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  • Full Time
  • Cambridge
  • February 28, 2023
  • Hours: 40

Website Aecon Construction Group Ltd.

Our Nuclear sector is looking for a Human Resources Business Partner to join the team! The HRBP will be responsible for day-to-day decision making and prioritizing; with a focus on providing consultation to the business on strategic planning and employment related issues, while developing and managing human resources programs and procedures for departmental development. The Human Resources Business Partner will be skilled in communicating to inform, influence, and explain across a wide range of levels and audiences within the organization, and at times may facilitate difficult conversations.

Key Responsibilities

Recruitment & Selection:
• Work with business and Talent Acquisition team to define (new) role requirements, advise clients on existing role requirements, approve role profiles as required, and conduct job analysis
• Provide strategic workforce planning support, when applicable
• Interview alongside hiring managers, as required.
• Facilitate movement of people talent within the organization based on operational changes and needs

Compensation & Benefits:
• Complete compensation analysis for workforce transitions and present recommendations to the business leaders (ex. new hires, promotions, transfers)
• Participate in year-end compensation review exercise for applicable client groups, including base pay review and STIP (Short Term Incentive Plan) administration, and distribution of employee letters
• Provide STIP(Short Term Incentive Plan) level change recommendations to management team where applicable
• Work with business leadership team in constructing business cases when submitting “specials” for salary increase as applicable
• Support compensation survey participation for the line of business (i.e. summarizing data, reviewing submissions for relevance, etc.)

Disability Management:
• Work with disability claims team to manage claims from start to end
• Educate the employee on the process, benefit entitlements and maintain regular communication
• Educate the business leaders on the disability program and policies
• Update the business leaders on open cases and provide recommendations on potential next steps
• Coordinate the employee’s return to work plan, including any accommodations that must be met

Employee Relations:
• Effective situation/conflict management, working closely with managers to ensure employee relations issues are handled professionally and timely and to minimize risks to the business
• Proactive outreach on HR communications (ex. supporting town halls, leadership/operational team meetings, etc.) to improve the employer-employee relationship
• Conduct investigations, produce final report drafts for approval by Director, and deal with grievances as required
• Provide advice, council, support and coach managers and employees as required
• Coach managers and employees on performance management, including company performance reviews and Individual Development Plans (IDP)
• Performance Improvement Plan (PIP) support and preparation, applying progressive discipline principles as appropriate
• Provide guidance, direction and advice to the Management team and employees regarding employment related issues including, but not limited to, the interpretation of company policies & procedures, recruitment & selection strategy, performance management, terminations, strategic planning, training & development and benefits administration
• Work closely with applicable client groups to facilitate promotions, demotions, transfers, relocations, retirements, and terminations in a professional manner. Ensuring balance between organizational and employee needs
• Conduct layoffs/terminations as required, work with terminated employees during negotiations if applicable

Talent Management:
• Support managers and employees with performance management and objective setting throughout the year
• Provide advice, council and feedback on performance management strategy, ensuring business needs and individual objectives are linked
• Facilitate training or in-house learning sessions for managers and employees as required
• Facilitate Talent Reviews (9-box) / Capability Reviews and ensure appropriate follow up on actions
• Ensure training needs for the business are evaluated and appropriate training selected & rolled out
• Support succession management initiatives
• Corporate Centre of Excellence Programs
• Support the roll-out of various corporate initiatives as required
• Take part in new/developing HR initiatives as required (ex. Performance Management Team)
• Oversee Employee Recognition programs – Service Awards, Aecon Awards
• Support the taxable benefit program

HR Team Management:
• Support and oversee the daily direction of the HR Administrator and Coordinator(s) (play key mentorship role to less experienced team members)
• Work with team administrators to ensure they can address employee inquiries regarding company programs, benefits and services, payroll inquiries, etc
• HR Metrics & System Utilization
• Oversee audits to ensure the accuracy of employment information submitted to payroll and processed in the system
• Navigate through SAP effectively to provide timely support to managers/employees
• Complete ad hoc reports as requested
• Train others / aid others as required on how to navigate through systems (ex. SAP, ESS, MSS)

Training & Development:
• Collect feedback on training needs and provide feedback to the training & development team for coordination
• Promote the various internal training resources available to managers and employees
• Conduct talent assessments and identify next leaders and high performers (HIPOs) for nomination-based training such as Aecon’s Next Generations

Required Knowledge and Experience
• Post-secondary school education in Human Resources Management or Business Administration
• Working towards the CHRL designation, or completed CHRL designation is an asset
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a progressive Human Resources role
• Excellent computer skills including proficiency in MS Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Previous ERP experience, in particular working experience with SAP considered an asset
• Ability to handle confidential information with integrity and professionalism
• Ability to solve problems moderately complex in nature and make routine recommendations;
• Ability to work proactively and positively as part of a team acting with a sense of urgency;
• Great customer service focus;
• Solid working knowledge of the major elements of Human Resources and its systems and processes;
• Ability to liaise and form positive relationships with all levels of employees and management

How to apply:

Via Agilec - jfruhner-travers@agilec.ca

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