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Assistant Human Resource Business Partner

Kiewit Corporation Lenexa, KS

Job Description

Requisition ID: 79297

    Do you want to put your entrepreneurial spirit to work in helping a business evolve its Human Resources Business Partner function? Have you found ways to better your company through its people programs? If so, then our team is looking for you. We'd like someone with proven Human Resources experience and a particular passion for turning best-in-class strategies into real world execution. We value HR experts who are willing to roll up their sleeves and jump in. The Assistant HRBP role at Kiewit will provide you an opportunity to support 300+ people in a strategic HR partner capacity, while participating in a developmental program that takes HR Generalists from other industries and transforms them into construction/engineering HRBPs.  Under the direction of  a Sr. HRBP you will have ample opportunity to make decisions and influence the business with guidance to get you there. As we keep working hard, we have plenty of fun along the way and get to partake in building the legacy of Kiewit and projects across the globe. 


    Are you ready?
    This position will report to a Sr. HR Business Partner and work closely with department leadership teams.  Primary responsibility will be to ensure HR execution and performance for the assigned business units.  You'll act as a liaison with HR Shared Services to ensure the delivery of support to exceed internal client needs, while leading various projects and initiatives as determined in the annual planning cycle.  As an Assistant Human Resources Business Partner you will need to establish a strong partnership and execute initiatives related to developing and retaining a talented and engaged workforce. 

    This position will begin based out of Lenexa, KS, but we do business across North America, so ability to relocate as business requires is strongly preferred.
    Human Resources Planning and Management

  •   Support 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
    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
  •   Lead implementation of programs to drive development, employee engagement and retention
    Program Execution and Employee Support
  •   Serve as advisor to 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


    In addition, here are a examples of the key areas that you will be supporting within our HR team:
    Workforce Planning

  •   Consult with managers on effective staff assignments and strategy
  •   Lead District succession planning process by providing sound insight, support and
  •   Identify additional learning and development trends based on future workforce needs
    Employee Relations
  •   Support program by serving as District EEO and ensuring communications and employee awareness
  •   Serve as liaison for high-risk terminations or separations of employees
    Business Analytics
  •   Employee dashboards, reports and data are utilized to drive business decisions and tactics
  •   Support implementation of standard communications, processes and reporting for HR annual cycle activities
    Performance Management
  •   Drive execution of employee performance programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity
  •   Ensure employee differentiation process is clearly communicated and executed
  •   Support the execution of performance improvement plans and provide consultation as necessary
    Leadership Development
  •   Drive execution of leadership development programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity
  •   Ensure leadership development needs are appropriately met 
    Learning Management
  •   Lead efforts to monitor workforce needs to District specific training needs
  •   Approve and ensure execution of District training plans and processes
    Staff Engagement
  •   Monitor workforce productivity, retention and engagement for trends and changes that require intervention
  •   Support effective implementation and execution of employee engagement surveys and plans
  •    Provide needed insight and analysis to annual wage and bonus planning process
  •   Lead efforts to ensure effective utilization of Kiewit Job Architecture and make recommendations as needed
  •   Manage interim wage adjustments as needed adjustments, title change, hourly to salary conversion, etc.
    Organizational Effectiveness
  •   Drive executive advising by providing support, insight and coaching to leadership teams
  •   Ensure utilization of employee feedback surveys and monitor workforce from Onboarding through Exit Interviews
    Department Management
  •   Provide HR support for District Management Teams (DOR, HR Business Plans, Mid-Year Reviews, etc.)
  •   Maintain employee visibility through Job visits and employee interaction



  •   Experienced HR professional who can strike a balance between systems thinking, HR program execution and process innovation
  •   3+ years' experience of progressive HR experience with working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines
  •   Experience as an HR Business Partner / HR Generalist 
  •   Bachelor's degree in HR or related field
  •   Ability to travel overnight throughout the US and Canada up to 25% of the time
  •   Able to relocate for future growth opportunities in HR for career trajectory over time strongly preferred
  •   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


    About Kiewit 
    As one of North Americas largest, most respected construction and engineering organizations, with 2017 revenues of $8.7 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 22,000-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 œTop 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.

  • Job Details

    Date Posted August 6, 2019
    Date Closes October 5, 2019
    Requisition 79297
    Located In Lenexa, KS
    SOC Category 00-0000.00

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