Date : 01/07/2023
About the role

Black & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2007, we became an independent company in 2014 and are now a true global consultancy with offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Our engineering expertise reaches across all sectors of the construction industry, providing pragmatic and practical design solutions to ensure our projects are spatially and operationally efficient. Our design process fully considers the installation and maintenance practicalities on site.

The purpose of this role is to work in partnership with, and provide support to, our Manila office Directors in delivering various HR functions to sustain our business ambitions, strategic themes, and company values, so we continue to evolve and grow with well-motivated, highly skilled, and high-performing employees.


Recruitment Process

  • Assists and supports the company hiring process by creating and preparing job descriptions, posting job ads, performing employee background checks, and sourcing potential candidates

Learning and Development

  • Develops training and development programmes
  • Sets up and manages the Professional Development Review (PDR) process, supporting line managers and employees through the annual cycle using the global templates
  • Works in partnership with the Global L&D Partner to ensure the right learning programmes are in place, delivering the people elements of in-house learning programmes as required
  • Coaches and guides managers and team members through the PDR process

Employee Relations

  • Assists in the development and implementation of employee engagement process and programmes, HR initiatives and practices
  • Creates, updates, and maintains the company’s organisational structure, as well as its policies and procedures
  • Ensures that the job descriptions are comprehensive and up to date
  • Keeps up to date with the latest HR trends and best practices
  • Administers the health and safety of all employees

Compensation and Benefits

  • Oversees and manages employee benefits
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable labour laws and guidelines regarding compensation and benefits, including compliance with government agencies

Labour Relations

  • Ensures end-to-end processing of employment cases
  • Manages all documents for DOLE-related inquiries and issues
  • Processes complaints and prepare necessary documentation regarding employee performance, sexual harassment, discrimination, potential termination actions or other instances, and assist on any necessary investigations and disciplinary actions
  • Provides recommendations and support the management of disciplinary and grievance issues by being a subject-matter expert on labour relations in the Philippines

Human Resource Administration

  • Ensures the company rules and regulations are updated, and monitor implementation and compliance with company policies
  • Drafts notices, letters, memos and the like in compliance with company policies and Philippine labour standards
  • Manages and maintains employee records (contracts, personal files, and other employee information) according to policies and legal requirements

Performance Management

  • Assists on the performance management processes

Employee Life Cycle

  • Continuously identifies and executes best practices to improve the employee life cycle and experience
  • Manages the on-boarding and employee resignation and exit processes
  • Graduate of Human Resources Management, Psychology, or any related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as HR Generalist
  • Full understanding of HR functions (compensation & benefits, recruitment, training & development, employee relations, performance management, etc) and best practices
  • Pragmatic HR practitioner with a strong background in HR
  • Deep understanding of the Labour Code of the Philippines
  • Established, hands-on experience in a generalist HR position, ideally within an engineering organisation
  • Ability to build great relationships throughout the levels of the business unit
  • Ability to connect with local leadership teams, line managers, and employees to understand and address their needs
  • Confident to work autonomously and as part of a team to deliver under pressure, to deal with ambiguity, and to challenge at all levels in order to achieve the best outcome
  • Ability to manage self and request support from the global HR team as needed
  • Excellent communicator, both verbal and written
  • Excellent understanding of all MS Office tools including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Excellent attention to detail
Our Values
  • Accountability: Everyone is accountable.
  • Integrity: We are straight-talking, respectful, and fair.
  • Simplicity: Both in our approach and solutions.
  • Supportive: We are approachable, inclusive, and we recognise success.
  • Quality: We strive to get it right first time, every time.
Our Strategic Themes
  • Client first
  • One Global Team
  • Employer of Choice
  • Growth
  • Innovation