Job Description

Senior Human Resources Manager, Contract
Operating Company Stuart Olson
City Edmonton
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Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the Senior Human Resource Manager will be a key member of the HR Leadership Team.  Leading the HR Advisory Team, and working collaboratively with other Human Resources Functional Leaders the successful candidate will develop a deep understanding of the business needs and take a consultative approach to build strong relationships with senior leaders across the organization. 


This position is based in the NW Edmonton, AB office and is a 12-14 maternity leave contract.






  • Demonstrate the Stuart Olson Promise and contribute to it becoming embedded across the organization.

  • Promote the best interest of the company.

  • Conduct performance plans and assessments with direct reports.

  • Maintain a high level of morale among direct reports.

  • Act as coach and mentor to direct reports.


HR Advisory and Client Interaction

  • Lead, guide and be accountable for the performance of the HR Advisory Team to ensure that the challenges of their assigned client groups are proactively diagnosed and addressed.

  • Develop deep knowledge of and strong relationships within the client groups served.

  • Engage in face to face contact with senior business leaders on a regular (e.g. monthly / quarterly) basis and virtually through video conference as required (site visits may be required).

  • Liaise with the Human Resources Leadership Team to ensure strategic alignment across all areas within the human resources function.

  • Provide support to the senior operational leadership teams to ensure they have the tools necessary to make informed decisions.

  • Develop a rapport with employees to promote trust and open communication; providing ongoing coaching to leaders in support of human resources processes and programs.

  • Maintain current knowledge of federal, provincial laws and regulations to ensure the company remains committed to fair employment practice, in addition to determining how pending legislation can impact the human resources field and the employment landscape.

  • Participate in resolving issues related to employee relations.


HR Program & Policy

  • Analyze, investigate and support the resolution of business / people issues.

  • Provide guidance and support on employee matters including, but not limited to, policy interpretation, harassment complaints, drug and alcohol testing.

  • Serve as escalation point for policy and program inquiries from HR Business Partners.

  • Review existing and forthcoming legislation to determine HR impact on the organization; make recommendations regarding legislation.

  • Work with our internal legal counsel when needed, to support the resolution of challenging complaints.

  • Understand the site level environment and ensure alignment with the business needs.


Stuart Olson Corporate

  • Lead and participate in corporate initiatives.





  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration or related degree.

  • CPHR designation

  • 7+years working in a business partner capacity

  • 5 years in a leadership role within human resources and within the construction or related industry

  • Experience serving multiple, and broad employee groups

  • Experience dealing with sensitive and complex employee situations (e.g. harassment, performance management, drug and alcohol policies, etc.)

  • Experience working directly with field staff and field management

  • Fluent knowledge of Federal and Provincial laws and legislation as it applies to employee related situations

  • Ability to successfully navigate a fast-paced, complex and changing work environment, while managing multiple and shifting priorities, with an approach that encompasses both collaborative and integrity

  • Strong leadership capability as evidenced by demonstrable success in team / collaborative work environments

  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships with multiple groups

  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service philosophy

  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills

  • Highly developed critical thinking, logical analysis and problem-solving skills with the highest standard of professional ethics, confidentiality and integrity

  • Ability to travel 30% of the time

  • Supportive of a culture that encompasses the highest ethical standards aligned with the Company Promise



Why Choose Stuart Olson?

Safety, Sustainability, Collaboration, and Integrity are core Company values that encourage innovation and make a lasting difference in meeting the goals of our stakeholders and the communities in which we operate. Stuart Olson strongly supports and encourages employees to get involved and give back in their local communities. We expect our employees to bring their best to work every day and in return, management recognizes and rewards employees for their valued contribution through competitive compensation, robust benefits, health & wellness programs, and learning development opportunities. At Stuart Olson we are committed to creating a culture built on a passion to do great things.


Who We Are?

Stuart Olson has been positively impacting the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate, and the lives we touch since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the commercial and industrial markets.


We are a $1 billion+, fully integrated commercial construction and industrial services provider with offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. We deliver confidence through a client-centered approach that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results.



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Unsolicited resumes and phone inquiries from 3rd party agencies will not be accepted.

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