Merrick is actively seeking an experienced HR Business Partner to join our team. Merrick has had steady growth over the last several years and we are strategically expanding our HR department to support 1000+ employees! The right person will thrive in our culture and develop their career as we continue to expand. It is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of an employee-owned company that continues to steadily grow across the country and internationally. This position is located in our Greenwood Village (Denver Metro), CO headquarters office.
This HRBP will have responsibilities in the areas of HR administration, employee relations, implementation and maintenance of policies and procedures, and compliance of employment laws for our multi-state, international organization. Each of our HR Business Partners is proficient in an Area of Focus such as: performance management, compensation, training and development, and international HR. Being an active team member is critical to this role.
This position’s Area of Focus is compensation, therefore qualified candidates will need to demonstrate either interest in or prior knowledge working in the area of compensation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Human Resources, Employee Relations and Compliance
Advises on employee relations issues to include addressing employee/supervisor concerns, progressive discipline, and escalating matters when appropriate including the termination process.
Assists employees and supervisors to settle work-related conflicts through counsel, advice, and best practices.
Promotes partnerships with all employees and the leadership team to foster a positive work experience for all employees.
Assists in driving and promoting the culture by researching workforce and total compensation trends and participating in market/industry initiatives.
Maintains current working knowledge and compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations including the EEOC and OFCCP for a multi-state organization. Similar legal and regulatory focus will be shared with our international offices with the appropriate governing agencies as well.
Education and Experience
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related discipline strongly preferred. Qualified candidates without a bachelor’s degree may substitute a minimum of five (5) years human resources generalist experience.
Ability to become HR certified within two (2) years based on eligibility requirements. Preferred HR certification (SHRM/HRCI/CP/PHR)
Must have at least five (5) years of HR generalist experience:
HR experience with a multi-state location is strongly preferred.
Must have at least two (2) years of solutions-driven employee relations experience.
At least two (2) solid years of HR generalist experience working for a government contractor is preferred
High level of integrity in handling sensitive information and working through confidential situations is absolutely required.
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
Experience in the engineering /architecture industry a plus!
Due to the integrity required (perceived and actual) in any HR position, family members of Merrick employees will not be eligible for this position.
Must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship.
Must be willing and able to travel to office locations across the country and in Ontario, Canada (passport required).
Requires the ability to sit for extended periods at a computer workstation.
Be able to work in an environment with open discussions and visitors without getting distracted.
May be required to lift up to 20 lbs.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Meets expectations for attendance and punctuality.
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.
Apply online only. No email, hard copy or third-party resumes accepted.
Merrick & Company offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) opportunity, 401(k) options, and paid time off (PTO). This position is also eligible for annual performance and spot bonuses.
The pay range listed in this posting indicates the position’s eligibility to work in the state of Colorado and is consistent with our offices there; however, base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.
We recognize the importance of developing top talent from within, our employees have access to a wide range of internal and external training as well as coaching and peer mentoring programs.
Merrick & Company is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age 40 and over, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other applicable status protected by state or local law.
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Headquartered in Greenwood Village, CO, Merrick & Company is an employee-owned, multi-discipline professional engineering, architecture, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm that serves domestic and international clients in the energy & chemicals, national security, life sciences, and infrastructure markets. Sears Merrick, a former engineering professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, founded our company in 1955 in Denver. Our initial focus on structural engineering quickly expanded into power engineering, surveying and other types of engineering across Colorado.
Though Merrick has grown to serve customers all over the world, we haven’t outgrown our founder’s belief in the value of employee ownership: “If a man works for himself, he is much more committed.”
Merrick maintains 23 offices in the U.S., Canada, Guam, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
Merrick believes so strongly in giving back that we built it into the vision for our company. Part of what drives us in our professional and personal lives is to “better our world.” As a corporation, we want to use our influence for the greater good— and to empower our employees to use their influe...nce, drive, and passion to help others. Our Corporate Responsibility Program is divided into four pillars: Clean Water 4 Life, STEM Edge, Community Service, and Community Support. The pillars both guide our giving and allow our employees to choose the causes that are most important for them to support. See our latest Annual CR Report.