Senior Human Resources Specialist

Job Locations US-CO-Westminster
ID 2024-5749
Human Resources
Position Type


Human Resources Specialist

Westwood Professional Services, Inc.


Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a Human Resources Specialist to join our team to support employees in Colorado and in the Renewables Division in other states Westwood has a highly experienced and dynamic team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients. 

Duties and Responsibilities

• The primary focus will be providing Human Resources support to company employees in Colorado and to employees of the Renewables Division in other states.
• Recruits, interviews, and facilitates the hiring of qualified job applicants for open positions; collaborates with departmental managers to understand skills and competencies required for openings.
• Reviews, tracks, and documents compliance with mandatory and non-mandatory training, continuing education, and work assessments. This may include safety training, anti-harassment training, professional licensure, and aptitude exams and certifications.
• Conducts new hire orientation.
• Performs routine tasks required to administer and execute human resource programs including but not limited to compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; occupational health and safety; and training and development.
• Attends and participates in employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
• Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
• Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
• Collaborates with businesses leaders to understand their business objectives and key operational metrics and develops HR strategies to support those needs.
• Responsibilities include supporting talent management initiatives; advising managers and employees about their personal growth plans, assisting managers in preparing performance improvement plans and administering disciplinary actions
• Facilitates the employee recognition program and provides support and advice to managers about rewarding and recognizing employees for their service and other accomplishments.
• Works with Corporate HR team to communicate and implement HR initiatives.
• Assists with integrating new workforces from acquisitions.
• Regularly reviews and ensures employee data is up to date and accurate.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

• Demonstrated ability to collaborate within a team to build and maintain relationships at multiple levels and across geographic office locations.
• Strong organizational skills including ability to prioritize and negotiate deadlines with multiple stakeholders
• Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Office Suite – PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to confidently and clearly communicate information in writing and verbally.
• Recruiting experience including coordinating with hiring managers, identifying job requirements and determining qualification criteria for candidates.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of job responsibilities.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Cooperative attitude with team-oriented disposition.
• Problem-solving and analytical skills; ability to utilize judgment and initiative in HR-related activities
• Strong client-service focus with willingness to adjust approach and persevere to gain buy-in from key stakeholders and deliver results.
• Flexible working style and willingness to occasionally modify personal schedule as required to meet project deadlines or client needs.

Required Experience

• Bachelor’s degree, ideally in Human Resources or a related subject area
• 3 years HR experience, ideally with at least 1 year providing support to employees working for in engineering and other technical roles.
• SHRM-CP or PHR certificate is a plus

Compensation Range Minimum

USD $75,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range Maximum

USD $90,000.00/Yr.

About Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood)

At Westwood, our purpose is to create a better world for people through our work. We transform the energy grid, design resilient infrastructure, and develop communities that will flourish today and for future generations. With over 50 years of experience and a legacy of innovation, we stand at the forefront of our industry, dedicated to understanding the unique needs of the markets we serve.

Our approach revolves around people. We are committed to building a culture that attracts, retains, and develops high performers. Our team values relationships, innovation, dedication, initiative, and growth. We believe fostering a collaborative “One Team” mentality yields superior outcomes in everything we do.


We customize our technical capabilities and geographic reach to meet our clients where they are and help them realize their vision. We are partners in our clients’ success, driving to provide solutions that make a lasting difference. Safety, sustainability, and operational excellence are not just facets of our work; they are intrinsic to our identity, guiding every decision we make.


We are deeply invested in the communities we serve. Through our projects and giving-back initiatives, we enrich the lives of those we serve, engage others within our industry, and create a lasting impact on communities around the world. To us, success transcends the completion of projects; it is reflected in the lives we have positively impacted by our work.


Join us in creating a better world.


In 2023, Zweig Group ranked Westwood nationally at #12 and #30, respectively, on its Hot Firms and Best Firms to Work for lists. Zweig also awarded Westwood two national 2nd place awards for Marketing Excellence. Westwood was recently recognized as #79 in the ENR Top 500 Firms in 2023. The firm consistently ranks on the industry's top 25 lists and receives recognition for its involvement in award-winning projects nationwide.


Westwood provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diverse backgrounds strengthen our business. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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