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HR Advisor - Industrial

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Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you’ll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You’ll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.


We rank among Canada’s largest construction companies, are a Platinum Member of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you’re eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.
Our career opportunities extend well beyond construction and engineering. We also offer exciting career growth and development in areas such as: accounting; administration; asset management; business development; communications; estimating; finance; health, safety, environment and quality; human resources; information systems/technology; investments; legal and risk management; purchasing; and SAP. As a member of one of these groups, you will play an essential role in supporting the successful execution of our projects and overall business operations by advising and applying your expertise to various improvement initiatives within your functional area.


Graham’s HR team of 25 is comprised of HR Advisory, Learning, Compensation and Benefits, and Talent Acquisition; the majority of which reside in the Graham Calgary Head Office. Our HR Advisors are located at multiple locations throughout Western Canada. We are currently seeking an HR Advisor to be based in Edmonton or Saskatoon.
The position reports directly to the Manager, HR Advisory in Calgary. The individual will work extremely closely with our Industrial leadership team and staff located in Edmonton and Saskatoon. This is a generalist role designed to partner with and support the Industrial client group in order to meet their HR needs, while being supported by and operating under the strategic direction of corporate HR.
This is a ‘hands on,’ operationally-focused advisory role which will rapidly grow into a more strategic HR role as the entire HR team grows and evolves while delivering our People Strategy, and as you develop credibility with the client group leaders. The HR Advisor will be the key ‘go to person’ for all their client group’s HR needs.
As a HR Advisor at Graham you will:
  • Develop close working relationships with your client group by demonstrating a solid understanding of the commercial drivers of their business
  • Work in conjunction with the Corporate HR team and client base to design and deliver effective HR strategies and plans
  • Serve as trusted advisor and valued business partner while demonstrating empathy, credibility, integrity, and maintaining confidentiality
  • Provide advice and support on a wide range of HR issues to employees and leaders, in keeping with Graham’s HR practices and culture
  • Lead the implementation of all elements of our People Strategy within the client group (Performance Management, Rewards, Succession Planning, Development Planning, Hiring)
  • Conduct and manage investigation of complaints and concerns that could result in legal ramifications; asses the severity, involve appropriate individuals and facilitate appropriate action based on policy and practice
  • Counsel leaders on proactive leadership and provide strategic human resources advice to create productive and cooperative work environments that enhance employee engagement
  • Introduce, lead and influence change management initiatives with client group leaders in order to address issues that will enhance overall performance and build the overall human capital capability of the organization
  • Collaborate with the broader HR team in the implementation of our People Strategy
To be Successful at Graham, you will have the following qualifications and experience:
  • Bachelor degree or Post-secondary education in Human Resources, Business, or Social Sciences is required, and CPHR designation is an asset
  • 5+ years of progressive HR Generalist experience; preferably 1-2 years working within a Business Partner model
  • Exceptional relationship-building and interpersonal skills and ability to interact positively with all levels in the organization; you will be extremely action oriented and client focused.
  • Demonstrated advising and coaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to define problems, establish alternatives and determine the optimal course of action in the context of broader business strategies and objectives
  • Ability to work in a remote HR capacity, largely independent from the broader HR team 
  • Broad based understanding of construction environments would be an asset
  • This position requires regular travel between the Edmonton/Saskatoon offices and the Calgary office (up to 10 days per month) with some flexibility to schedule these based on personal commitments
Compensation and Benefits:
  • Competitive salary with annual bonus potential
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, optical and medical and company matched pension plan.
  • Ownership and long term equity opportunities
What we can offer you:
  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America
Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.
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Graham Management Services LP
10840 27th Street SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 3R6
Fax: 403.570.5130

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