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Head of HRIS & Data

Requisition ID: 60173

Domain: Support Services/Human Resources

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

EQUANS is looking for a Head of HRIS & Data 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, company vehicle or allowance, bonus and benefits package.


This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced IT and HR professional to create and implement change within the team.

The post holder will oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of the UKBU’s HRIS, including related strategy, policies and procedures. Will work with user groups in the HR organisation to define information needs and sources; and with Central IT to develop plans for proposed systems, including development and maintenance budgets. Will monitor implementation and operation of approved systems and supervise input of data and ensure data integrity along with supervising the preparation of data reports. Will advise on design and utilisation of information systems. Will ensure alignment of HRIS with HR strategic guidelines and processes, where applicable by steering the progress and development of HRIS workflow processes and tools.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of Managing HRIS technology: including software and technology that supports HR processes, and be familiar with HRIS features. Strong management experience and be able to lead the HRIS and Data team: leading a team of professionals who maintain HR data and generate reports and analytics to help the company make informed decisions.

The role is suitable for requires travel to London and/or Newcastle twice a month.


What will you deliver?


  • Create a HRIS strategy which helps to future proof the business – considering new technologies such as AI, whilst ensuring that we remain in line with the future vision for Equans UK and Group
  • Present options around future HRIS systems and how we best manage and utilise our data
  • Project managing any changes in HR systems – owning and creating the project plan through to completion, facilitating the change, managing risks and progress, creating and delivering any communications channels and/or change vehicles and roll out training
  • Be a technical expert on HRIS systems and people data – conducting deep analysis, identifying opportunities and risks
  • Work alongside key stakeholders such as Shared Services Centres, IT and Operational HR/Managers to ensure an effective HRIS which meets the requirements of the business
  • Line manage a team of 2/3 employees within the data and HRIS teams
  • Organise and coordinate reports and information gathering
  • Check consistency and reliability of data in cooperation with own network (HR, Finance, etc.), proposes corrective actions.  Ensuring that all decisions taken are in line with the HRIS Strategy
  • Identify the most appropriate KPIs such as HR performance and related costs
  • Assist the HR Function and operational divisions in defining their needs in terms of new systems or system up-grades with feasibility studies for potential solutions

What can we offer you?


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

  • 25 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 3 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?


  • CIPD qualified & preferably Chartered Member
  • Proven experience with multiple HRIS including SAP, SuccessFactors
  • Experience of developing and using PowerBi
  • Experience working within a HR department
  • Experience of developing HRIS strategies
  • Line Management experience including completion of employee lifecycle activities
  • Strong knowledge of People metrics, KPIs, and reporting best practices
  • Strong configuration experience in updating business processes, absence plans, compensation, and performance templates and so forth
  • Report writing experience, able to create sophisticated reports and calculated fields and work with dashboards
  • Project Management experience a necessity including leading on large internal projects
  • Proven ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines

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 of a positive action drive to address under-representation in senior management positions 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.

In support of our positive action measures, we will consider applications that do not meet all the technical requirements if candidates can demonstrate how transferable skills will enable them to successfully deliver the remit of the role in an environment which promotes a flexible working culture.

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.