Senior Manager, People & Culture, Liberty

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Regular Full-Time
People & Culture



Suffolk is at a pivotal moment in its history. For more than 35 years, Suffolk has been reinventing city skylines, growing exceptional talent and shaping communities, but now the company is on the cusp of a remarkable transformation. Suffolk has a bold mission to grow its business beyond the core offerings of typical general contractors. The company is expanding its operations and client services across new verticals and in new sectors to redefine what it means to be a builder, revolutionize its industry and make a permanent mark on the world of business.


Individuals who join the Suffolk team during this period of great change and momentum will be part of a special experience that will energize them, challenge them and propel their professional careers. Suffolk is geared up for a thrilling journey that is just getting started.


The Role:

The Senior Manager, People & Culture will serve as a strategic partner to deliver strategies that enable, motivate, develop and retain our employees.   The Senior Manager, People & Culture will direct a comprehensive range of value-added Human Resources programs and services that focus on results and outcomes.   The Senior Manager, People & Culture will understand our strategy and goals and can translate those goals into actionable HR goals in support of the business strategy.  This role will be key to creating the desired workplace culture and an engaged and productive workforce through company policies, programs and practices. 


About Suffolk:

Suffolk is one of the most innovative and respected construction management firms in the country. It is a national organization with offices in Boston (Headquarters), New York City, Miami, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Estero, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego, and it services clients in the healthcare, science and technology, education, federal government, gaming, aviation and commercial sectors. Suffolk is privately held and is led by Founder, Chairman and CEO John Fish. The organization is ranked #23 on the Engineering News-Record list of “Top 400 Contractors” in the country. Suffolk is also a community-conscious organization driven by its core values, dedicated to environmentally-friendly and sustainable business practices, and committed to making a positive impact in the community through grassroots volunteer work, employee fundraising and corporate giving.



  • Serve as a strategic partner to the senior leadership team and build strong relationships with internal client base, both in the office and at regional project sites.
  • Be a trusted adviser, coaching business leadership on leadership effectiveness and performance.
  • Drive the annual performance management process 
  • Effectively use influence and negotiation strategies to secure support from stakeholders for support of key initiatives.
  • In line with Suffolk’s vision and strategic priorities, drive employee engagement and ensure a collaborative workforce based on shared goals and accountability.
  • Lead employee relations resolutions, minimizing risk to the organization by actively responding to and addressing employee concerns in a timely, cost efficient manner.
  • Conduct complete investigations and make recommendations based on findings/facts, partnering with HR leadership and legal counsel.
  • Drive effective workforce planning in partnership with business leaders, including defining mix of experience, knowledge and skills required to get the best talent on board in a timely manner. Create, update and build effective job descriptions in line with the company’s growth.
  • Partner with Talent Acquisition to attract and retain top talent from both inside and outside the company.
  • Support the business with organizational design practices and solutions as the business grows.
  • Support the company’s professional development initiatives by leading talent reviews to identify top talent and succession planning strategies. Recommend and implement retention strategies to retain and develop top talent.
  • Lead annual compensation planning process with regional leadership, ensuring highest performers are compensated in line with their business impact and contributions. Collaborate with total rewards colleagues to drive participation in annual benefits enrollment processes.
  • Partner with P&C colleagues to instill a culture that emphasizes collaboration, accountability and transparency among the P&C team.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 8-10 years as a HR Business Partner; preferably in a fast paced, high growth environment
  • All members of People and Culture must exemplify Suffolk’s Core Values of Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism and Caring and be a strong team player.
  • Extensive experience influencing and gaining commitment from senior leadership and other key stakeholders
  • Well-developed analytical and influencing skills, unquestioned integrity and a confident presence.
  • Proven HR business partner skills including consultation with leadership; performance management; succession planning; employee relations & compliance
  • Proven strategic HR coaching skills with a demonstrated track record of exceptional client service delivery in a matrixed organization
  • Track record of achieving results that contribute to significantly to the business
  • Ability to diagnose problems with critical thinking skills, as well as drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative
  • Strong analytical capabilities and an ability to influence managers/leaders with data-driven recommendations to improve performance, retention and employee experience
  • Understanding and ability to be highly productive and influential in a matrixed management environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication; high quality document and report preparation
  • Highly organized with demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Sound business judgment with strong planning, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Genuine curiosity and strong desire to continuously learn, grow and develop others

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO Statement

Suffolk provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law.  This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Suffolk will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at Suffolk, or anyone working on behalf of Suffolk.


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