Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP)

Country/Region:  CA
Field:  Support & transversal

Montreal, CA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
Job number: 

About SYSTRA Canada

SYSTRA Canada is part of the SYSTRA group, an international consulting and engineering group, a world leader in the design of transport infrastructures. SYSTRA Canada is an engineering and consulting firm who is dedicated to transportation solutions, whether for passengers or goods.

Imagining and implementing the safest, most efficient, and economical tailor-made transport solutions: this is what guides us daily. Thanks to the know-how of our 7500 experts, we are involved in all phases of transport projects: Preliminary and design studies, construction phases, test and commissioning, operation, and maintenance.

Our engineers work with passion to provide people around the world with the opportunity to move freely every day. They are men and women who put all their business expertise and human qualities to work to transform the world through innovative means of transport. Join them and let's invent tomorrow's public transport together.

SYSTRA's ambition is to be the benchmark for transport solutions and an opinion leader in mobility.


Reporting to the Director of Human Resources, the Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP) is responsible for aligning corporate objectives with those of employees and management in designated business units. They build partnerships across the HR function to provide management and employees with value-added services that reflect the goals of the organization. The HRBP maintains an effective level of knowledge of the business unit's financial position, mid-term plans, culture and competition.


Role and responsibilities

  • Conducts frequent meetings with respective business units (leaders/managers) to understand their current and future needs.
  • Consults with line managers, providing HR advice as needed.
  • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
  • Manages and resolves complex employee relations issues. Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day employee management, reducing legal risk and ensuring regulatory compliance. They collaborate with the legal department as needed.
  • Provides day-to-day performance management advice to line managers (e.g. coaching, goal setting, performance reviews, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
  • Works closely with management and employees to improve working relationships, build morale and increase productivity and retention.
  • Provides guidance and interpretation of human resource management policies and procedures.
  • Develops contractual terms for new hires, promotions and transfers.
  • Assists in the recruitment and integration of foreign employees for impatriation or expatriation assignments and related human resources issues.
  • Provides advice and information on business unit restructurings, workforce planning and succession planning.
  • Identifies business unit training needs and individual executive coaching needs. Participates in the evaluation and monitoring of training programs to ensure success. Follows up to ensure that training objectives are met.
  • Develops and delivers human resources training for managers and employees.
  • Contribute to the improvement of HR department performance against RED Book KPIs.
  • Contribute to projects related to compensation and benefits, organizational development, and training and development.
  • Prepare and launch surveys
  • Work with managers and employees to improve overall well-being (mental and physical health).
  • Conduct exit interviews and research root causes of employee departure.



Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field such as Labor Relations

Years of experience: A minimum of 5 years of proven work experience in the field of human resources


Technical competencies:

  • Experience in the engineering industry.
  • Experience in international mobility.
  • Working knowledge of human resources systems and software.
  • Ability to research, analyze and make logical decisions within a given time frame.
  • Up-to-date knowledge of recruitment strategies and employment legislation


Personal & soft skills:   

  • Bilingual (English and French), in order to interact with all stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with people of various levels, including senior staff.
  • Proven leadership ability.
  • Strong organizational and administrative skills.
  • Excellent writing skills to present clear and fair company policies.
  • The ability to build trusting relationships with relevant stakeholders.


Employment terms and conditions

Contract nature: Permanent

Location: Montreal – Quebec - Canada

Division: HR

Reports to: Director of Human Resources

Remuneration: According to the profile



This job description is intended to provide an indication of the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other essential functions to be carried out as part of fulfilling the role mentioned in the job title. Various other duties will apply as required.

In this description, the masculine gender is used for easy reading purposes and includes the feminine.

SYSTRA Canada is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values applications from all and offers employment equity based on the merits and abilities of candidates and personnel.