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HR Manager, Canada

Date: Jan 30, 2019

Location: Quebec, Quebec, CA, G1E 3L1

Company: Bentley Systems

Bentley Systems is the leading global provider of software solutions to engineers, architects, geospatial professionals, constructors, and owner-operators for the design, construction, and operations of infrastructure. Bentley’s MicroStation-based engineering and BIM applications, and its digital twin cloud services, advance the project delivery (ProjectWise) and the asset performance (AssetWise) of transportation and other public works, utilities, industrial and resources plants, and commercial and institutional facilities.

Bentley Systems employs more than 3,500 colleagues, generates annual revenues of $700 million in 170 countries, and has invested more than $1 billion in research, development, and acquisitions since 2012. From inception in 1984, the company has remained majority-owned by its five founding Bentley brothers. Bentley shares transact by invitation on the NASDAQ Private Market; strategic partner Siemens AG has accumulated a non-voting minority stake.


At Bentley Systems, we in the HR Operational Excellence (HROE) team aren't just the traditional HR department. We are a results driven & collaborative team, we lead change through executing best-practice policies, processes, procedures, and programs. We take ownership and operate with autonomy, we are innovative problem solvers with a desire for continuous improvement. This person, with his/her team, will implement best practices and drive efficiencies in HR processes.

The HR Manager, Canada position will provide a unique opportunity for the HR professional looking for a new challenge. You will be responsible for all HR core services in Canada, plus partnering with the corporate centers of excellence to drive global functions such as talent management, compensation, talent acquisition, learning and development, and analytics. You will have the opportunity to work with talented colleagues and senior leaders within our organization. Your days will be diverse and challenging. The HR Manager position will be based in Quebec City, Quebec, reporting to the HR Director, Global Talent Management in our Exton, PA office in Bentley headquarters.



  • Drive continuous improvement of regional HR processes, policies and procedures. Knowledge sharing with the Global HROE team so that others can refer the pattern/information.
  • Collaborate with the Talent Advancement team members to deliver operational excellence enabling the efficient and effective onboarding, off boarding, data management, data integrity and compliance.
  • Mobility point of contact for the country – Host or Home country coordination.
  • Leads transformation of strategic programs by providing highly efficient HR solutions, championing change, growing operational excellence, and focusing on tactical implementation.
  • Demonstrate company values and behaviors every day.
  • Partner with COEs to execute corporate programs including but not limited to Goal Setting, Performance – Feedback, Talent Review, Bentley NOW, facilitation of various trainings or initiatives like – leading a Cohort for Manager 2.0, 7 Habits etc.
  • Performance management, coaching conversations, PIPs & PEPs.
  • Representing the company from HR side on labor arbitration.
  • Maintains expertise in legal requirements related to day-to-day management of colleagues in Canadian provinces, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to implement a Company-wide strategy and approach to align compliance requirements with employment practices and business objectives. Providing guidance to stakeholders when specific compliance issues arise
  • Ownership of handbooks, various HR policies and rule books. Continuous review/ updates when essential.
  • Maintain the compensation process to achieve internal parity (including gathering data, benchmarking etc.), serving as an active advisor/support for managers in compensation proposal. Work hand in hand with the Compensation team.
  • Proactively stays up to date on industry trends, constantly researching and recommending best practices to follow.
  • Maintain and develop a quality work environment for all colleagues in Canada.
  • Supports HRIS team to ensure accurate data is captured and updated in personnel files
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the immediate manager.


Desired Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources /Business or related field.
  • 4-7 years’ experience in the HR field.
  • Knowledge about various HR information systems, Proficiency in MS Office tools.
  • Detail oriented and excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Exceptional verbal and interpersonal skills with the ability to influence change & process improvements.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information and demonstrate tact, discretion and good judgement.
  • Fluency in French as well as English.
  • Ability to travel.

Desired: member of the Ordre des conseillers en Ressoucres Humaines Agréés (CRHA)


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