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Industrial Relations Manager

Requisition ID:  223662


The project Industrial Relation Manager is responsible to provide leadership to the Industrial Relations team in the establishment, implementation and administration of Project Industrial Relations systems & procedures, in accordance with the Project’s Industrial Relations Strategy.




       A  Supervision Received


  • Reports to and receives operational instruction from the Site Manager.
  • Receives functional guidance from the GBU Manager, Industrial Relations


B       Supervision Exercised


  • Provides direct supervision to the Industrial Relations team.


C       Contacts


  • Day to day operational contact with Site Manager, Project Superintendent, Area / Lead Superintendents, Superintendents, functional departmental managers and Bechtel Subcontractors.
  • Operational contact, as required, with manual craft workforce and supervision.
  • Day to day operational / functional contact with Industrial Relations team.



  • Leading the Industrial Relations team in the establishment, implementation and administration of Project Industrial Relations systems & procedures including:
    • Workforce planning, craft sourcing, selection and recruitment.
    • Craft Training and Upskilling (manual craft; supervisory leadership skills; departmental systems and processes) & continuous improvement.
    • Orientation and onboarding process.
    • Performance Management.
    • Craft Communication.
    • Reward and Recognition program.


  • Development & implementation of functional systems and processes to better support construction execution.


  • Ongoing identification of labor risks & recommendation strategies to the Site Manager & Project Superintendent.


  • Ensuring Project supervision is knowledgeable of & trained in Industrial Relations systems and processes.


  • Provision of necessary support to Project supervision in application of Industrial Relations execution plan.


  • Leading the Industrial Relations team in accordance with Project & Bechtel policies and procedures.


  • Production of weekly (and other) reports for Site Manager & Project Superintendent.


  • Other tasks as designated by the Site Manager.




The Industrial Relations Manager shall be knowledgeable and/or experienced in:


  • Major project construction Employee / Industrial Relations.
  • Ability to liaise with site non-manual personnel – all departments – to ensure effective implementation of Industrial Relations systems.
  • Working knowledge & understanding of Bechtel industrial and employee relations, including craft related services such as recruitment and onboarding, workforce development and relevant systems and processes.  

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.