HR Employee Relations Specialist

Requisition ID: 275885 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Warsaw, PL 


Role Overview:

The HR Operations Specialist is responsible for supporting the full range of activities that touch the employee life cycle in Poland. This includes prehire, staffing, onboarding, transfer of personnel, employee relations, employee engagement and offboarding.

  • Provides assistance in the development and implementation of Human Resources (HR) plans and supports employee relations and employee concerns. Typically performs projects and activities that require a sound, broad knowledge of HR principles and practices. The HR Operations specialist reports to the Poland AP1000 Project HR Manager.

  • Leads employee relations and employee concerns investigations, working effectively with ethics & compliance, legal counsel and Project HR manager.

  • Oversees project staffing activities including SmartStaff data management activities.

  • Collects, assembles, and analyzes data for reports and metrics on HR processes and programs.

  • Provides guidance and interpretation of human resources policies, programs and processes to ensure consistent application.

  • Assists with annual HR processes including, performance management, compensation planning, workforce ranking, talent management reviews and assignment completion process.

  • Assists with responses to customer and corporate requests for data and process audits.

  • Provides leadership to direct development opportunities, sets performance management goals and assigns work.

Project Overview:

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first AP1000 nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come. This role will be based in Warsaw, Poland.

 Qualifications and Skills:

  • Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources or related field with a minimum of 12 years HR work experience in Poland

    • Experience handling employee investigations and developing performance improvement plans

    • Proven ability to exercise a high degree of individual initiative, discretion and judgment as well as the ability to work collaboratively with others and effectively under pressure with changing priorities and deadlines.

    • Understanding and demonstrated experience with Polish labor law

    • Prior experience in interpretation and implementation of Human Resources policies 

    • Detail-oriented, organized, flexible and able to work effectively at all levels of the organization

    • Experience managing numerous Human Resource processes

    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

    • Native Polish written language and presentation

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in English.

    • Demonstrated experience in Microsoft suite of packages, (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams)

  • Preferred Qualifications

    • SPHR or PHR Certification or Equivalent HR diploma

    • Strong familiarity with GDPR requirements

 Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Receives incoming employee relations inquiries, makes initial assessment, conducts investigations

  • Provides consultation and advice to managers on a variety of employee relations and human resource issues, including performance management, attendance, progressive discipline, ethical/privacy or harassment concerns, and conflict resolution with the ability to bring forward concerns as appropriate to the project Human Resources Manager for issue resolution

  • Efficiently resolves basic employee relations complaints, concerns, and allegations

  • Responsible for the maintenance of all employee files and records, in alignment with statutory requirements

  • Management of the project staffing plan in Smartstaff, ensuring data accuracy and alignment with the approved Project Controls staffing plan. This will involve regular engagement with functional managers and Project hiring managers

  • New hire onboarding, including the preparation of documentation for pre-hire medicals, employment contact preparation and personnel file administration, in accordance with Polish statutory law.

  • Supporting International assignee onboarding and offboarding

  • Working with the HR manager on employee engagement activities and events management

  • Offboarding of personnel, including the preparation of certificates required under statutory law

  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a team and providing support as needed

  • Other duties, as assigned

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.

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