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Human Resources Business Partner, Professional III

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Golden, CO
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The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in beautiful Golden, Colorado, is a leader in the U.S. Department of Energy's effort to secure an energy future for the nation that is environmentally and economically sustainable

Human Resources Business Partner, Professional III
Job Req #R2989

Job Summary
The HR business partner (HRBP) position is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated business units. The position serves as a consultant to all levels of management and staff on human resource-related issues. The successful HRBP acts as an employee champion and business change agent. The role assesses and anticipates HR-related needs. The HRBP seeks to develop integrated solutions, communicating needs proactively to our core HR business units and upper management. The position formulates partnerships across the HR function to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflects the business objectives of the organization. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the business unit's financial position, its mid-range plans, its culture and its competition


  • Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning
  • Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs
  • With management, participates in strategic direction for business units in relation to human resource and business functions
  • Consults with all levels of line management, providing HR guidance when appropriate
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed/required
  • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g., coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention
  • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation
  • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure training objectives are met

EEO Policy / E-Verify

NREL's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, age, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status

NREL validates right to work using E-Verify. NREL will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. For additional information, please click here https://www.nrel.gov/careers/inclusion.html

Pre-employment drug testing required

Submit Your Resume
Please apply online at: www.nrel.gov/careers and search for Req # R2989

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at NREL you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application

Required Basic Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Business, Organizational Development, Human Resources or related field with five years of experience in business or human resources related work; a Master's Degree in Business, Organizational Development or related field with three years of experience in business or human resources related work; and/or a Ph.D. in Business, Organizational Development or related field
  • Minimum of five years' experience resolving complex employee relations issues
  • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, organizational diagnosis, employee and union relations, diversity, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws

Required Education, Experience, and Skills
Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant JD or equivalent relevant education/experience. Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Strong leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certification in conflict resolution and/or SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) credential or ability to obtain certification within two years of employment
  • Strong knowledge of compensation systems, processes, and trends preferred



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  • Labor/Industrial Relations
  • Diversity
  • Health, Safety, Security
  • Employee Asst. Programs
  • Compensation
  • Organizational Development
  • Training/Development
  • Employment/Recruitment
  • Benefits
  • Administrative
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