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Human Resources Business Partner


Fairfield, CA, US

Requisition ID: 168522 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

At Kiewit, our Human Resources Operations team has transformed our business, utilizing best-in-class strategies, turning them into real-world execution.  With 30,000 people, 7 complex markets, our HR generalists work closely with the front line – partnering with leaders to improve people programs in their organizations, while supporting employees at all levels.  We are looking for a Human Resources Business Partner, with proven Human Resources experience turning best-in-class strategies into real world execution. We value HR Leaders who are willing to roll up their sleeves and jump in and enjoy working in a construction environment. In this role, you will support our Northern California district, and their business initiatives.  Under the direction of an HR Director, you will have the opportunity to make decisions and influence the business with great coaching to get you there. As we keep working hard, we have plenty of fun along the way and get to partake in building the legacy of Kiewit and projects across the globe.
Your primary responsibility will be to ensure HR execution and performance for your organization, a team of 230 Staff and 400 craft employees.  You’ll act as a liaison with HR Shared Services teams, to ensure the delivery of support to exceed internal client needs, while leading various projects and initiatives as determined in the annual planning cycle.  

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. 

Our Northern California District constructs highways, bridges, dams, water treatment plants, telecommunications, grading, infrastructure and transit work. They also operate precast concrete plants in California and Arizona. Most of our work occurs from Redding to Fresno, California and in northern Nevada. Our staff and craft have expertise in structural, civil, mechanical, foundations and precast work.


This position is located in our district office in Fairfield CA.   This is not a remote work opportunity.  Relocation is offered for this position.


  • Support the organization with both transactional/tactical and strategic functions/actions.  
  • Ability to extract and analyze data to inform leaders and drive business decisions that positively impact the workforce within the organization
  • Monitor workforce productivity, retention and engagement for trends and changes that require intervention.  Develop and lead programs that maximize employee development, engagement and retention.
  • Manage interim wage adjustments as needed – adjustments, title change, hourly to salary conversion, etc.  
  • Support the development of HR related strategies and ensure implementation and execution
  • Ensure coaching, feedback and performance systems are in place to maximize workforce productivity;  provide support and guidance on internal transfers and promotions
  • Support the execution of performance improvement plans and provide consultation as necessary.  Lead succession planning processes & consult with managers on effective staff assignments and strategy.
  • Development of succession plans and skills gap analysis, ensuring that they are consistently reviewed and that effective actions are in place


  • Bachelors’ degree in HR or business-related field.   
  • Minimum of 5+ years in a role with similar responsibilities as outlined above in a position where you have executed systems thinking, program execution and process innovation.   Demonstrated ability to execute both tactical and strategic initiatives for an organization. 
  • Experience in Construction or similar environment is required.  
  • Ability to travel overnight throughout the US up to 20% of the time.
  • Ability to communicate and influence individuals and groups to gain buy-in and acceptance of new ideas and approaches.  Proven ability to take initiative and build strong and productive personal relationships with Leaders and employees, displaying sound business acumen and knowledge in the HR field.  
  • Strong analytical skills, utilizing data to inform and drive business decisions.  Experience using analytical software/dashboards, and advanced use of MS Office Suite.

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.

Base Compensation: 125,000 - 145,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

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 are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Sacramento
Nearest Secondary Market: Fairfield

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