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Human Resources Generalist (San Diego) at Turner Construction

Human Resources Generalist (San Diego)

Turner Construction San Diego, CA Full Time

Position Description:           Provide guidance to assigned business units for Human Resources functions including                                                  recruiting, employee relations, talent management, training, and benefits. Serve as liaison                                             for employees and support key management initiatives.

                Reports to:          HR Manager

Essential Duties
& Responsibilities*:

  • Represent company culture, values, and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) activities across company. Active participation in anti-racism learning, and advocate for equity and employee health and wellbeing.
  • Administer and communicate Human Resources (HR) related programs, policies, and procedures to assigned business unit; provide knowledgeable and timely responses to employee inquiries.
  • Establish trusting environment to create safe and neutral setting where employees can openly engage with HR. Connect in- person with employees regularly ‘where they work’, advocate and provide guidance to Business Unit (BU) leadership on people-related needs and concerns.
  • Contribute new ideas to support continuous improvement in overall effectiveness of HR team. Apply basic lean concepts and practices to work efficiently, enhance programs, coordinate and reduce waste, (e.g., Personal Kanban, A3 problem solving, and Story Boarding).
  • Manage Talent Acquisition (TA) activities:
    • Proactive management of sourcing, recruitment, and onboarding of interns, college and experienced hires. Establish and maintain professional relationships with external agencies for candidate referrals.
    • Create and maintain candidate pipelines for potential future new hires.
    • Reinforce training and understanding of EEO and harassment policies to BU recruiting team.
    • Review diversity goals and provide feedback as to problem areas meeting goals.
    • Manage college and career fair activities, interview candidates, and review recommendation summaries to support offer decisions.
    • Extend offers for employment.
    • Serve as primary candidate contact, coordinate employee onboarding program, and conduct new hire orientation and other HR-related training.
    • Liaise with employment agencies and internal hiring manager to support operational needs.
    • Organize and implement internship program and serve as escalation point of contact for interns.
    • Maintain accurate and timely applicant tracking data, including maintenance of job requisitions, posting content, interview schedules, and managing end-to-end hiring process.
    • Promote activities for Employee Referral Program.
  • Contribute information to support HR/Operations team with strategic staffing and Availability & Needs Report for project assignments and internal mobility decisions.
  • Serve as first point of contact for BU relocations and transfers; initiating vendor estimates, arrange temporary housing, connect with community resources, and other related activities.
  • Provide guidance to hiring manager for executing offers; facilitate and support new hire offer and onboarding processes to acclimate new hire into business unit.
  • Manage immigration and work authorization-related processes (e.g., visas, permanent resident applications) for employees with guidance from HR Manager.
  • Support activities relating to employee discipline, involuntary terminations, performance improvement plans, employee claims, investigations, and employee relations counseling under guidance of HR management.
  • Manage and facilitate performance and development program processes, provide training and support to managers. Assist with succession planning and prepare materials for discussions.
  • Suggest entry-level employee development and provide input to BU training plan.
  • Conduct exit interviews and coordinate payroll, benefits information, and return of
    company property with exiting employees.
  • Support employee inquiries and provide accurate communication of benefits and
    policy information; coordinate FMLA, short- and long-term disability (STD/LTD)
    and other leave programs; oversee benefits open enrollment process in BU.
  • Maintain accurate employee data changes in HR system of record. Conduct routine
    audits to ensure data integrity.
  • Generate, analyze, interpret various metrics and distribute reports from HRIS for BU senior leadership and HR management. Facilitate employee recognition programs, employee service awards, and business unit staff awards programs.
  • Assist Employee Resources Group (ERG) leaders in utilizing Diversity & Inclusion programs to position employees for success and identify career opportunities to fulfill individual aspirations.
  • Maintain updated records and coordinate with various departments to ensure compliance with Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited degree program in Human Resources or related field, and minimum of 5+ years of progressive HR experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • Direct experience dealing with complex employee relations matters, investigations and resolution.
  • Experience with talent acquisition including managing college recruiting programs as well as full life cycle recruiting for employees at all levels.
  • Must be approachable, customer service focused and be able to effectively interact with employees and senior leaders at all levels.
    Must be flexible, detail oriented and have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills.
  • Must have excellent documentation and record keeping skills.  Must be able to write thorough investigation reports.
  • Self-starter with advanced human resources, employee relations, project management and leadership skills.
  • Experience with mid-size organizations and federal contractor(s) preferred.
  • Familiarity with California employment law and leave of absence administration. 
  • Professional in Human Resources® (HRCI PHR®) or Society of Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM CP®) certification, preferred.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources policies, operations, and processes.
  • High degree of integrity, maintain confidential information, and exercise discretion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft suite of applications with advanced MS Excel skills, skilled in database software, Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) (SAP preferred), and other HR related applications.
  • Some travel required to various jobsites in San Diego County.  This is not a remote opportunity, time will be split between our local office and jobsites.  Occasional travel to locations outside of San Diego County. 

Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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