Waste Connections, Inc Human Resources Manager in Vancouver, Washington

Job Title

Human Resources Manager

Employee Type


Requisition Primary Location

Vancouver, Washington

Job Description

Waste Connections, Inc. (TSX/NYSE: WCN) is an integrated solid waste services company that provides waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets in the United States and Canada. Through its R360 Environmental Solutions subsidiary, Waste Connections is also a leading provider of non-hazardous oilfield waste treatment, recovery and disposal services in several of the most active natural resource producing areas in the United States, including the Permian, Bakken and Eagle Ford Basins. Waste Connections serves more than nine million residential, commercial, industrial, and exploration and production customers in 38 states in the U.S., and five provinces in Canada. The Company also provides intermodal services for the movement of cargo and solid waste containers in the Pacific Northwest. Waste Connections, Inc. was founded in September 1997. Its Principal Administrative Offices are located in The Woodlands, Texas, 30 miles north of Houston.

At Waste Connections, culture is a critical component of our success. To us, culture matters. Our 16,000 employees are more empowered and more engaged than ever before as we continue to grow both internally and through acquisitions. Our managers in the field operate within a relatively decentralized structure, but look to our corporate and regional administrative offices for certain centralized services, including human resources.

We are currently seeking a HR Manager to join our Western Region office located in Vancouver, Washington. This office supports 2000+ employees at locations in Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada and Idaho.

As the Region HR Manager, you'll provide counsel to leaders on complex employee relations matters. You will conduct fact findings investigations and through a consultative approach you will problem solve, influence resolution and mitigate risk. As part of the leadership team, you'll play a role in the strategic planning and execution of initiatives for that impact employees.

Essential Duties:

  • Serves as a strategic partner to the region leadership in decisions impacting our most valuable resource – people.

  • Participates in projects and planning that support employee development and success.

  • Collaborates with managers, employees and corporate HR to help resolve employee relations issues that arise throughout the employment life cycle

  • Assists region managers with integrating newly acquired companies/employees.

  • Analyzes data to help drive results (such as turnover data, internal/external market data) and makes recommendations to management based upon findings and best practices.

  • Understands business strategy, financial drivers, and aligns HR plans to meet company goals.

  • Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding policies, procedures, programs, and other people matters.

What You Have To Have:

  • A can-do, positive attitude and servant leadership qualities

  • Minimum 5+years progressively responsible Employee Relations experience.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Business Management or related field

  • Advanced knowledge of US employment laws

  • Strong influencing skills with proven success in influencing employees at all levels of the organization through collaboration and communication

  • Ability to travel up to 50% often without advance planning to the eight Western Region states

  • Ability to be confidential with sensitive information

  • Interpersonal and organizational consulting, delivery and facilitation skills

  • Ability to remain professional in high stress situations

  • Sound judgment, decision making, and problem-solving skills

  • Project management skills and the ability to manage multiple matters and projects

  • PHR/SPHR (SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP) preferred

What’s In It for You?

You will be joining a team environment and colleagues who embrace a “work hard, play harder” culture. Our compensation package is competitive and comes with excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, flexible spending account, long term disability, life insurance and a 401(k) retirement plan. You’ll also be associating yourself with a company that likes to lead by example, through a strong presence in our local communities, charitable giving, sustainability initiatives and more.

Waste Connections is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans)

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Who We Are

Waste Connections is an integrated solid waste services company that provides solid waste collection, transfer, disposal and recycling services in mostly exclusive and secondary markets. Our goal is to create an environment where self-directed, empowered employees strive to consistently fulfill our constituent commitments and seek to create positive impacts through interactions with customers, communities, and fellow employees.


Waste Connections is always working to protect the health of the communities we serve, and we are grateful for the hard work and dedication that you bring to your job every day. Working here means you are a safety-minded individual who is making important contributions on a daily basis that will make a positive impact on those around you. We appreciate that you are a person of integrity who takes pride in the work you do.

Our Opportunities


People who want to gain valuable professional experience will find that Waste Connections is a fantastic place to work. You’ll enjoy the opportunity for beneficial training and professional development opportunities that can help enhance your skills and lead the way to a more promising future.


Bring your passion to succeed and you’ll quickly discover that great opportunities are all around you. At Waste Connections, you’ll thrive if you are friendly, dedicated, and prefer a work hard/play hard culture that is focused on maintaining our reputation as the premier waste services company in the markets we serve.