Country/Region:  US
City:  Houston, TX
Company:  EDP Renewables North America LLC

EDP Renewables is a global leader in the renewable energy sector and the world's third-largest wind energy producer. With a sound development pipeline, first class assets, and market-leading operating capacity, EDPR has undergone exceptional development in recent years and is currently present in 17 markets (Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, the UK, US and Vietnam). 

EDPR is committed to furthering social advances in terms of sustainability and integration. This is reflected by the inclusion of the company in the Bloomberg Gender Equality index and the fact that it has been certified as a Top Employer 2021 in Europe (Spain, Italy, France, Poland, Portugal and Romania), both of which recognise its employee-driven policies.

What you will do

Role Overview:

The Sr P&O Business Partners is a generalist who works closely with business leaders and managers in the North America Region and with the P&O Platforms or BEFs, to align People strategies and practices with the broader business goals and objectives. This individual will also lead the administration of P&O policies, practices, and objectives to contribute to an employee-oriented and high-performance culture.  This position will be heavily involved with employee engagement, employee retention, and employee relations.  

Main responsibilities:

-Acts as strategic partners to their designated business areas
-Focuses on understanding their business areas’ unique needs and challenges, deploying P&O strategies in accordance to drive business success 
-Broad understanding of P&O functions but do not specialize in specific P&O areas
-Collaborates with business leaders, platforms P&O and CoE on strategy and decisions, ensuring alignment with business gaols and talent strategy
-Translates business plans into region workforce plans (headcount, skills, career tracks, levels, location etc.) in alignment with P/BEF
-Defines specific P&O actions to improve employee engagement and productivity across the region
-Collaborates with CoE (Corporate Centers of Expertise) to design and deploy P&O strategies and programs for region in alignment with P/BEF
-Direct, hands-on role in addressing day-to-day issues within their specific region functions, platform and business enablement functions
Region Business Partners are the primary point of contact for business managers and employees within their assigned region

Employee Relations:

-Serve as primary People and Organization (P&O) contact to assigned client group
-Serve as strategic employee relations advisor to management 
-Actively lead investigations and employee concerns; engage with key stakeholders, such as Legal, as needed
-Working with Health and Safety, facilitate the administration of the Company’s Fit-For-Duty program as well as Safety Consequence Management initiatives, if applicable
-For assigned client group, facilitate the following activities:
   -On-boarding, employee movements, and off-boarding
   -Benefits-related issues and other employee inquiries and concerns
   -Administration of annual performance and competency evaluation processes and assist participants with completion of tasks, training plans, and individual development plans
   -Advise employees regarding employment visas and other immigration actions needed to maintain authorization to work in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico

Organization and Development:

-Present People Operations P&O section of New Hire Orientation and other employee related training and education programs
-Collaborate with leaders in assigned client group(s) to define and administer Commitment To Results plans (PIPs)
-Develop, maintain, and enforce Company P&O policies and procedures, including the employee handbook
-Recommend and lead ad hoc projects in line with Company P&O strategy and goals
-Participate in annual talent mapping, succession planning exercise, high potential identification, and performance management calibration sessions
-Work with supervisors to develop and facilitate team-building activities

Benefits/HRIS/Other Assignments:

-Assist with program administration for all benefits plans and open enrollment 
-Advise employees on total rewards inquiries including compensation related issues
-Oversee short term disability case management, FMLA, and DOL FMCSA requirements in conjunction with corresponding stakeholders
-Respond to unemployment claims and assist Risk and Insurance in managing workers comp issues
-Manage employee related information in the P&O/Payroll information system
-Produce ad hoc reports as required
-Perform additional duties as required

Employment type

Full time - Regular Exempt

Work site

Houston, TX - Downtown Office 

What are we looking for

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Human Resources Management, or a related field 
  • 5+ years of HR experience
  • 5+ years working with HR and Payroll modules within a HRIS
  • SHRM CP and/or PHR certification preferred
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft productivity tools and/or associated solutions
  • Competency in Analytical Problem Solving, Strong Communication, business partnering and collaboration, and Technology Expertise preferred
  • Strong knowledge of key labor law and legislation including FMLA, EEOA, FLSA, NLRA and ERISA
  • Experience working with a dispersed hourly workforce in a production environment or similar
  • Experience with SAP and UltiPro/UKG Pro preferred
  • Knowledge of immigration laws is desirable


10% - 20%

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Proactive and requiring minimal guidance in a dynamic work environment
  • Strong agility and ability to quickly respond to a rapidly changing internal/external environment
  • Ability to have difficult conversations and coach personnel at all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to organize and maintain a fluid administrative process
  • Good time-management skills and ability to be self-motivated
  • High attention to integrity, ethics, and sensitivity, particularly regarding confidential information
  • Strong Interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and high attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a dynamic environment with multiple projects underway concurrently

Physical demands & working conditions:

  • Sitting/Standing/Flexibility: Ability to stand and sit for 8 or more hours when in an office environment
  • Speech/Reading: Ability to speak, read, and write English proficiently and deliver a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Lifting: Ability to lift items weighing up to 10 pounds 
  • Vision/Hearing: Ability to understand a variety of instructions furnished in written, verbal, diagram, or schedule form
  • Safety: Ability to understand and communicate safety precautions when necessary

Among EDPR's principles we would like to highlight diversity and inclusion as a strength in our values and practices. Reinforcing these principles has a real impact on the satisfaction of commitment, increases talent and the quality of leadership of our professionals. To achieve all our objectives, it intends to attract, develop and retain different profiles, assuming diversity as a key factor and differentiator of fundamental innovation in our organisation. We welcome and value all people, and we are committed to the inclusion and sense of belonging of each person who is part of EDPR.


What makes us proud as an employer:

TOP Employer Europe 2021 certification.
Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2021.
Top Workplaces US 2021.
Certification in Conciliation (Excellence) by the Más Familia Foundation;

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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