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ER Specialist - Riyadh, SA

Requisition ID:  219874

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 colleagues 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 Regional Human Resource 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.


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 of employee relations programs
  • Recommend and implement changes to ER policies, procedures and strategy through monitoring relevant legislative changes within 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 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 effect employee relations within the region 
  • Manage Integrity Ethics Hotline investigations within the region
  • Advise on Adverse Action and Equal Employment Opportunity requirements, including affirmative action plans and involuntary/voluntary assessments within the region
  • Manage performance development and annual leadership activities 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 Regional HR Manager


Basic Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field, plus 8 years of professional HR experience, or 12 years of overall experience in lieu of degree
  • Demonstrated experience in multiple HR disciples including policy development, employment compliance, employee relations and project delivery
  • Experience managing regional employee relations cases, including those escalated to external bodies
  • Extensive knowledge of regional employment legislation and compliance requirements
  • Experience coordinating and facilitating workforce ranking and 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 managing numerous Human Resources processes
  • 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; 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.