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HR Business Partner, BVCI (Construction)

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Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : BVCI  

Req Id : 54535 

Job Title : HR Business Partner, BVCI (Construction)  

Location : USVRTL 

Business Unit Sector : BVC-BVCI-HR 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : No 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

BVCI, a proud part of the BV family of companies, offers Union shop construction services for on-time, on-budget project delivery. Our professionals deliver solid dependable solutions for industrial construction projects of all sizes, enabling us to provide leading construction services for our clients. Together, we have an integrated approach to project execution with an emphasis on safety, quality, cost, and schedule. We work with our clients on EPC as well as construction-only projects. We selfperform projects by executing direct hire labor as well as utilizing subcontractor elements. We continue to expand our services offered and build our project backlog. Now is the time to work at BVCI!

The HR Supervisor is responsible for the development and execution of human resource (HR) plans to support division leadership in the achievement of Black & Veatch Union Construction business objectives. Performs management level HR work and carries out responsibilities in several functional areas of HR. This position is a member of the BVCI Leadership Team and will lead all HR related activities including the development and execution of strategic action plans. They will partner with the Black & Veatch COE's as needed for the implementation of HR programs. This position will report the BVCI company President.

Key Responsibilities

Actively participates in the strategy regarding developing, executing, coordinating or communicating human resource plans in the following areas:

  • Workforce planning
  • Succession planning
  • Work and organization design
  • Performance management
  • Employee Relations of Staff Professionals
  • Training and Development
  • Talent Acquisition (Staff hires)
  • Union Craft Processing


  • Acts as coach to leaders to foster high-performing teams and positive morale across the business.
  • Cultivates a partnering relationship with management and professionals, while maintaining an HR perspective. Establishes open and trusting relationships. Engages productively and proactively in business discussions.
  • Performs role as change agent for implementing new HR and TA programs and/or processes. Develops and executes communication plans.
  • Advises management and professionals on the interpretation of personnel policies, programs and procedures. Seeks to ensure compliance and understanding of HR policies.
  • Analyzes and provides advice to management on methods and approaches to resolve employee work problems.
  • Administers (AAP) process and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) technical compliance. Evaluates statistical reports. Produces annual plans. Prepares compliance reports. Coordinates applicant processing with Human Resource Information System (HRIS) and Staffing to ensure appropriate applicant tracking.
  • Directs all recruitment efforts and supports full cycle recruitment process including referral coordination, interview, hiring, pre-employment process and onboarding.
  • Design and develop content based on various learning approaches: blended learning, embedded onthe-job learning, social / collaborative learning, coaching and mentoring for field based construction workforce.
  • Assures HR programs are carried out in accordance with company’s policies and procedures. May propose improvement to the COE's regarding policies, programs and procedures to improve effectiveness of human resources and operations.
  • Maintains company’s Personnel Policy & Procedures Manual (PPPM). Identifies, develops, writes, revises, and implements HR policies using web design software. Researches related policies, legal issues, and current developments using various database sources, and assists with development of framework.
  • Acts as liaison between BVCI Construction and corporate functional areas. Partners with HR and TA specialists on HR processes such merit, bonus, goal setting, performance evaluation, supervisory training, succession planning, and performance improvement/discipline.
  • May provide guidance and direction to HR and TA specialists to ensure understanding of group’s structure, industry, market, policies, etc.
  • Identifies and assesses improvement opportunities which will add value. Champions continuous improvement efforts. Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements. Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities.

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR Certification
  • Union Direct Hire Construction support experience
  • Broad basic knowledge of all functional areas in HR.
  • Strong understanding of HR programs, policies and procedures.
  • Strong understanding of employment law.
  • Good understanding of construction industry, market, technology, business model and metrics.
  • Good understanding of construction business operations.
  • Strong prioritization skills, situational adaptability and ability to manage ambiguity.
  • Basic financial acumen to understand key financial indicators and recognize profitability and revenue opportunities.
  • Global perspective of common business practices and impact on business.
  • Strong human relations skills, including ability to influence and negotiate. 
  • Good leadership ability (team building, coaching, mentoring, change management, advising.)
  • Strong problem-solving skills (identify, analyze, research, evaluate, resolve.)
  • Excellent conflict management and human relations (written, verbal, client service) skills.
  • Basic understanding of Human Resource Information Systems.
  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills.
  • Strong management and supervisory skills

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree required.

Experience: 5+ years progressive HR experience in one or more functional areas.

Applicants for this position must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Black & Veatch Management Consulting (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations. #LI-JR1


HR Certification preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical office environment. Some travel, as needed.

Salary Plan

ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Grade


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