Senior Employee Relations Specialist

United States, MA, Waltham

Role and Responsibilities  

We are focused on a people-first culture, and committed to providing a safe and confidential platform for employees and managers to raise questions, inquiries and concerns related to their work environment.

If you are a dedicated and experienced HR professional looking for an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact within our organization, we encourage you to apply. This is a hybrid role that requires an onsite presence at our Waltham location.

The Senior Employee Relations Specialist is a trusted advisor to all employees providing counsel, constructive feedback, problem solving and implementing strategic solutions and people-engagement activities.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

·         Participate and lead confidential, objective and thorough investigations. Prepares reports of the findings, present findings and make recommendations to address root cause issues. Review cases with our legal team and HR Leadership.

·         Conduct thorough intake with employees and managers regarding their inquiry or reported concern, and provide guidance, problem resolution. Assist with gathering all required documentation and take lead on problem resolution cases, as necessary.

·         Conducts climate assessments to assess the general work environment and employee moral within a department or between departments to determine areas of employee concern. Partners with Managers to develop action plans to address issues.

·         Handle reasonable accommodation requests, and participate in an interactive dialogue.

·         Provide coaching and assistance to the managers & employees regarding policies and company practices.

·         Be facilitator between Manager & Employee with regard to relationship difficulty (mediation)

·         Providing employee support – you will assist employees with questions and escalations, directing them to the appropriate teams and helping to resolve in a timely and accurate manner. You will also be required to collaborate with cross-functional teams when appropriate to drive continuous improvement initiatives.

·         Capitalize Knowledge and Know-How, best practices.

·         Develop and update company policies and SOP’s related to employee relations topics.


·         Bachelors degree plus three to five years year’s in Employee Relations/Labor Relations or Human Resources Business Partner role demonstrating progressive experience and independence.

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

·         Thorough understanding of state and federal laws concerning labor relations. 

·         SHRM certification (CP or SCP) preferred.

·         Ability to coach/advise employees and management through sensitive HR issues to resolve conflict and seek workable solutions.

·         Use de-escalation skills to manage difficult or emotional situations.

·         Experience leading workplace investigations.

·         Experience and knowledge in ADA Reasonable Accommodation process. 


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This role is located in Waltham, MA; you will be expected to follow a hybrid work model of three days in office, and two days work from home.

Diversity statement

As a game-changer in sustainable technology and innovation, Dassault Systèmes is striving to build more inclusive and diverse teams across the globe. We believe that our people are our number one asset and we want all employees to feel empowered to bring their whole selves to work every day. It is our goal that our people feel a sense of pride and a passion for belonging. As a company leading change, it’s our responsibility to foster opportunities for all people to participate in a harmonized Workforce of the Future.

Compensation & Benefits

Dassault Systèmes offers an excellent salary with potential for bonus, commensurate with experience. Benefits include a choice of plans providing comprehensive coverage for medical, dental, vision care for employee & dependents as well as employee life, short & long term disability, tuition reimbursement, immediate 401K enrollment, 401K match (50 cents on the dollar, up to the first 8% of your eligible compensation that you contribute based on match eligibility criteria), flexible time off policy, and 10 paid holidays.

Equal opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at 3DS are based on merit, qualifications and abilities. 3DS is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. 3DS will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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