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2020 - Human Resources Manager

Date: Aug 10, 2019

Location: US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Req Id : 2307 

Job Title : 2020 - Human Resources Manager  


Work Location : USVRTL 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

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ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Summary

Black & Veatch Management Consulting

HR Business Partner


Building a World of Difference…it’s more than just a tag line, it is the passion that fuels Black & Veatch’s global success.


The Management Consulting HR Business Partner is responsible for the development and execution of human resource (HR) plans to support division leadership in the achievement of Management Consulting’s (MC) business objectives. Performs management level HR work and carries out responsibilities in several functional areas of HR. This position is a member of the MC Leadership Team and will lead all HR related activities including the development and execution of strategic action plans and the coordination of HR resources needed for the implementation of HR programs. This position will lead and manage the HR staff for MC. Works under minimal supervision by the Division President.


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

  • Workforce planning
  • Talent acquisition
  • Training and development
  • Succession planning
  • Work and organization design
  • Performance management
  • Culture assessment and development
  • Employee relations & coaching
  • Compensation administration
  • Assists in identifying critical HR goals and success factors; develops related actions

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops and executes HR plans, leads and manages MC HR staff and performs generalist and recruitment functions, as necessary. This position will aggressively promote “employer of choice” image within the marketplace, while enhancing image across the organization. Acts as coach to leaders to foster high-performing teams and positive morale across the Management Consulting business. Works in a collaborative fashion with all levels of management and staff.
  • 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 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.
  • Assures HR programs are carried out in accordance with company’s policies and procedures. May propose improvement to policies, programs and procedures to improve effectiveness of human resources and operations.
  • Acts as liaison between MC and corporate functional areas. Partners with HR specialists on HR processes such merit, bonus, goal setting, performance evaluation, supervisory training, succession planning, and performance improvement/discipline.
  • Engages HR specialists effectively and proactively as needed.
  • Delivers presentations explaining HR programs and initiatives.
  • May provide guidance and direction to HR specialists to ensure understanding of group’s structure, industry, market, policies, etc.  
  • Manages involuntary terminations and reduction-in-force activities as needed.
  • 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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 8+ 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • HR Certification
  • Broad basic knowledge of all functional areas in HR.
  • Strong understanding of HR programs, policies and procedures.
  • Strong understanding of employment law.
  • Strong understanding of division administrative policies and procedures.
  • Good understanding of management consulting and professional services industry, market, technology, business model and metrics.
  • Good understanding of Management Consulting’s 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.


  • KS- Overland Park



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Extensive Sitting; Regular KeyboardingTypical office environment



Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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