Virgin Galactic

  • Sr. People Business Partner

    Company The Spaceship Company
    Category Human Resources
    Req No.
    Regular Full-Time
    Location : Location
  • Who we are

    The Spaceship Company (TSC) is an affiliate of Virgin Galactic as a space-system manufacturing organization.

    Headquartered at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, California, it is building and testing a fleet of WhiteKnightTwo carrier aircraft and SpaceShipTwo reusable spaceships that, together, form Virgin Galactic’s human spaceflight system. Like many Virgin companies across the world, its team of over 500 talented and dedicated engineers, technicians and professionals are drawn together by a willingness to disrupt and challenge the status quo and deliver innovative aerospace solutions to our customers’ needs. TSC’s extensive capabilities encompass preliminary vehicle design and analysis, manufacturing, ground testing, flight testing and post-delivery support.


    Our Values
    TSC and the greater Virgin Organization has a relaxed and informal culture that encourages individuality and innovation. You will be motivated, enterprising and enthusiastic. Company culture is such that you need to be able to “check your ego at the door”, be a self-starter, and possess a sense of humility. You will work well under commercial pressure and thrive on being given challenges and responsibility. You will communicate clearly and be confident and persuasive. You will have a high level of integrity and understand the need of complete confidentiality.


    Who you are

    TSC is seeking an experienced Human Resource Generalist to provide employee relation expertise, talent acceleration and overall human resources support to the organization. Reporting to the HR Manager, the Human Resource Generalist will provide both hands-on tactical solutions and strategic guidance to management.

    Your Mission

    • Address complex employee relations matters, investigate, where appropriate, and provide appropriate recommendations
    • Counsel Managers and employees to improve overall organization performance
    • Provide guidance and support in administering human resources guidelines and procedures to ensure that employees receive fair and reasonable treatment to establish a supportive work environment and to avoid potential legal liabilities
    • Coach frontline supervisors and managers on dealing with work and people related issues
    • Review and approve all disciplinary actions to ensure consistency, proper documentation, and due process
    • Provides first line support for all employees’ inquiries. Addresses and resolves employee relations concern in a timely and responsive manner
    • Develop and report against key HR metrics designed to identify and improve progress against team goals
    • Analyze Business Intelligence (BI) data and collaborate with management around opportunities for improvement
    • Work closely with HR peers to cultivate a positive work environment and develop employee engagement programs
    • Lead talent development activities. Work with management to assess talent and create/review action plans in order to build and retain a high performance culture
    • Be a trusted resource to managers and employees on a wide variety of human resources topics including policy interpretation, benefits, workers’ compensation, employee investigations, leave of absence, and pay-related questions
    • Assist with enhancing and/or creating new employee incentive and recognition programs
    • Contribute to strategic planning and serve as the primary interface of various HR services, programs, and initiatives
    • Develop a strong understanding of all company benefits and perks and effectively articulate those to employees and other stakeholders
    • Contribute to strategic planning and serve as the primary interface of various HR services, programs, and initiatives

    What you bring

    • At least 7-10 years of professional human resources experience required, ideally in start-up aerospace, engineering, or manufacturing environments
    • Practical and significant experience in conflict resolution, performance enhancement and employee relations at all levels of a complex engineering and manufacturing organization
    • High Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in all people interactions
    • Comprehensive, thorough knowledge of human resources activities, including payroll, benefits, and California legal compliance
    • Collaborative team player who can communicate effectively with others at a variety of levels within the organization, as well as externally
    • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task
    • Disciplined self-starter with can-do attitude; proactive, resourceful, and detail-oriented with strong follow-through skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills that demonstrate a proven ability to develop relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, both in-person and virtually
    • Strong skills with the Microsoft Office Suite, as well as experience with HRIS and applicant tracking systems
    • Strong work ethic, sense of urgency, steadfast integrity and strident on privacy issues
    • Flexible and adaptable in an ever changing and exciting environment. Comfortable with ambiguity and evolving processes and programs


    • Bachelor’s in Human Resources Management, Behavioral Sciences, Business Administration or other related field required
    • PHR/SPHR/SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or other relevant certification is a plus


    ITAR Requirements
    To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by ITAR (22 CFR §120.15) or eligible to obtain te required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.


    The Spaceship Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with The Spaceship Company is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


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