Employee Relations Specialist

Requisition ID: 277182 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: New Albany, OH 

 

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

 

Project Overview:

Bechtel is building a semiconductor manufacturing plant in New Albany, Ohio. We are partnering with the North America Building Trades Unions and suppliers to create several thousand new jobs and work with local education organizations to implement new training programs that will support the future talent pipeline. Bechtel Manufacturing & Technology, Inc. offers engineering, procurement, and construction services for customers in the semiconductor manufacturing, electric vehicle, and data center markets. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, the M&T global business unit also includes colleagues working in Arizona, Ohio, Texas, India, and additional project locations around the world.

 

Job Summary

As an Employee Relations (ER) Specialist at Bechtel, you will play a key role in upholding our Vision, Values, and Commitments (VV&Cs) and maintaining a fair and respectful work environment for all Bechtel colleagues. Bechtel’s ER Specialists conduct thorough investigations into workplace issues, resolve escalated employee concerns, and provide expert guidance on ER matters to both leaders and staff. #LI-HB1

 

This position will primarily manage ER activities for Bechtel's project in New Albany, Ohio. #LI-HB1

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Manage complex employment-related investigations, end-to-end, including conducting intake meetings, background research, investigative interviews, report-writing, corrective actions, and debrief meetings.
  • Investigate complaints involving violations of Company policy, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, bullying, and other inappropriate behavior.
  • Coach and advise all levels of management through employee relations matters (e.g., interpersonal conflicts, communication of employment decisions, advice on policy application, performance management, mental health concerns, workforce reductions, etc.).
  • Partner closely with global cross-functional partners within the ER Communities of Expertise, Legal, Human Resources, Ethics and Compliance, Security, Industrial/Labor Relations, and business units.
  • Facilitate ER training for managers and supervisors and participate in projects led by the ER team.
  • Partner closely with the ER Communities of Expertise colleagues to leverage ER data to proactively identify opportunities to enhance the employee experience.
  • Deliver workforce reduction processes as initiated by Project HR and Project Management.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Education & Experience Requirements:

Level 1:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field, and 5-8 years of relevant experience; or 9-12 years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Formal training and/or certification in investigations preferred.
  • Proven track record of conducting workplace investigations that will withstand legal scrutiny.
  • Strong understanding of employment law, compliance, and ER best practices.
  • Experience presenting findings and recommendations to all levels of leadership, including those with dissenting opinions.

 

Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources, Business Administration, or a related field, plus 8 or more years of relevant experience; or 12 or more - years of relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Formal training and/or certification in investigations preferred.
  • Proven track record of conducting workplace investigations that will withstand legal scrutiny.
  • Strong understanding of employment law, compliance, and ER best practices.
  • Experience presenting findings and recommendations to all levels of leadership, including those with dissenting opinions.

  

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • High level of discretion and ethical judgment.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and ability to work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Proficiency in electronic case management applications.
  • Able to demonstrate a high degree of empathy balanced against an ability to provide direct feedback and engage in difficult and sensitive conversations.
  • Proficiency in analyzing ER data to generate comprehensive reports, identify trends, and derive actionable insights for business and project leaders.

 

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.  
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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.

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