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human resources manager - NHC Vancouver, British Columbia

Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) is an international firm of consulting civil engineers and geoscientists providing professional services for the development, management, and protection of water resources. We are looking for a Human Resources Manager in our North Vancouver, British Columbia office to help support the company's growth and expansion, while maintaining the company's culture, values, and vision.

Position Summary

The HR Manager reports directly to the Managing Principal. This position is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Human Resources function within the organization. These key HR functional areas are: organizational development, consistent HR messaging and communication, training and development, compensation, employee relations, compliance, and HR administration. The core responsibilities of the HR Manager will include updating, developing, and implementing HR strategies that support the firm's strategic business goals and providing operational day-to-day HR administrative support to maintain and review the HR strategies on an ongoing basis.

This position will be based in NHC's North Vancouver office but will support the firm's HR needs in our Nanaimo, Kamloops, and Edmonton offices. Some travel may be required.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support current NHC culture, values, and vision
  • Maintain, update, and roll out HR policies, procedures, and practices, ensuring managers are appropriately trained and coached
  • Work with employees and managers to cultivate genuine and solid relationships at all levels
  • Work with managers on workforce planning, recruitment, and hiring strategies
  • Coach managers to respectfully and consistently address employee issues in line with values, HR practices, and legislation
  • Act as a confidential resource for employees
  • Advise department managers on confidential employee matters (legislative changes, leaves, discipline, terminations)
  • Coach and provide conflict resolution guidance to managers
  • Support performance management and professional development
  • Work with the administration staff to perform all HR administrative duties (e.g. employee file maintenance, benefits, leaves, etc.)
  • Support team building efforts in collaboration with leadership
  • Support compensation practices (e.g. market reviews, increases, letters, etc.).

Required Qualifications, Education & Experience

  • 5-7 years of Human Resources experience (preference as a generalist)
  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in HR or related field (e.g. social sciences, psychology)
  • Comprehensive knowledge and application of all HR legislation
  • CHRP an asset, provided all qualifications above are met
  • Industry or professional services experience is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to handle pressure situations in a professional and timely manner
  • Ability to demonstrate culturally-aligned development and implementation on key aspects of HR infrastructure.

NHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package in a progressive and friendly work environment. Management is approachable, ethical, and accountable. Effort is rewarded, hours are reasonable, and a healthy work-life balance is encouraged.

How to Apply

If you are looking for a challenging and deeply rewarding opportunity and you believe you meet the requirements to be successful in this role, please submit a cover letter and your resume to

We thank all applicants for applying; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. NHC is an equal opportunity employer.