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Personal Assistant




Administration / Support

Employment type

Part time

Contract type


We have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Personal Assistant to join our team. This is part-time opportunity (20 hours worked over 2-3 days). 

You will provide comprehensive day to day support to the Managing Director, covering all aspects of administration and coordination. This will include diary management, organising meetings in any region with consideration to time zones and cultural aspects, thoughtful travel planning, expense/timesheet management and inbox management. You will be expected to take ownership on key tasks which could include arranging and coordinating a range of internal and external meetings/conferences as well as welcoming and supporting guests during visits.

You will have daily interaction with internal and external clients and as such will need to have superb communication skills. Scheduling meetings is an important part of the role. You should feel comfortable undertaking everything that is needed to successfully schedule and execute a meeting from start to finish, from selecting a date and inviting the appropriate attendees to clarifying the agenda, minuting and sending follow-ups, to-dos, key dates, or recaps.

About You

We’re looking for a Personal Assistant with proven experience supporting senior levels and their diaries. This role will suit someone who enjoys variety and complexity. The ability to prioritise workload and have foresight of potential conflicts before they arise is a key skill which will help you be successful in this role. In addition to this, someone who can empathise, is personable will do well in this role.

You must be comfortable working to tight deadlines, turning work around within a short time span and are able to react to change at short notice. Multi-tasking is a key skill needed for the role as well as the ability of navigating new circumstances and systems.

Our successful candidate is someone who is highly communicative, efficient and understands the high confidentiality requirements of the role.
It's essential for our next PA to have excellent technology skills, including advanced MS office experience. 

What's great about Hydrock, now Stantec

We are an integrated multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 


What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme


A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 

Looking for the next steps? 

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock, now Stantec.

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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