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  • Job reference: RMS0153883

Labour Relations Representative

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: St. John's
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/03/2015
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (31/03/15)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client, a diverse Canadian Energy Company, plans new developments estimated at $12+ Billion over the next 5 years.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only. Residents of Newfoundland & Labrador will be given first consideration for this position.

The Role:
Accountable to the Senior Labour Relations Advisor, this incumbent has responsibility to assist in the day-to-day labour relations activities of all components of the LCP. The incumbent will assist in the implementation of the Labour Acquisition Plan and will coordinate the activities of other team leads in managing this plan. The incumbent will be the Site Representative for a component of the work covered under the major project Collective Agreement between The Lower Churchill Transmission Construction Employers Association and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Local 1620 and will, when required, assist in the management of labour relations at the Muskrat Falls Site and Reservoir Clearing Site. The incumbent will assist with the implementation and management of all aspects of the labour relations strategies and policies for the LCP during the construction phase and eventual handover to the Owner.

• Assist in the implementation and administration of all the labour relations plans, including specific labour relations standards for the Project and labour Project Agreements;
• Coordinate the management of the Labour Acquisition Plan with other team leads of LCP;
• Assist in the development and implementation of Project standards, procedures and guidelines;
• Assist the Senior Labour Relations Advisor and other Labour Relations Reps in addressing labour relations matters by working with union and management to resolve grievances at an early stage; coordinating and supporting the grievance process; providing analysis and conducting research of legislation and arbitration cases as required; Scheduling and attending various meetings and where appropriate representing the Senior Labour Relations Advisor or other Labour Relations Site Representatives;
• Educate and advise Contractors and supervisors of the terms and conditions of the labour relations plan, associated Project Labour Agreements, and systems in place; and manage report on labour relations issues for the LCP;
• Provide Contractors with appropriate direction and advise to confirm job assignments to trades persons;
• Develop and maintain a constructive relationship with Site Manager, Shop Stewards, and Union Leaders;
• Provide labour relations advice and guidance on LCP job sites as required;
• Appear at grievance and arbitration meetings as required;
• Facilitate Employers' Association meetings as required and act as the LCP Representative;
• Attend at periodic construction management meetings;
• Facilitate as required meetings on labour productivity or labour productivity initiatives;
• Liaison and coordinate all labour matters among Owner, Contractors and Unions; and
• Liaison with appropriate managers, Contractors and suppliers to ensure the Project LR plan are incorporated into all contract documents and processes.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• A minimum of 3 years of experience in Labour Relations on major projects.
• Must possess a good working knowledge of computers with appropriate awareness of various corporate applications as necessary. These may include but are not limited to the Microsoft Suite of applications and JD Edwards.
• Demonstrated ability to analyse and resolve complex issues.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrated high level of integrity, initiative, positive attitude and mutual respect.

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