Field HR Specialist - Energy Construction


Edmonton, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 171331 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Kiewit Energy Canada District 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Do you want to put your entrepreneurial spirit to work and help a business evolve its Human Resources function? Do you have a passion around driving continuous improvement to your companies’ people programs?  If so, our team is looking for you. We’re looking for someone that’s wired to drive people attraction, retention, and development programs. We value employees who are willing to roll up their sleeves and jump into action. 

This position will work closely with project teams on an iconic construction project that offers long term sustainability for the Canadian economy. The primary responsibility will be to support the project in execution and performance as well as delivering a high-level, front-line HR service. #LI-LW1


It will be key to establish a strong partnership with operational leaders and you must enjoy working in the fast-paced world of construction.  

District Overview

Kiewit Energy Canada is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  We are a major industrial contractor that work on projects that involve construction of oil & gas facilities such as oil sands processing, including steam–assisted gravity drainage facilities, upgrading & refining, midstream facilities, power & co-generation, terminal projects (ex. LNG, LPG, etc.), and major mine developments. We also have a Modular Yard facility in Edmonton, Alberta. Our engineering branch is a leading-edge division that offers innovative engineering services for our current projects and new pursuits in Canada.  Our design services group are based in Calgary and Houston offering expertise in process, piping, mechanical, electrical, and civil/structural disciplines.  


We have opportunities available on various project sites around the Edmonton and Strathcona area. 


  • Support a project work force planning program ensuring the project is staffed with the most qualified personnel.
  • Provide expert guidance to management in the areas of performance management, employee relations and career development.
  • Support on-boarding process to ensure consistent messaging across the project.
  • Leverage HR dashboards, reports and data to drive business decisions and tactics.
  • Support execution of employee performance programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity.
  • Monitor workforce engagement for trends that require action to ensure high employee morale and retention.
  • Lead the development of HR related strategies and ensure implementation and execution.
  • Serve as a change agent by influencing key stakeholders in support of organizational needs.
  • Act as a liaison with HR Shared Services to ensure the delivery of support exceeds internal client needs.
  • Utilize and implement various human resource information systems (HRIS) and provide support to employees and managers.
  • Support labour relations meetings with the appropriate project unionized provider.
  • Support the management of craft employee issues such as grievances, terminations and disciplinary actions.
  • Ensure implementation of all LR programs, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate and support any district related LR initiatives for craft employees. 
  • Have working knowledge of PLA’s, union Collective Agreements and Pre-Jobs.
  • Provide HR support to the District HRBP


  • 4 + years’ experience in multiple human resources functions
  • Labour Relations experience is strongly desired and ideally experience with CLAC.
  • Management experience is recommended but not essential.
  • Ability to influence individuals and groups.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and build strong and productive personal relationships.
  • Sound business acumen and analytical skills.
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative.
  • Strong work ethic, willing to roll up your sleeves and do what it takes to get the job done right the first time.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity.
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail.

Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary

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.

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

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

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