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Human Resources Business Partner - Western Canada District


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 112180 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Our HR Manager, known as the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), is a senior level leader in a Kiewit Business. In this vital role, you will lead all people strategy and will be the chief change agent for the assigned business(s). Our HRBPs are business people 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. If you think like a business person, Kiewit would like to meet you.  


This position will report to the Regional HR Director and work closely with the 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 
•    Experienced Recruiting 
•    Field Services (Project HR) 
•    HR Research & Analytics 
•    Leave Administration 
•    Mobility Services
•    Talent Development
•    University Recruiting 
•    University Relations 


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

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. 


This position is based out of our office in Burnaby, BC, with up to 30% travel. 


Human Resources Planning and Management 
•    Drive the development of HR related strategies and ensure implementation and execution 
•    Maintain knowledge of progressive HR practices, trends and data points to drive enhancements
•    Serve as a change agent by influencing key stakeholders in support of organizational effectiveness 


Workforce Planning and Talent Management 
•    Development of succession plans and skills gap analysis, ensuring that they are consistently reviewed and that effective actions are in place 
•     Ensure coaching, feedback and performance systems are in place to maximize workforce productivity 


Leadership Development
•    Drive execution of leadership development programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity
•    Ensure leadership development needs are appropriately met (LSP, HiPo, 360, SLI, etc.)


Organizational Effectiveness
•    Drive executive advising by providing support, insight and coaching to leadership teams
•    Participate in strategic planning by assisting people planning needs and priorities
•    Consolidate critical initiatives, goals & data points for future consideration
•    Support District Business Planning by drafting tactical concepts/ideas to executing people strategy
•    Finalization of people tactical plans & goals (Initiatives, Hiring Targets, KPIs, etc.)
•    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, K22, Exit Interview)


Program Execution and Employee Support 
•    Serve as advisor to District leadership teams by providing insights, consultation, and support
•    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 


Department Management 
•    Provide HR support for District Management Teams (DOR, HR Business Plans, Mid-Year Reviews, etc.) 
•    Support HR team development, training, and exposure to front-line operations 
•    Drive HR budget planning, cost analysis and reporting for District related operations 


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

•    10+ years’ experience of progressive HR experience with working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines 
•    Ability to travel overnight throughout Canada and the US up to 30% of the time 
•    Ability to relocate for future career growth 
•    Bachelor’s degree or above in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related 
•    HR generalist with construction, engineering or similar industry background in a large, complex environment strongly preferred 
•    Shared Services / Center of Excellence environment preferred 
•    Strong focus on strategy, rather than day-to-day tactical duties
•    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.

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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