• Human Resources Advisor, P4

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/23/2019 6:21 PM)
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    Human Resources
    Employment Type
    Full Time - Regular
  • Project/Program Overview

    We are currently looking for a Human Resources Advisor to join our established team in Ottawa. Reporting into the Senior Manager, Human Resources, you will provide HR consulting and strategic partnering to client groups to help them achieve their organizational needs.

    At the senior level, the HR Advisor is expected to have the ability to manage a variety of large client groups with minimal support required, and capable of leading medium to large size projects and representing HR within company Integrated Product Teams (IPTs). This role will also have a portfolio in labor relations with responsibilities in day-to-day union interaction and management.


    The Advisor is responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of various HR functional areas, including but not limited to:

    • Labour/Employee Relations
    • Day-to-day administration and interpretation of collective agreements and company policies & procedures
    • Work with unions on resolving employee issues
      Provide employee relations support to management and employees including conflict resolution and policy and procedure interpretation
    • Working with management to support discipline and performance management
    • Provide career development counseling
    • Partnering with Senior Management to define and execute on Hi-Potential and Succession plans
    • Providing advice and guidance to managers through workforce reduction strategies; and layoff and
    • termination processes (if required)


    • Leads recruitment for respective client groups, develops and implements staffing strategies and practices
    • Support Recruiter with advertising strategy & interviewing and selection processes (when required)
    • Support preparation and participate in career fairs and university competitions.
    • Support internal reassignment and transfers


    • Lead general salary administration including salary increases and promotion/adjustments throughout the year with client group
    • Educating business areas on compensation philosophy and salary review process
    • Assisting managers in the creation and design of job descriptions
    • Works with the Recruiter to set salary for new hires

    Other / Special Projects

    • Development of Business Area specific reports/stats
    • Develop and conduct presentations for their support groups and/or internal stakeholders
    • Support HR and/or company initiatives through communications with managers and employees
    • Mentor and/or coaches more junior HR staff
    • Partner and collaborate with other relevant groups to enhance relationship and resolve issues that
    • extend beyond HR function; involved in development of new processes and procedures



    • Progressive experience in a similar HR Advisor/Generalist role with at least 8 years of experience
    • Certified Human Resource Professional (CHRP) designation would be considered an asset
    • Previous union experience required
    • Previous experience working on HR-related projects and the development and implementation of policies and procedures
    • Adept at creating reports and providing analysis of trends in data
    • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook
    • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to communicate with all levels of management
    • Excellent written communication, decision making and customer service skills
    • Demonstrated strength in change management – shows motivation and ability to inspire others to embrace change
    • Ability to challenge self to think outside the box and open to continuous learning


    • Bachelor’s degree or diploma in Human Resources or other related field

    Minimum 10 year consecutive residence in Canada – for Canadian Secret Security Clearance
    Applicants will be required to obtain/hold a valid and current Canadian security clearance to gain access to the classified spaces, information and equipment in order to perform the work associated with this position.


    General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace. Workplace accommodations are available.

    Company Overview

    At General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada, Canada’s premiere defence company, innovation happens on a daily basis. We develop and deliver highly-complex leading edge technology, products and systems that make important contributions to our customer’s success in land, airborne, maritime, cyberspace and public safety applications. The challenges and opportunities are endless.The results – incredible.


    Our employees are exceptional. We are proud to employ more than 1,100 talented individuals across Canada. Working in a collaborative environment, our employees are encouraged daily to contribute their technical knowledge and expertise. Our employees are passionate, dedicated, and conscientious about the work they do which results in our ability to deliver the highest value, customized solutions in order to meet the most demanding requirements.


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