Regional HRPD Director

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At PCL, we build the places where life happens and find camaraderie in the process. We're a community of builders committed to building better communities. That's why we're always looking ahead, and not just to the next project or what's next in our industry.


PCL is looking for a bright and dynamic Director-level HR professional to join our U.S. Headquarters in Denver!  Come join a global company where you can work with the best and brightest in the industry, who are building exciting and diverse projects from theme parks and sports arenas to high-tech civil infrastructure.  We are proud of being 100% employee-owned and our culture has led us to being consistently ranked as one of the Best Places to Work! 


The Regional HRPD Director will proactively identify opportunities and offer creative solutions that reflect a strong understanding of business priorities, industry trends, and best practices across our offices. This position is responsible for providing People leadership across several Western states, supporting the District Operations leadership and managing and mentoring several District HRPD Managers. Key areas of focus include employee relations, management coaching, training & development, teambuilding, organizational development, workforce planning, culture and engagement, change management, talent management, and HR project leadership.  

We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of.


Here's how a Regional HRPD Director for our US Head Office office contributes to our team:


  • Serve as a key strategic leader over one of two Regions in the United States, supporting multiple District offices and their Operations and People staff
  • Partner in the development and execution of PCL’s People & Culture strategy in alignment with overall company strategic plans and priorities
  • Be a key influencer in the ability to promote and drive a strong employee culture, engagement and retention
  • Effectively manage, coach and develop your District People Managers to help optimize their performance to drive the business forward
  • Drive the implementation of HR strategic initiatives that support short and long-term business goals
  • Create a positive team member experience through leadership and implementation of various programs across the life cycle e.g., orientation, performance feedback, mentorship, leadership development, DEI, professional development, employee engagement etc.
  • Partner closely with District People & Culture Managers and the leadership team to continuously improve the effective delivery of HR services and processes while integrating and sharing best practices
  • Lead complex ER investigations, including risk assessment and communication/implementation of recommended outcomes/decisions
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting HR metrics 
  • Lead the implementation, evaluation, and measurement of corporate and regional initiatives and HR projects
  • Partner with our PD (Professional Development) team to create and/or enhance employee development and training programs
  • Drive a positive culture through well-written and strategic employee communications and activities
  • Monitor People & Culture programs and processes for continuous improvement
  • Work closely with sector Executives and District Operations and People management to ensure that all People & Culture services are aligned with the sector’s strategic plan and the needs of the overall organization
  • Liaise and coordinate efforts with sector leaders, Canadian COEs and Corporate HR to promote consistency across a wide geographic footprint
  • Identify and manage risk and opportunities within People processes, projects, or programs at a sector or regional level
  • Support sector leaders in establishing meaningful development plans to build a leadership pipeline and support succession management at the district and regional levels
  • Coach districts on necessary considerations and resolutions for employee relocations, employee relations, investigations or grievances, and terminations
  • Ensure that comprehensive training needs assessments and plans are in place which reflect the appropriate balance of behavioral, leadership, and technical programs to support both district and sector talent-management strategies
  • Facilitate and/or coordinate events such as district business reviews and strategic planning sessions, and delivers training at a regional or national level as required
  • Assist in the development and implementation of People & Culture performance standards and jointly conduct human resources operational reviews;  analyze data, measure effectiveness, and work with district HR to identify opportunities to streamline processes and improve client service
  • Initiate workforce planning discussions to understand current and future staffing needs. Incorporate succession planning and leadership development needs into conversations with managers in the District offices
  • Performance Management: Provide support and guidance to managers to proactively address performance issues, help develop performance improvement plans, proactively follow up on progress and offer advice on next steps with a strong lens on business needs balanced by risk mitigation actions


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or a related discipline 
  • Strong preference for those with Construction-industry or related experience; experience with Canadian operations is a plus
  • 12+ years of progressive human resources experience with 5+ years of supervisory experience managing geographically dispersed teams 
  • Experience in a corporate environment at a Fortune 500 company is preferred
  • Able to work both independently and in a team environment in a highly-matrixed organization
  • Naturally assertive, with the ability to negotiate, influence, and present ideas and content that contribute to the sector or organization’s strategic priorities
  • Seen as a trusted advisor with superior relationship management skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers
  • Working knowledge of Federal & State employment laws, EEO, wage and hour laws, FMLA, and ADA
  • Keeps commitments; is not afraid to establish a visible presence and point of view, to engage and to hold others accountable
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize requests, while maintaining attention to detail
  • Advanced computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in HRIS and MS Office Suite
  • Strong drive for results, problem solving & conflict management abilities
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to delegate and coordinate activities while leading and motivating leaders 
  • Able to apply advanced HR knowledge to define best practices and procedures
  • Advanced experience in training, facilitation, and in managing complex facilitated sessions
  • Demonstrates experience executing employment investigations
  • Proven ability to lead teams through significant change management 
  • Excellent writing, grammar and presentation skills; strong Executive presence; ability to influence and be a “positive disruptor” 
  • Energetic, genuine, approachable, solution-oriented, self-motivated, hardworking, roll up your sleeves and get it done type personality
  • Positive, growth mindset, focused on partnering with peers and clients for positive outcomes rather than being right
  • Experiences in executing strategic initiatives along with daily tactical responsibilities
  • Ability to prioritize and complete work promptly without active supervision is critical, but similarly important is knowing when to ask for help
  • Focuses on HR trends, developments, and best practicesCritical thinker with innovative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage a variety of job-specific projects, while maintaining appropriate levels of service in existing programs; able to meet the demands of a constantly-changing environment
  • Able to thrive independently, within a team, and leading a team in a fast-paced environment that can include deadline pressures
  • Exceptional negotiation and influencing abilities
  • Desire to create a best-in-class employee experience
  • You are not the type of person who likes an easy job or who “maintains the status quo”; you are a hard worker and a “positive disruptor” by nature and are energized by challenges and the opportunity to work both on foundational and innovative HR projects and programs.

PCL is an innovative, employee-owned company comprised of people who find passion in their profession and take pride in doing great work every day. Our work powers the infrastructure and utilities that are essential to daily life and our projects are the scene of vacations, careers, education and healing. We are consistently ranked among the best companies to work for because we are committed to supporting and developing our teams.


The salary range for this position is between $135,000 and $165,000 per annum, based on experience and qualifications.


PCL combines numerous pay and benefit strategies to provide a comprehensive and competitive total rewards package. The total rewards package includes an employee share purchase offering, discretionary annual performance bonus, comprehensive benefits & wellness programs, retirement plan plus matching and career development programs.

The PCL Companies celebrate diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating equitable opportunities and an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We make employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability or veteran status.

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Together, we can build success and a better future. Let’s get started!


Target Start Date: 09/12/2022  

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time   

Company: PCL Construction Enterprises, Inc. 

Primary Location: Denver, Colorado 

Job: Regional HRPD Director

Requisition: 1412 

Nearest Major Market: Denver