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Project HR Manager - Western Canada District


Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Calgary, AB, CA Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 125472 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Project HR Manager –position is responsible for aligning HR strategy and actions with business objectives at large project field locations. This role will serve as a consultant to management on human resource-related issues by acting as a business partner to Project Leadership team, as well as acting as employee champion, and change agent. By assessing and anticipating HR-related needs then partnering with and proactively communicating needs with our HR COE team, project and district management, the HR Manager seeks to develop integrated solutions. The Project HR Manager maintains an effective level of business literacy about the Project's financial position, schedule of completion, key performance indicators, current objectives, culture, and competition.

District Overview

Kiewit’s Western Canada District is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia.  We primarily perform heavy civil projects specializing in earth moving, transportation, roadways, bridges, water resources, and underground utilities. We are looking for hard working individuals with a passion for construction who aren’t afraid to get their hands dirty! Our current opportunities are spread across the entire west coast of Canada. 


We have opportunities available on various project sites within BC. 


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
•    Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with the HR COEs to develop solutions, programs and policies. 
•    Provide HR policy guidance and interpretation, including outreach, onsite compliance, onsite EEO, etc. 
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
•    Work closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
•    Work closely with Craft and Staff TA COEs to develop contract terms for new hires, as well as with HRBPs for internal transfers 
•    Serve as point of contact for union relations issues 
Program Execution and Employee Support
•    Serve as advisor to Project leadership teams by providing insights, consultation, and support 
•    Act as a liaison with HR Shared Services to ensure the delivery of support to exceed internal client needs 
•    Provide feedback to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes
Department Management
•    Provide HR support for Project Management Teams (DOR, HR Business Plans, Mid-Year Reviews, etc.)
•    Support HR team development, training, and exposure to front-line operations
•    Drive HR budget planning, cost analysis and reporting for Project related operations 
•    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

•    Business Acumen.
•    Communication.
•    Consultation.
•    Ethical Practice.
•    Safety orientation.
•    HR Expertise
•    Industrial Construction industry knowledge
•    Relationship Management.
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has direct supervisory responsibilities, for two individuals on site, and does serve as a coordinator/ point of contact for COE services including: Compensation, Craft Management, Employee Relations, Employee Services, Experienced Recruiting, Field Services, HR Research & Analytics, Leave Administration, Mobility Services, Talent Development, and University Recruiting


This position requires an experienced HR expert who can strike a balance between systems thinking, HR program execution and process innovation.  Must have relevant Construction experience for large commercial/industrial projects.
•    Minimum of 8 to 10 years' experience resolving complex human resource/ employee relations issues.  
•    Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices,organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws. 
•    Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related discipline.
•    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
•    Sound business acumen and analytical skills
•    Ability to travel overnight throughout the US and up to 30% of the time

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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