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Employee Relations Specialist

Requisition ID:  257443

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Job Summary

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure, mining & metals, nuclear, security & environmental, and oil, gas & chemicals. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


Bechtel is seeking a Regional Employee Relations (ER) Specialist who will report to the North America ER Manager. 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.


The work location for this position is flexible in one of the Bechtel offices located in Glendale, AZ or Houston, TX, or Reston, VA.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Deliver advice, guidance, and coaching on country-level employee relations work processes.
  • Manage Employee Relations within the region, including mediation, performance management and workplace investigations.
  • Coordinate disciplinary outcomes and/or corrective actions including coaching managers & supervisors in best practice delivery.
  • Deliver employee relations consulting across manager & employee concerns, grievances and disputes.
  • Provide counsel to projects on maintaining harmonious employee relations through clear and concise communication ofemployee relations programs.
  • Recommend and implement changes to ER policies, procedures and strategy through monitoring relevant legislative changeswithin the region.
  • Promote and support referrals to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • 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
  • Deliver workforce ranking and reduction in force processes as initiated by Function and/or Regional Management.
  • Perform other duties as required by the ER Manager.


Basic Qualifications & Experience:

  • Level 1: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field, plus 5 years of HR experience or in lieu of a degree 9 years of experience.
  • Level 2: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field, plus 6 years of HR experience or in lieu of a degree 12 years of experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple HR disciples including policy development, employment compliance, employee relations and project delivery.
  • Experience managing employee relations cases, including those escalated to external bodies.
  • Extensive knowledge of regional employment legislation and compliance requirements.
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating a reduction in force activities.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting research, investigating alternatives and recommending solutions on areas affecting employee relations.
  • Previous experience working within a large matrix organization.
  • Ability to travel as required.


Additional Skills & Requirements:

  • 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.



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; Energy; 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 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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.