• Human Resources Advisor/Labour Relations

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/22/2018 1:15 PM)
    Job ID
    Human Resources
    Job City
    Acheson, AB
  • Overview

    For over 60 years, North American Construction Group (NACG) has worked to build a solid reputation as an industry leader in heavy construction and mining. As one of the largest providers of mining, heavy construction, industrial and tailings & environmental services in Western Canada, we have the precise combination of knowledge and experience that clients seek when they select a service provider.


    We take pride in providing the highest possible level of service to our clients. By fostering a healthy and safe work environment, NACG is able to attract some of the best individuals in the industry. Our experienced team of professionals is able to tackle any job while adhering to the highest standards of safety and quality. NACG has a proven quality assurance program that has been developed for both broad and specific scopes of work and all of our business units are ISO compliant.


    Unrivalled in excellence, North American Construction Group is determined to always be the service provider that is first and foremost in the minds of our clients, employees and stakeholders.

    Position Scope

    In this role the incumbent is accountable to the General Manager, HR, HS&E and Training and is responsible for overseeing the employee and labour relations activities throughout the Company.


    Provide day to day advice, direction and counsel to leadership with respect to interpretation of collective agreements and employee relation matters of assigned client groups.

    • Support field operations on day-to-day labour and employee relations issues.
    • Provide consultation and advice to assigned client groups on employee relations matters outside of the Acheson and West Campus locations.  
    • Lead employee/management relationships by advancing the progress of the adoption of an HR services model which involves coaching, training and mentoring leadership within assigned client groups to effectively resolve their own human resources issues. 
    • Ensure compliance with provincial and federal laws and regulations relating to labour relations, employment standards, human rights and privacy legislation.


    Lead union/management relationships (i.e. resolve labour relations issues, assist with collective bargaining, etc.)

    • Lead union/management relationships including promoting a progressive labour relations framework.
    • Lead the grievance & arbitration processes.
    • Assist with collective bargaining; this includes preparation, research and attending negotiations for all collective bargaining throughout the Company.


    Provide recommendations and input on Human Resources initiatives and programs

    • Provide recommendations and input to Human Resources initiatives and programs related to compensation, recruiting, union/management and employee/management relations and communication.



    Facilitate conflict resolution procedures for assigned client groups


    • Investigate and resolve complex and sensitive employee relations issues for assigned client groups


    Provide project and bid labour force planning support


    • Participate in the estimating, contracts and bid processes by providing advice, direction and recommendations pertaining to provisions within the collective agreements.
    • Support field operations with labour force demobilization at the completion of projects (i.e. oversee transfers, temporary layoffs, and terminations).


    • Minimum five years practical Generalist experience in a Human Resources role.
    • Labour relations experience is preferred.
    • Experience in the construction, mining and/or oil and gas industry is preferred.
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, within a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • CHRP designation or progress towards obtaining CHRP preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of the full spectrum of human resources theories and practices.
    • Ability to effectively influence managers and employees at all levels within the organization.
    • Knowledge of collective bargaining, collective agreement administration and union/ management relations.


    Rewards of our positions include competitive compensation and benefits packages and excellent career growth prospects. To explore this opportunity, please submit a resume of your experience and accomplishments in confidence.


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