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Site Union Labor Relations Specialist

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Date: Mar 9, 2023

Location: San Pierre, IN, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : BVCI  

Req Id : 92801 

Job Title : Site Union Labor Relations Specialist 

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 

Primary Purpose

This Union Labor Relations Professional works on the assigned construction project site with the site team to ensure that BVCI's internal Labor Relations policies are being followed. Will handle all site union employee labor matters on the project with NABTU and UBC (“Building Trades”) union employees including the resolution of any union payroll issues, labor agreement questions or concerns, contract discrepancies, dispute resolution and de-escalation, work scope jurisdiction, management of local hall referrals, documenting union employee discipline, and keeping the site PFM and the BVCI Union Labor Relations Manager and/or Director abreast on all labor activity for assigned project.


Key Responsibilities

• Works with the site team and BVCI Labor Relations to implement all union labor employment policies as defined in the Labor Relations Manual, Jobsite Rules, health and safety rules, company employment policies, and the labor agreement for the project.

• Works with the site team and Local Union representatives to address and resolve all jurisdictional work scope assignment issues amongst the union craft.

• Will serve as the primary point of contact between the site team and the local or regional Building Trades union representatives covering the project.

• Works with the site team and BVCI Labor Relations to implement and handle all discipline pertaining to union craft employees and our internal and site-specific jobsite rules.

• Manages the processes and reporting of information and key performance indicators for assigned construction project.

• Will handle fact finding, collection of witness statements, and any other information for purposes of employee discipline and for any grievances or EEOC charges that pertain to union craft employees.

• Will work with site and corporate payroll to resolve all payroll matters pertaining to union craft employees including but not limited to the collection and updating of wage and fringe rates for each Building Trade on the project and the interpretation of rules for pay, work hours, straight time and overtime, in accordance with the labor agreement documents for the project.

• Manages the communication with Local Union Halls for manpower requests, union craft referrals, including apprenticeship needs, and specific skills, in accordance with the needs of the site team and the terms of the labor agreement.

• Will attend all Local Building Trades meetings for Pre-Job Conferences, periodic project meetings, post-job briefs, and jurisdictional work scope mark-up meetings.

• May attend and speak on behalf of the company for all tri-partite meetings with the site team, the Building Trades, and owners.

• Will facilitate, lead, and manage any project labor-management meetings. 

• Will help the site team with reporting requirements when it comes to union craft.

• Will proactively provide advice and guidance to BVCI site team members on the implementation and administration of terms and conditions of the labor agreement and any specific or general knowledge or information pertaining to the Building Trades. 

• May be required to travel from time to time to assist with other Labor Relations matters within the company.

• Will be expected to be at their respective site until tasked with other assignments.  

• May work with project bids, proposals teams and Labor Relations collecting wage and fringe information and other industrial construction market data for labor surveys in order to assess upcoming work and new construction opportunities for the company. 


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


Being resilient
Instills trust
Interpersonal savvy
Manages ambiguity
Situational adaptability

Minimum Qualifications

3+ years relevant experience; Bachelor's Degree in Labor Relations is equivalent to the experience requirement.


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.

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:

  • Communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Negotiation experience
  • Experience dealing with Unions
  • Experience with Union Contracts
  • Solid writing skills
  • This person must have the ability to deal with multiple personalities of differing professional levels and to handle difficult interpersonal situations
  • Understanding of construction.

Salary Plan

ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Grade


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