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Human Resources Business Partner

  • Job reference: NA-002042
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Calverton
SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years.
 
SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business was ranked as the world’s 11th largest global design firm by ENR in 2016 with nearly 18,000 employees worldwide. We have the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.
 
Atkins seeks an energetic and highly motivated self-starter to join our team in Calverton, MD as a Human Resources Business Partner
 
 
The east Region HR team seeks an experienced HR Generalist in our Calverton, MD office.  Under the direction of the Regional HR Manager, this individual will provide HR generalist duties in a corporate shared services environment for a decentralized multi-company work force.  In this role this candidate will be based in our CEO’s region and will have the opportunity to interface and support all levels of management, administrative and technical staff.  The importance of a customer service focus in this role cannot be overstated.

Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Provide counsel and advice to employees and managers on company policies and procedures, and applicable local, state and federal laws. Take preventive measures to minimize potential problems and achieve satisfactory conflict resolution. Must possess willingness to deal with conflict and take a proactive approach in dealing with issues and disciplinary actions.
  • Support decentralized employees and managers in shared service environment.
  • Assist in the administration of insurance benefits by explaining basic plan coverage and directing personnel to available resources for claims problems. Coordinate Open Enrollment activities at assigned offices.
  • Support the centralized New Hire Orientation process at assigned locations.
  • May assist managers with drafting job requisitions as well as completion of Offer Letter Request form. Coordinate and participate in behavioral interviews.
  • Mails Welcome Letter/Packet to new hires. Responds to inquiries from new hires regarding completion of paperwork or routine benefits questions.
  • Counsel managers regarding the appropriate job and salary classification when preparing offer letters and/or Notice of Personnel Action.
  • Coordinate Service Awards, presentations at assigned locations by scheduling with Office Leader. May assist managers with preparing for presentation.
  • Coach and counsel managers and employees in the Performance Management process and employee relations.
  • Assist Learning & Development with determining employee training and liaise with internal resources to oversee its delivery.
  • Apply advanced knowledge of Human Resources Administration including state and Federal Compliance and Benefit Programs but not limited FMLA, FLSA, EEO, COBRA, and OFCCP.
  • Multi task while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Understand and practice confidentiality at all times. Use good judgment when sharing and escalating information, and be a positive change agent for culture shift.


Education 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or in a related field combined and a minimum of three-five years of hands-on HR experience.  Relevant professional certification (PHR or SPHR) preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive HR Generalist experience; benefits administration, recruiting and hiring, conflict resolution, EEO compliance, HR policies and procedures, State and Federal regulations and compliance in a shared service environment.  Experience providing HR support to international teams specifically Canadian and South American staff is desirable.
  • Ability to communicate in a structured manner, influence stakeholders, and address appropriate aspects of challenges or opportunities. Exercise good judgment, tact and problems solving skills. Possess the ability to engage, inspire and influence people. Ability to work under stress of multiple tasks and deadlines. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and effectively deal with all levels of employees and managers.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets company policy.  Use of a personal vehicle may be required when no company vehicle is available.  Personal vehicle must be in good working order and insured.  Mileage reimbursement will be available.
 
Special Skills
 
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressive HR Generalist experience; benefits administration, recruiting and hiring, conflict resolution, EEO compliance, HR policies and procedures, State and Federal regulations and compliance in a shared service environment.  Experience providing HR support to international teams specifically Canadian and South American staff is desirable.
  • Ability to communicate in a structured manner, influence stakeholders, and address appropriate aspects of challenges or opportunities. Exercise good judgment, tact and problems solving skills. Possess the ability to engage, inspire and influence people. Ability to work under stress of multiple tasks and deadlines. Must be able to maintain confidentiality and effectively deal with all levels of employees and managers. 
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets company policy.  Use of a personal vehicle may be required when no company vehicle is available.  Personal vehicle must be in good working order and insured.  Mileage reimbursement will be available
 
Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.
 
 

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