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Human Resource Business Partner - MEC Industrial


Waltham, MA, US

Requisition ID: 104779 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is an executive level leader in a Kiewit Business. This vital role leads all people strategy and is the chief change agent for the assigned business(s).  Our HRBPs are business people first and HR professionals second. This approach promotes a business-minded alignment of people strategy. The HRBP achieves his/her business objectives thru the effective utilization (brokering) of our Centers of Excellence (COE). By placing work “where it belongs,” we’ve freed up the HRBP to be truly strategic with their time. If you think like a business person, Kiewit would like to meet you. 


Our COE resources include:
•    Compensation
•    Craft Management
•    Employee Relations
•    Employee Services 
•    Experienced Recruiting 
•    Field Services (Project HR)
•    HR Research & Analytics
•    Leave Administration 
•    Mobility Services
•    Talent Development 
•    University Recruiting
•    University Relations


This position will report to the Regional HR Director and work closely with the Business Unit leadership teams.  Primary responsibility will be to ensure HR execution and performance for the assigned business units.  There will be vital collaboration with HR Shared Services to ensure the efficiencies are driven in all areas of HR processes and programs.  

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. 


This position is based out of MEC Industrial, 400 Totten Pond Road, Suite 400, Waltham, MA  80112.  This is a shared service center in a professional office setting. 


Human Resources Planning and Management

  • Drive the development of HR related strategies & ensure implementation and execution
  • Maintain knowledge of progressive HR practices, trends & data points to drive enhancements
  • Review key business performance targets & their related talent implications with business leaders
  • Review and benchmark the internal & external environment to improve HR policies & initiatives
  • Serve as a project manager over various projects & initiatives as determined in annual planning cycle
  • Serve as a change agent by influencing key stakeholders in support of organizational effectiveness


Workforce Planning and Talent Management

  • Utilize tools & tracking methods to ensure workforce is right-sized for current & future needs
  • Development of succession plans & skills gap analysis, ensuring that they are consistently reviewed & that effective actions are in place
  • Ensure coaching, feedback & performance systems are in place to maximize workforce productivity
  • Lead implementation of programs to drive development, employee engagement & retention


Program Execution and Employee Support

  • Serve as advisor to District leadership teams by providing insights, consultation, & 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

This position requires an experienced HR expert who can strike a balance between systems thinking, HR program execution and process innovation.  

  • 6+ years’ experience of progressive HR experience with working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines
  • Bachelor’s degree (Human Resources or Business Administration)
  • Ability to communicate & influence individuals and groups to gain buy-in & acceptance of new ideas & approaches
  • Proven ability to take initiative & build strong & productive personal relationships
  • Sound business acumen & analytical skills
  • Ability to travel overnight throughout the US & Canada up to 40% of the time
  • Ability to relocate for future career growth

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 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.