Coughlin Porter Lundeen – Human Resources Generalist

Human Resources Generalist

STATUS / Full-Time

LOCATION / Seattle (Downtown)


In 2014, Coughlin Porter Lundeen celebrated 20 years of successful partnerships throughout the Puget Sound. We pride ourselves on providing a level of service and quality that is unmatched in the region. We work in many market sectors on both public and private building projects. Our clients include Microsoft,, Vulcan, Boeing, Children’s Hospital, Virginia Mason, Starbucks, Washington State University, and the University of Washington. Additionally, we are well known for our seismic retrofit work on notable historic and designated Landmark buildings in the region.


The Human Resources Generalist (HRG) is responsible for providing the full spectrum of HR expertise and services including, but not limited to: talent management, employee relations, performance management, management coaching and guidance, HR legal and compliance, compensation, benefits, HRIS support, and training and development. Duties will be performed independently and/or in partnership with management and other co-workers on the administration team.


  • Talent management – support the Company’s staffing, recruiting process, and onboarding
  • Process and maintain the performance management and appraisal system
  • Nurture a positive working environment
  • Ensure legal compliance throughout human resource management
  • Supports the compensation and benefits program
  • Maintain and audit HRIS system; ADP Workforce Now
  • Develops and supports the creation of leadership and staff development programs
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or another relevant field required. Master’s degree desirable.
  • Three plus (3+) years of directly related experience in generalist human resources functions to fulfill the duties as outlined.
  • Active HR certification (PHR, SPHR, etc.) preferred.
  • Strong working knowledge of policies, processes, and general HR administration.
  • Intermediate level proficiency in MS Office Suite.
  • Previous experience with HRIS; ADP Workforce Now preferred.
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, quantify, and resolve problems in a timely and positive manner, viewing obstacles as opportunities to learn and grow.
  • Requires effective interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills. Ability to interact positively and productively (through written and verbal communications) across the organization.
  • Must have initiative, be resourceful, and able to work independently.
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize, manage time and projects, and multi-task in a demanding, fast-paced environment.
  • Requires fluency in English with good verbal and written skills.
  • Must be able to effectively collaborate with all levels of management, staff, and clients in diverse environments.
  • Adherence to our core values.
  • Ability to drive locally and travel domestically as needed.

Benefits and Compensation

This is a full-time, non-exempt position; compensation will be determined by the candidate’s qualifications. Position benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. Our firm also offers transit subsidy (Orca pass), as well as paid holidays and paid time off (PTO). We offer a generous retirement savings plan which includes company matching and profit sharing contributions, and all employees are eligible for merit bonuses.

We are committed to rewarding the hard work and initiative shown by our team members. As our business is founded on excellence in client service, creating careers for our employees – rather than just jobs – is key to maintaining the loyalty of our clients.

Additional information regarding our workplace and benefits can be found here.

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