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AECOM Director, HR Business Partner in Orange, California

United States of America - California, Los Angeles

Job Summary

AECOM has an immediate opening for a Human Resource Business Partner (HRBP). The HRBP is an individual contributor role reporting to the Senior Director, HRBP and will work on a team of experienced HR Partners, chiefly accountable for partnering with their assigned business leaders to deliver a people strategy / talent agenda that drives business performance and growth. This position can be located in the following US West Region locations: Los Angeles, Orange or Oakland, California / Austin or Dallas, Texas / Phoenix, Arizona or Chicago, Illinois and will require occasional travel.

This position is part of the West Region HR team responsible for partnering with assigned client group(s). In this role, you will be responsible for partnering with the leaders to deliver a people strategy / talent agenda that drives business performance and growth. You will deliver a best-in-class employee experience through manager and employee coaching, ensuring compliance with policies and regulations, labor and employee relations strategy, and implementing strategic HR initiatives (i.e., talent, culture, inclusion & diversity) at a regional and local level.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as strategic partner to assigned client group(s), designing and implementing plans that address hiring, retention, development, and engagement. ​

  • Coach and consult leaders and people managers on organizational effectiveness, talent management, performance and development so they can lead the organization to meet established business targets using best practice techniques and processes.​

  • Leverage change management and organizational development tools to facilitate organizational redesigns, team integrations and new manager assimilations. ​

  • Facilitate the talent review process and create plans to develop and deploy our key talent and address succession gaps.​

  • Implement talent development. performance management, engagement and ED&I programs within client groups in order to become “a great place to work” company.​

  • Analyze people metrics to identify trends and courses of action; make people metrics visible routinely to drive leadership behavior and action.​

  • In collaboration with Compensation team, ensure client group is able to attract, reward, and retain needed talent while ensuring internal pay equity.​

  • Understand existing workforce and work with managers to anticipate program wins and losses to redeploy resources.

  • Work with Talent Acquisition, Hiring Managers and Resource Directors to ensure robust, efficient, process that secures the key talent we need to manage the business.​

  • Providing consultation, guidance and support in all matters related to employee relations including performance management, code of conduct, fair employment practices, accommodations and all other application of local policies, work rules, procedures and applicable laws.​

  • Provide business and employee perspective and insights to Centers of Excellence in order to represent the business in HR strategy/program/policy development.​

  • Other duties as may be assigned.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of related experience, or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education, including 2 years of leadership, specifically with a mix of talent management, employee relations and HRBP roles.

  • Strong expertise in US employment law, compliance, and managing sensitive investigations.

  • Experience with analyzing talent data to make fact-based HR decisions and proposals.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Requirements:

  • HR certifications, such as PHR/SPHR, SHRM-CP/SPC, Prosci, DiSC, ICF and/or other assessment or coaching certifications.

  • Previous experience in a consulting engineering or professional services environment.

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed global and/or Fortune 500 organization.

  • Experience with process improvement approaches (Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Simple Problem Solving).

  • Experience in using Workday or similar platform as a human capital management solution.

  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Suite, specifically, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

  • Seen as a ‘team player’ with a 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.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the experience of making presentations to senior leadership, conducting training, and partnering with the AECOM HR team on special projects.

  • Excellent follow through skills and the ability to anticipate and address business needs proactively.

  • Ability to maintain perspective, balance, and focus through challenge, uncertainty and change. Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, demanding environment.

  • Willingness to provide HR support for a variety of client groups with varying business goals and objectives in the US.

  • Ability to travel up to 20%.

Additional Information:

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • As this is a virtual / remote role, relocation benefits are not offered.

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. 256822BR

Additional Locations US - Austin, TX - 13640 Briarwick Drive, Suite 200, US - Chicago, IL - 303 E Wacker Drive, US - Dallas, TX - 13355 Noel Road, US - Oakland, CA - 300 Lakeside Drive, US - Orange, CA - 999 Town & Country Rd, US - Phoenix, AZ - 7720 North 16th Street

Virtual: Yes

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.