Compensation Advisor, Human Resources
Lower Mainland, BC
The South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink) is one of Canada’s most innovative transportation authorities, founded in 1999 to plan and manage transportation within Metro Vancouver. We’ve achieved success not only in improving the transportation network of the region, but helping maintain the enviable lifestyle of residents and the viability of local businesses. TransLink and our family of companies (Coast Mountain Bus Company, B.C. Rapid Transit Company and Transit Police) are proud to be one of BC’s Top Employers.


Provides a wide range of compensation, organization/job design, performance management, and related services. Includes delivery of specialized expertise and advice, involving interpretation of policies and procedures, to business leaders and employees in designated client groups across the enterprise. Carries out end-to-end project management for designated assignments, and participates in program and process reviews, providing input and recommendations for improvements. Provides technical guidance to compensation support staff.


Provides compensation, organization/job design, and performance management services for the TransLink enterprise. Involves research and analysis pertaining to job evaluation, compensation surveys, market reviews, pay design, performance plan calibration, general/merit increases, salary administration oversight, and other related activities. Assignments may also involve end-to-end project management.

Provides expertise in delivery of advisory and coaching services, including interpretation of related policies and procedures, to all levels of business leaders and employees in designated client groups across the enterprise. Involves diagnosing business requirements and issues pertaining to organization/job design, job evaluation, performance management, and other related matters, and developing/recommending business-aligned solutions.

Carries out evaluation of exempt and bargaining unit jobs for designated groups across the TransLink enterprise. Recommends pay levels, and addresses related issues, including response to job evaluation appeals and supporting related conflict resolution processes.

Carries out an active role in job evaluation panel discussions for the review of all exempt and bargaining unit jobs. Ensures consistent and appropriate application of job evaluation methodology with a view to preserving the integrity and credibility of the programs.

Participates in educating business leaders and staff on compensation programs, principles and processes, with a view to fostering transparency and understanding.

Participates in compensation and related process and program reviews, and recommends changes to support operational and program efficiencies.

Provides status updates on projects and assignments to the Senior Compensation Advisor, also keeping them informed of any critical issues and recommending course of action.

Partners at key intervals with HR Business Partners, collaborating on information sharing, problem-solving, and achieving desired business outcomes for designated client groups. Also collaborates with HRIS technical support staff on the design and implementation of processes and reports for compensation and performance management.

Participates in HR initiatives and activities as directed, and work autonomously on designated compensation projects and assignments. Includes developing reports and recommendations on compensation, organization design, and performance management issues for senior management or executive as directed.

Provides technical guidance to compensation support staff. Also develops relationships and liaises with external counterparts to share best practices and technical resources.

Education & Experience

The requirements for this job are typically acquired through a degree in human resources, and five years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, with emphasis on compensation, including job design/evaluation and organization design. A Certified Human Resources Professional (CPHR) designation and/or WorldatWork Certified Compensation Professional (CCP) designation is preferred.

Other Requirements:
Solid knowledge of the concepts, principles, practices and techniques pertaining to the human resources field with emphasis on compensation, including organization/job design, performance management, job evaluation, surveys, market reviews, pay design, performance plan calibration, merit distribution, and salary administration.

Solid interpersonal and communication skills with ability to provide advice, consultation and guidance to business leaders across the organization, actively participate in job evaluation panel discussions, address issues of a sensitive nature, and influence others on a wide range of compensation, organization/job design, performance management, and related matters.

Solid planning and organizational skills to carry out end-to-end project management of compensation and related assignments.

Solid problem solving and decision making skills to determine optimum approach to addressing day-to-day compensation issues of a sensitive nature.

Solid analytical skills to deliver a wide range of compensation-related analysis and evaluation.

Solid working knowledge of all office applications.

Other Information
Recruitment Process: An applicant will be required to demonstrate their suitability for this position by meeting the minimum level of qualifications and experience in order to be invited into the selection process. A standard interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioural descriptive interview questions.

Work Schedule
37.5 hours per week.

Rate of Pay
Grade: 05

Salary starting at $74,733 per annum

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Posting Date: 18 July 2019
Closing Date: Open until filled

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Equal Employment Opportunity
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce that is free of all forms of discrimination. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations and will work with you to meet your needs. If you are a person with a disability and require assistance during the application process, please reach out! We celebrate our inclusive work environment and welcome members of all backgrounds, skills and perspectives.

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