AECOM Sr Human Resources Generalist in Chantilly, Virginia

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149893BR

Position Title Sr Human Resources Generalist

Job Category Human Resources

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Virginia

City Chantilly

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

AECOM has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sr. Generalist, Human Resources to join the Chantilly, VA office location. The Sr. Generalist, Human Resources, works directly for the Human Resources Manager in managing all employee related activities for employment to include employee relations and benefits administration.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Human Resources Sr. Generalist has the responsibility to:

  • Assists in the investigation of employee complaints and disputes: documents findings and recommends disciplinary action and/or appropriate resolution; implements resolution as approved by senior level personnel.

  • Provide guidance, support, and counsel to employees on defined employee relations issues, and escalate resolution to senior level personnel as appropriate.

  • Assists in conducting termination interviews, identifies potential employee relations issues, reporting findings and recommends action.

  • Assists in administering employee relations programs, policies, and procedures ensuring compliance with all legal regulations and their uniform application throughout the organization.

  • Update employee files to document personnel actions and provide information for payroll and other uses.

  • Examine employee files to answer inquiries and provides information to authorized persons.

  • Complete Personal Change Form (PCA) to reflect accurate employee status.

  • Process all employment verifications, garnishments, child support orders, and unemployment requests to include participation in hearings.

  • Handle benefit administration to include Health, Dental, FSA and 401K; conduct enrollment presentations and materials.

  • Present during new hire Orientation and conduct exit interviews.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in Human Resources in a large, complex organization.

  • Bachelors Degree in HR, Business, Social or other Sciences, or Organization Development required.

  • Skills should include a proven ability of handling sensitive Employee Relations issues, and familiarity with HR practices, processes and systems.

  • Must have strong negotiation skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have experience handling multiple projects simultaneously, and working in an environment which requires flexibility, innovation, superb customer service skills, and organization.

  • Must have experience delivering effective presentations and training material to a variety of audiences.

  • Must have a thorough knowledge of employment law and regulations, and HR best practices.

  • Ability to understand and apply federal, state and local changes to and/or new regulations/laws pertaining to human resources.

  • Experience with EEO/Affirmative Action Plans.

  • Experience with STD, LTD, FMLA and COBRA Administration.

  • Extensive knowledge of employment law, federal and state laws as they relate to employment/HR practices.

  • High level of confidentiality and discretion.

  • Superior interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to obtain a U.S. security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional Human Resources (PHR) or Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.