Human Resources Manager

Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
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MPR is a multi-discipline, specialty engineering and consulting firm founded in 1964 and headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. MPR makes challenging projects successful, delivering safe and reliable technical solutions across the entire project or product life-cycle to benefit our clients and society as a whole. MPR provides high quality services to the Power (including Nuclear), Federal, Health & Life Science and Consumer Products industries.


MPR's highly motivated, talented, and innovative employees value interesting and challenging technical work as well as a desire for continuous learning. As MPR continues to grow, we seek individuals with an interest in expanding their technical, leadership, and business capabilities.


General Job Description

MPR is seeking a Human Resources Manager to become an integral member of a small HR team. This position will report to the Director of Human Resources and has a hands-on role in the day-to-day human resources activities. This position will be primarily responsible for duties in these functional areas: recruitment and onboarding, employee relations, employment law compliance, and employee performance, development and retention. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated individual that takes ownership of their tasks to develop a broad range of HR experience with a team of highly motivated employees. Responsibilities of this position are complex, requiring a high degree of confidentiality, discretion, independent judgment, and initiative. This is an ideal position for an experienced Generalist or Specialist wanting to take the next step into a management role with future supervisory responsibilities. This is a full time, exempt position in MPR’s Alexandria, VA, office.


Recruitment and Onboarding

  • Work with a team to execute recruitment, selection and interview strategie
  • Administer Applicant Tracking System (iCIMS) and make recommendations to improve functionality and ensure OFCCP compliance
  • Partner with recruiting agencies as appropriate
  • Engage with the marketing department to develop social media strategies focused on recruitment
  • Manage new hire process from offer acceptance through new hire orientation

Employee Relations

  • Provide counseling to employees in a wide variety of areas
  • Advise and interpret policies for employees
  • Assist with social functions and other HR-sponsored activities related to recognition and morale

Employment Law Compliance

  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and legal requirements in all aspects of employment
  • Support efforts in preparing and completing the annual Affirmative Action Plan

Employee Performance, Development and Retention

  • Coordinate all Human Resources training programs to include administration of the Learning Management System
  • Maintain employee training records
  • Assist with the selection and contracting of external training programs and consultants
  • Coordinate the performance evaluation program that includes performance development plans (PDPs) and employee development programs
  • Conduct new hire and exit interviews to capture employee feedback and drive employee engagement



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • PHR or SHRM-CP certification a plus


  • Prefer four or more years experience in a Human Resources Generalist or Human Resources Manager role with a solid background in employee relations, training and development, recruiting and onboarding as well as employment law compliance

Skills – Personal

  • Flexible, motivated, resourceful and organized in a multi-functional role
  • Solid communication and time management skills
  • Ability to work proficiently alone and in teams, as well as the ability to manage multiple ongoing projects
  • Motivated to tackle new problems and take on new responsibilities
  • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and conceptual thinking skills
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Good interpersonal skills dealing with a wide range of individuals
  • Diligent worker with self-initiative and demonstrated effectiveness in completing tasks in a timely way with a proven ability to multi-task and deal with interruptions without losing effectiveness
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Persistent, questioning attitude and ability to accept that in others

Skills – Software

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Prior experience with a Human Resources Information System is preferred
  • Prior experience with an Applicant Tracking System is preferred
  • Prior experience with a Learning Management System is preferred


MPR Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, who participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other classification as required by applicable law.


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