Senior HR Operations Specialist

Location: Reston, VA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Senior HR Operations Specialist
Reston, VA, US

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field preferred.
  • PHR/SPHR or SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP certification preferred.
  • Seven to ten years of progressively responsible HR experience.
  • Proficiency in the Human Resources total body of knowledge.
  • Experienced with in-depth HR practices, wage/hour laws, compliance.
  • Excellent knowledge of HRIS systems (ADP and SuccessFactors) including design and implementation experience; payroll and payroll system experience a plus.
  • Knowledgeable in all aspects of employee full life-cycle end to end processes.
  • Thorough understanding of strategic and actionable HR solutions.
  • Highly deadline-oriented with strong multitasking, project management and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to look at things from a strategic lens and translate them into Human Resources processes while creating a positive business impact.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of the organization.
  • Highly self-motivated, proactive and able to work independently with advanced problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong relationship building skills to influence change and decision making at all levels.
  • Detail oriented with both quantitative and qualitative outputs.
  • Ability to ensure privacy/confidentiality of all employee information required.
  • Strong team player who works well in a collaborative environment.
  • Advanced skills in MS Office products.

Scope of Responsibility:

The position will have multiple areas of responsibility in the Human Resources (HR) department.  This role will be responsible for the creation, coordination and implementation efforts of major  HR processes and procedures to support the Corporate and Field Offices while ensuring a high level of internal and external customer satisfaction and service.  The primary area is the operational aspects of the department with a special focus on compliance, audit and control processes for all functions from “Hire to Retire”.  

Position Duties:

  • Knowledge documentation with the intent to simplify and enhance the employee and manager experience as processes evolve and change. 
  • Define, maintain and update all Human Resources operational procedures while driving knowledge across the organization.
  • Support and promote continuous improvement initiatives in all operational Human Resources aspects to enhance department services to internal and external customers.
  • Proactive project management responsibilities for HR initiatives.
  • Coordinate and execute large, complex projects from conception to implementation with a diverse stakeholder population across the organization and other entities on a regional and international basis.
  • Travel may be required approximately 10 to 25% of the time to project sites including travel out of state and international travel.
  • Perform a wide variety of increasingly responsible technical and professional duties in support of the Human Resources Department functions.
  • Create and provide various HR reports incorporating several systems and sources of information.
  • Data entry and management into various HR systems.
  • Support Internal and External audits as well as prepare information in response to upcoming audit needs and optimize HR processes.
  • Take and provide feedback from various sources in the organization.
  • Continuing education on Human Resources matters and stay abreast of changes and updates in the field.
  • Participate in industry and HR groups.
  • Provide support to other functions in the HR department aligned with cross-training and collaborative team measures.
  • Perform other HR Department duties as necessary. This position is not limited to the above outlined items and responsibilities may increase with time and experience.

We are a national General Contractor providing complex renovation and design/build construction services around the country.  Our clients include both government and institutional facilities across multiple states.  We offer long term opportunities with excellent compensation, benefits and advancement potential.  All positions require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check. This position requires daily, reliable transportation to and from project sites. 


I certify that the answers given herein are true and complete to the best of my knowledge. By submitting my application to Centennial and/or other Joint Venture Companies, I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application for employment as may be necessary in arriving at an employment decision. I understand that this application is not and is not intended to be a contract of employment. If I am hired, I understand that I have the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause, and that Centennial and/or other Joint Venture Companies retains the same right.

I understand that as an applicant for a position, I may be required to submit to a drug screening and background check as a condition of employment and/or continued employment. I understand that an unsatisfactory result from, refusal to cooperate with, or any attempt to affect the results of these pre-employment tests and background checks will result in withdrawal of any employment offer or termination of employment if already employed.

In the event of employment, I understand that false or misleading information given in my application or interviews may result in discharge. I understand, also, that I am required to abide by all rules and regulations of the company as set forth in the Centennial Employee Handbook.


You are invited to provide your race, gender and if you are disabled in your employment application, but it is not required. This information is being requested on a voluntary basis solely to fulfill our Affirmative Action requirements as a Federal Contractor. If you prefer not to disclose you will not be subject to any adverse treatment. Any information collected related to a disability will be kept confidential and in accordance with the ADA. 

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