LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST III

Granite Construction Inc - Watsonville, CA (30+ days ago)3.9


(Job Number: 1800013P)

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that will give you the experience and exposure you need to build your career and personal brand? If so, then you’ve come to the right place!

Since 1922, Granite Construction has continued its long standing commitment to building some of America’s largest infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, dams, rail, and power. Recognized as one of the top 25 largest construction companies in the U.S., Granite specializes in complex infrastructure projects and provides award-winning construction services in mining, earthwork, water/sewer, power, tunneling, rail, highway and bridge construction. Granite also produces construction materials-sand, gravel, ready-mix, recycled asphalt product and asphalt concrete, and is a proven leader in alternative procurement project delivery.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values: Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you’ll see that we are building more than infrastructure—together, we are building your future.

General Summary

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the administration of Company collective bargaining agreements, including compliance related issues, grievance and arbitration administration, payroll administration, negotiation assistance, and general administrative support in a manner consistent with Company policies.

Essential Job Accountabilities

Provide interpretation and guidance to internal clients to ensure compliance with union contract provisions, prevailing wage laws and apprenticeship standards regulations
Develop and maintain relations with unions, contractors’ associations, trust administrators, enforcement entities, and peers to resolve labor compliance issues
Resolve financial and compliance issues with union trusts, and facilitate the trust audit process, to ensure compliance and advocate for credit as needed
Direct and communicate with associations and other industry groups to address issues of concern regarding interpretation of and compliance with state and federal regulations, and collective bargaining agreements
Direct dispute resolution process and union pre-job conferences in compliance with collective bargaining agreements to protect Company interests
Analyze Project Labor Agreements to provide direction and guidance to business units to ensure contract compliance from bid through project completion
Research, analyze, and liaise with internal clients to understand their needs and thereby support and inform the development of proposals and strategies in preparation for bargaining
Analyze wage and fringe benefits increase information provided by unions and associations to ensure compliance with terms of collective bargaining agreements and prevailing wage laws
Create and distribute internal wage memos, and direct payroll department to triage and resolve payroll related issues to ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreements
Develop and maintain Labor Relations intranet site to ensure accuracy of information presented to internal clients
Perform duties including but not limited to: maintenance of electronic and paper filing systems, calendars, travel arrangements, presentations, invoice processing and budgeting to ensure the efficient ongoing administration of the department

Education

Bachelor’s Degree required

Experience

6+ years’ experience in labor relations, legal, contract administration or a related field
6+ years’ experience with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within civil construction or a related field

Knowledge, skills, and abilities

Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Demonstrated project management skills
High level proficiency with MS Office Suite and the ability to learn new software quickly, proficiency in Adobe Acrobat Pro and SharePoint preferred
Strong problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to provide creative solutions to real-time challenges with consistent follow through
Attention to detail/accuracy, quick learner and internally motivated to seek out answers, generate ideas, and develop new skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively disseminate information and convey concepts, ideas and information to all levels of employees
Ability to set priorities, organize work and work in high production environment while responding quickly and effectively under pressure, changing priorities and tight timelines/deadlines
Excellent consultative and communication skills and ability to interface effectively with all levels of employees, management and external customers
Team player who can operate effectively within a matrix management environment
Ability to work well with all levels of staff as well as unions, industry associations, government and enforcement agencies

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills

Comply with, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment
Valid driver’s license and ability to drive
Ability to travel as required

About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights please click here.

Notice to Staffing Agencies

Granite Construction, Inc. and its subsidiaries ("Granite") will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Granite, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Granite mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Granite employees, or to Granite's resume database will be considered Granite property. Granite will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Granite will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. Agencies must obtain advance written approval from Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

Area of Interest Human Resources
Primary Location US-CA-Watsonville
Schedule Full-time