Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now


Job Title Director, Corporate Human Resources
Location Any Major West Coast City
Department Administration
FLSA Status Exempt
Shifts hiring Full-time
Additional Information KTA00131

KEOLIS is hiring a  Director, Human Resources for our West Coast Region. Come grow your career with us!

Role Title

Director, Human Resources


West Coast near KTA facility


Position Summary

A West Coast based position, reporting to the Vice President Human Resources and working closely with key business leaders, the HR Director will play a key role as a strategic business partner. The successful candidate will make a vital contribution to profitability through responsible collective bargaining, while working closely with Operations at multiple facilities in creating a strong, positive, employee and labor relations environment within the organization.


In addition to partnering with leadership across the business units, the HR Director will serve as a key strategic partner to the Vice President, Human Resources on key business initiatives in helping develop group-wide strategies designed to ensure compliance and efficiencies.




  • Manage and support the Human Resource Managers (West Coast) as well as support divisional initiatives and special projects
  • Oversee, and advise multiple locations across business units on employee and labor relations issues.
  • Effectively advise field leadership on discipline, discharge, performance management and all employment related matters.
  • Effectively advise field leadership on Collective Bargaining Agreement(s) interpretation.
  • Investigate informal and formal complaints of discrimination, wage claims, and labor relations matters while coordinating those responses with legal counsel as appropriate.
  • Oversee and perform Human Resource start up activities for new business.
  • Collaborate with Business Development in providing information used to price bids for prospective new business represented by organized labor.
  • Act as a conduit between the field management team and corporate Human Resources team.
  • Assist VP of HR in the development of training and development tools in the area of employee and labor relations.
  • Monitor and make recommendation regarding local, state, and Federal compliance with respect to wage and hour and other statutory obligations effecting the work group.
  • Facilitate training and development tools and the administration of those programs.
  • Ensure employment practice compliance through the establishment of field processes and procedures and controls.
  • Develop and report on meaningful metrics or KPI’s to measure employee environment (labor and employee relations issues).
  • All other HR related duties as assigned.




The individual in this position must have:

  • A strong commitment to Company values and possess strong leadership qualities.
  • A bachelor's degree and a minimum of five (5) years labor relations experience in multi-site, union, operation.
  • Excellent computer skills using Microsoft Office
  • Must demonstrate excellent language drafting skills
  • Experience in employee investigations
  • Demonstrated Employee Relations skills
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities
  • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50% domestically
  • Ability to create strong relationships with Union leaders while representing the company’s interests



Preferred Skills


  • Experience leading an HR team
  • Broad generalist experience including labor and employment compliance
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) or similar certification preferred
  • Prior experience in Transit industry a plus
  • Must have prior experience with a union workforce and demonstrate ability to represent the company in mediation, arbitration and legal cases
  • Preference to candidates with prior knowledge and experience with California compliance issues
  • Multi-facility, multi-contract experience is a plus


Additional Statements

Drug and alcohol screening: Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. If applying for a safety sensitive position, it may require a physical examination.

Safety commitment: Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world. 

Environmental commitment: Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate.

EEO statement: Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Disclaimer and closing statement: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.


Privacy Policy Terms of Use

OnShift Employ ©2020 powered by OnShift