Framatome HR Generalist IV - Sr. HR Advisor (Fuel Manufacturing Business Unit) in Richland, Washington

Framatome is a major international player in the nuclear energy market recognized for its innovative solutions and value-added technologies for designing, building, maintaining, and advancing the global nuclear fleet. The company designs, manufactures, and installs components and fuel for nuclear power plants and offers a full range of reactor services.

With 14,000 employees worldwide, every day Framatome’s expertise helps its customers improve the safety and performance of their nuclear plants and achieve their economic and societal goals.

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Framatome is owned by the EDF Group (75.5%), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI – 19.5%) and Assystem (5%).

The Framatome Fuel Business Unit:

Framatome is a global leader in all activities associated with the design and operation of nuclear power reactors. The Fuel BU is focused on design and production of nuclear fuel for commercial light water reactors. The Fuel BU provides Nuclear Fuel assemblies to commercial reactors globally including the engineering, licensing, design, and manufacturing, as well as, the field services after Fuel delivery.

Job Description

Framatome is seeking anHR Advisor for ourRichland, WAoffice.: Within the Fuel Business Unit under limited supervision, performs human resources activities and carries out responsibilities that are varied in nature, working in several or all HR functional areas.

Demonstrates proficiency in matters of varying complexity relating to functional areas which include but are not limited to: compensation, employee benefits, operations, technology, organizational development, staffing, administration, workforce planning, People Development, and labor relations.

Develops and maintains a consultative posture with key company decision makers and earns credibility and influence on significant matters relating to emerging business priorities. Independently resolves moderately complex problems which require considerable subjective judgment and stand-alone decision-making.

Develops and leads projects and programs with broad-based implications.

Provides coaching, mentoring and guidance to less experienced team members.

Responsibilities and duties include:

  1. Serves as the primary HR contact for managers and employees in the guidance, interpretation and application of corporate policies and procedures. Daily focus is normally one or more significant business areas.

  2. In depth knowledge of different business groups and have the ability analyze trends and metrics in partnership with HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.

  3. Demonstrates knowledge of company business objectives and strategies, organizational structure, and management philosophies, policies, and systems to effectively advise management on complex HR issues. Proven ability to conduct effective, thorough and objective investigations.

  4. Strong labor relations experience and ability to negotiate union contracts.

  5. Strong business acumen.

  6. Maintain in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partner with legal department as needed/required.

  7. Provides day to day performance management guidance to line management (coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).

  8. Develops leadership that is accountable, and employee focused, and culturely engaged that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and high performance as well as responsible succession planning.

  9. Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, increase productivity and retention.

  10. Work closely with People Development team on Employee evaluations (PDA: Performance Development Assessment), People reviews and the Mentoring Program to assure development of employees. Additionally, participate in evaluation and monitoring of success of training programs. Follow-up to ensure training objectives are met.

  11. Provide guidance and input on business unit restructures, workforce planning and succession planning.

  12. Work with Compensation on salary planning, job descriptions and compensation reviews.

  13. Thorough understanding of all companies benefits with ability to manage benefits such as AAP, FMLA and STD.

Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments. Has comprehensive knowledge of HR policies, procedures and programs and the ability to implement and communicate them to employees and managers. Strong business acumen with the ability to encompass Human Resources principles. Strong labor relations and union avoidance skills. * * * *


Excellent consulting skills, excellent client management, and strong business acumen, strong conflict management skills, strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and excellent verbal and written communication. Excellent analytical analysis skills and ability to use a variety of data sources to support management’s decision making.

Ability to:

Develop strong trusting relationships, effectively envision, develop and implement new strategies to address competitive, complex business issues, manage multiple business units in multiple locations, manage multiple conflicting priorities, work in environment with international objectives, ability to understand issues domestically and internationally and communicates effectively with clients, be flexible and available to interact with employees at all levels, be self directed and motivated, take initiative to identify and anticipate clients needs and make recommendations for implementation.

All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

  • HR Generalist IV: BA/BS in a related field or 5 years of comparable HR experience in lieu of degree, PLUS minimum 7-10 years of related work experience. An advanced degree (MS or MBA) or HR Professional Certification may substitute for 1-2 years of related work experience.

  • HR Advisor: BA/BS in a related field or 5 years of comparable HR experience in lieu of degree, PLUS minimum 10-13 years of related work experience. An advanced degree (MS or MBA) or HR Professional Certification may substitute for 1-2 years of related work experience.

  • Sr. HR Advisor: BA/BS in a related field or 5 years of comparable HR experience in lieu of degree, PLUS minimum 12-15 years of related work experience. An advanced degree (MS or MBA) or HR Professional Certification may substitute for 1-2 years of related work experience.

  • Within the years of experience, we require that the experience covers a broad range of topics, including but not limited to the following:

o Compensation management within a business organization,

o talent development (career development),

o labor relations and union negotiations skills

o p erformance management,

o recruitment planning and forecasting,

o employee relations,

o US Labor law,

o ability to understand the business and financial aspects of an organization.

o data analysis from a variety of sources with appropriate presentation.

  • S trong consulting skills.

  • Client management skills.

  • Business acumen (to include understanding of financial statements).

  • Strong conflict management skills.

  • S trong interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • S trong verbal and written communication.

  • The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position. *

  • Master's degree in Human Resources Management.

  • Experience working in a highly matrixed and international organization.

  • Knowledge of workforce planning best practices.

  • PHR or SPHR certification

  • LSS Green Belt.

  • TRAVEL *

Sporadic (5%) domestic travel.

Framatome is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


Title: HR Generalist IV - Sr. HR Advisor (Fuel Manufacturing Business Unit)

Location: NORTH AMERICA-Washington-Richland

Requisition ID: HR 00818