptance Testing
  • Informing the production release strategy for any given change
  • Acting in the capacity of a Project Lead
  • Providing the single point of contact between business teams & technical teams & third parties to analyse & articulate requirements
  • Assisting with the writing of detailed solution recommendations
  • Working to EQUANS UK standards & best practices, where possible taking advantage of new ways of working (Agile) & associated tools
  • Ensuring new solutions have no adverse impact on the Business, or the services provided by the SAP ERP SDT function
  • Routine analysis of latest SAP ERP initiatives, performing system functionality reviews & providing reports/documents where appropriate
  • Attending relevant ‘Special Interest Group’ meetings
  • Setting up & managing improvement focus groups/workshops with the appropriate business teams & process owners to discuss incident remediation, service requests & change requests to build a forward schedule of change register
  • Actively contribute ideas to improve the services provided by the SAP ERP SDT function
  • Acknowledge and apply feedback from business stakeholders and SAP ERP preferred technical support partners
  • Support the SAP ERP SDT to deliver value to the business always aligning the team to the SAP ERP vision and roadmap

What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary, bonus and benefits package, which includes;

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 2 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • Qualified to a degree level or equivalent
  • A proven history of positive results acting in a support or SME capacity within the SAP ERP HR & Payroll domain
  • A thorough background in either Payroll/HR process or general SAP ERP functionality in a supporting role
  • A demonstrable history & ability of being able to investigate complex business & SAP ERP issues (both functional & technical) with a view to resolving and/or articulating to the necessary audience / resolver groups
  • SAP ERP HCM qualifications desirable
  • Project management qualification desirable
  • Product Owner qualification desirable
  • Certification in either a relevant IT or Business process background

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch. 

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.