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People and Culture Generalist (HR Generalist) - Hybrid in Portland, OR

energysolutions · 30+ days ago
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Interested in joining a growing company where you will work with talented colleagues, enhance a supportive and energetic culture, and be part of the climate solution? At Energy Solutions, we focus on the big impacts. And we believe that market-based programs can be a powerful force to deliver large-scale energy, carbon, and water-use savings. Since 1995, we’ve harnessed that power to offer proven, performance-based solutions for our utility, government, and institutional customers.

Energy Solutions is seeking an experienced People and Culture (PC) Generalist to provide direct support to the Manager of the Benefits and Payroll team. The person filling this role must be able to adjust to rapidly changing circumstances and work well under pressure as situations warrant. This position needs to be comfortable with thinking strategically while being able to roll-up one’s sleeves when needed to achieve team deliverables as the situation warrants. This position requires excellent communication and administrative skills, and familiarity with payroll and Human Resources Information Systems (HRIS). The PC Generalist works collaboratively and in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner to embrace Energy Solutions’ core values, mission, and vision to support staff across the organization.  

This position will be based at an Energy Solutions’ office and will be expected to report to the office every Wednesday and, as needed, for on-site events. 

Persons filling this position can choose to work from either our Northern California office in Oakland, our Southern California office in Orange, or our Portland, Oregon office 


Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with Manager of People and Culture, Benefits Specialist and PC Leadership on implementing changes due to our rapid growth
  • Act on behalf of the Manager, People and Culture, in her absence
  • Ensures that all benefit plans comply with legal regulations
  • Provides excellent support to employees regarding their benefits
  • Continuously evaluates the efficiency and competitiveness of the company’s offerings
  • Help design, strategize, and plan companywide rollouts with PC Leadership and Internal Communications team
  • Work closely with PC team members to answer questions on our Slack channel and email regarding benefits administration and payroll
  • Main Point of Contact for Leave of Absences and Workers’ Compensation claims
  • Maintain OSHA and Workplace Violence Prevention logs and lead quarterly Safety Committee meetings
  • Create or update people policies and procedures as directed
  • Assist with updates and revisions to our employee handbook as needed
  • Ensure compliance with contract terms related to PC KRA areas as directed by Manager and/or Director of PC department
  • Provide support with benefits open enrollment
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date benefits records in the HRIS
  • Enhance utilization of our HRIS system
  • Ensure accurate transfer of electronic data from our HRIS
  • Oversee onboarding and offboarding tasks such as background checks and new hire orientations to conducting pre-exit interviews
  • Work with PC Leadership with compliance and year-end tasks
  • Responsible for gathering documents for internal and external audits and ensure submission of mandatory state and government reporting
  • Keep abreast of employment law and regulatory changes, e.g., state or local needs
  • Participate in the execution of our diversity, equity and inclusion strategies
  • Oversee the PC SharePoint Benefits Page
  • Perform annual audits to ensure employee electronic personnel folders are updated.
  • Assist employees with benefits claims, changes, and problem resolution while creating efficiencies in the process
  • Perform other miscellaneous projects and duties as needed


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and 6 years’ experience or 8 years' of professional experience without a degree
  • A minimum of 3 years' of Benefits Administration, Leave of Absences as well as WC Claims experience
  • Business writing ability with strong spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Exceptional time management, organizational, and multi-tasking skills with strong attention to detail and follow up
  • Able to work independently and juggle competing priorities with minimal guidance and takes the utmost care with confidentiality
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrates initiative, flexibility, accountability, and ownership of assigned tasks
  • Proficient in MS Office tools including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (skills tests will be required during the interview process)
  • Exercise a high degree of diplomacy and tact; excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills; cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups
  • High level of emotional intelligence and a growth mindset
  • A proven professional or personal commitment to the betterment of the environment and the reduction of GHGs
  • Must reside within a commutable distance to one of Energy Solutions’ office locations. (Oakland, Orange, or Portland)
  • Must be able to report to the office every Wednesday at a minimum


Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with Payroll Administration
  • SHRM-CP or PHR certification a plus
  • PMP certification desirable
  • Experience working in an international organization and/or federal contractor


Compensation is commensurate with experience within the pay band of $75,000 - $90,000/Annually


Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes a generous retirement package. Energy Solutions provides an excellent benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance, other pre-tax contribution plans and an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Office Locations and a Remote Workforce

Energy Solutions is a predominantly remote workforce with offices in six different locations. At this time, we are not accepting applications from the following states (Alaska, Delaware, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming).

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility 

We live out our mission day in and day out by helping our clients and communities generate clean energy solutions the world needs. Our success is dependent on developing a team of creative thinkers, innovators, and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our world. To that end, we’re committed to hiring, promoting, and retaining a diversity of talent, and infusing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) throughout our business. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds and all walks of life to apply. Come grow with us at Energy Solutions!  

Background Check Information

Information will be requested to perform the compulsory background check. A drug screen and authorization to work in the U.S. indefinitely are preconditions of employment. Energy Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.

Reasonable Accommodations 

Energy Solutions is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodations in completing this application, interviewing, and/or completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please email

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