HR Business Partner

March 20th, 2019
AES Distributed Energy
March 20, 2019
Boulder, CO
Job Type


Reporting to the Vice President, Human Resources, the HR Business Partner will be a key member of the HR team, responsible for developing and driving HR priorities within the US that support critical business objectives that help to drive growth in our renewables segment. Requires an ability to partner with key leaders across the US and translate business needs into HR processes and systems that deliver results. The incumbent needs to have strong business acumen with a passion for improving lives by accelerating a safer and greener energy future, and will need to balance both strategic leadership and tactical HR support to the businesses.  As a champion of AES values, the HR Business Partner helps shape the organizational culture and climate that sets the organization up for success.


  • Implements people programs and policies
  • Leverages talent tools and informs critical actions
  • Advises and coaches leaders, to help them be better
  • Leverages analytics to inform data-driven decisions and positive talent outcomes
  • Engages directly with leaders at all levels
  • Builds and manages resource plans to inform how we will meet talent needs
  • Partners with HR Centers of Expertise and HR Operations team to develop and deliver solutions and programs
  • Develops a deep understanding of the talent market and leverages that knowledge to inform talent acquisition strategy
  • Promotes diversity and inclusion; executes D&I strategy
  • Informs & participates in the development & execution of workforce plans
  • Identifies development needs for the groups s/he supports
  • Serves as escalation point and subject matter expert for employee relations issues
  • Promotes the completion of periodic people processes – ensures leaders are using tools and resources to drive improved talent outcomes & a positive culture where people feel valued and respected, and have visibility to a career path
  • Ambassador of the AES employer brand
  • Partners with internal communications to ensure timely, relevant, consumable communications


  • 8+ years in Human Resources, including demonstrated ability to partner with the business leaders to develop solutions and drive positive outcomes
  • Experience within the energy industry preferred; or demonstrated ability to learn quickly
  • Bachelor degree required, MBA preferred
  • Strong communication skills – written, oral, interpersonal
  • Must be detail oriented and have analytical problem-solving capabilities and critical thinking skills
  • Self-starter who deals well with ambiguity
  • Strong presence and confidence to engage directly, constructively, and with credibility with leaders at all levels
  • Change agent; demonstrated ability to identify gaps, position solutions, and promote adoption and positive change
  • Successfully navigate between tactical and strategic objectives
  • Experience in developing and delivering HR programs
  • Strong understanding of the value each HR discipline brings
  • Manages confidentiality without exception
  • Proven reputation of relationship building/networking
  • Strategic thinking; understanding of the SBU strategy and key financial and operational drivers and dynamics
  • Agility; ability to work at a fast pace and shift focus quickly

AES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. E-Verify Notice: AES will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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