HR Project Manager

DLA Piper
31 Jul 2019
23 Aug 2019
Job Type
Contract Type

At DLA Piper we redefine the possible!

We innovate. We collaborate. We care for our clients and people. We 'redefine the possible', through our thinking, our actions and a culture that fosters creativity and individuality.

We don't follow trends. We start them. We drive change and deliver more to make a tangible difference for our clients and communities. The HR Project Manager will devise, manage and deliver projects across a broad range of HR topics, partnering with Communities of Expertise, HR Business Partners, HR Operations and business stakeholders to ensure successful delivery.

We encourage you to reach your full potential by exploring the opportunities and choices that shape your individual career journey. This role offers an exciting opportunity to manage end to end projects and be part of our HR Transformation journey.


Assess new ideas and work with sponsors to formulate project scoping documents
Build and maintain project plans and documentation. Track project progress and escalate risks and issues where appropriate
Lead and participate in project teams and working groups involving both functional HR colleagues and business representatives
Develop and deliver stakeholder engagement and communications plans, aligned to the broader HR change plan. Build constructive stakeholder relationships at every level in the firm
Develop content, policy and process documentation
Carry out post implementation reviews of projects
Coach other HR colleagues in project management methodologies and skillsets


Sound understanding, skills and experience in a broad range of HR activities and projects
Relevant experience in project management and internal consulting skills, with a rigorous and disciplined approach
The ability to effectively plan, set priorities, and manage several complex projects simultaneously
Strong communication and stakeholder management skills, with the ability to engage with diverse teams; both culturally and geographically
Strong business acumen and commercial awareness, to develop appropriate solutions
A sound understanding of contemporary HR practices and HR best practice, including knowledge of international employment legislation, relevant regulations and policy. Strong knowledge of data protection laws and regulations
Working knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project and Visio
CIPD qualified with a formal project management qualification would be an advantage


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

Be Supportive - we care about others, value diversity and act thoughtfully

Be Collaborative - we give, we share and we join in

Be Bold - we stand tall and challenge ourselves to think big

Be Exceptional - we exceed standards and expectations


At DLA Piper we are working hard to ensure that our talent pool is diverse. For us, diversity isn't just about visible differences, it's the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual.

We know it's crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued and that's why we strive to be a business where everyone can thrive, develop and succeed based on their talent. Our aim is to build an inclusive and supportive culture where all our people feel they belong and can achieve their best.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we may conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.