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Field Operations HR Specialist - Ohio


New Albany State, OH, US Columbus, OH, US

Requisition ID: 167125 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are adding a Field Operations HR Specialist to our team to support our Kiewit Power division regional construction and engineering office in New Albany, Ohio.  In this role, you will be responsible for delivering HR functions and actions aligning with business objectives at our various project field locations. You will work as part of the on-site project HR team delivering human resource-related support to the Regional Office Projects teams that include both Staff and Craft (union and non-union) employees.  Our HR Operations specialists  act as employee champions, and change agents as they support all hiring, onboarding and employee services for our project teams.    You will be expected to maintain an effective level of business knowledge about the Project schedules of completion, key performance indices, current objectives, culture, and competition, in order to support employees transferring to the site or new hires moving to the site.


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.  In this role, you will be a member of our HR Operations team, supporting Kiewit Power Delivery.


Kiewit Power Delivery is a full-service engineering and construction solutions provider operating across North America. Our experience and expertise span all aspects of the transmission and distribution market from high voltage overhead and underground transmission to distribution and automation design and construction capabilities. With these broad capabilities, we operate in the electric utility, renewable energy, industrial, and oil & gas markets.  As part of Kiewit, we are integrated with 135 years of construction and engineering experience that provides holistic solutions, differentiating our team from the rest of the industry. 

Our rapidly growing power delivery business has opened new locations across North America to strengthen our market presence while executing work within the communities that we live. We have invested in industry leading design technology and platforms while also expanding our construction equipment fleet with the most advanced, and safest equipment on the market. We are committed to building upon our history as one of the safest companies to work for by equipping our craft with the best tooling and safety programs available. 

We are an innovative team that prides itself on excellence through continuous improvement and an unwavering commitment to deliver for our clients. Our staff collaborates with Kiewit’s vast internal network of resources that span heavy civil and infrastructure, vertical and commercial buildings, mining, as well our oil and gas and power generation markets, to drive safe and cost-effective solutions that achieve client expectations and further Kiewit’s legacy of excellence. 


This position is based in our Kiewit office in New Albany Ohio.  You must be able to travel to project sites in the multi-state region as well as travel to our other regional offices which would include Woodcliff Lake NJ, and Lenexa Kansas, up to 50% of the time.  


Craft Employee Related Functions: 

•    Work with Leaders on the projects and utilize project/schedule data to determine future craft needs 
•    Prepare requisitions for craft hiring and work closely with the off-site craft recruiting team to staff the project
•    Schedule and conduct craft orientation, assist with completion of all new hire paperwork, I-9 documentation, and required paperwork for the project and ensure documentation is submitted through appropriate channels.  Will work closely with jobsite supervisors to ensure all paperwork for employees are up to date and compliant.
•    Assist new hires with Benefits Enrollment
•    Process hiring actions in SAP with Kiewit Business Services (KBS)
•    Review and Track Craft Performance Development, as well as process promotions and pay actions/increases for employees, working with our Kiewit Business Services Team.
•    Oversee and maintain project-wide database information
•    Work closely with jobsite supervision on processing separations for exiting employees
•    Maintain records as required by the project team.  
Project Training Related Functions:

•    Maintain project rosters, training records and databases
•    Work with operations to determine training needs, coordinate training across the Project with multiple groups, & maintain a project-wide training calendar, providing visibility to leadership of status

Staff Related Functions - Recruiting:

•    Work closely with our Experienced Recruiter to help source and move candidates through the interview and hire process.
•    Build external network across the industry in the region to help recruiter identify potential pools of candidates to staff positions.
•    Attend local, in-person recruiting events.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related discipline
  • 3+ years of related project HR experience required 
  • Experience working on a construction site preferred, experience working with craft employees preferred
  • Ability to communicate and influence individuals and groups to gain buy-in and acceptance of new ideas and approaches
  • Proven ability to take the initiative and build strong and productive business relationships with all levels of staff
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and MS Teams - Intermediate formula knowledge to compare/review different sets of data, pivot tables, formatting
  • Ability to work on site at construction projects when necessary and support project shifts and occasional weekend scheduled if necessary.  
  • Willing to travel up to 50% of the time around the United States
  • Interest in long term mobility with Kiewit, with a willingness to relocate to other areas in the US in the future

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.
•    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.

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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