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Transdev Director of Labor Relations in Houston, Texas


Transdev U.S. has an exciting opportunity for a seasoned and accomplished Director of Labor Relations .

About Transdev : Transdev North America is the largest private sector operator of multiple modes of transit in North America, providing bus, rail, paratransit, shuttle, sedan and taxi services. We manage over 200 transportation contracts for cities, transit authorities and airports, providing safe and sustainable mobility solutions. Our mission is to improve public transportation, to enhance quality of life and combat global warming.

About the Role:

Director of Labor Relations will perform complex professional and administrative work as one of Transdev's chief negotiators, collaborating closely with our operations, finance, and human resources functions, among others to secure labor harmony with ratified CBAs that are negotiated within the economic parameters determined by the company. The responsibilities include strategic planning with the internal partners, strong coordination and communication of language provisions with the local and corporate functional teams, as well as, thorough follow-through to ensure that negotiated contract provisions are implemented in a timely manner. Additionally, responses to NLRB and/or other regulatory functions related to Labor are a major element of this role.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with other functional areas including operations, HR, finance, legal and communications; develops creative solutions to improving the work environment and labor relations

  • Understands labor relations issues and grievance trends for the organization; develops approaches and solutions to pro-actively address negative trends

  • Maintains a complete understanding of national and regional employment legislation matters; coaches’ leaders on the latest trends impacting the organization

  • Maintains a complete understanding of national and regional compensation, perquisites, benefits, and work practices; directs communication campaigns to ensure that employees understand work environment expectations and available services

  • Develops and manages the annual operating plan for labor relations

  • Coaches and mentor’s managers, leaders, and human resource managers and directors on labor relations, enhancing the work environment, and maintaining healthy relationships with and among employees

  • Recruits, selects, develops, manages, motivates, coaches, and mentors’ managers and director; provides guidance and direction on problems and issues; delegates work assignments considering employee skills and development needs

  • Maintains confidentiality of all information

  • Ability to represent and present the company’s position in a grievance/arbitration

  • Other duties as required


Education, Licensing, and Certifications : Bachelor’s degree in Labor Relations, Human Resources or related business field required. JD is preferred but not required

Experience : Seven (7+) or more years of relevant labor relations experience in a union environment required. Five (5+) or more years of managerial experience required.

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Must have a thorough understanding of National Labor Relations Act, progressive discipline process, negotiating strategy, economics of a labor contract, strike situations, and communication requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of labor relations rules and regulations at the federal and state level

  • Familiarity with costing a labor contract

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite

  • Thorough knowledge of industry labor relations practices

  • Ability to build relationships with internal teams, clients, and union leadership

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Ability to work with all levels of the organization

  • Highly organized

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Drug testing and background check

Testing related to job requirements

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work shifts or flexible work schedules as needed

  • 100% of work is accomplished indoors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities

  • Work is accomplished in an office or in a cubicle space equipped with a telephone and computer

  • The employee is generally subjected to long periods spent sitting, typing, or looking at a computer screen

Travel requirement outside of immediate area (as a percent): 50%

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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If you require any ADA accommodations to apply online, please contact your local Human Resources Representative. Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status.

Job Locations USA-CA | USA-AZ-Phoenix | USA-CO-Denver | USA-TX-Houston | USA-WA-Seattle | USA-CA

Posted Date 4 months ago (8/1/2023 7:34 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-27664

Position Category Management & Above

Hiring Manager Mark Salisbury

Company/Division Transdev Services