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Assistant Human Resources Business Partner


Irving, TX, US Dallas, TX, US

Requisition ID: 163559 

Job Level: Mid 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, in 7 complex markets, our HR professionals work closely with the front line – partnering with leaders to improve people programs in their organizations, while supporting employees at all levels.  Our HR team is immersed in our markets and improves the company’s bottom line because of their knowledge of how human capital affects organizational success.  
We are looking for an Assistant Human Resources Business Partner to join our team, with @5 years of experience in Human Resources, performing both tactical and strategic functions.  In this role, you will work directly with a highly experienced HRBP, supporting @500 people (staff and craft) in a strategic HR capacity, while participating in our HR developmental program.  We value HR professionals who are willing to roll up their sleeves, jump in and truly partner with the business. Under the direction of the HRBP, you will learn our engineering and construction operations, and have ample opportunity to execute initiatives related to developing and retaining a talented and engaged workforce. You will utilize and partner with our HR shared services teams for support in areas such as compensation, recruiting, leave management, etc.  You will also be involved in across the business unit, including support for annual business planning and performance review cycles.  We work hard, play hard, and are building the legacy of Kiewit across the globe.  Come join our best in class HR Team!  

Travel is expected to support employees located at various offices in the US and Canada.

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 be based out of our Irving Texas office.  This is not a remote position.    


  • Support 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.
  • Support the 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.
  • Lead implementation of programs to drive development, employee engagement and retention.
  • Serve as advisor to 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.
  • Consult with managers on effective staff assignments and strategy.
  • Lead succession planning process by providing sound insight, support and identify additional learning and development trends based on future workforce needs.
  • Serve as liaison for high-risk terminations or separations of employees.
  • Support implementation of standard communications, processes, and reporting for HR annual cycle activities
  • Assist HRBP to drive execution of employee performance programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity.
  • Support the execution of performance improvement plans and provide consultation as necessary.
  • Drive execution of leadership development programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity
  • Monitor workforce productivity, retention and engagement for trends and changes that require intervention.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Human Resources or related field is required
  • 5+ years of progressive HR experience, with a working knowledge of multiple human resources disciplines, like workforce planning and talent development.
  • Experience supporting engineering, industrial or construction organizations, highly preferred.  Experience in any of our markets (Transportation, Mining, Water/Wastewater, Power, Oil/Gas/Petrochemical, Vertical Building Construction, or Industrial Facilities) a huge plus
  • Must have experience performing similar duties as outlined above, with the ability to strike a balance between tactical support, strategic HR program execution and process innovation. 
  • Interest and ability to relocate for future growth opportunities in HR for career trajectory over time.
  • Ability to travel overnight throughout North America up to 20% of the time.
  • Willingness and interest in relocating for future growth opportunities for your career trajectory in HR in the future
  • 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 business acumen, analytical skills, and high 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.

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: Irving
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas

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