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Field Operations HR Specialist - California


San Jose, CA, US

Requisition ID: 166371 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

At Kiewit, our Human Resources Operations team has transformed our business, utilizing best-in-class strategies, turning them into real-world execution.  With 30,000 people, in 7 complex markets, our Field Operations HR Specialists are on the front line – partnering with our leaders in construction to ensure our staff and craft have what they need to get the job done and in the right place at the right time.    


We are adding a Field Operations HR Specialists to our team to support a major Rail/Transit project in San Jose California.  In this role, you will be responsible for delivering HR functions and actions aligning with business objectives at large project field locations. You will work onsite at the project, delivering human resource-related support to the Project team, as well as acting as an employee champion and change agent. You will be crucial in executing and improving the “Project HR” delivery model, used throughout the entire Kiewit organization. You will be expected to support all employees of your assigned project while partnering with key leaders to understand and maintain knowledge of the Project's schedule of completion, key performance indices, current objectives, culture, and competition.  


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.


Position will be located in the San Jose, California area, supporting a major rail/transit extension.  


Craft Employee Related Functions:

•    Work with Leaders on the project 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


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
•    Bilingual in Spanish is a plus
•    Willing and able to work onsite at project locations 

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

Base Compensation: $92,000 - $110,000 
(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: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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