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Project HR Lead


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 98969 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Industrial 

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 report to the Project HR Manager and 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 HR Manager in execution and performance as well as delivering a high-level, front-line HR service.


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 will primarily be based in Burnaby, BC.

  • Manage day-to-day processes and policies relating to human resources and labour relations operations.
  • Provide guidance and support to managers in the areas of performance management, employee relations and career development.
  • Lead an effective 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.
  • 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 to exceed internal client needs.
  • Support Project HR Manager in leading labour relations meetings with the appropriate project unionized provider.
  • Manage craft employee issues such as grievances, terminations and disciplinary actions.
  • Support 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 professional who can strike the balance between strategy and execution.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources or Labour Relations
  • 5  years’ experience in multiple human resource disciplines is ideal.
  • 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 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.

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.