Human Resources Specialist (18 month mat leave coverage)

Human Resources & Communications · Ottawa, Ontario
Department Human Resources & Communications
Employment Type Temporary
Minimum Experience Mid-level

You didn't go to school to be a number in a big machine, so why work for one? By joining McIntosh Perry, you will be able to make an impact in the communities where you live and work. Our Core Purpose - Turning Possibilities Into Reality represents our commitment to solving problems, getting things done and moving forward through collaboration with clients and teams.

Our team's expertise, gained through decades of experience, means clients can rely on us to quickly deliver high-quality and successful projects.

As one of the country’s fastest growing engineering firms with more than 800 project managers, engineers, technical experts and problems solvers across North America, McIntosh Perry is proud to be a Platinum Club Winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.

Our core values validate everything we have believed in since our company started:


Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes - Treat others as they would like to be treated

Make Momma proud - Do the right thing

Every McIntosh has a core - Be a leader

Pass. Shoot. Score. - Becoming excellent together

Did you dot the i’s and cross the t’s? - Personal responsibility

Don’t forget to cut the ribbon - Making a difference


If you are looking for an opportunity to work with a collaborative, hard-working and dedicated team of professionals and have fun delivering high-quality projects regardless of the project size, we are looking for new talent to join our supportive and dynamic team and enable you to turn possibilities into reality.



Reporting to the Vice President of HR, the Human Resources Specialist works closely with the HR team members and other stakeholders to achieve the strategic objectives of the organization. This person will be a resource to junior HR team members for day-to-day questions. 

This is a temporary intermediate/senior generalist position covering an 18 month maternity leave. McIntosh Perry has undergone a period of rapid growth, you will have the opportunity to improve policy, program development and processes. If you’re ambitious and driven, join a team of like-minded HR professionals that are collaborative, supportive, and always striving for continuous improvement. Your responsibilities will include but will not be limited to:

HR Generalist Activities

  • Review and report on monthly HR metrics.
  • Lead or participate in the development and implementation of new and revised HR programs, policies and procedures to achieve strategic goals and in support of operations.
  • Coordinate and administer the annual compensation review process.

Employee Relations or Performance Management

  • Coach managers and practice area leaders on the appraisal process.
  • Support and coach employees on the appraisal process.
  • Support and coach managers and practice area leaders on a range of employee related issues.

Recruitment/Talent Acquisition:

  • Work closely with team managers, AVP’s and VP’s to determine hiring needs.
  • Guide managers, APV’s and VP’s through the corporate hiring process.
  • Become knowledgeable at using the McIntosh Perry method of recruitment, selection, hiring.
  • Coordinate with external recruiters and executive search firms.
  • Conduct full cycle recruiting including resumes screening, interviewing and reference verification.
  • Review, enhance and champion an Employee Referral Program.

HR Administration:

  • HR input on legislative requirements including interpretation of Employment Standards.
  • General HR administration (offer letters, termination packages, etc.).
  • Review the work of administrative HR team members, providing input and answering routine questions. 


  • Completion of a diploma or degree in Human Resource Management, Business Administration or other related program;
  • The preferred candidate will have 5+ years of progressive experience in HR roles;
  • Good knowledge of employment related legislation and HR Best Practices;
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team;
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office programs including:  Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Familiarity working with HRIS and Applicant Tracking Systems (Experience with Ceridian Dayforce is considered an asset); 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (French communication skills an asset);
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service attitude along with the ability to build relationships;
  • Strong critical thinking and organizational skills, as well as attention to detail;
  • Professional HR designation (currently held or in progress) considered an asset;
  • Experience in a consulting environment considered an asset; and
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

McIntosh Perry is an equal opportunities employer offering a competitive salary and benefits to those with the skills suited to the needs of our clients.

McIntosh Perry welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

(Referral Code - Class A)

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  • Location
    Ottawa, Ontario
  • Department
    Human Resources & Communications
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience