Director of Human Resources Business Partner

We are looking for a Director, Human Resources Business Partner to support Covanta Environmental Solutions (CES), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Covanta Holding Corporation. CES offers comprehensive industrial material management services and consultative expertise to companies seeking solutions to some of today’s most complex environmental challenges. With a nationwide network of treatment, recycling and energy-from-waste facilities, Covanta Environmental Solutions enables customers to mitigate risk and reach their sustainability goals. For more information, visit

Reporting to the SVP of HR and Chief HR Officer, the role can be based at Milwaukee, WI or Indianapolis, IN.  About 50% travel is anticipated.

Partnering with the Talent Acquisition team as needed, the HRBP oversees recruitment and on-boarding of new hires for the region. The HRBP maintains an effective level of business literacy about the facility/region’s financial position, its mid-range plans, its culture and its competition.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:
• Consult with line management providing HR guidance when appropriate
• Drive change related to the implementation of the Employee Engagement Survey results
• Analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies
• Manage and resolve complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations
• Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required
• Provides performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions)
• Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention
• Provides HR Policy guidance and interpretation
• Develops employment terms for new hires, promotions, transfers
• Provides guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning, succession planning
• Identifies training needs for business units and individual executive coaching needs
• Participates in assigned enterprise wide strategic HR initiatives
• Participates in regularly scheduled meetings with respective business units
• Participates in evaluation and monitoring of successful talent acquisition and talent management initiatives
• Follow-up to ensure program objectives are met
Position Requirements
Education, Experience, Skills and Abilities:
• Minimum of 10 years of HR experience including resolution of complex employee relation issues and strategic HR initiatives
• Strong working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines including compensation practices, talent acquisition, employee and union relations, diversity, talent management, performance management, federal and state respective employment laws
• Relevant industry experience, a plus
• Experience with multi-facility organization is a plus
• PHR/SPHR Certification is also a plus
• Excellent consulting skills
• Excellent client management and business literacy skills
• Strong conflict management skills
• Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Develop strong trusting relationships in order to gain support and achieve results
• Effectively envision, develop, and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues
• Manage multiple business units in multiple locations
• Manage multiple conflicting priorities
• Be flexible and available to interact with employees at all levels
• Be self-directed and motivated
• Take initiative to identify and anticipate client needs and make recommendations for implementation
• Willing and able to travel as needed, currently estimated at 50%
Contact: Bill Christel, Vice President, EHS/HR,