Human Resources Business Partner (Baltimore)

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Date: 03-Nov-2021

Location: Baltimore, MD, United States

Company: Alstom

Req ID:191843 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


Join us as Human Resources Business Partner, and you’ll be looking at a career-defining role based in Baltimore Fort Ave (MD), US.


The HR Business Partner works in partnership with his/her customers and is recognised as trusted advisor to his/her customers.


The HR Business Partner supports his/her customers to shape and deploy the business goals as defined by the management team.  The HR Business Partner brings people management expertise to business decisions and strategies and secures and delivers HR interventions and programmes to achieve business goals.


The HR Business Partner is involved in functional Strategy implementation process and in the business operational reviews, ensuring an effective and efficient HR support to project execution.


The HR Business Partner on Site deploys the site People plan, including Organizational Capabilities, Talent Management, Labor and Employee relations, Leadership development and Building strong teams across the different steps of the Value Chain.


The HR Business Partner is a Change Leader, a BOS People Involvement assessor, supports business leaders to become talent champions and leads the HR team in the site and projects.




Organizational Capabilities.

  • The HR Business Partner will analyze the current organizational capabilities to deliver the business strategy and will identify and act on gaps versus required capabilities.
  • Change programs, Organizational effectiveness and development, High Performance Culture, Bids & Project support are in scope.
  • Organizational capabilities are fundamental to business strategy deployment and financial performance. The junior Business Partner will be part of the business strategy deployment and operational reviews.


Talent Management and Transform Leaders into Talent Champions.

  • The HR Business Partner will be responsible to support the Business Leaders in all talent activities to ensure the right talent in the right place at the right time. He/she will coach leaders on using the talent related tools, support elements and how to act as "talent champion"
  • Talent reviews, competences assessment, identification & mobilization of high potentials, performance management and improvement, action plan per individual, resources & succession planning, recruitment and redeployment of people are in scope.
  • Additionally  coaching and support for business leaders on understanding, communicating and following up on employee engagement and enablement plans are in scope.
  • The HRBP will challenge the way of talent activities execution to ensure that Bombardier standards are met.


Develop Leadership.

  • The HR Business Partner will support the development of leadership on site, so that management deliver on their commitments, mobilize people and teams; and drive strategy while acting as per The Code of Ethics.
  • Effective deployment of leadership development programs, critical transitions support, leadership nominations and leaders´ behaviours together with values and ethics is in scope.


Supporting BT HR Delivery Model

  • The HR Business Partner will support one-HR to become an HR World Class organization contributing to deliver business success.
  • Participating on HR meetings, fully Implementing the BT HR Delivery Model, interacting with both SSO and Centre of Expertise is required in order to be successful in this role.
  • Leverage good practice, share knowledge and experiences, avoid duplications but customize current tools and programmes, connect with SSO to ensure this interface is efficient and effective, etc. working as ONE HR are in scope


Labor / Employee Relations

  • Ensure legal compliance with all local state and federal employment laws, including but not limited to FLSA, FMLA, ADAAA to minimize risk/exposure to the organization
  • Supports Labor and Employee relations within the business.  Acts as lead negotiator for all labor contracts within the assigned business area including all pre, during and post activities.
  • Supports site leadership throughout all aspects of contract administration including the discipline, grievance and arbitration process; prepares and conducts grievance meetings at appropriate level per the site contracts




  • Bachelor/Master (Business, Economics, Law, Psychology, Social sciences, Administration…)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in related industry, resolving complex employee relations issues with at least 2 years of experience leading union relations activities, with record of achievements, no management experience required
  • Certifications for Human Resources Professionals (PHR, SPHR, SHRM-CP, SHRM-SCP) preferred
  • Experience in HR and People Strategies, international experience is a plus
  • Prior experience acting in a lead negotiator role preferred
  • Experience in the railroad/transportation industry or knowledge of the Railway Labor Act will be considered as an asset
  • Ability to travel


We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


Alstom is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.


Effective 29 January 2021, Alstom completed the acquisition of Bombardier Transportation. This is a Bombardier Transportation Legal Entity Position - positions at Bombardier Transportation companies are all members of the Alstom Group.

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