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  • Director of Human Resources

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    Human Resources
    PayneCrest Electric, Inc.
    US-MO-St. Louis
  • Overview


    Director of Human Resources


    PayneCrest, a St. Louis, MO based and nationally ranked electrical contractor (top 150) has become recognized by its clients’ as the most trusted electrical contractor and by its people as a Top Workplace (2016 St. Louis-Post Dispatch).  Throughout its successful history, PayneCrest has developed a reputation as the best choice for the toughest and most complex jobs across a growing number of industries including Power, Automotive, Data Centers, Office, etc. (PayneCrest can be seen in action both at the new Centene and Pfizer office sites).


    What makes PayneCrest most special, however, is the progressive and family feel environment where people get the work done but have fun in the process.  PayneCrest’s owner and CEO, David Payne, sets the tone with being open, engaging and fearless, and these same traits are reflected across the organization.


    We are seeking a Director of Human Resources to help PayneCrest continue to grow and develop in order to contribute to the success of our clients while creating more opportunities for meaningful work and meaningful relationships for our employees.  This position reports to the President and CEO and plays an integral role in charting and facilitating the exciting and rewarding journey ahead.


    The high expectations and broad scope of this position are matched by an excellent compensation and benefits package.


    • Proactive Leadership – Serve as a member of the PayneCrest Executive Team, partners with Company leadership to effectively carry out the people processes, policies, etc. and reinforces the PCE Way Culture while building the capacity and capability of the organization.
    • Talent Management – Identify and implement best practices for the full lifecycle of employee development including recruitment, orientation, engagement, training and development, performance management, retention and succession planning. Serve as an internal resource and partner to management, employees and fellow colleagues on the executive management team.
    • Day To Day Management of HR Operations – Manage and perform the administrative responsibilities including building the Human Resources Information Systems, assuring productive employee relations, monitoring compliance and continually improving upon communications across the Company.


    • 10+ years of progressive experience in multiple aspects of human resources both on the administrative side (processes, employee relations, compensation, communication, performance management, compliance, etc.) and on the leadership and organization side (recruiting, retention, training, talent management, culture reinforcement, i.e., building the people capabilities, etc.).
    • Bachelor’s Degree required. PHR/SPHR certification preferred.
    • General knowledge of employment laws and practices.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills with a genuine affinity for people and the ability to relate/connect and constructively confront employees at all levels of the organization.
    • Self-starter with the ability to be quickly comfortable supporting and/or facilitating a group.
    • Familiarity and ability to grasp technology, including proficiency in MS Office applications. Exposure to ATS and HRIS systems is helpful.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Strong attention to detail with the ability to effectively multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
    • Must be will to, on occasion, travel domestically.


    Desired Characteristics

    • Ability to grasp the big picture, e.g., PCE’s Strategy (where they play, how they win, who is needed to achieve the strategy, etc.)
    • Natural ability to gain and maintain trust across all levels of the organization.
    • A mature and calming influence.
    • Patience with persistence.
    • Willingness to and interest in the people and work that takes place in the field. (Ok with wearing a hard hat and steel boots to visit a job site).



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