Visionary People Operations Manager

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 Looking for a role where you can make a real impact? Help us set new standards in the People Operations realm, driving change that matters. 
Join us and be part of a team where your insights will directly shape our strategic direction. 
Read on!  
(this will be a long write up but we like to give you all the details before you spend your time applying) 

We are Laminar Projects! 

We are an award winning consultancy that implements technology to improve the delivery of complex construction projects. Improving construction strengthens the very foundation of human civilisation. (Watch our short film about it)
We also have a separate product team, Shape Construction, that takes the deep understanding of the projects we work on to develop construction management software products.
The core of all this is our true secret sauce; people. We only recruit kind and authentic people who are fast learners. We are deeply focused on designing a new type of place that is optimised for the flourishing of the people in the team first and foremost. This approach has allowed us to grow from just 2 people in 2017 to over 170 today and we are still very much at the beginning! Joining us isn’t just some “job”, we challenge you to be your best self in all aspects of life.
Our vision is designed to align how we operate with the fundamental aspects that enable anyone to have a fulfilled life: 
– Connects us with meaningful relationships
– Inspires us to develop ourselves to become better humans
– Empowers us to pursue our own learning adventures
4 core values for a good life 
We believe a life of human flourishing is all about meaningful relationships with others and challenging yourself to create a positive impact. Our four core values are grow yourself, care about people, execute to greatness and build civilisation. This philosophy goes much deeper and you can see more on our website.
We are achieving this vision through the following two missions:  
– To fully digitise the construction of human civilisation
– To create a new type of organisation that enables human flourishing while delivering a huge positive impact on society

The Role

Purpose of the role 

We are seeking a passionate and analytical People Operations Manager who thrives in a vibrant, fast-paced environment. This pivotal role reports directly to the People Ops Director and will be responsible for partnering with business leaders in developing and executing a plan for our people initiatives that align and support business initiatives and overall People Ops strategy.


In our People Operations team, we are the backbone that empowers every member of the organization to excel and thrive.
As stewards of the organization’s culture and agents of change, we ensure that our strategies not only support but actively drive business objectives, fostering an environment of continuous improvement and exceptional performance. Your role within this team will be pivotal, reporting directly to the People Ops Director, you will play a critical role in sculpting the operational excellence and people-centric culture that defines us.

Your top 3 objectives 

– To enable our team to be as efficient as possible
– To create scalable and repeatable solutions
– To develop yourself and everyone around you

Your top 5 responsibilities 

– Work on core complex People Operations processes: you will be pivotal in conducting roadmap analyses, market research, global compensation and benefits benchmarking and evaluate strategic tool/process replacements, prepare decision-making reports, maintain project direction, and ensure a smooth handover with a robust operational plan
– Improve systems: You will have the opportunity to evaluate and recommend enhancements to HRIS functionality as needed to drive efficiency and automation in our processes. You’ll help us do things in a better and more data-driven way
– Report and inform: You will employ your comprehensive understanding of the HR Systems Landscape, their functionalities, and their interconnections, to support our People Systems provide simple actionable reports to help stakeholders deliver efficiently and effectively. Develop and monitor KPIs.
– Make scalable solutions: Develop scalable and repeatable best practices and tools in collaboration with the team so that long-term impact is achieved
– Develop everyone: Maximise the development of your team personally and professionally and educate our team to improve as well

Your Capabilities 

You will be a seasoned People Operations professional with strong analytical skills to interpret data and trends, excellent communication and interpersonal skills to effectively interact at all organizational levels. You will effortlessly transition between roles of leader and executor.

As a candidate, you should have:

Must-Have (The fundamentals) 

– Mastery: Demonstrated expertise in global compensation and benefits benchmarking. Proven track record in People Operations, with over 5 years of HR experience, including at least 2 years in a managerial or supervisory role.
– Communication: Precise and structured communicator both written and verbal in English
– Leadership: Desire to, and the ability to, work in a highly collaborative yet fully distributed, global team environment
– Impact: Strong desire to solve tough problems and share learnings with others

Nice to Have (If you don’t have it now you will after joining) 

– Mastery: Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and trends
– Communication: Precise and structured communicator both written and verbal
– Leadership: Ability to successfully work autonomously and with self-motivation and self-direction
– Impact: A track record of implementing scalable and repeatable solutions in projects and organisations that had a significant positive impact

Laminar isn’t the place for you if any of the following is true: 

– You want an easy, chilled-out role without much challenge
– You like to be the smartest person in the room
– You don’t like continuously receiving honest candid feedback
– You prefer to do your own thing rather than work with a team
At Laminar we value diverse experiences and perspectives, empowering each member to contribute their unique expertise towards our collective success, so if you don’t think you meet all the criteria but still are excited about this role we encourage you to apply anyways! 

Salary and Benefits 

Standard Stuff 
– Competitive salary dependent on location and capability
– Paid Annual Leave 25 days + statutory Bank Holidays
– Private health insurance
– Discretionary bonus scheme for all team members.
– All required travel costs outside of your local area are covered
The Life-Changing Stuff 
– Flexibility: Getting things done is what really matters, not what time of day you do it. That means you don’t have to ask permission for things like picking up your kids or going to the doctor, just keep your team in the loop if you think they will be affected.
– Grow your whole self: Our leaders are more like coaches and one of our main objectives is to give 5 years’ worth of learning and development for every 1 year with us. You have a coach, mentor, well-being therapist and a development-orientated environment: That’s literally what our vision is all about and the primary reason Laminar exists.
– Be surrounded by the best: We only hire and retain the very best people. You might be used to being the smartest in the room but that won’t be the case in Laminar. You will be surrounded by people you can learn from. We are 100% meritocratic so fast progression is the norm. You will be supported to excel in whichever areas you are most interested in! With Laminar, development is unbounded
– Long-term impact: We are focused on solving the biggest issues in construction project delivery in a way that can spread and outlast us


We get thousands of applications so please write us a letter as part of your application explaining:
– Why do you want to join us?
– If you joined, where do you think you could make the most impact and how?
We aren’t a giant faceless corporation; we really care about the people who want to join our team so all applications will be read thoroughly by our key leaders.
In terms of application, we usually start with an intro call to tell you what we are all about in a casual conversation. That helps you to know us a bit better and tell us a bit about yourself.

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