Sr HR Business Partner

Location: Newark, New Jersey US


Job Number: 5077

External Description:

PSEG operates under a Flexible Work Model where flexible work is offered when job requirements allow. In support of this model, roles have been categorized into one of four work location categories: onsite roles, hybrid roles that are a blend of onsite and remote work, remote local roles that are primarily home-based but require some level of purpose-driven in-person interaction and living within a commutable distance, and remote non-local roles that can be effectively performed remotely with the ability to work in approved states.

PSEG offers a unique experience to our more than 12,000 employees – we provide the resources and opportunities for career development that come with being a Fortune 500 company, as well as the attention, camaraderie and care for one another you might typically associate with a small business. Our focus on combatting climate change through clean energy technology, our new net zero climate vision for 2030 and enhanced commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; and supporting the communities we serve make this a particularly exciting time to join PSEG.

Job Summary

PSEG has been recognized for its commitment to its workforce, customers and communities.  At PSEG, Sr. HR Business Partners are strategic partners who collaborate with senior leadership to shape our people strategy and inclusive culture.  Sr. HR Business Partners play a leadership role in a variety of responsibilities that are critical to the success of the organization’s strategy and mission, including: leadership and employee development, performance management, employee engagement, talent management and organizational design, labor relations, change management, Total Rewards, employee relations, and talent acquisition for key roles.  Sr. HR Business Partners interact with all levels of the organization to support the business and foster an environment of employee engagement, professional and career development, and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

Please note that this position’s work location is comprised of remote/work from home and in-office work.   PSEG reserves the right to amend this location model at any time. 

Job Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities
• Build and maintain relationships with senior business leaders and their respective teams on best practice-based strategic HR solutions to ensure the best business outcome.
• Partner with the business in the implementation of initiatives and programs which align to business goals and help drive our people strategy and inclusive culture.
• Act as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to senior leaders and management teams. Provide a full range of HR consulting and problem-solving collaboration.
• Play a leadership role in providing advice and expertise to resolve HR issues and/or complex business issues, identifying and avoiding potential risk or harm to the employee or company.
• Partner with HR Centers of Excellence in the process improvement of HR products, services and processes.
• Enhance the effectiveness of day-to-day management and leadership through coaching and collaboration.
• Anticipate future HR needs, leveraging analytics and external research and share insights with senior business and HR leaders.

Job Specific Qualifications

Job Specific Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ relevant HR experience.  In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 8 years’ relevant HR experience.  
• Broad knowledge of HR disciplines with demonstrated in-depth knowledge in at least one of the following areas:  leadership/employee development, performance management, employee engagement, talent management and organizational design, Total Rewards, employee relations, talent acquisition. 
• Extremely strong communication, presentation, listening and client relationship management skills.
• Experience in a consultative, problem-solving role.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. 
• Highly self-motivated and flexible; comfortable working independently in a changing, dynamic environment

Desired Skills, Competencies, Education or Experience: 
• Knowledge and/or experience working in a Utility/Plant environment
• Graduate degree or SHRM certification a plus
• Experience in organizational design
• Experience with a unionized environment
• Driver’s license


Minimum Years of Experience

5 years of experience




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Job Number: 78071

Community / Marketing Title: Sr HR Business Partner

Location_formattedLocationLong: Newark, New Jersey US