Director Human Resources & Professional Development

  • Location: Edmonton
  • Posting Date: May 02, 2022
  • Job Order ID: 775756.1
  • Consultant: Paul Cannon
  • Industry: Human Resources

Our client is one of the largest builders in North America. They are looking for a Director of Human Resources based in Edmonton, Alberta. The Director, Human Resources is responsible for setting the strategic direction of HR practices and processes for the company across Canada. Reporting to the Vice President Human Resources this role requires a strategic and inspiring leader who can develop trusting, consultative and effective working relationships with their stakeholders and has a proven track record of positioning their organization as an employer of choice.

  • Builds effective relationships with leadership, executives, and management to ensure all services are aligned with the Buildings strategic plan and the needs of the overall organization in the following areas: HR programs, employee relations, talent acquisition, total rewards, employee engagement, diversity, equity & inclusion, compliance, ethics, employee immigration and relocations, professional development, succession, and learning
  • Develops, implements, and oversees the strategic plan for the Buildings department based on strategic priorities
  • Partners and coordinates efforts with sector leaders regarding legislation, industry standards, and company best practices to ensure consistent application
  • Collaborates with leaders on the creation and implementation of corporate and local initiatives
  • Develops, implements, and measures the effectiveness of performance standards through data analysis and works with district to identify opportunities to streamline processes and improve client services
  • Creates and evaluates, targets and benchmarks to monitor effectiveness and impact of enterprise development activities
  • Acts as a trusted advisor to leaders and staff regarding all human resource management issues, while ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations
  • Ensures national human resource policies and programs are current, relevant to market conditions and accessible to employees and managers
  • Reviews and assesses quality of strategies, programs, processes, and tools across key areas

  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related discipline and completion of HR designation
  • 12+ years of human resources experience with 5+ years supervisory experience managing senior HR professionals
  • Experience in a large, national or global business ideally in the construction or related industry
  • Demonstrated experience managing geographically dispersed teams
  • Superior relationship management skills and is a trusted advisor for key stakeholders and decision makers
  • Able to apply expert knowledge to define best practices and procedures
  • Advanced business acumen with an understanding of industry practices and new developments
  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to delegate and coordinate activities while leading and motivating leaders
  • Results oriented with a demonstrated ability to positively impact business results
  • Proven ability to lead teams through significant change management initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience providing strategic direction and applying learning solutions to organizational challenges
  • Ability to travel to various project sites and company locations.
  • Relocation package available

The position offers a full relocation package, competitive salary, commissions and benefits. If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, either apply on our website or contact Paul Cannon, Managing Director, MacDonald Search Group by email at or directly at 416-342-1505.