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HR Investigations / Compliance Specialist


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Hope, British Columbia, CA Edmonton, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 144401 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Transportation 

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?  We’re looking for someone with a background in Employee Relations, Employment Law, and Compliance, with experience conducting HR-related investigations to support our project human resources team and employees by providing a high level of customer service and diplomacy. 


This position requires the ability to establish strong relationships with operational leaders both internally and with our join-venture partners and subcontractors. You will work with employees across disciplines including office staff and site-based craft and skilled trades. 

District Overview

HR Operations is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit.  In recent years, we have gone from decentralized HR groups to a unified, shared service team, with various HR Centers of Excellence.  Our vision is to be a best-in-class international HR organization. 


We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada. 


This role will support our Western Canada District projects, based in Burnaby, British Columbia. Periodic travel to our construction sites will be required. 


  • Conduct investigations for HR matters including complaints or grievances utilizing a high degree of diplomacy and confidentiality. Involved in completing intake meetings with involved parties, creating summary reports, developing recommendations for actions, and policies. 
  • Create reports of investigations and communicate to internal and external stakeholders including project leadership, joint-venture and subcontractor partners, and the Client of updates and outcomes. 
  • Provide expert guidance to management in the areas of performance management, employee relations and career development.
  • Leverage HR dashboards, reports and data to drive business decisions and tactics.
  • Support execution of employee performance programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity.
  • 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.


  • This position requires a HR/LR professional with a strong technical understanding of employment laws and legislation within BC. 
  • 5+ years’ experience in multiple human resources functions, ideally with extensive experience in employee relations, compliance, interpreting labour laws and collective agreements, and completing 3rd party investigations. 
  • Labour Relations experience is strongly desired and ideally experience with CLAC.
  • Ability to influence individuals and groups.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence with a proven ability to take initiative. 
  • Sound business acumen and analytical skills.
  • 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 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.


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position requires an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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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