AECOM Vice President, Labor / Employee Relations, and Compliance - Americas in Morrisville, North Carolina
United States of America - Georgia, Atlanta
The Vice President, Labor/Employee Relations & Compliance will lead a team responsible for providing guidance on and directly handling employee relations matters with a focus on balancing business need and organizational risk, assisting in the design of employee related policies that are compliant with the law and align to best practices, managing complaints, and cultivating a positive and productive work environment. This role will serve as a senior strategist and advisor regarding labor and employee relations working closely with HR, Legal and the business to develop short-term and long-range plans. This position will report directly to the DCSA Senior Vice President, Human Resources.
This position may be based in any location in the Americas
Responsible for coaching and inspiring a team to deliver consultation, guidance and support in labor and employee relations matters ranging from basic to complex or high risk.
Serve as the HR expert on ethics and compliance reviews, using lean/sigma mindset to establish a standard approach to case review and issue mitigation with executive leadership.
Responsible for implementing comprehensive labor relations strategy and promoting a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship between our organization and unions. Engage as primary partner to HR, Legal and the business for union contract negotiations, and serve as the subject matter expert around union contract interpretation.
Respond to and investigate employee complaints submitted directly to HR or through the Company’s Ethics Hotline.
Design, enhance and increase standard documentation / inventorying of employee related policies that are compliant with federal, state and local laws. Stay abreast of all relevant changes to such laws and update the Employee Handbook as needed.
Act as key point person to respond to policy questions, provide clarification on labor and employee relations processes, and communicate policy updates to the appropriate audience.
Partner with Leave Coordinators, HRBPs, and managers on leaves and accommodations issues.
Work with HRBPs, Legal and managers on discipline and termination issues.
Assist with the development and facilitation of labor, employee relations and diversity, inclusion and equity related training.
Programmatic co-ownership (with Legal) of anonymous reporting tool for workplace issues.
Steward EEO, OFCCP and FLSA reporting and audits.
Bachelor Degree + extensive experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 6 years of leadership
Bachelor’s degree and 12+ years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, specifically with a mix of labor relations, employee relations and HRBP roles with 6+ years leading a team.
Strong expertise in labor and employment law, compliance, and conducting sensitive investigations.
Experience in developing and leading a company-wide labor and employee relations strategy.
Understanding of, and experience with, core aspects of Human Resource Management.
Consultative style and ability to exercise a high degree of professionalism and diplomacy in interactions with all levels of the organization in a matrixed team environment and to collaborate across lines of business and functions.
Strong experience and demonstrated skills in handling a variety of employee relations matters.
Excellent follow through skills and the ability to anticipate and address business needs proactively.
Experience leading and developing high performing teams, especially remote teams.
Team-oriented attitude balanced with ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to maintain perspective, balance, and focus through challenge, uncertainty and change. Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
Experience assembling ROI focused business cases in support of investment requests.
Experience driving the implementation of strategic HR programs.
Outstanding organizational and project management skills with familiarity with lean/six sigma.
Must be detail-oriented with excellent written communication skills.
Juris Doctor preferred with focus in employment law.
This position may be based in any location in the Americas
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Human Resources
Business Line Geography OH
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 240548BR
Additional Locations US - Arlington, VA - 3101 Wilson Blvd, US - Charlotte, NC - URS 7207 Ibm Drive Clt-3a, US - Denver, CO - 7595 East Technology Way, US - Greenwood Village, CO - 6200 South Quebec Street, US - Miami, FL - 7650 Corporate Center Drive, US - Morrisville, NC - 1600 Perimeter Park Drive, US - Raleigh, NC - 701 Corporate Center Dr
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.