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Assistant HR Business Partner - Power


Lenexa, KS, US

Requisition ID: 156071 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

A business person first, an Industry expert second, and an HR Pro third.  If you agree that’s how high-impact HRBP services are delivered, then our team is looking for you. We want someone with proven Human Resources experience and a particular passion for turning best-in-class strategies into real-world execution. We value HR experts who are willing to roll up their sleeves and jump in. #LI-GF1


The Assistant HRBP role at Kiewit will provide you an opportunity to support 400+ people executing $700M+ in revenue annually in a strategic HR partner capacity while participating in a developmental program that takes HR Generalists from other industries and transforms them into construction/engineering HRBPs.  Under the direction of the HR Director, you will have ample opportunity to make decisions and influence the business. Our shared goal is to give you enough on-the-job training to promote you into a fully autonomous HRBP in your own business unit, as soon as possible.  


Are you ready?


This position will report to the HR Director and work closely with operations leadership teams.  Primary responsibility will be to ensure HR execution and performance for the assigned business units.  You’ll act as a broker of services with HR Shared Services to ensure we exceed internal client needs while leading various projects and initiatives as determined in the strategic plan.  


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 offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. #LI-GF1

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 the Lenexa KS office. . 


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 



  • 3+ years of progressive HR experience, with a working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines  
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or related field
  • Ability to relocate for a promotion to HRBP with the first opportunity in 6-18 months.
  • Experienced HR professional who can strike a balance between systems thinking, HR program execution and process innovation
  • Ability to travel overnight throughout the US and Canada up to 25% 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
  • Great business acumen, strong analytical skills, and high attention to detail
  • Exceptional Drive

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.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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.

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