HR Generalist

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-NH-Bedford | US-MA-Watertown | US-RI-Providence | US-VT-South Burlington | US-VT-Montpelier
Human Resources
Regular Full-Time


About Us


VHB as a business is a company of passionate engineers, scientists, planners, and designers tackling exciting challenges in the transportation, real estate, institutional, applied technology, and energy industries—serving a range of public- and private-sector clients. At VHB, we are dedicated to improving mobility, enhancing communities, and balancing development and infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship.

  • We are creative problem-solvers
  • We work hard, and we give back
  • We like our colleagues, and we love Mondays (really)
  • We are diverse, caring, welcoming, and fun!

It’s not surprising that VHB has consistently been rated one of the top AEC firms to work for across our 30+ offices on the East Coast.

We’re growing, and we hope you’ll join us!

About the Position

The Human Resources team is an integral part of VHB’s initiatives aligned with our culture, the employee experience, learning and development, engagement, and talent acquisition. We're part of the People & Culture Team—a dynamic group of HR, communications, and design professionals who partner with leadership to support the needs of our people. We are some of the first faces you meet when you're joining VHB and are here to help you navigate just about everything! Whether it's practicing talking points to prepare for a career conversation, supporting you through a challenging work situation, or figuring out how to balance your career and family, we're the ones to call. 


VHB is seeking an HR Generalist to support and grow within our New England region.  The HR Generalist position may be based out of any of our New England offices. This is an exciting opportunity to work and grow within a dynamic team, across diverse disciplines, giving you exposure to a wide variety of projects within our People and Culture team.


  • Works in assigned regions to support employees with partnership from HR Directors
  • Advise employees and managers on basic employee relations and disciplinary matters
  • Advises employees and managers on policy interpretation
  • Partners with people leaders on recruiting, hiring, and onboarding of temporary, on-call and junior level positions
  • Assists with compensation guidance and planning for basic matters
  • Assists with compensation survey matching and reporting
  • Conducts retention & exit discussions for junior level positions
  • Manages data clean-up efforts in assigned region
  • Assists with coordinating compliance trainings
  • Coordinates employee recognition and employee experience efforts
  • Runs and distributes people metrics reports as needed
  • Act as college ambassador for focus schools
  • Coordinate with HR Admin/Benefits and HRIS teams on all employee data changes and updates in HR technology platforms
  • Serve as liaison between Benefits team and employees around leaves
  • Has general knowledge of federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations
  • Assists with obtaining approvals for payroll changes & referral bonus requests
  • Maintains HRIS System as it relates to employee changes
  • Other duties may be assigned

Skills and Attributes

  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to think critically
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excel in working in a team environment
  • Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations
  • Knowledge of and experience with varied HRIS systems
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • Ability to travel +/- 20% to any of the following locations: Boston, MA, Bedford, NH, Watertown, MA,  Providence, RI, South Burlington, VT, and Montpelier, VT


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field
  • At least two (2) years of human resource experience
  • Experience within the AEC industry strongly preferred
  • Demonstrates initiative and resourcefulness
  • Demonstrates ability to manage multiple priorities in a highly dynamic environment and to work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a team effort
  • Working knowledge of state and federal employment laws and regulations

New employees will be onboarded virtually and begin their employment from home. We are in the process of planning for a safe return to the workplace in alignment with government and CDC guidelines.

VHB is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.


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