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Human Resources Business Partner | Clean Harbors

The Organization

Clean Harbors is North America’s leading provider in environmental and industrial services. The Company serves a diverse customer base across a broad range of vertical markets, which includes a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies, and through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, over 200,000 small and medium sized businesses.

Clean Harbors is organized into five business units: Technical Services and Safety-Kleen Environments, Field Services, Industrial Services, Safety-Kleen Sustainability Solutions, and Facilities. These individual business units are focused on specific customer segments, and offer an integrated platform of services to meet the specific needs of each individual vertical market.

Headquartered in Norwell, Massachusetts, Clean Harbors operates throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

For further information about Clean Harbors, please visit their website at


The Opportunity
Reports to:Director, Human Resources
Role Supports:600 staff in the Industrial Services Business in Canada
Location:Edmonton, AB



The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) reports to the Director, Human Resources and will provide support to an assigned client group within the Canadian Industrial Services Business. The HRBP will be responsible for workforce planning, employee engagement, performance management, employee and labour relations, employee development as well as coaching leaders and employees. The successful candidate will exhibit a strong understanding of employment law, human resources best practices, and be an effective and positive team member that fosters a culture of collaboration, performance, and service excellence.


Key Accountabilities

The position will include the following responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute effective HR business initiatives that support both the company’s and assigned business units’ strategic plans;
  • Work with assigned business unit leaders to develop and deploy all aspects of effective workforce planning, talent pipeline requirements, employee development and talent acquisition to meet business unit talent needs;
  • Originate and lead programs to understand and improve employee engagement, employee retention and turnover reduction;
  • Identify and prioritize the needs of the business unit related to the HR centers of excellence (Compensation, Benefits, Recruiting, Development); work with COE leaders to propose, implement, and deploy solutions;
  • Facilitate annual performance management, employee development and compensation review processes within assigned business units;
  • Manage and resolve complex employee relations and labour relations issues;
  • Lead effective and thorough investigations, document findings, and execute outcomes;
  • Train managers and employees on company policies, procedures and other organizational development training programs;
  • Responsible for the administration of union agreements for assigned client group; where applicable; and
  • Maintain current in-depth knowledge of employment standards and legislations related to day to day management of employees, reducing employment legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.


  • Join a stable, growing company with ample opportunity for growth;
  • Support a mix of both non-union and union operations all across Canada
  • Work a hybrid schedule and come together with 15+ Canadian HR professions based in our Edmonton office
  • Be part of a passionate team that has an uncompromising commitment to excellence that drives everything they do; and
  • Clean Harbors has an entrepreneurial spirit and tenacity based on their foundation for success, which continues to guide them daily.


First Year Deliverables / Measures of Success

Success in the first year will be determined by the candidate’s ability to:

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Clean Harbors current processes and service capabilities;
  • Build trusting, open, collaborative and respective relationships throughout the organization;
  • Develop and enhance meaningful, collaborative relationships with union partners to engage the union in solving business problems together; and
  • Ensure people understand and exemplify a strong safety culture to lower safety incidents across the company.


Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will have the following:


  • Post-secondary education, preferably in Human Resources Management or Business Administration, minimum a Diploma level is a requirement; and
  • Professional HR designation (CHRP) is preferred.



  • Minimum 7 years of progressive HR experience across multiple HR disciplines (Employee Engagement, Employee Relations, Labour Relations, Performance Management, Talent Management, Training & Development);
  • Experience working in Industrial Services, Oil & Gas Services, Construction or similar industries is an asset;
  • Demonstrated ability to influence positive change within the organization by leveraging strong working relationships built on trust; and
  • Previous experience delivering HR in a unionized environment is an asset.


Competencies and Attributes:

  • Solid leadership, coaching, facilitation, conflict resolution and relationship management skills;
  • Business acumen with effective execution skills to ensure the successful delivery/implementation of special initiatives, processes, and policies;
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills (listening, verbal, written, presentation);
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and initiatives in a fast pace changing environment;
  • Effectively demonstrates critical and analytical thinking;
  • Organizational agility, with a high level of comfort in dealing with employees at all levels; and
  • Ability to engage and influence outcomes.


Equal Opportunity

Clean Harbors is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse team benefits and is essential to service excellence. Clean Harbors welcomes applications from all qualified individuals and encourage women, members of racialized communities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity to confidentially self-identify at time of application.  In accordance with the provincial legislation, accommodation will be provided by Gallagher and Clean Harbors throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume in Word or PDF format to: . Copy and Paste the following job title and code and place it in the subject line of your email so we can identify the job and confirm receipt of your application:
AUNM-518558 Human Resources Business Partner | Clean Harbors - AB - Edmonton and Area (OTIAPPLY)

Please note that only those candidates meeting the selection criteria, established by our client, will be contacted further. Although we may not contact you directly for this particular role, all applications will be reviewed as we would like to consider you for future opportunities that may be appropriate. We encourage you to continue to visit our website at as our opportunities are updated on a regular basis.