Industry-leading products and services for the renewable, nearshore construction and oil and gas sectors across all phases of the lifecycle.

HR Systems Lead in London at Acteon Group Limited

Date Posted: 5/4/2021

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Job Description

Acteon provides a range of industry-leading products and services to support marine and subsea projects for the renewable, nearshore construction and oil and gas sectors across all phases of the lifecycle. We develop and engineer solutions and integrated services using data and knowledge-based insight across our customers' dynamic floating and fixed physical infrastructure.

Acteon comprises 1900+ employees in locations worldwide. Sage People was implemented in 2019-2020 as the central HR Information System (HRIS). It has been adopted by all Acteon companies globally and replaced existing systems which were in various states of maturity.

Acteon are currently recruiting for a HR Systems Lead, the selected candidate will be critical to the success of ongoing HRIS adoption. You will effectively be responsible for maintaining and enhancing it to ensure all business and reporting requirements are met.

The HR Systems Lead will work with team members, managers, employee's and relevant external vendors to create efficiencies, optimise business processes and provide a user-friendly experience to the 1900+ end users of the HRIS. The postholder will be the "go-to" person for all HRIS queries and will therefore need to ensure rigorous change management processes are in place be able to re-configure the system to meet business needs and respond to internal and external stakeholder requests.

There is flexibility for a home based role with a requirement to travel as and when needed to our Operations Centre in central London. Role may be office based in one of our UK Office locations. The successful candidate must be able and willing to travel within the UK and to our international locations if required.


  • Applies best practices for using Sage People, creates workflow efficiencies and provides a user-friendly experience for employees, management and other system administrators
  • Configures, maintains and enhances the system set up and business processes to achieve desired outcomes
  • Manages system maintenance and updates, including the release of upgrades
  • Supports the integration process of Sage People with other existing systems
  • Provides counsel to the group-wide HR community and end users as the HRIS subject matter expert; creates and delivers training and development materials where required
  • Maintains data integrity, confidentiality, and system security
  • Provides desktop support to managers and employees as required
  • Develops, enhances and implements new solutions for optimising processes through demonstrating a clear understanding of the latest technologies, determines which of those solutions would be of benefit to HR and applies them
  • Ensures success and supports annual cycles via the HRIS such as Performance Reviews, Salary Planning etc.
  • Builds and maintains an effective working relationship within internal IT department
  • Maintains strong relationship with service provider and challenges ability to self-perform where possible
  • Manages the design and build of reports and dashboards to specific company and senior leadership team requirements
  • Works with communications and the HR Business Partners to effectively create communications as required for engagement of employees on relevant updates and launches
  • Continually looks for ways that the system can enable business improvements and efficiencies
  • Troubleshoots HRIS issues and makes necessary amendments to both the HRIS and Salesforce to ensure maximum availability of the system
  • Ensures data completeness and accuracy through engagement with HR business partners


  • Experience of working with Sage People/Fairsail (preferred) or a similar HRIS system is a minimum requirement
  • Proven system configuration experience
  • Understands HR processes, demonstrates an aptitude for continuous learning and tested ability to train others
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Understands complex information, requirements and able to communicate the key facts in straightforward way
  • Demonstrable success in a similar position within a multi-office environment, ideally across multiple countries
  • Precise attention to detail
  • Microsoft Excel Superuser
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to create strong relationships within the business
  • Must have a proven track record in HR data analytics and a passion for ensuring data excellence
  • Be driven and ability to remain composed and achieve multiple deliverables under pressure
  • Experience leading on multiple projects with different timeframes and solutions simultaneously
  • An ability to interpret business needs and translate into system-based solutions
  • A "Can-do" attitude and desire to resolve problems
  • Self-motivated, with the ablity to work with a high degree of autonomy