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Assistant Human Resources Business Partner at Kiewit

Assistant Human Resources Business Partner

Kiewit Greenwood Village, CO Full-Time

Requisition ID: 162459 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

At Kiewit, our Human Resources Operations team has transformed our business, utilizing best-in-class strategies, turning them into real-world execution.  With 30,000 people, in 7 complex markets, our HR generalists work closely with the front line – partnering with leaders to improve people programs in their organizations, while supporting employees at all levels.  Our HR team is immersed in our markets and improves the company’s bottom line because of their knowledge of how human capital affects organizational success!  

We are looking for someone to join our team, with 5 years of experience in Human Resources, performing both tactical and strategic functions.  You will work alongside of two of our Human Resources Business Partners (HRBPs), supporting 3 client groups of almost 1000 employees.  Under their direction, you will have the opportunity to learn our business, while using your HR skills to make decisions, and positively impact our workforce.    

If you are passionate about HR, willing to roll your sleeves up and jump in – we want to talk with you!  You will participate in an HR developmental program, that prepares you for a leadership role, transforming you into a business savvy, construction/engineering Human Resources Business Partner.  We work hard, have plenty of fun along the way and are an integral part of building the legacy of Kiewit across the globe.

In this role, you will report to an HR Business Partner and work closely with department leadership teams.  Primary responsibility will be to ensure HR execution and performance within your assigned business units. You’ll serve as a liaison with HR Shared Services to ensure their support exceeds internal client needs, while leading various projects and initiatives as determined in the annual planning cycle.  It will be essential that you establish a strong partnership and execute initiatives related to developing and retaining a talented and engaged workforce. 

District Overview

HR Operations is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit.  In recent years, we have gone from decentralized HR groups to a unified, shared service team, with various HR Centers of Excellence.  Our vision is to be a best-in-class international HR organization.


This position will be based out of our Lone Tree, CO office.  (This is not a remote position).


  • Support the development of HR related strategies and ensure implementation and execution.
  • Maintain knowledge of progressive HR practices, trends and data points to drive enhancements.
  • Serve as a change agent by influencing key stakeholders in support of organizational effectiveness.
  • Support the development of succession plans and skills gap analysis, ensuring that they are consistently reviewed and that effective actions are in place.
  • Ensure coaching, feedback and performance systems are in place to maximize workforce productivity.
  • Lead implementation of programs to drive development, employee engagement and retention.
  • Serve as advisor to leadership teams by providing insights, consultation and support.
  • Act as a liaison with HR Shared Services to ensure the delivery of support to exceed internal client needs.
  • Provide feedback to influence the continuous improvement of HR services and processes.

In addition, here are a examples of potential key areas that you will be supporting within our HR team:

  • Consult with managers on effective staff assignments and strategy.
  • Lead succession planning process by providing sound insight, support and Identify additional learning and development trends based on future workforce needs.
  • Serve as liaison for high-risk terminations or separations of employees.
  • Employee dashboards, reports and data are utilized to drive business decisions and tactics.
  • Support implementation of standard communications, processes and reporting for HR annual cycle activities
  • Drive execution of employee performance programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity.
  • Support the execution of performance improvement plans and provide consultation as necessary.
  • Drive execution of leadership development programs and expectations to maximize workforce productivity
  • Monitor workforce productivity, retention and engagement for trends and changes that require intervention.
  • Support effective implementation and execution of employee engagement surveys and plans.
  • Provide needed insight and analysis to annual wage and bonus planning process.
  • Lead efforts to ensure effective utilization of Kiewit Job Architecture and make recommendations as needed.
  • Manage interim wage adjustments as needed – adjustments, title change, hourly to salary conversion, etc..
  • Provide HR support for District Management Teams (DOR, HR Business Plans, Mid-Year Reviews, etc.).
  • Maintain employee visibility through Job visits and employee interaction to Kiewit offices and project sites as necessary.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Human Resources or related field is required
  • 5+ years of progressive HR experience, with a working knowledge of multiple human resources areas like workforce planning and talent development, and you are ready to take that next step in term of level of responsibility and development.  
  • Experience supporting engineering, industrial or construction organizations, highly preferred.  Experience in any of our markets (Transportation, Mining, Water/Wastewater, Power, Oil/Gas/Petrochemical, Vertical Building Construction, or Industrial Facilities) a huge plus
  • Must have previous experience performing similar duties as outlined above, with the ability to strike a balance between tactical support, strategic HR program execution and process innovation.
  • Interest and ability to relocate for future growth opportunities in HR for career trajectory over time.
  • Ability to travel overnight throughout North America up to 20% of the time.
  • Ability to communicate and influence individuals and groups to gain buy-in and acceptance of new ideas and approaches.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and build strong and productive personal relationships, with business acumen, analytical skills, and high attention to detail.

Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.

Base Compensation: 65,000 - 90,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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