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Human Resources Assistant (6 month contract)

About Us and Our Integrated Approach

WalterFedy has big plans for growth and we need the best talent to make it happen. We are established enough to have deep local roots yet nimble enough to aggressively pursue our bold goals. We believe that investing in our talent is critical to achieving these goals.

At WalterFedy we believe in True Teamwork. We have architects, civil engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, construction managers, energy management specialists, and facility management specialists under a single roof and we are an industry leader in our approach to integrated building services. This role will provide you with an opportunity to develop as a Human Resources Assistant while also allowing you to work towards developing a unique skill set as an expert in integrated design.

Role Overview

This position will include a variety of responsibility within the HR department including recruitment, employee relations, training and assistance with performance management, but will also have a strong focus on preparing for a new HCM system for our organization.  We are looking for an individual who is interested in working as a team player and who will be a strong contributor to the HR team.

What You Will Do

  • Assist the lead Project Managers in the implementation of a new HCM system to be implemented Spring 2019.
  • Collaborate with the HR, Finance and IT teams to resolve minor issues involving the implementation
  • Assist with ensuring data integrity, ensuring standards and procedures are followed to protect and improve integrity
  • Make connections and understand process around between the business requirements and the functional requirements of the system.
  • Participate in regular research and compliance initiatives regarding Human Resources issues
  • Assist with the further development of policies and procedures as required, and help to ensure compliance with policies, procedures and applicable legislation
  • Supports Employee Engagement initiatives including planning of events
  • Assisting with the onboarding process by preparing new employee packages and scheduling onboarding sessions
  • Active participation in recruitment process including job postings, screening resumes, coordinating interviews and assisting with offer process
  • Assist with the maintenance of accurate and comprehensive personnel files
  • Assisting with administration in the Human Resources department

What We Need

  • Completion of university degree or college diploma in Human Resources Management is considered an asset
  • Previous experience working in a HR environment, with an understanding of administrative procedures
  • Previous experience working with a Human Capital Management system; participation in HCM implementation is considered an asset
  • Ability to compile and verify data from multiple sources
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong work ethic and a positive attitude
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft office programs, including Word and Excel
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-volume work environment with multiple priorities
  • Comfortable with repetitive and high attention to detail tasks
  • A real team player with the desire and ability to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Strong understanding of importance of confidentiality
  • Excellent customer service approach to meet the needs of the business units, staff, and individuals external to WalterFedy.
  • Aligns with the values of WalterFedy

Working Conditions and Safety

Standard hours are Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and some overtime hours may be required from time to time. Ability to travel away from the office is required to assist and attend on-site project meetings.

In this role, you will work within the company safety policies and procedures, and adhere to any applicable federal or provincial legislation.

Why Join Our Team? 

We offer challenging and rewarding careers, and are committed to integrity and business ethics, with safety as a top priority. We promote a healthy balance between our employees’ professional and personal lives, taking time to appreciate our work and celebrate our achievements. To learn more about our company visit our website at

How to Apply

Please Apply Here or email with your cover letter and resume, indicating the position you are applying for. Also, visit our website for other career opportunities:

If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of contact and provisions will be arranged. 

Thank you for your interest in WalterFedy!

Location: Kitchener Office
675 Queen Street South, Suite 111
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, N2M 1A1