Human Resources Business Partner

MDA Space
Didcot, UK/Remote
Added: April 4, 2024
Building the space between proven and possible, MDA Space (TSX:MDA) is a trusted mission partner to the global space industry. A robotics, satellite systems and geointelligence pioneer with a 55-year+ story of world firsts and more than 450 missions, MDA Space is a global leader in communications satellites, Earth and space observation, and space exploration and infrastructure.

The MDA Space team of more than 3,000 space experts in Canada, the US and the UK has the knowledge and know-how to turn an audacious customer vision into an achievable mission – bringing to bear a one-of-a-kind mix of experience, engineering excellence and wide-eyed wonder that’s been in our DNA since day one. For those who dream big and push boundaries on the ground and in the stars to change the world for the better, we’ll take you there.

Are you ready to launch the next stage of your career in the new space economy? We would love to hear from you!

We’re on the hunt for a Human Resources Business Partner in our UK operations, which incorporates multiple locations across the UK.

You are exceptional at instituting a collaborative approach, leveraging your top notch communication skills to partner closely with members of the business to ensure a smooth and consistent flow of people-related services to divisional leadership and staff in a complex multi-site environment.


  • Assess short and long-term business needs of the client group and provide both operational and consultative HR guidance and support to client groups
  • Collaborate and work proactively with business leaders to identify key issues impacting operational goals, and offer strategic solutions
  • Provide guidance and assistance to salaried employees and managers on a wide range of human resource issues, including employee relations, conflict resolution, performance and compensation management, employee retention and engagement, workplace accommodations, and employment legislation, HR policies and people programs
  • Collaborate with MDA’s HR team on new initiatives, process implementation and leverage team expertise in planning and delivering functional initiatives to your respective client group
  • Communicate, facilitate, and/or present HR programs and roll-outs at the divisional and site level and work with leaders to develop and retain talent
  • Actively participate in HR project work, such as development of new human resources strategies for the organization as a whole

Candidate Profile

  • 5+ years of solid, professional-level generalist human resources experience, ideally in a Business Partner role
  • Proven experience advising and collaborating with operational business leaders in a consultative capacity and can build trusting relationships quickly
  • Completion of post-secondary education in Human Resources Management, or equivalent
  • Experience developing and implementing business solutions in medium to large, complex matrixed environments
  • Solid understanding of applicable employment and human rights legislation in the UK
  • Proven skills in coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution, risk management and relationship management
  • Ability to utilize effective influencing strategies to build respect and partnerships with business leaders
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to juggle and reprioritize work based on dynamic business demands and requirements
  • Effective and persuasive oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • The successful candidate will have acquired HR experience in an engineering, manufacturing or technical organization
  • Please note that this role will need to be on-site 5 days a week 'till the new hire is fully onboarded and after that the potential to work from home 2 days a week is possible ***

We’re a dream team of purpose-driven, collaborative and passionate people, and we are constantly looking for others to join #TeamMDA to ignite new and innovative approaches to problem-solving that push us forward to improve life on and above Earth. If you’re excited to expand our place in space and driven to inspire the next generation, we’ll take you there.

We have entered a new era of exploration and development, and MDA welcomes all who yearn to suit up and be part of it. An equal opportunity employer prizing diversity, integrity and collaboration, we are committed to growing MDA’s and Canada’s leadership in this next golden age.

Comments/Special Considerations

MDA provides competitive compensation and benefits packages for its employees at all locations. As a team member of MDA, you and your qualified dependents are eligible to participate in a benefit plan that ensures a comprehensive level of protection through competitive health care including; extended healthcare and flexible drug plans, dental and vision benefits, disability income protection, life insurance, group retirement savings plans; and an employee and family assistance program.

MDA is an equal opportunity employer prizing diversity and inclusion. We are committed to treating all employees and applicants for employment with respect and dignity. If you require assistance and/or reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please feel free to notify us.