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Regional Human Resources Manager

Company: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:



Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation is the largest provider of dredging, land reclamation and beach nourishment services in the United States, and the only U.S. dredging company with significant international operations. With the largest and most diverse dredging fleet in the US, Great Lakes serves a wide range of customers including the US Army Corps of Engineers; state, local and foreign governments; and private companies both international and domestic. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, GLDD has more than 200 pieces of dredging plant located strategically throughout North America and in various locations throughout the world. We are currently seeking a Regional Human Resources Manager to join our team.

The Regional Human Resources Manager will report directly to the Director of Labor Relations. This position will provide direction and leadership in all functional areas of Human Resources including staffing, training and development, employee relations, labor relations, compliance, benefits, compensation, and performance management for multiple Regions and divisions. The Regional HR Manager will also provide interpretive advice on company policies and government policies while monitoring and maintaining compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations, department budgets, and company policies and procedures. This position will also be required to advise managers on human resources policies and procedures, as needed.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Responsible for working with field managers and employees in coordinating employee and labor relations efforts, including training initiatives
  • Collaborate with the Director of Labor Relations to facilitate and handle union grievance/employee complaint procedures in such a manner to insure compliance with the Labor Agreements
  • Manage NLRB, EEOC, ADA complaints
  • Support, advise, and counsel on leadership development and strategic workforce planning initiatives
  • Consult with management on employee performance, employee conduct, and general employee and labor relations issues to ensure that the Company's expectations are being met, while maintaining open communication between employees and management
  • Provide guidance relative to the progressive discipline process and escalate as appropriate up to and including the coordination of involuntary employee separation; ensure that a balanced but consistent approach is taken in the application of discipline
  • Provide recruiting, staffing and crewing support for assigned locations, sites, and Regional office including managing all aspects of job fairs when appropriate
  • Perform various projects and other Human Resources employee-related activities, as required
  • Maintain knowledge of Human Resources policies and procedures, laws and regulations, industry trends and developments to ensure accurate information is being communicated throughout the company
  • Act as a single point of contact to advice and counsel all field levels of management on day-to-day Human Resources issues
  • Participate and represent the corporation in civic, industry, and professional organizations
  • Travel 30-50%
  • Act as the single point of contact to advice and counsel the crewing team members on day-to-day issues
  • Additional duties as assigned


  • BA/BS degree from an accredited university or college is required, Masters degree preferred
  • Preferred degree in Business, Human Resources, Organizational Management or related field
  • PHR/SPHR certification is a plus
  • Minimum five (5) years general Human Resources or related field
  • Have experience in grievance procedures, either as a member of management or as a member of a union committee
  • Have experience in arbitration, wage/hour hearings, and unemployment hearings
  • Must be capable of bringing groups of people with widely convergent views to consensus
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with limited direct supervision
  • Must be capable of dealing with outside organizations including NLRB, EEOC, etc.
  • Knowledge of principles/methods in employee/labor relations, basic compensation, staffing/recruiting, safety, and training and development
  • Knowledge of the various regulatory requirements that impact HR such as EEO, Affirmative Action, ADA, etc.
  • Experience working in a Dredging / Maritime environment preferred, multiple locations support required
  • Union relations experience, maritime or equivalent is preferred


  • Competitive salary and bonus program.
  • 401(k) program that includes 100% company matching of the first 6% of employee contributions with immediate vesting.
  • Annual profit-sharing contributions by the company to participants' 401(k) accounts based on company's annual performance.
  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Life and Disability insurance plans.

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, disability status, genetic information or any other protected category.

Keywords: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, LLC, Norfolk , Regional Human Resources Manager, Other , Norfolk, Virginia

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