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Senior HR Advisor
Calgary, Alberta
13 October 2020

Petroplan is in search for a Senior HR Advisor - Organizational Effectiveness in Calgary.

This is a 1 year contract position.

Reporting to the Manager, Organizational Effectiveness, your role will consult with business leaders, solution gaps related to people, systems, and/or structure, and lead OE initiatives supporting organizational design, strategic planning, team / leadership alignment and team development.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead the identification, design, development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of strategic enterprise wide OE and change management programs and initiatives
  • Partner with leaders to identify and deliver on a wide range of OE needs to support teambuilding/group process, consultation/meeting facilitation, change management, organization diagnosis and design (structure, process and work design)
  • Conduct in-depth diagnostics to identify gaps between current and end state goals, and develop appropriate policies, procedures, tools and templates to promote individual and organizational success
  • Draw on comprehensive technical knowledge and excellent consulting skills to advise functional leaders and drive accountability
  • Leverage effective relationship building to diagnose, develop options and make recommendations based on leading practices and a strong understanding of current and desired culture, needs and priorities
  • Facilitate sessions in OE fundamentals and implement mid to large scale change projects using sound change management principles

Must have qualifications:

  • Post-secondary education in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Business Administration, Leadership or equivalent
  • Master's Degree is preferred
  • Minimum 10 years' OE experience in a matrixed organization
  • Minimum 5 years providing in house OE consulting
  • Experience developing high performance teams using established OE models/frameworks
  • Advanced understanding of best practices in organizational design, strategic planning, team/leadership alignment and team development
  • Advanced group facilitation, consulting, coaching, program development and management, presentation and conflict management skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in working collaboratively as an effective team player and building relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Strong computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, presentation)
  • Change management knowledge and demonstrated application experience
  • Attention to detail with excellent organizational and time management skills and the proven ability to manage competing demands

The following are considered assets

  • Project Management Certification
  • Certified Human Resources Professional (CHRP) Designation
  • Insights, EQi, and/or other related certifications

We thank all applicants however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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