An International Leader in Nuclear Energy, is looking for an energetic HR professional to lead in the establishment and development of the UK organisation. This role will include supporting the involvement in a major multibillion GBP value clean energy programme.


Role description

The HR Manager will be a key contributor to the development of a skilled and qualified workforce as part of the company strategy and will have the dedication to act towards enhancing the company footprint in the UK.

The UK Human Resources Manager will report to the UK Managing Director and to Head of HR international network, and will work functionally in close relation with the various stakeholders interacting with the company



  • Human Resources management
  • Establish and develop a Shared Service Centre in UK providing HR support
  • Permanent Establishments and Projects in the UK.
  • Oversee recruitment
  • Oversee the UK HR function (application of policies, Handbook) and support management team on all HR and associated matters
  • Oversee HR Development
  • Oversee HR Compensation & Benefits
  • Payroll
  • Manage payroll for all local employees including tax
  • Set up and manage dedicated modified payroll
  • Manage absence processes (sick leave, holiday, parental leave)
  • Manage benefits for local employees i.e. pension, permanent health insurance, life assurance, medical insurance, child benefit
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Manage salary review for local employees in line with country budget
  • Manage STI (bonus) review for local employees
  • Recruitment
  • Contribute to international mobilities to the UK including liaising on authorisation, grading, pricing, producing local contract
  • Manage the process for local hires including grading, pricing, local contracts
  • Human Resources Development
  • Delivery of Personal Appraisals and Developments meetings
  • Manage People Review and Succession Planning
  • Training
  • Induction of new starters
  • Management of training process
  • HR Performance
  • Reporting on UK headcount (local and expats)
  • Manage exits from Company in line with UK law
  • Bid and project support
  • Compliance Management: STBV
  • Manage sponsorship license application and renewal process
  • Compliance: work permits for non-EU
  • Expat support: embedding, induction to UK


Essential skills

  • Successful previous experience in managing team/office
  • Proven ability to work autonomously
  • Demonstrated leadership and strong interpersonal skills
  • General and technical background expected:
  • Computer literate: Standard Microsoft Office suite
  • Results orientated
  • Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Presentation skills
  • Restless curiosity
  • Use of social media i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter
  • Has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, is able to communicate both internally and externally
  • Displays cultural sensitivity and the ability to communicate effectively across various geographies
  • Has a proven ability to work effectively within a local and remote team
  • Has administrative and technical mix in order to propose relevant development actions for the company
  • Hand’s on works autonomously
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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