Senior Compensation Specialist

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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.


We're also looking at what's next for you and how we can help you build a career you're proud of. The Senior Compensation Specialist is responsible for leading the development, execution and monitoring of total rewards programs and initiatives in alignment with sector and company strategies and priorities. Reporting to the Manager, Total Rewards this role requires an individual who thrives on challenge, is analytical and organized with a passion for HR and Total Rewards data, with a proven track record of successfully partnering with stakeholders at all levels of the of the organization, to position PCL as an employer of choice.


Here's how a Senior Compensation Specialist for our Edmonton NAHQ office contributes to our team:

  • Leads execution of the project management process, and support of company-wide Total Rewards programs and initiatives.
  • Conducts research, analysis, and program design, communication that includes the management of vendor relations in all areas of Total Rewards, including compensation, retirement savings, benefits, and expatriate benefits, disability, and employee assistance programs.
  • Develops, monitors, updates, and communicates project schedules to track tasks, deadlines, and milestones.
  • Provides education, analysis, and other support related to Total Rewards as needed and produces monthly/quarterly/annual reports for a variety of stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the administration of Total Rewards documentation (guides, FAQs ,forms, etc.), ensuring it is relevant, current, and easily accessible.
  • Responsible for the administration of the annual compensation review, including salary and short-term incentive components, and able to plan, coordinate, and administer complex administrative processes using advanced Excel skills.
  • Supports district and regional HR teams with position description documentation and job evaluations for new and updated positions.
  • Collaborates with other corporate departments and the HR Leadership team to ensure alignment with priorities and initiatives.
  • Develops and maintains strong, customer-focused relationships with all stakeholders.

What you will bring to the role:

  • Postsecondary diploma or degree in human resources or related discipline.
  • 8 years of progressive experience preferred.
  • Working towards relevant designation preferred.
  • Intermediate skills using Microsoft Office Suite and other applicable systems. Advanced Microsoft Excel skills a must.
  • Demonstrated understanding of principles, practices, procedures related to Total Rewards and applicable legislation.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills, with the ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment in a highly matrixed organization.
  • Strong organizational skills, high level of detail orientation, and ability to multitask and prioritize conflicting deadlines.
  • Advanced analytical skills, with the ability to conduct program assessment, market data analysis, job evaluation, and program-related trend statistical analysis.
  • Seen as a trusted advisor with the ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders and decision makers.
  • Ability to understand and interpret stakeholder needs and make recommendations that support the project objectives.

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 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.

Should you require an accommodation during the application process, please contact us at with the position and location you are interested in.


Safety is a core value that guides everything we do. As such, all PCL salary and student employees based in Canada are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees may request an exemption due to medical condition(s) and other applicable human rights grounds.

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


Target Start Date: 07/25/2022  

Employee Status: Regular Full-Time  

Company: PCL Constructors Inc. 

Primary Location: Edmonton, Alberta (Corporate), Denver, Colorado, Toronto, Ontario 

Job: Senior Compensation Specialist

Requisition: 1267