Director Human Resources

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia

 Who are we?

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offense in the fight against climate change that will accelerate the global transition to a lower-carbon economy. The growing success of our company is owed to our commitment to our people, our emphasis on our values, and our innovative technology. Passion is put into what we do every day.

Who are you?

You feel passionate about changing the world and creating a better future for the next generations. You believe that climate change needs to be a bigger focus in order to protect our planet. You want to have a career with a high level of purpose that gives you opportunities to bring in innovation, work in collaborative teams and develop your knowledge. When faced with an issue you enjoy the problem solving journey and looking for the most effective solution. Your colleagues are able to rely on you for support and to deliver on your promises. You multiply your value by developing those around you by leading and coaching through the company vision, mission and values.

The Role of Director Human Resources
Department: Human Resources

As part of the senior management team, the HR Director develops the company culture and sets strategic direction on employee development. This will involve the creation and implementation of innovative and progressive organizational development strategies that create a positive working environment, including the use of state-of-the-art technologies and approaches for enabling new hybrid work models and enhanced engagement.  Central to the role will be the responsibility to support our Core Values and develop a reputation as the best place to work in our industry. Also key will be the creation of a “learning organization”, with a commitment to a continuous improvement, and “getting it right”, vs. “being right”.  Core to this will be ongoing professional and personal development that will help employees develop a growth mindset and become recognized leaders in their fields and highly collaborative team members. The HR Generalist and Technical Recruiter report to this position. Specifically you will oversee:

  • Recruitment of world class people
  • Embodiment of Core Values
  • Organizational development to support strategic goals
  • Professional training and development, and performance management
  • Compliance with legislation and regulations in all jurisdictions
  • Best practices that support HR strategy
  • Employee relations
  • Compensation and incentive programs
  • HR infrastructure and admin

Your qualifications:

  • Education: Degree in business, specializing in HR preferred.
  • Experience: 7 to 8 years’ experience in mid to senior management positions, with prior experience in the field of Human Resources/Organizational Development at a senior level. Experience in a hi-growth hi-tech environment is required, and US HR experience is preferred
  • Strong technical skills in HR management, including Recruitment, Compensation & Benefits, Organizational Development, Training, and Personnel Administration.
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with proven skills in building and sustaining a strong working environment.
  • The ability to establish effective relationships at all levels in the organization is critical.
  • Ability to influence a strong-willed management team to ensure HR practices are followed.
  • Outstanding presentation skills, both written and oral, are required as are strong group process and facilitation skills.

Be part of a team that is tackling one of the largest challenges of our generation. As a Svante employee, you will apply your talents in ways that make a difference in our world by directly contributing towards technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.