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Talent and Organizational Development Manager, Americas 1

Requisition ID:  263885

Requisition Posting End Date: 02/01/2023


Location: Major Office Locations in the US (Houston TX, Glendale AZ, Reston VA)


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 and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleague’s team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.


As the organization that reaches all our employees, the Human Resources department has a special role in capitalizing on opportunities and creating the future for Bechtel.

Do you have a passion for moving fast, learning from feedback, and iterating your approaches to maximize impact? Love working in a diverse and challenging organization that’s making a difference in the world every day? If so, our Talent and Organizational Development Manager for the North America and Latin American regions may be the right fit for you.


In this role, you will collaborate with Senior leaders, drive key talent priorities, and apply globally consistent practices to deliver talent objectives, support the development of talent and enhance effectiveness and standardization across the regions.


Role Overview

The Talent and Organizational Development Manager, Americas is responsible for leading a team of individual contributors and supervisors as well the delivery of the overall enterprise Talent Management (TM) strategy, developed within the Community of Expertise (CoE), to meet business and HR objectives within the North America and Latin America regions. This will include coordination with talent management colleagues across the regions to effectively meet customer requirements and implement talent programs as well as work with peers to institute a culture of continuous improvement and standardization.


The scope of delivery includes Organizational Development (OD) interventions, Change Management (CM), Succession and Talent Pool oversight, support development of learning solutions and delivery of workshops and providing leadership to the TM teams to deliver programs and practices.   


Detailed responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Deliver TM programs and processes across the Americas in support of GBU business strategies through effective implementation, oversight, analysis, and continuous improvement.
  • Collaborate and lead transparent communications with the TM CoE and Business Partners regarding process/program performance to ensure talent strategies meet business needs and remain competitive.
  • Consult on and facilitate OD projects and CM initiatives. Manage successful execution of these tools across the region to include projects and disciplines in a way that is impactful and supports organizational goals and priorities.
  • Supervise team by providing prioritization of work assignments, training and development and management of performance.
  • Responsible for managing the timely and effective facilitation of leadership workshops and learning solutions within the region to meet business and talent development needs to include Instructor Led Training (ILT) and Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) methods.
  • Partner with CoE, providing thought leadership on L&D strategy and lead execution of programs. 
  • Perform analysis of talent metrics, set objectives for talent initiatives, and measure effectiveness to elevate performance across the regions.
  • Provide guidance on TM services and solutions to GBU Business Partners and Leaders for the North America and Latin America regions and consult on regional and local needs.
  • Ensure TM strategy alignment with regional policies and requirements and communicate the rationale for program changes as they occur to Business Partners and affected projects and personnel.
  • Provide oversight and guidance and ensure integration and standardization of global talent initiatives or programs to the regions including succession planning, performance management, talent development, development and delivery of learning solutions, organizational development and change management, internship program, on-boarding, and orientation.
  • Provide alignment and integrate structure, capability, systems, processes, and culture to support organization goals and objectives for projects, teams, or individuals within the regions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Organizational Psychology, Business, or related discipline with a minimum of 13 years related experience with demonstrated increasing responsibility over time or 17 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • Expertise in leading enterprise-wide TM programs and strategies.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in organizational development or change management, coaching, and facilitation of learning solutions.
  • Ability to travel 10-15%.


Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Strategic leadership capability with demonstrated successful teaming and collaboration with HR business partners and leaders of all levels across the organization, and across different geographical areas.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously lead large initiatives / projects and manage the change process to determined timeframes across a large geographical scope.
  • Experience establishing and measuring key performance indicators to ensure compliance, effectiveness, and return on investment to the organization.
  • Previous success in the development and application of OD diagnostic tools (engagement surveys, assessment, cultural diagnostics) in planning and leading complex enterprise-wide organizational development and change initiatives.
  • Experience with various learning technology platforms to include virtual, mobile, informal, social learning, and knowledge management.
  • Knowledge/Experience with instructional design models (e.g., ADDIE, agile development) used to create learning solutions.
  • Expert abilities in communication, interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in data analysis and interpretation to support fact-based and predictive decision making.
  • External coaching accreditation.


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.