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Black & Veatch HR Business Partner in Overland Park, Kansas

HR Business Partner

Date: Sep 20, 2023


Overland Park, KS, US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 99802

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work , Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity’s biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

This is a Hybrid Role and the ideal candidate will be based out of the Black and Veatch headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas.

The Opportunity

As the HR Business Partner , you will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop and Execute Human Resources (HR) Strategies to support leadership in achievement of business objectives

  • Provide executive level HR consultation

  • Consult and execute on various HR cyclical activities (Pay Planning, Succession Planning, Performance Review, etc)

  • Coordinates with COEs and other specialist to execute strategy within assigned client base

  • Work collaboratively across parts of BV leadership within the business and HR

The Team

As part of BV Business Enablement, you will be part of the critical and forward-thinking group that enables our people, projects, and businesses to be as successful as possible by providing creative solutions. Functions in this group include CIO/Global Information Technology, Diode, ESH&S, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Risk Management, and Government Affairs and Real Estate and Building Services.

Key Responsibilities

Provide executive level consultation and support our Business Enablement Group. This group consists of Legal, IT, Finance, Human Resources, and other area support functions for the overall business.

  • This may include areas such as:

  • Workforce planning

  • Staffing consultation

  • Training, development, and skill enhancement

  • Succession planning

  • Organization design

  • Performance management

  • Culture assessment and development

  • Employee relations & coaching

  • Compensation administration

  • Identifies, plans, executes critical HR goals

  • Identify critical HR goals and factors for success; is responsible for executing related actions

  • Cultivatea partnering relationship with top line leaders

  • Consult and provideinsights to leaders

  • Be a change agent for implementing new HR programs, processes and/or initiatives

  • Advisemanagement on HR Policies, programs, and procedures

  • Actas liaison between division and HR functional areas

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business-related field; Human Resources preferred; Master’s degree preferred

  • Extensive knowledge of domestic employment law and compliance issues (local, state and federal, such as Fair Labor Standards Act, Wage & Hour)

  • Extensive knowledge of international employment and immigration laws and regulations

  • Good understanding of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan regulations and company goals

  • Strong knowledge of HR programs, policies and procedures understanding of Human Resource Information System(s) Excellent problem-solving skills (identify, analyze, research, evaluate, resolve) Ability to manage several projects of functional areas concurrently

  • Strong human relations skills (written, verbal, client service)

  • Strong long-term conceptual planning ability Business acumen and ability to understand business metrics and financials

  • Good Microsoft program skills

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years progressive HR and/or Staffing experience; Workforce planning experience required.

  • All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Extensive sitting

  • Regular keyboarding

  • Typical office environment

Salary Plan

ADM: Administrative/Business

Job Grade


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Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

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Notice to External Search Firms : Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.

Nearest Major Market: Olathe

Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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