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Ghafari Human Resources Generalist in Chicago, Illinois


General Summary:

The Human Resources Generalist supports the Human Resources department as an advisor to management and employees on employee relations, performance and HR laws. This position will report to the Dearborn, MI HQ offices where the rest of the HR team is located. There are no other HR representatives in the Chicago office. An ideal candidate will be able to work independently, manage their time and the Chicago office from an HR standpoint, but still collaborate and interface daily with the HR team in Dearborn, MI. Frequent travel would also be required to the Grand Rapids, MI office.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Serve as an HR representative to employees in Chicago and remote locations domestically. Some international offices involvement related to posting jobs, and coordinating offer letters. (no international travel is required for this position)

  • Provide counsel to managers on employee relation issues including but not limited to: coaching, counseling, discipline and termination of employment

  • Understand and ensure compliance with applicable laws, company policies and procedures

  • Assist the in the administration of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) program, to help align the workforce with the strategic goals of the company

  • Recruit for various technical and administrative positions in Chicago and remote domestic locations. Includes sourcing resumes, reviewing resumes that have been sent to HR, establishing interviews, selection process, making offers, and all on-boarding activities (virtual and in-person). Posting positions for international offices.

  • Investigate issues such as grievances and disciplinary actions

  • Various administrative tasks, including but not limited to: entering data into the HRIS system, reviewing new hire paperwork for all employees, Covid-19 related tasks such as ensuring cleaning logs are maintained, checking in visitor/employee questionnaires, reviewing RTO handbooks + signage.

  • Coordinate training when requested

  • Conduct exit interviews and process terminations

  • Participate as human resources team member on special projects

  • Perform related duties as assigned


Employment Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or an equivalent field of study


  • 5+ years of professional human resources experience demonstrating knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job

  • Previous experience within a global organization preferred


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Windows 10, HRIS software (preferably iVantage), recruiting and online applicant tracking systems

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • A/E experience preferred but not required


  • PHR/SPHR preferred


Ghafari is a global engineering, architecture, process design, consulting, and construction services firm driven to understand and meet the distinct needs of every client. For nearly forty years, we have taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets. By blending insight with technological innovation, we help clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Our full-service, in-house team works together to meet the unique demands of each project. Working side by side, market experts and discipline leaders exchange insights to uncover new opportunities for efficiency. This rigorous collaboration allows us to bridge smart design with precise functionality.

Ghafari was founded on the promise of technological innovation. Today, we are recognized as a pioneer in adopting and standardizing the latest advancements in our field. We aim to remain at the forefront of our industry and create ever-smarter spaces that help clients navigate new demands within their field.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects around the world.

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

Connect to our job portal (

By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.

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If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Job ID 2022-1611

Job Location US-IL-Chicago

Category Human Resources