Senior HR Business Partner

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/15/17
Los Angeles, CA
8 - 10 years experience
Engineering Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/15/17

Senior Human Resources Business Partner
Seattle, WA

As the Senior HR Business Partner focused on driving business success, this key role provides strategic HR leadership/partnership and support to the business ensuring achievement of business strategies and objectives by maximizing human capital. This includes building business partner relationships based on trust and credibility, and the flawless execution of HR programs, policies, and practices so that quality objectives and deadlines are met successfully.

Excellent customer service-focus, decision-making, creative and innovative problem-solving, leadership abilities and presence, as well as stellar communication skills and executive presence are keys to success in this role. Key skills and abilities include coaching, influencing, facilitation, communication, process development and improvement, analysis and problem solving. Requires experience and proficiency in HR discipline.


  • Participates and consults with leaders on company-wide programs and initiatives (e.g., performance management, salary review, workforce planning, organizational change and special projects)
  • Ability to produce high quality work, be flexible, prioritize business demands, anticipate needs, and take initiative
  • Provide expert advice, coaching, and counsel to leaders and employees on HR programs, policy and procedures, employment laws, conflict resolution, performance levels, change management, and organizational development to promote a fair and equitable work environment
  • Translate workforce data/metrics into meaningful plans for leadership to act upon
  • Leads annual Human Resources project(s) as determined in the annual HR plan and participates in cross-functional initiatives
  • Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, salary revisions, workforce planning, disciplinary actions and special projects)
  • Determines and recommends employee relations practices necessary to establish a positive employer-employee relationship and promote a high level of employee morale and increase productivity and retention
  • Works closely with management in the implementation of corporate policies and programs related to talent management
  • Facilitates engagement activities; roundtables, new leader assimilation exercises and team building
  • Maintain current and complete understanding of Federal and State laws; protects company's interests by ensuring all legal requirements for equal employment and compliance are met by keeping informed of changes in these areas and by implementing the necessary practices/programs to meet these changes. Partner with legal department as needed/required
  • Identify and recommend areas of improvement. Review ways to improve the execution of HR delivery
  • Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, succession planning
  • Review ways to improve the execution of HR delivery including analyzing trends and metrics in partnership with HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Identify training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs


  • 8+ years of progressive HRexperience, specifically in the resolution of complex employee relation issues
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency with HRIS system(s)
  • Broad knowledge and experience in employment law, employee relations, performance management; some compensationexperiencepreferred
  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality; ability to maintain strict confidentiality on sensitive issues
  • Strong business acumen
  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR, Business or other related field from an accredited university
  • Travel 50% to 75% of work schedule; travel up to 10 business days in length during performance management review cycles.

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience supporting a management consulting, advisory or professional services firm
  • Global experience with visas and general global mobility matters
  • Develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results
  • Proven strategic development and implementation of solutions to address competitive, complex business issues
  • Ability to establish immediate credibility with clients and within the company; can build consensus and achieve goals through influence.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and communication skills with professional staff, senior level executives and the community at large
  • Ability to understand issues domestically and internationally and communicate effectively with clients
  • Be self-directed and motivated; able to multi-task and manage conflicting priorities
  • Take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation
  • Proficiency in using various HR systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and other productivity tools


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