Employee Relations Specialist

Requisition ID: 276277 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: New Delhi 


Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. 

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers' objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 

Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report

 They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Bechtel India is a global operation that supports execution of projects and services around the world. Working seamlessly with business line home offices, project sites, customer organizations and suppliers, our teams have delivered more than 125 projects since our inception in 1994.

Our offices in Gurgaon, Vadodara and Chennai will grow significantly and sustainably with exciting career opportunities for both professionals and young graduates who are passionate about creating a cleaner, greener, and safer world; building transformational infrastructure; making decarbonization a reality; and protecting people and the environment.


Job Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated and organized individual to join our growing HR shared services team as a Workplace Investigator (Employee Relations Specialist). In this role, you will play a vital role in supporting a positive work environment by conducting confidential investigations into employee concerns, complaints, and potential policy violations. The position is responsible for Managing the regional ER service-delivery model and will undertake workplace investigations, performance management, mediation, and employee relations consulting within the region, in line with the corporate ER policy guidelines. You will also assist with a variety of employee relations activities, ensuring a smooth and professional experience for our staff.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage Employee Relations within the region, including workplace investigations, performance management and mediation.
  • Deliver employee relations consulting across manager & employee concerns, grievances and disputes.
  • Conduct confidential investigations into employee concerns, complaints, and potential policy violations, following established procedures.
  • Prepare comprehensive and objective reports summarizing findings and recommendations.
  • Promote and support referrals to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • Deliver workforce ranking and reduction in force processes as initiated by Function and/or Regional Management
  • Assist with the development and implementation of corrective action plans and disciplinary processes, in accordance with company policies and legal requirements.
  • Provide counsel to projects on maintaining harmonious employee relations through clear and concise communication of employee relations programs.
  • Provide support and guidance to employees throughout the investigative and resolution processes.
  • Maintain accurate and confidential records of all investigations and employee relations activities.
  • Perform other duties as required by the R&C / ER Manager.
  • Stay up to date on relevant employment laws and regulations.
  • Recommend and implement changes to ER policies, procedures and strategy through monitoring relevant legislative changes within the region.
  • Facilitation of training programs for new or revised ER policies or programs and evaluate the effectiveness of implementation.
  • Manage regional support in relation to tribunal hearings, claims and legal matters pertaining to employee relations.
  • Assess and make recommendations on Client specific requirements and/or initiatives that affect employee relations within the region.
  • Manage Integrity Ethics Hotline investigations within the region.
  • Advice on Adverse Action and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements, including affirmative action plans and involuntary/voluntary assessments within the region.
  • Deliver ER support to Project HR ensuring consistency and compliance of regional ER activities.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, plus 6 years HR experience, OR in lieu of degree 12 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research, investigating alternatives and recommending solutions on areas affecting employee relations
  • Experience managing employee relations cases, including those escalated to external bodies.
  • Extensive knowledge of regional employment legislation and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple HR disciples including policy development, employment compliance, employee relations and project delivery.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Previous experience working within a large matrix organization
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build rapport with employees at all levels.
  • Impeccable attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to travel and work as per customer time zones as required.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong delivery focus and proven ability to exercise a high degree of individual initiative and judgment.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, whilst managing changing priorities & deadlines with multiple stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible and able to work across multiple work fronts is essential.
  • Proven experience in conducting workplace investigations and preparing investigation reports.
  • Intermediate skill in MS office suite producing business-level reports, presentations, and recommendations.
  • Adaptability to cover multiple countries employee relation activities
  • If you are a highly motivated and detail-oriented individual with a passion for fair and impartial investigations and fostering a positive work environment, we encourage you to apply!


Total Rewards/Benefits:

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.


Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.