Who We Are
ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.
We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.
Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning, and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.
At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience that contributes to our success.
We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement, for our employee-owners and our clients.
Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone.
We celebrate the differences age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics that make each of us unique.
Who You Are
An experienced Human Resources professional with a minimum of 8 years of broad human resources experience with the last 5 years serving as a HR Business Partner implementing programs that promote a fair and equitable work environment.
You have comprehensive knowledge of HR programs, policies and procedures, organizational development, and employment / labor laws particularly in the state of California.
You are an effective team member and communicator who proactively identifies and contributes constructively to address broad employee or team issues, providing mentoring and coaching to staff within assigned business groups that supports the culture, company direction, and growth needs of the business and our employee-owners.
You are a human resources professional who has significant experience working in a variety of HR areas, such as performance management, talent development, employee relations, retention and policy administration.
Experience working at a multi-office and multi-state professional services organization is preferred.
You possess exceptional oral and presentation skills and have successfully facilitated HR training workshops and coaching sessions, and lead performance improvement and change management discussions.
You hold a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in human resources, organizational development, or a related interdisciplinary field.
A certification, such as PHR / PHRca / SPHR is preferred. Experience with an integrated payroll / HRIS platform is required, experience with PayCom is helpful.
You are looking for the opportunity to work with a team of human resources professionals, scientists, planners, archaeologists, and engineers who share your passion for sustainability and nature.
What You Will Do for ESA
As a member of the human resources team you will lead employee engagement programs in collaboration with your business unit’s scientists, designers and other specialists in support of the current and future needs of the business.
Provide mentorship and support at all staff levels, including providing constructive feedback and career development guidance.
You will demonstrate a clear understanding of human resources principles, practices and employment law, and be responsible for providing expert and objective advice and counsel to leaders and employee-owners on HR programs, policies and procedures, employment / labor laws, performance management, and diversity and inclusion to promote a fair and equitable work environment.
Serve as a trusted coach providing strategic direction and input to business leaders regarding overall people strategies, and while addressing sensitive and / or confidential issues with ESA leaders, employee-owners and other stakeholders.
You will maintain employment information that is clear, concise, and well supported.
Consistently demonstrate your attentive listening skills and exceptional presentation skills while participating in and / or leading staffing meetings, interviews, business group meetings, and training workshops, presenting information clearly and concisely.
You will thrive in a fast-paced, challenging environment, connecting the dots at a strategic level while completing day-to-day tasks working on a team or independently.
What ESA Will Do for You
Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals knowing that you have contributed to outstanding projects, improved environmental stewardship, and advanced a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.
At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance, too by providing medical, dental & vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, a performance bonus program, an employee stock ownership program, paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays to name a few.
At every stage in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals.
We believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs include Tuition Reimbursement, Professional Development Bonuses, and attendance at Conferences.
What’s Special About Our Human Resources Team
Our HR team brings many years of experience providing high caliber human resources leadership and expertise with an emphasis on customer service.
Our team is one of the few that work with every employee-owner in the company giving us the opportunity to connect and uniquely identify the specific needs of every team member.
ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M / V / F / D)