Director, Corporate Services

Closed @Applus+
  • 5504 36 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6B 3P3, Canada View on Map
  • Post Date : March 10, 2021
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  • Job ID 3317

Job Description



Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and oil and gas industries. They are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of their clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. They deliver this through their technical capabilities, innovative approach, and their motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.

Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, their teams have expanded with approximately 23,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry. Applus+ is comprised of four divisions including Automotive, Energy & Industry, IDIADA, and Laboratories. With headquarters located in Spain, this global company offers a complete portfolio of solutions that address a range of needs, from asset integrity management to statutory compliance-based inspections in over 70 countries. Canadian head office operations are located in Edmonton and reach approximately 800 employees seasonally from coast to coast.

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The Director, Corporate Services will report to the President and will provide executive leadership and oversight to the Corporate Human Resources, Payroll, Information Technology, and HSE Departments for the Applus+ Canada Business Unit, ensuring proactive support and management to execute strategic initiatives and achieve operational excellence.

This position is responsible for supporting, developing, and implementing strategic plans in accordance with the mission and vision of the organization as well as managing the administrative functions of Canadian operations, and coordinating office processes and procedures to ensure organizational and operational effectiveness and efficiency.



Corporate Services

  • Direct and lead the Safety, Payroll, Information Technology, and Human Resources Departments for Canada; ensuring support, effectiveness, direction, guidance, and utilization of staff to properly support all operational units
  • Participate as a member of the Canada Leadership Team to help plan, establish, and execute strategies and goals for the Business Unit to support operational growth and budget attainment
  • Demonstrate each department’s alignment to corporate priorities and overall strategy by developing and stewarding key performance indicators for each functional area
  • Provide continuous improvement throughout the organization to measure and improve efficiency, service quality and timeliness to support operational excellence and execution


Health, Safety, and Environment

  • Oversee, manage, and direct the HSE Department for Canada; this includes resource planning, measuring department effectiveness, setting department goals in line with and supporting Business Unit goals
  • Manage, organize, and oversee the HSE program including safety policies, programs, practices, training, and all other components of a successful HSE Program including compliance with client specific requirements
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and provincial regulations and Applus Energy and Industry Corporate policies


Human Resources

  • Oversee, manage, and direct the Human Resources Department for Canada; this includes resource planning, measuring department effectiveness, setting department goals in line with and supporting Business Unit goals
  • Provide Senior Leadership support with talent planning and development to ensure a capable workforce to deliver annual operational requirements and budget
  • Provide and seek legal opinion on personnel related transactions including hiring and termination of staff to minimize litigation exposure; this includes contract review, severance, and other high-risk employment relation actions
  • Manage and lead salary, bonus and other compensation programs according to Corporate and local policy and procedures. Counsels and advises management regarding salary planning/compensation in regard to internal equity, promotions, reclassifications, transfers ensuring fair pay practices and compliance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Develop and lead the performance appraisal programs under Company policy ensuring annual performance reviews are completed for each employee while maintaining positive employee experience
  • Ensure compliance with Federal and provincial regulations and Applus+ Energy and Industry Corporate policies and Decision Level Authorities



  • Lead and direct the Payroll Department and action plans directly tied into measurable results, great customer service and timely and consistent execution in compliance with federal and provincial regulations and the Collective Bargaining Agreement
  • Manage payroll team and processes to ensure timely and accurate weekly payrolls for multiple legal entities in multiple jurisdictions with complex payroll calculations
  • Set, manage, and monitor Payroll Department deadlines, goals, processing times, and key performance indictors with continuous improvement in line with Company goals and expectations


Information Technology

  • Lead and direct the Information Technology Department and action plans directly tied into measurable results, great customer service and timely and consistent setting department goals in line with and supporting Business Unit goals
  • Ensure compliance with Applus+ Energy and Industry Corporate policies


Other Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, professionalism, and promote a positive customer service attitude internally and externally
  • Perform other duties as assigned by manager



  • Build solid, trusting, respectful relationships with the Senior Leadership Team with an in-depth knowledge of business operations
  • Create an environment and culture of success within functional departments where staff engagement, collaboration, and accountability are at an optimal level
  • Operational excellence and gaps and areas for improvement have been identified with best practices being implemented to close the gaps resulting in increased operational efficiencies



Given the pivotal role this individual will be expected to play in achieving the strategic objectives of the company and in supporting the success of the organization, it is essential that the successful candidate possess the following core competencies, experience, and attributes:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or Human Resources, preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration would be considered an asset



  • 10+ years of experience in managing Human Resources, HSE, IT, and Payroll Departments
  • 10+ years of experience in the Canadian Oil & Gas markets, preferred


Competencies and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience, including experience supervising and coaching others
  • Understanding of standard construction and operational practices
  • Working knowledge of applicable legislative requirements for Human Resources, Payroll, IT and HSE
  • Working knowledge of emerging industry trends and developments in key departmental areas
  • Experience supervising and coaching others
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles
  • Team player with strong personal commitment to excellence and a customer focus
  • Demonstrated self-motivated behavior and perseverance to accomplish objectives
  • Assume accountability and risk for recommendations, decisions and results
  • Interact with others in a manner that enhances co-operation, trust and mutual respect
  • Effective listening, verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and present a range of strategic and innovative corporate materials for applicable business areas to internal and external audiences
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to develop, sustain and leverage networks / relationships
  • Ability to influence others through logical reasoning and leadership
  • Ability to interact professionally and comfortably at all levels within an organization
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others
  • Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order
  • Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures. Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be done


Personal Profile

  • Confident with unquestioned personal and professional integrity
  • Highly accountable
  • Displays ethical leadership
  • Able to respond and pivot quickly to new initiatives and business needs
  • Enjoys change and leading others through it
  • Respectful of others
  • Positive attitude and energy
  • Leads by example
  • Strategic and operational performer
  • Collaborative
  • Highly organized with good time management skills
  • Critical thinker with problem solving skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and without supervision
  • A positive attitude when faced with adversarial situations
  • Exhibits sound judgment



An excellent compensation package awaits the successful candidate.


Edmonton, Alberta

How to Apply

For the opportunity to join this company in the role of Director, Corporate Services, please email your resume to referencing Position ID #ACYV-008358.

Should you have an inquiry regarding this position, please contact Terri Davis at 587-200-0114 ext. 101.

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* We thank all applicants for your submissions; however, only candidates being considered for this role will be contacted. *