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Chief People Officer

Company: Construction Firm
Location: Hicksville
Posted on: January 21, 2023

Job Description:

Our company, based in Hicksville, New York, was formed in 1991. The company provides civil and structural engineering, land surveying, construction inspection/management, site safety, geotechnical instrumentation, technology, and special inspection services. The firm's market sectors include transportation (highway, bridge, and rail infrastructure); building and facility projects inclusive of schools and colleges, medical care, housing, wastewater treatment, commercial and site development; and municipal engineering. Our company has successfully built an excellent reputation for professional service and experience with all our clients. We place great emphasis on client communication, quality, meeting project deadlines, and innovative problem-solving.

JOB LOCATION: Hicksville, New York

As Chief People Officer you'll lead, design, and execute a people strategy that allows each team member to contribute fully to our mission.


  • Lead our existing teams and continue to build a team to develop and execute planned strategies.
  • Stays on top of and adheres to all relevant administrative, HR, and DOL regulations
  • Develop offer letters and send them to approved candidates
  • Coordinate with various department heads and leaders to ensure inclusiveness and promote free thinking.
  • Assist the recruiting team
  • Create a standard procedure for onboarding and ensure you set up all new employees for success
  • Help develop a culture of safety, security, and accountability
  • Study the existing culture and set the guiding principles to build internal people-related practices and create new ways to reinforce and improve the culture
  • Works with the executive team on business strategy and advice on relevant compliance and employment law while introducing best practices to protect our people and the organization
  • Takes responsibility for organizational transformation. Understand our industry and business model and improve the link between company strategy and people strategy
  • Manages assigned projects including setting policies, goals, and objectives and determining priorities to meet those objectives.
  • Coordinates consultant contract administration; resolves disputes with construction contractors and assists in the negotiation of major change orders.
  • Ensure the company has superior programs for employee development, retention, and succession planning to build bench strength and ensure organizational effectiveness
  • Gains knowledge of principles and practices of engineering and architectural design.
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continual learning
  • Manages a portfolio of large-sized capital programs, construction projects, contract administration, project finance and administration, systems, and strategic planning.
  • Ensures quality customer service to the public, stakeholders, and other departments.
  • Aggressively works to deliver services; works with key staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Assesses and monitors workloads, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; recommends and implements changes.
  • May represent the office to other executive staff, departments, and outside agencies.
  • Attends and participates in professional group meetings; stays upgraded on new trends and innovations in the field.
  • Develop programs such as employees of the month Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Planning, or a closely related field from an accredited college or university.
    • 8 years of full-time professional experience in engineering, project management, or related experience, which must have included management responsibilities.
    • Previous experience as People Leader in the AEC space will be preferred.
    • Independent and excited about balancing the requirements of a fast-paced, fast-growing company.
    • Hands-on contributor and leader, and collaborative team member.
    • Has worked with HR software before such as Deltek.

Keywords: Construction Firm, Hicksville , Chief People Officer, Executive , Hicksville, New York

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