Employee Relations Manager

Date: Jul 11, 2024

Location: Remote, IE Dublin 2, IE

Company: Bentley Systems



Location:  Dublin office-based or Ireland home-based with the ability to visit the Dublin office regularly.



Position Summary:


Bentley is looking for an experienced Employee Relations Manager to join our Colleague Relations Success team.  We are more than the traditional HR department - we are a results-driven and collaborative team leading change through executing best-practice policies, processes, procedures, and programs. We take ownership and operate with autonomy to promote a culture that prioritizes alignment, growth mindset, empowerment, and accountability. We are innovative problem solvers with a desire for continuous improvement.


As an ER Manager, you will implement best practices, and drive efficiencies across HR processes. You will have the opportunity to work with talented colleagues and senior leaders throughout our entire organization and partner with the corporate centers of excellence such as talent management, compensation, talent acquisition, learning and development, and analytics, to drive global functions.


The responsibilities cross all functions within HR, including but not limited to employment, compliance, talent management, compensation, benefits administration, global mobility, talent systems and analytics, timekeeping, and terminations. Due to the variety and breadth of responsibilities, we are looking for a dynamic HR professional who can think critically, act strategically and apply knowledge to the topic at hand to resolve issues. If you have an eye for detail, like process optimization and efficiency, and want to contribute to a collaborative team, please apply! 



Your Day-to-Day:


  • Empower colleagues to create their unique multi-dimensional success stories by enabling efficient and effective onboarding, colleague relations, talent management, and HR compliance, both as an individual and within a team of skilled HR professionals. Share knowledge and drive continuous improvement of regional HR processes and procedures, handbooks, various HR policies and rule books. Coach and counsel managers and colleagues on matters relating to performance management, PIPs & PEPs, exit and termination management, and conduct internal investigations. 
  • Collaborate with the Talent Advancement team members to deliver operational excellence enabling efficient and effective onboarding, off boarding, data management, data integrity and compliance.  
  • Mobility point of contact– Host or Home country coordination.  
  • Lead transformation of strategic programs by providing highly efficient HR solutions, championing change, growing operational excellence, and focusing on tactical implementation.  
  • Demonstrate company values and behaviors every day.  
  • Partner with the corporate centers of excellence to execute corporate programs including but not limited to Goal Setting, Performance – Feedback, Talent Review, Mentor programs and facilitation of various trainings or initiatives like – leading a Cohort for training courses like 7 Habits etc.  
  • Managing audit, talent review steps, and reporting processes, including coordination between functions and groups internally and externally.  
  • Representing the company from a HR side on labor arbitration. Working hand in hand with the legal team and HR Leadership team on such cases. Maintain expertise in legal requirements related to day-to-day management of colleagues, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.  
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to implement a Company-wide strategy and approach to align compliance requirements with employment practices and business objectives. Providing guidance to stakeholders when specific compliance issues arise.  
  • Work hand in hand with our HR Shared Services team and HRBP team members.  
  • Proactively stay up to date on industry trends, researching and recommending best practices to follow.  
  • Lead and support HR projects and other general ad hoc HR duties. 
  • This role requires regular travel to the Dublin office and infrequent travel to other Bentley offices within Europe.



What You Bring to The Team:


  • At least 4 years’ experience in a hands-on HR Generalist role; previous employee relations experience essential. 
  • Knowledge of compliance requirements and employment legislation for Ireland (other EMEA countries would be highly advantageous). 
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of Human Resources Management, preferably in a multi-country or global environment. 
  • Solid organizational skills, including the ability to accomplish demanding timeline objectives, prioritize assignments, and be comfortable with change and continuous improvement. 
  • A high level of interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively as well as handle sensitive and confidential situations with care. 
  • A desire to build effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 



What We Offer:


  • A great Team and culture – please see our Recruitment Video.
  • Hybrid or Office-based – choose what works for you.
  • An exciting career as an integral part of a world-leading software company providing solutions for architecture, engineering, and construction.
  • Competitive Salary and benefits.
  • The opportunity to work within a global and diversely international team.
  • A supportive and collaborative environment.
  • Colleague Recognition Awards.




About Bentley Systems:


Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, mining, and industrial facilities. Our offerings, powered by the iTwin Platform for infrastructure digital twins, include MicroStation and Bentley Open applications for modeling and simulation, Seequent’s software for geoprofessionals, and Bentley Infrastructure Cloud encompassing ProjectWise for project delivery, SYNCHRO for construction management, and AssetWise for asset operations. Bentley Systems’ 5,200 colleagues generate annual revenues of more than $1 billion in 194 countries.



Equal Opportunity Employer:


Bentley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion/belief, national origin, caste, age, or any other characteristic protected by local law or unrelated to job qualifications.







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