Location: Kitchener

Practice: Corporate Services

Posted: 11-28-2022

Expires: 01-16-2023

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Role At a Glance:

Working alongside the Human Resources Director, the Human Resources Manager is responsible for leading and managing tactical Human Resources functions including performance management, employee relations, diversity and inclusion, compensation, benefits, administration, and team operations. This individual will leverage their exceptional relationship-building skills to maintain strong connections with leadership and employees that will help drive departmental and organizational initiatives forward

You’ll Enjoy This Role If:

  • You love combining your analytical, trust-building, and advocacy skills to influence decision-making and catalyze organizational change
  • You have a passion for continuous learning and an eye for innovation and continuous process improvements
  • You want to leverage your skills to cultivate an inclusive, people-first culture
  • You appreciate variety in your day with a healthy mix of strategy, administration, and people-focused responsibilities
  • You are eager to work on a team that values collaboration, innovation, and professional growth


What Will You Do:

  • Oversee the Human Resources department functionality, processes, and initiatives related to employee engagement, compensation, performance, recognition, and employee relations
  • Participate in Human Resources team planning, growth, and development strategies
  • Work closely with Business Unit Leaders, Team Managers, and Team Leaders to optimize employee engagement and assist them in building high-performing teams
  • Collaborate and iterate on compensation, benefits, and performance management programs to ensure legal compliance and competitiveness
  • Build strategies and execute programs and training to support our equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives
  • Manage and mentor HR employees who oversee the onboarding, offboarding, and general processes of the HR team, ensuring they have the resources and support to achieve their goals.
  • Work closely with the Health and Safety coordinator to strengthen the culture of safety and enhance our Health and Safety training program
  • Maintain awareness and ensure legal compliance with employment laws, regulations, industry standards, and recommended best practices
  • Serve as a link between leadership and employees by handling questions, interpreting, and administering contracts and policies striving to resolve work-related issues.
  • Track and report on relevant Human Resources metrics, and provide strategic insights and recommendations based on current and emerging trends


What You Bring to the Table

  • 3-5 years of experience in a strategic Human Resources role with a strong understanding of all functions of Human Resources applicable to a mid-sized firm 
  • Self-starter with a high degree of initiative to institute new programs and manage change to meet business needs
  • Strong understanding of relevant employment, human rights, and health and safety legislation
  • Previous experience, training, or familiarity in diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives
  • Well-developed leadership and coaching skills, both on a formal and informal basis
  • Demonstrated knowledge in change management
  • Ability to work well both individually and as part of a team, demonstrating flexibility and ability to prioritize as required
  • Proven conflict resolution and negotiation skills
  • CHRL designation would be considered an asset. Post-secondary education is a requirement
  • Previous supervisory experience would be considered an asset 
  • Experience in Dayforce or other large HR systems would be considered an asset


Life at WalterFedy

As one of Southwestern Ontario’s leading integrated architecture, engineering, and construction firms, WalterFedy and our sister company, AEC, both play an important role in shaping the way our communities feel and function – it’s an amazing responsibility.

Our ambition goes beyond great design – we’re here to enhance the world around us. To make it happen, we need a team of agile, ambitious, and big-picture thinkers who share our drive to harness our collective talents to do something bigger.

Our team is made up of the industry's best. We share a common commitment to questioning the ordinary, infusing everything we do with creativity, and challenging our industry to redefine what’s possible.   Join us as we move past working for a living, and toward building better communities with smart, influential design.

How to Apply

Please apply with your resume using the link on this page. You will be redirected to our internal application platform.

WalterFedy strives to create a culture of inclusivity and diversity. We strongly encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including those from groups traditionally underrepresented in the workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity hiring practice and will not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, creed, national origin, citizenship, status, age, sex, gender identity/expression, marital or domestic partnership status, or disability.

Should you require accommodation to participate in the application process, please contact or call 519-576-2150.

Thank you for your interest in WalterFedy!