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Senior Union Labor Relations Spec

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Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: San Pierre, IN, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : BVCI  

Req Id : 96503 

Job Title : Senior Union Labor Relations Spec 

Location : PJSANPIER 



Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only HireYes 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Recruiter : Jake A Hojnowski 

Job Summary

Act as the centralized resource for Black & Veatch Construction, Inc. (BVCI) Labor Relations team. Perform research duties for the team and collaborate with the Director of Labor Relations to produce labor surveys. Correspond directly with Local Union and Building Trade Council leadership to gather information for the team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Obtain, analyze, and configure data that will provide accurate representation of risks in performing a potential construction project.
  • In partnership with the Labor Relations Manager, meets regularly with the Local Union and Building Trade Council leadership regarding labor and wage rates.
  • Utilize Microsoft Excel and Word at an advanced level to examine labor demand and labor availability to highlight shortfalls and evaluate possible methods for mitigating labor shortages.
  • Creation, management, and presentation of union labor rates for locations of potential construction projects.
  • Management and coordination of overall Labor Relations program.
  • Management of all Labor Relations Information (all current and past agreements – labor surveys, etc…).
  • Works directly with the Director of Labor Relations or assigned designee such as a Labor Relations Manager.
  • Attends national organization conferences as a BVCI representative.
  • Advises on labor rates, agreements, posture, and/or contract restrictions.
  • Leading project labor management meetings.
  • This position will support the team and, in most cases, will be based in Kansas City or one of our main regional offices.
  • This position can be an independent contributor or supervisor to a small team.

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor
Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

4-year college degree preferred. Industrial construction experience preferred; Similar experience dealing with labor agreements, local union halls, and/or large teams of directly hired union craft preferred.


Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills preferred

Minimum Qualifications

5+ years relevant experience


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.


Union Apprenticeship Program completion preferred; Current or past union member preferred.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

Physical Demands:

  • Lift and carry heavy items weighing up to 50 pounds. 
  • Stand, Kneel, Bend, Stoop, Move, and Walk long distances in and around confined, cluttered places, and uneven areas.
  • See and hear naturally or with correction.   
  • Full range of motion and flexibility consistent with requirements of the job duties. 
  • Requires using hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools or controls according to a set procedure. 
  • Requires repetitive movement. 
  • May require work above 5 feet in height.
  • Climb and maintain balance on steel framework, stairs, ladders and scaffolds. 
  • Work up to a 12 hour shift doing hard physical labor in varying temperature extremes and other outside conditions. 


Work Environment:

  • Typical construction site environment:  
    • Requires working in cramped work spaces and getting into awkward positions. 
    • Requires working in very hot (above 90 F degrees) or very cold (below 32F degrees) temperatures and exposure to inclement weather such as dust, wind, snow, rain, etc. 
    • Requires working in extremely bright or low lighting conditions 
    • Includes exposure to sounds and noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable. 
    • Work around hazardous equipment.
  • Typical office environment.


Interpersonal savvy
Plans and aligns
Organizational savvy
Drives results
Optimizes work processes

Salary Plan

ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.


Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.


To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.


A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.


We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.


By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.


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