ER/IR Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Australia Queensland Brisbane
  • Permanent
  • Oil & Gas
NES Fircroft are collaborating with a global leader in the energy sector to enlist the services of an ER/IR Specialist. This permanent position will be situated within their Brisbane-based team. The role necessitates on-site presence from Monday to Friday, encompassing a daily working commitment of 10 hours.
Position Overview:

Functionally reporting to the National Industrial Relations Manager and operationally reporting to the Project Director, the ER/IR Specialist holds a strategic position in supporting the energy transition project team. This role plays a critical role in managing employee relations effectively, mitigating industrial risks, and enhancing overall project productivity.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Provide expert support across all levels of employee relations, ensuring high productivity, engagement, and safety within the project team.
  • Collaborate with our clients Corporate HR/IR Team on project and company-wide HR/IR matters.
  • Act as a focal point for daily industrial relations issues, attending pre-starts to support the Project site leadership team.
  • Keep the project team informed of relevant ER/IR legislative developments and case law.
  • Foster strong relationships with client ER/IR counterparts, unions, and key stakeholders.
  • Deliver presentations on employee relations/industrial relations matters to clients and senior management.
  • Offer first-point advice to Key Managers on industrial agreements, awards, policies, dispute resolution, and employment legislation.
  • Manage subcontractor audits against ERMP KPIs and industrial relations risks.
  • Oversee right of entry union requests/visits and manage workplace investigations independently.
  • Develop and implement proactive industrial relations strategies for significant project changes.
Skills and Experience:
  • Degree qualification in Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Law or Business
  • 7+ years of HR/IR experience, preferably in oil & gas, mining, or infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in presenting and conducting HR/ER content for inductions.
  • In-depth understanding of Australia's Industrial Relations framework.
  • Proven ability to connect HR/IR decisions/actions with commercial outcomes.
  • Experience in project ER/IR work, including mobilization and demobilization phases.
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills with multiple stakeholders.
Why Join Our Client:
  • Career growth opportunities.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Commitment to safety and sustainability.
To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to 

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Chemicals, Construction & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining and Manufacturing sectors worldwide. With more than 80 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.

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