Employee Relations Manager

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Date: Jun 12, 2019

Location: Omaha NE or Lenexa KS, NE, US

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 79940

Position Overview
As Employee Relations Manager, you will be responsible for providing leadership, direction, and operational excellence within the Employee Relations function for Kiewit, reporting directly to our Employee Relations Director. You will be managing a team of Senior Employee Relations Specialists, responsible for ensuring best-in-class Employee Relations across the entire Kiewit Organization.  You will oversee a very large volume of cases, delegating many to your Senior Specialists, and personally handling others as needed.  This position operates within a Shared Services environment, where Employee Relations is one of our many Human Resource Centers of Excellence, focused on providing Employee Relations expertise to our 20,000+ employees across North America.  We are looking for someone with extensive experience focused on Employee Relations in a large, complex, fast-paced, high volume environment like ours.  As Employee Relations Manager, you will be responsible for resolving employee conflicts, coaching and counseling to resolve performance management issues, resolving reported employment and work environment complaints, developing, interpreting and recommending Employee Relations policies and procedures in accordance with federal and state laws, as well as internal guidelines. The person will deliver high-quality Employee Relations counsel and support, and must develop proactive solutions and otherwise addressing all manner and complexity of employee relations matters.

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.  

Location
This position can be based from either our Corporate Office (3555 Farnam Street, Omaha NE) or our Lenexa Office (9701 Renner Blvd, Lenexa KS)

Responsibilities
•    Handle complex and sensitive employee concerns and investigations, including interpersonal conflict in the workplace, terminations, employee complaints, ethics reports, and allegations of harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
•    Act as a hands-on Manager, personally managing a large volume of Employee Relations cases
•    Act as an advisor for highly complex cases where additional considerations need to be made and to provide those recommendations that mitigate risk
•    Leads team of ER Specialists and develops consistent ways to manage cases and/or investigation plans across the team. Ensures team conducts investigations appropriately, and they gather evidence and facts required for conducting a proper assessment of the case. Researches and recommends action(s) to appropriately resolve cases and ensures that findings are documented in internal case management system consistently. Working knowledge of current employee relations cases
•    Strong and practical ability to identify and address employee relations issues providing advice and guidance to HR and business leaders for issues, such as policy/practice interpretation, performance management, disability management, conflict resolution, disciplinary actions, or other issues representing a significant risk to the organization
•    Ability to develop and conduct EEO training to the business under the direction of our Employee Relations Director
•    Provide quarterly/ad hoc reporting
•    Oversee HR-related cases under the Corporate Compliance line, facilitate investigations with HR business partners
•    Consults with HR business partners and managers to address root causes of human resources issues, attempting to resolve employee relations issues with a systematic approach
•    Special projects as they are assigned

Qualifications 
•    10+ years’ experience in Employee Relations, including a primary focus on Employee Relations rather than general HR
•    ER Management experience in a large, complex, fast-paced, high volume environment 
•    Experience overseeing a large volume of Employee Relations cases, including personally handling cases as needed
•    Experience as a Supervisor, Team Lead or Manager
•    Expert knowledge of federal and state employment regulations across the United States (Canada and Mexico a plus)
•    Employee Relations experience including both Staff and Craft labor, Union and Non-Union preferred
•    Willingness to travel up to 30% of the time, sometimes with short notice
•    Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience required
•    Strong writing skills
•    Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, inclusive of PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
•    Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when working with sensitive data
•    Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with internal and external stakeholders
•    Solid investigative and analytical skills sufficient to resolve problems and employee concerns
•    Strong research skills
•    Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other job site policies
•    Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment, managing a variety of tasks simultaneously with efficiency, a large and diversified workload, and challenging situations
•    Ability to work normal working hours at their designated work location, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
•    Ability to communicate effectively and professionally with all levels of management while simultaneously managing a diversified workload and challenging situations efficiently and effectively
•    Ability to present in front of a group
•    Ability to work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Regularly sit, bend, stand, stoop, walk, talk, and listen
•    Regular, reliable attendance

About Kiewit 
As one of North America's largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2018 revenues of $9 billion, Kiewit exists to make a difference. We improve and connect communities across the United States, Canada, and Mexico through complex projects in transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building, industrial and mining. Our services are as diverse as the skills of our 20,000-strong workforce to whom we provide challenging, honest work in a caring and collaborative culture. A sense of adventure, pride and fulfillment is built into every career at Kiewit.

How We’re Different
•    Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record 
•    Top-tier health, dental and vision insurance available from Day One of employment
•    401K savings plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of base pay
•    Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year
•    We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

Kiewit is 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.


Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

Job Segment: Engineer, Chemical Research, Manager, Compliance, Employee Relations, Engineering, Management, Legal, Human Resources

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