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Project HR - Eastern Canada District


Oakville, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 136441 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Businessperson first, Industry expert second and HR Pro third.  If you agree that’s how high impact HRBP services are delivered, then our team is looking for you. We’d like 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. 


The Project HR role at Kiewit will provide you an opportunity to support various mid-sized projects across Ontario & Quebec 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 a Sr. HRBP 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 or projects.


 Are you ready?


This position will report to a Sr. HR Business Partner 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 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 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. 


Eastern Canada District's projects include highways, bridges, mass transit, mine site development & open pit operations, hydroelectric powerhouses, wind-power plants, dams & industrial. They serve the construction and mining industries and operates in Eastern Canada. 


This position is located in Oakville, Ontario. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. 



Site HR Program Execution

  • Supervise local administrative staff (if applicable) 
  • Partner with Employee Relations or Labor Relations in support of site HR concerns
  • Support project recruitment strategies and execution including workforce planning, staffing schedules, and hiring
  • Lead project development plans and programs to ensure all project staff are receiving proper training and experiences
  • Drive execution of employee performance programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity 
  • Ensure HR dashboards, reports and data are utilized to drive business decisions and tactics
  • Monitor workforce productivity, retention and engagement for trends and changes that require intervention


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, Stay & Exit Interview)


  • 5 - 10+ years of progressive HR experience, with a working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines  
  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Labour Relations, Business or related field
  • Bilingual English & French 
  • 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


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

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