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Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) - Ganotec


Montreal, Quebec, CA

Requisition ID: 120162 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

In this vital role, you will lead all people strategy and will be the head change agent for the assigned businesses. Our HRBPs are businesspeople first and HR professionals second. This approach promotes a business-minded alignment of people strategy. 


The HRBP achieves business objectives through the effective utilization (brokering) of our Centers of Excellence (COE). By placing work “where it belongs,” we’ve freed up the HRBP to be truly strategic with their time, but still loves to roll up the sleeves when needed it. If you think like a businessperson, Kiewit would like to meet you.  


This position will work closely with Business Unit leadership teams. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure HR execution and performance for assigned business units, in collaboration with HR Shared Services to drive efficiencies in all areas of HR processes and programs.   

Our COE resources include: 

  • Compensation 
  • Craft Management 
  • Employee Relations 
  • Employee Services 
  • HR Research & Analytics 
  • Leave Administration 
  • Mobility Services
  • Talent Development
  • Talent Acquisition & University Relations 
  • HRBP Support

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada, and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative. We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

District Overview

Ganotec is a full service, heavy industrial contractor serving the industrial sector across Canada. Ganotec typically self performs all major disciplines including, civil, structural steel erection, heavy mechanical equipment installation, process piping and electrical / instrumentation and controls. We conduct our business through a variety of commercial contract styles including full turnkey, EPC, design build, T&M and conventional discipline packages. We have always been a strong proponent of “partnering”, working in collaboration with owners, major equipment suppliers and engineers at the early stages of the project development phase to allow for a more cost effective execution strategy for the project. Ganotec continues to position ourselves towards the future, constantly seeking growth opportunities yet never losing sight of what has made the company so successful.


This position is based out of our office in Montreal with up to 30% travel


  •  Drive the development and execution of HR related strategies to fit a fast paced, agile, ever changing workplace 
  • Maintain knowledge of progressive HR practices, trends, and data points to drive enhancements
  • Serve as a change agent by influencing and advising key stakeholders in support of organizational effectiveness 
  • Participate in strategic people planning by coordinating staffing needs and priorities - while also finalizing tactical people plans & goals (Initiatives, Succession, Hiring Targets, KPIs, etc.)
  • Support Business Planning by developing tactical concepts/ideas to execute people strategy
  • Assist with rollout and update communications of District plans and progress (District and Corporate)
  • Work with operational leaders to consult on effective organizational design and optimize talent
  • Ensure utilization of employee feedback surveys and monitor workforce (Onboarding, Exit Interview)
  • Act as a liaison with HR Shared Services to ensure the delivery of support to exceed internal client needs 
  • Provide feedback to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes 
  • Provide HR support for District Management Teams (Monthly Updates, HR Business Plans, Mid-Year Reviews, etc.) 
  • Drive HR budget planning, cost analysis and reporting for District office related operations 
  • Drive execution of leadership development programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity


This position requires an experienced HR expert who can strike a balance between critical thinking, HR program execution and process innovation.   

  • Minimum of six (6) or + years of experience in Human Resources, including at least 2 years as HRBP
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • HR generalist experience in construction, engineering or similar industry background in a large, complex environment strongly preferred 
  • Excellent communication skills in both French and English
  • Ability to navigate strong personalities and ever-changing environment
  • Ability to travel overnight throughout Canada and the US up to 30% of the time 
  • Shared Services / Center of Excellence environment preferred 
  • Proven ability to take initiative and build strong and productive personal relationships 
  • Sound business acumen and analytical skills

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

As a full-service, heavy industrial contractor, we’ve earned an industry-wide reputation for sticking to our high standards in everything we do. 

We believe in the benefits of investing in our people. Around here, learning and improving go hand-in-hand with going to work each day. You’ll constantly increase your knowledge, sharpen your skills and gain new experiences. 

If you're ready for a career that can take you places, look no further. 

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

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