Jacobs Human Resources Business Partner in Irvine, California

Human Resources Business Partner


The Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector. Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities. We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery. The Jacobs business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Jacobs has an exciting opportunity for a Human Resources Business Partner who can be located in the following:

  • Oakland, CA

  • Irvine, CA

  • San Francisco

Position Summary:

The HR Business Partner is accountable for contributing to a high performing HR team and for providing a full suite of HR leadership, support and expertise for a dynamic business. This role is a key advisor to the Vice President of Operations and local leadership team in Irvine. This role leads the development and implementation of critical people initiatives to drive and support profitable business growth and operate in alignment with the company values and global HR organization.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Drive and support a strong safety culture throughout the organization

  • Work and lead in alignment with company’s value

  • Support business growth

  • Maintain external customer and business focus

  • Provide strong, business-focused HR strategic leadership and operational HR management in alignment with global Human Resources

  • Provide strong leadership and support to operational executive on talent management, talent acquisition, leadership succession planning, leadership development, employee engagement and diversity/inclusion initiatives - leading creative and innovative HR solutions to people challenges and opportunities

  • Implement strategies to attract, engage and retain talent required to support growth – ensure talent is available and skilled to meet business needs.

  • Drive the performance management process and team development initiatives

  • Develop strong business and personal relationships

  • Be a boundaryless collaborator

  • Be a leadership role model

  • Be an active and influential business leader

  • Provide strong, business-focused HR support in alignment with global Human Resources

  • Drive employee engagement and retention

  • Partner with senior management to plan and manage the leadership pipeline and transitions

  • Provide excellent change management support and leadership

  • Ensure compliance and employment laws and regulations

  • Ensure excellent employee relations and mitigate labor relations risks

  • Control costs


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or related field required

  • SPHR or SHRM-SCP certification preferred

  • A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated leadership in developing and executing strategic HR plans that align with business goals within professional services preferred

  • A minimum of 5 years of people leadership experience required

  • Previous experience in Buildings & Infrastructure preferred

  • Results oriented, services focused human resource professional with a verifiable track record for adding value, organization and superior performance and results to overall operations required

  • Technically savvy and experience working with metrics and analytics required

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills is required

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law. To view the DOL's Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster, please click here .

Primary Location United States-California-Irvine

Other Locations United States-California-OAKLAND, United States-California-San Francisco

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: HUM00009H