HR Manager

Fairfax, Virginia
Dec 29, 2021
Feb 10, 2022
Full Time
We are currently seeking an HR Manager to help lead and manage the company's retention and employee development strategy supporting Operational Leadership. The preferred location for this position will be in Rancho Cordova, CA, Denver, CO or Fairfax, VA. This individual will work closely with leaders within the organization developing plans for high potential employees to ensure readiness for strategic promotions. This position serves as a support member of the operational management team for a defined internal client base. The successful candidate will actively support discussions and help drive best practices within different functions in the organization. The HR Manager supports and ensures focus around people management.

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call "Dewberry at Work," that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


  • Guides managers through progressively complex HR issues by providing sound personnel advice to line managers in their assigned region
  • Coaches managers towards successful resolution of employee's issues
  • Assists in handling difficult situations in the business unit that require Human Resources intervention and trains managers in employee relations
  • Drives the HR and company strategy in close coordination with managers
  • Assists in the development of management by providing appropriate tools, insight and feedback, working closely with the training and development team in identifying appropriate resources
  • Acts as a primary point of contact for HR related issues, concerns, and general information from the employees and managers in the region to which they are assigned
  • Proactively drives HR processes, company policies and corporate culture with the business units
  • Manages complex and difficult HR projects cross-functionally
  • Works collaboratively with other HR leads and understands their function/ role
  • Builds a strong business relationship with their internal client base, including both managers and employees with a primary focus on employee engagement and retention
  • Actively identifies gaps in processes, development, retention strategies and other HR related areas and actively proposes and assists in the implementation of changes that facilitate the goals and objectives of the employee population to which they are assigned
  • Facilitates bringing best solutions, in concert with managers, for employees while balancing company needs
  • Acts as the performance improvement driver and assists in driving positive changes working closely with the management team to effect those changes
  • Responsible for facilitating conversations relative to in succession planning with a focus on key talent and roles, supporting of Operational Leadership
  • Where appropriate, helps leadership identify solutions in organization structure and serves as a resource to facilitate those agreed upon changes
  • Acts as a proactive member of the HR Management Team providing support where and when needed
  • Periodic travel to Operational team meetings is required. The candidate is expected (where possible) to visit each geographic location to which they are assigned at least once annually, but also when necessary due to any specific situation requiring HR support.

Required Skills & Required Experience

  • Above average verbal and written communication skills are required
  • Ability to present and communicate information and policies to a diverse population
  • Solid understanding of HR practices and procedures in addition to federal, state and local laws that govern personnel activities
  • Ability to proactivity engage in difficult conversations guide towards a positive outcome
  • Minimum 10 years of progressive HR manager experience
  • Willingness to assist any team member in need of support
  • Ability to successfully bring assigned projects to a successful close and experience helping to management change in large organizations
  • Strong business acumen
  • Strong time management skills
  • Ability to analyze situations and assist in bringing issues to successful resolution using sound HR problem solving skills
  • PHR Certification or pursuit of certification within first year preferred

*In accordance with applicable Executive Order 14042 and related requirements, all prospective hires for this position, performing work for the federal government, will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or qualify for an exemption to this vaccination requirement. Such proof of vaccination, or written request for exemption, will be required, following receipt of written offer.

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.

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