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Head of HR Administration - Ferrovial Energy

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JR06213 - JOB_POSTING-3-6178

Posted on 5 April, 2024

Madrid, Madrid (Spain)

Full time

HR Operations & Payroll

About us:

Energy Infrastructure and Mobility was created with the objective of promoting the transition to a sustainable, clean and state-of-the-art  economy. We provide innovative solutions for the promotion, construction and operation of renewable energy generation and transmission infrastructure, sustainable mobility and circular economy.

In the area of energy infrastructure, we promote and build projects focused on the development of renewable electricity generation, storage and transmission infrastructures.

In the area of mobility, we are committed to the development of electric, shared, connected and autonomous urban mobility projects.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Head of HR Administration that will join Ferrovial Energy reporting to the HR Director.

His/her mission will be to lead the payroll & benefits, audit & compliance, immigration & mobility, employee relations and compensation and benefits areas in Ferrovial Energy.


  • Be responsible for the payroll cycle for ~1.500 employees with diverse labor backgrounds.

  • Manage the company's flexible compensation plan (eflex tool, requests, invoices).

  • Build the headcount annual budget and manage workforce planning.

  • Comply with company and legal reporting requirements: costs, headcount, surveys, etc.

  • Manage all administration tasks related to employees (new hires, employment contracts, offboardings, terminations) and companies (registration of new companies, opening of new locations, etc).

  • Run work absences and communication with official bodies (sickness, maternity/paternity, etc.), social benefits, vacations, reduced working hours, etc.

  • Oversee the working hours registration and management.

  • Be responsible for the HR systems running and maintenance (Workday, SAP, etc) and lead corporate IT HR projects in the business unit.

  • Represent the company in public entities: Social Security, Public Employment Service, Social Courts, Tax Agency, etc.

  • Coordinate internal and external audits and labor inspections.

  • Review, update and maintain policies in line with legislative changes.

  • Support the annual compensation process and the off-cycle compensation changes.

  • Lead the expat cases from an immigration, tax and compensation perspective.

In all of the above responsibilities:

  • Identify improvements on the processes under his/her responsibility and promote the implementation of the necessary changes.

  • Act as subject matter expert in its area of responsibility towards employees and the internal client.

  • Create a continuous improvement culture, proactively identifying processes for improvement and driving change responding to business requirements.

  • Analyze and interpret specific issues and make recommendations in relation to system updates and process improvements.

  • Partner with colleagues to resolve more complex issues, ultimately reducing escalations ensuring compliance.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources or related field required, Master's degree is preferred.

  • A minimum of 10 years in the field of HR Operations with solid experience in the described responsibilities in companies with white and blue collar workforce.

  • Deep knowledge and practical application of labor law and HR systems (Workday and SAP preferred).

  • Experience working with multiple cultures and managing teams.

  • Proactive, rigorous and detail oriented.

  • Hands-on approach with experience in making things happen.

  • Outstanding stakeholder management, relationship-building, and influencing skills.

  • Fluent in business English.

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