Human Resources Advisor - Human Resources Department

Location: YVR
Job Code: 19-16E
# of openings: 1


YVR is made up of a team of diverse people who are working collaboratively to reach our goal of 29 million passengers by 2020! Safety is at the core of everything we do; we’re innovative, fun, and we invest in our people. We’re a BC Top Employer for 12 years standing, with high engagement scores, an abundance of learning and development opportunities, and a holistic approach to wellness! And we’re looking for someone to join our team.
We have a permanent, full-time opportunity for a Human Resources Advisor in the Human Resources Department.  Reporting to the Manager, Organizational Change, the successful candidate will be a dynamic and progressive organizational development professional with an expertise in Labour Relations. The role will provide HR advisory support to management across multiple departments and play a key role in labour relations activities, in addition to leading some of our employee programs and working on our Talent Strategy initiatives.
Key responsibilities include:
  • Provide coaching and support to management regarding human resources programs and needs; including labour and employee relations, performance management, and employee learning and development
  • Manage our Performance Management program, including management and employee resources, processes and documentation, rewards and recognition, and opportunities for continuous improvement
  • Participate in bargaining new collective agreements, negotiating letters of understanding, grievance and arbitration settlements and other complex legal agreements
  • Provide guidance to management to ensure the consistent interpretation and application of collective agreement provisions, labour law, human rights legislation and employment legislation
  • Provide direction in the areas of discipline, termination, performance management, discrimination, harassment and complex disability management and accommodation cases, investigations, grievance resolution and proceedings
  • Special HR project work as required
Key qualifications include:
  • Five or more years of experience working in a unionized environment, with strong working knowledge of labour relations practices plus five or more years of progressive experience in Human Resources, including experience working with business professionals in a consultative capacity, supplemented by a business degree with a focus in Human Resources, Organizational Development or Labour Relations, (Master of Industrial Relations an asset); or an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Exceptional writing skills to prepare a variety of written communications for different audiences
  • Ability to build and foster relationships and use effective influencing strategies with a client-service focus and a “we can help” teamwork orientation
  • Excellent leadership, time management, and organization skills with an attention to detail and a proven ability to reprioritize based on business demands and priorities
  • Effective facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong conflict-resolution and negotiation skills
  • Strong work ethic, high level of enthusiasm and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in change management would be an asset
  • CPHR designation would be an asset
This position is open to Airport Authority employees and external candidates. Previous job performance will be taken into consideration for all candidates that apply for this position.
As part of our recruitment process, short-listed candidates will be required to take part in an assessment process.
Vancouver Airport Authority welcomes applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations throughout the selection process and while working at YVR.  If you require support applying online because you are a person with a disability, please contact us at 604-303-3152 or We welcome the opportunity to discuss accommodation of your disability and ensure fairness in our hiring process.

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