Pattern Energy Group

  • HR Business Partner, Compensation SME

    Job Locations US-CA-San Francisco
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2 months ago)
    # of Openings
    Human Resources
    Job ID
  • Overview

    Pattern Energy Group is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America, Japan, and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind, solar and transmission. The Pattern Energy Group team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

    Pattern Energy Group operates in the United States, Canada, Japan, Chile, and Mexico with offices in San Francisco, Houston, San Diego, New York, Santiago, Tokyo, and Toronto.  Pattern Energy Group’s corporate headquarters is in San Francisco.



    Under the general direction of the VP, Human Resources, the HR Business Partner will be responsible for providing day to day Human Resources support for G&A in the San Francisco office. This role acts as the primary HR contact for all of the business group(s) with which they partner, including but not limited to all Employee Engagement, Talent Management, Rewards Programs, and HR Operations, as well as all HR related compliance; supported by their HR SME peers for each of those specialties.


    Duties and Key Accountabilities

    Human Resources Responsibilities:


    • Act as the main point of contact for Human Resources related questions and concerns.
    • Educate staff on and maintain compliance of HR and corporate policies and procedures.
    • Work closely with the HR team in San Francisco corporate headquarters and local management to drive, maintain and/or roll out HR Programs and Systems (including Benefits, Compensation, Recognition, Compliance, Payroll, Employee Engagement, Training and Development, and Performance Management Programs, etc.).
    • Collaborate with management and corporate HR to develop an overall HR strategy for assigned business groups.
    • Provide coaching and counselling to resolve employee relations issues; Escalate employee relations issues to the VP, Human Resources and internal and/or external employment counsel as necessary.
    • Assist hiring managers with On Boarding Programs and activities ensuring a positive employee experience (Liaise with Corporate HR, IT, Facilities, procurement, as needed).
    • Conduct exit interviews and provide collected information to corporate HR in a timely manner.
    • Must be a strong taskmaster and ensure that HR projects and tasks (including following up with all parties involved through completion) are completed in a timely manner.
    • Foster a positive, fun, collaborative environment.
    • Travel to various business site locations as need or at least once/quarter.


    Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

    • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, a degree in a business administration or Human Resources related area is preferred.
    • At least 5 years of experience as a Human Resources Generalist at a managerial level, required, with a specialization in Rewards Programs (Compensation, Benefits, and Employee Recognition), preferred.
    • Previous supervisory experience, preferred.
    • Strong knowledge of HR policies and practices, and interest in gaining a thorough understanding of employment law in geographic areas of responsibility.
    • Excellent communications, project management, and time management skills.


    Additional Requirements

    • The ability to understand business goals and recommend new approaches, policies and procedures to effect continual improvements in business objectives, productivity and development of HR within the company.
    • Hands-on approach, as well as the ability to successfully monitor the "pulse" of the employee population to ensure a high level of employee engagement.
    • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Ability to work with employees, managers and vendors at all levels;
    • High degree of emotional intelligence.
    • Strong conflict resolution skills.
    • Understands the importance and integrity of maintaining confidential candidate and employee information.
    • Exercises good judgement and discretion, at all times.
    • Exhibits a detail orientation, as well as excellent organization skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple competing deadlines and follow up with a sense of urgency to resolve issues and/or questions.
    • Ability to successfully lead, follow, and manage (up and/or down).
    • Ability to handle a high volume workload with a “roll up your sleeves” approach, while maintaining professionalism and composure during busy periods.
    • Conveys positive; calm, everything is under control; professional image and demeanor at all times.
    • Proven ability to deliver results in a timely manner.
    • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships.
    • Works equally as well independently and as part of a team, understands team dynamics, contributes to building a positive team environment and supports the team’s efforts to succeed.
    • Must be customer service oriented, flexible, and solutions focused.

    Technical Skills

    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; Excellent internet research skills.
    • Prior experience with application tracking systems, on boarding, HRIS, and performance management software/platforms preferred.
    • Basic aptitude in arithmetic, and ability to present numerical data effectively when needed.

    Pattern Energy Group LP is an equal opportunity employer.


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