Human Resource Manager

Job title:  Human Resource Manager

Status: Full-time, salaried position

 Department:  Corporate Office

 Reports to:  Controller

Founded in 1974 and head-quartered in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hydro Construction Company, Inc., is a 100% employee-owned company that specializes in the construction of new water and wastewater treatment facilities, the construction of water pump and sewage lift stations, facility expansions, and other related projects. Hydro Construction continues to experience stable growth, while maintaining a commitment to quality, innovation, and community involvement.

 Position Summary:  Perform all human resource administrative functions.  Support company management and employees in all human resource related issues.

Supervision:  This position does not have any direct supervisory responsibilities.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Process weekly payroll and maintain detailed payroll records as required.
  • Manage the staffing process, including recruiting, screening, interviewing, hiring, and on-boarding by working closely with the superintendents and foremen.
  • Readily accessible to fill hiring needs as they become available.
  • Monitor job applicant process and all forms communication with the applicant and provide progress updates to management.
  • Ensure job descriptions are up to date and compliant with all local, state and federal regulations and policies.
  • Create and monitor a compensation strategy for all employees based on market research and pay survey.
  • Administration of all employee health plans, welfare benefits, and worker’s compensation claims.
  • Perform on-going benefits education to employees.
  • Obtain background checks on new employees and provide results to management.
  • Conduct New Employee Orientation; create efficiencies to such based upon position hired.
  • Originate and maintain detailed and complete employee personnel files.
  • Enroll eligible employees in designated insurance plans and 401K program.
  • Process employee insurance change requests.
  • Review all insurance invoices for accuracy including additions/deletions/changes.
  • Respond timely to all employees’ questions.
  • Perform exit interviews and prepare report to management.
  • Process new hire and termination paperwork.
  • Serve as COBRA administrator.
  • Track and monitor annual, performance evaluations with a final, summation report to management.
  • File First Report of Injury.
  • Coordinate worker’s compensation cases with Hydro Safety Manager, Pinnacol, and employee as needed.
  • Maintain administrative forms and update employee handbook as needed.
  • Research/analyze data and prepare quarterly reports on HR trends, new HR project suggestions along with current program goals and progress.
  • Ensure compliance with all local, state, and national labor laws, policies and procedures.
  • Recommend, promote, and attend career fairs, as needed, and track the results/benefits of each.
  • Inform management of employee’s milestones, achievements, and successes both on and off the job.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.

Essential Skills and Experience

  •  Education – Preferably a Bachelors’ degree in Human Resources, labor relations, organizational development, business, or related area. A professional human resource certification is a plus.
  • Experience – 5+ years working as a Human Resource Manager. Familiarity and knowledge of Timberline software and working in the construction industry is a plus.
  • Computer Skills – Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook with the ability to become efficient with new software.
  • Administration and Management – Knowledge of business and management principles. Aptitude to exercise considerable judgment, maintain the highest level of confidentiality, and act in a diplomatic manner.
  • Customer and Personal Service – Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes employee needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of employee as well as customer satisfaction.
  • English Language – Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Time Management – A well-organized and self-motivated individual who can work with minimal amount of supervision, including ability to independently identify, research and resolve issues. Possesses strong attention to detail. Ability to handle complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with persons to resolution.
  • Active Listening – Gives full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking – Uses logic and reasoning in approaching problems.
  • Communication – Conveys information, whether verbal or electronic, to others effectively.
  • Problem SolvingDistinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information to make logical judgments. Identifies the sources of problems, evaluates opportunities for resolution, and devises the appropriate course of action. Uses sound reasoning to arrive at conclusions. Finds alternative solutions to complex problems.
  • Team BuildingBuilds and maintains a positive work environment and is aligned with the company culture. Recognizes and optimizes talents of others. Involves others in planning and decision-making. Celebrates success of individual contributors and/or the team.
  • Negotiating SkillsThe ability to conduct discussions with affected parties to find a mutually acceptable solution to problems.
  • Multi-tasking – The ability to effectively and efficiently manage numerous tasks and projects and responsibilities simultaneously. Apply prioritization and track progress toward completion of tasks.
  • Uphold Company Values – Possess the ability to promote strong ethics, honesty, growth, and quality within the company and the construction industry through teamwork, education, technology, and communication.
  • Physical Requirements – Ability to sit/stand at a desk for prolonged periods of time while working on a computer.

Compensation: $50,000-$60,000 annually (dependent upon experience)

The successful candidate must have a valid driver license, a satisfactory criminal background check, a satisfactory motor vehicle report and must be insurable by the Company’s vehicle insurance carrier.  The successful applicant must also pass a drug test and a physical assessment test.

Minimum of 40 hours per week.  Attractive benefits program includes medical, dental, and vision healthcare, 401k program, paid time off and paid holidays, short-term and long-term disability, as well as life insurance.

Hydro Construction is now part of Hensel Phelps

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