Electric Boat

  • Human Resource Business Partner

    Requisition ID
    US-RI-North Kingstown
    Human Resources
    Remaining Openings
    Post End
  • Overview

    General Dynamics Electric Boat is the world’s foremost designer and builder of nuclear submarines, the most complex machines made by man. The company’s industry leadership extends back over a century to 1899 when it produced the U.S. Navy's first commissioned undersea warship. Today, Electric Boat prides itself on being the premier shipbuilding company in the industry. We develop and apply state of the art technology to the design and construction of nuclear powered submarines. With a team of highly skilled and dedicated employees, we have successfully taken submarine technology to a new level.


    General Dynamics Electric Boat is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    Job Description

    The HR Business Partner acts as a strategic partner to operations by embedding HR strategy  into day-to-day work and providing professional HR guidance and support to relevant internal client groups with the objective of adding value to the business.


    Key Competencies

    • Ability to motivate, develop relationships and quickly earn trust with the client group.
    • Substantial business acumen
    • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between talent and other HR initiatives and business strategy
    • Ability to develop clear, actionable steps in support of an overall business strategy
    • Ability to identify new ways for HR to support the business strategy
    • Ability to collect and synthesize large quantities of quantitative and qualitative data
    • Ability to recognize trends and develop recommendations based on data analysis
    • Ability to engage, inspire, and influence people
    • Ability to develop and deliver relevant, effective training programs to targeted audiences
    • Effective team player and networker
    • Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
    • Significant knowledge of HR policies, processes (e.g., workforce planning and talent management), and talent management practices
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office


    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist business unit leaders in providing employees with development opportunities that align with current and future performance standards.
    • Provide expert advice and coaching to employees when appropriate.
    • Understand and solicit employee opinions and anticipate their needs and concerns.
    • Review and benchmark the internal and external environment to improve HR policies and initiatives.
    • Identify and drive the sharing of best practices across functions to facilitate continuous improvement.
    • Act as a liaison between the line and HR to ensure that HR services are aligned with internal client needs.
    • Identify new opportunities for HR to add value to the business.
    • Maintain knowledge of progressive HR practices and key trends.
    • Facilitate a strong leadership and coaching culture.
    • Manage specific projects as determined in the annual HR plan and contribute to functional and cross-functional initiatives.
    • Performs various duties as may be assigned by supervisor.

    This position is located in North Kingstown, RI.

    Education/ Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree or 5+ years equivalent HR experience is required
    • HR experience in employee relations is required
    • Degree in business administration, HR management, or related field preferred
    • Related experience and background in manufacturing, hospital, higher education or retail environment is desired
    • PHR, SPHR or Labor Certification preferred
    • Working knowledge of national and state employment laws (ADA, FMLA, etc.) preferred
    • Knowledge of full range of people practices in a business setting; goal setting, performance assessment and improvement, compensation practices, talent review and talent management, workforce planning, attendance and leave practices, reductions in force, etc.
    • Previous EB experience preferred
    • Familiarity with manufacturing operations preferred.


    • Applicant must be granted a minimum of an interim secret clearance prior to position commencing. They must be able to obtain and maintain a final secret clearance to remain in that position. 
    • Must be available for all shifts, including extended hours and weekends as business needs dictate

    Physical Qualifications

    Light Lifting

    Environmental Attributes

    Acids or Alkalis, Dusty, Fumes, Inside, Noise, Oily


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