HR Generalist - Engineering


Lone Tree, CO, US

Requisition ID: 170163 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Kiewit is one of the largest and most respected construction and Engineering firms in North America.  We are successful because we hire the best people to work on some of the most important projects in our markets.  We believe in our people, develop our people, and build teams that want to make a positive impact and improve lives every day.  Our HR teams are instrumental in our success!  We are hiring an HR Generalist to support our Infrastructure Engineering team of 1500, that works throughout North America.   


As part of a team of 4 HR Partners, you will work closely with the front line – partnering with leaders to improve people programs in their organizations, while supporting employees at all levels, promoting a positive culture of excellence, and diversity.   You will also act as a liaison with our HR Shared Services team, to ensure the delivery of their services meet the needs of your employees in your division.  


We are passionate about our people and HR is an integral part of building that strong sense of pride within our teams, by ensuring we have the best tools, training, and advancement opportunities that our people deserve.    You will serve as a trusted advisor and consult with leaders in the organization, providing HR guidance as appropriate.   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. If you have 3 years of HR Generalist experience, run at problems and are willing to roll up your sleeves to do whatever it takes to support a fast-paced engineering team - we want to talk with you!  

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 HR Business Partners are front facing, embedded with the division(s) that they support. As an HR Generalist, you will work with key leaders as well as our engineering and support teams who are some of the most highly skilled and experienced professionals in the industry. 



This position is located in our Lonetree Colorado office.  This is not a remote position.  Relocation is offered for this position.


•    Support the organization with both transactional/tactical and strategic functions/actions.  
•    Ability to extract and analyze data and convert into information for leaders to 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. Support intern programs, high-school programs, rotational programs and training/development programs.  
•    Manage interim wage adjustments as needed – adjustments, title change, hourly to salary conversion, etc.  and handle employee concerns and investigations.
•    Support internal transfers, promotions, and relocations, TDY for engineers moving to other geographic locations.  
•    Support the development of HR related strategies and ensure implementation and execution.  
•    Provide day to day performance management guidance to your division and frontline leadership.  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 3+ years in an HR generalist type of role performing similar responsibilities as outlined above in a position where you have executed systems thinking, program execution and process innovation.   Broad background in HR required.  Demonstrated ability to execute both tactical and strategic initiatives for an organization.   
•    Experience working with engineering or other highly technical organizations preferred.    
•    Ability to travel overnight throughout the US up to 25% of the time and willingness to go to other Kiewit locations to support employees and leaders within the division, which could be anywhere in North America.
•    Demonstrated 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.  Ability to face conflict/problems and resolve in a professional, positive way.
•    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: 85,000 - 100,000 
(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: Denver

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