Jacobs Labour Relations Manager in Fort Mcmurray, Alberta

Labour Relations Manager


The Company

With 2016 revenues of approximately $10.9 billion, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs) is one of the largest publicly traded (NYSE: JEC) and diverse providers of professional technical services in the world. Founded in 1947, the company now has nearly 54,000 employees that help us prosper in diverse industries by holding true to our values and culture. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, our global network spans more than 230 offices in countries across North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Australia, Africa and Asia.

The company’s service portfolio consists of a comprehensive range of business solutions related to engineering, architecture, construction, operations and maintenance and scientific and specialty consulting.

Jacobs Global Field Services is a premier provider of construction, maintenance and capital project solutions. With an ever expanding workforce of both direct hire craft and professional staff, Jacobs Global Field Services provides support to clients in petrochemical, chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, pulp and paper, automotive, mining and metals business lines across multiple markets.

Position Summary

The Labour Relations Manager West position reports directly to the Manager Labour relations for Jacobs Industrial Services. This position is accountable for all Labour Relations support, strategy and direction for all Jacobs Industrial Services business in Western Canada. Western Canada includes the Prairie provinces, as well as Alberta and British Columbia. In addition this position would support construction activities that may arise in this area in support of either the larger Field Services Business Unit, or support for Jacobs in the EPC and EPCM business lines.

Specific Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Direction and support in the areas of labour relations, labour legislation interpretation, site management training and development, labour policies, practices and procedures, development and implementation.

  • Coordination of all labour related matters for the site involving all contractors.

  • Liaison and coordination of LR matters among Jacobs Industrial, Jacobs’s clients, EPC & CM firms, construction contractors and subcontractors, unions, LR associations, etc.

  • Monitoring and coordinating of labour related matters in a specific plant or number of plant areas for the Owner or Principal Contractor Project Manager(s).

  • Evaluating and communicating risks & opportunities of various labour/employee relations approaches to ensure appropriate decisions are made.

  • Taking a “hands-on”, supportive role in labour/employee relations issue prevention and/or resolution, and;

  • Maintaining relationships with key external organizations, institutions, associations and governmental agencies that affect labour/employee relations.

  • Understands the commercial risks and opportunities associated with the collective bargaining agreements. Including the ability to support pricing of work against these agreements.

  • Develop, and support TFW programs and initiatives.

  • Develop and support first nation’s initiatives.


  • Comply with all Health and Safety Requirements established by Jacobs Industrial

  • Participate and actively support our Beyond Zero Program.

  • Know and comply with all regulations and legislative requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act for the applicable Provinces and environmental standards

  • Follow safe work procedures and ensure all personnel comply;

  • Report any injury or illness immediately;

  • Report unsafe acts and conditions;

  • Ensure Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available and is worn where and when required.



  • Grade 12 or GED is required

  • Post-secondary education would be preferred

  • LR courses/certifications would be considered as an asset


  • Solid knowledge of Provincial and Federal labour relations practices

  • Working knowledge of construction industry and the LR exposure contained in this business segment.

  • Formal labour relations training and a minimum of 5 years of labour and employee relations experience, including experience with labour relations on a major industrial project involving construction and building trade unions.

  • A combination of union and construction contractor experience is preferred.

  • Emergency evacuation and/or disaster experience an asset.


  • Professional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong negotiating and interpersonal skills

  • Highly motivated and self-managed

  • Strong analytical abilities.

  • Exceptional problem solving skills

  • Inquisitive -

  • Open minded

  • Capable to work as part of a team.

Primary Location Canada-Alberta-Fort Mcmurray

Req ID: HUM0000FU