At NW Natural, we like to say, “We grew up here.” We’ve been an energy supplier and community leader since 1859. Some of our neighbors know us through our philanthropy and volunteer programs and innovative approaches to carbon reduction.
Our customers know us because of the clean, safe, efficient, and low-cost natural gas we provide. We are a service-oriented utility, with a “Best in the West” customer satisfaction ranking. If you share our core values – integrity, safety, service ethic, caring and environmental stewardship – we invite you to apply to NW Natural.
In conjunction with the Director of Human Resources, develops, implements, and administers base pay, incentive compensation and recognition programs.
Day to Day:
Administers standard practices, procedures, and confidential on-going compensation programs.
Researches, analyzes, designs, and implements compensation programs and policies for base pay, incentive, reward, and sales compensation to meet Company compensation and retention objectives and needs.
Monitors market trends and evaluates external competitiveness of Company compensation programs. Analyzes Company performance against market and submits recommendations to management.
Supports Union-Management Compensation Committee responsible for evaluating and recommending job description and pay structure changes for union positions.
Administers negotiated union job description and evaluation processes.
Performs special compensation projects, management studies, develops recommendations and implements solutions.
Conducts job analysis and prepares job descriptions for union and non-union (exempt and non-exempt) jobs.
Conducts FLSA audits and ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws. Coordinates with third-party vendors to ensure accurate administration of equity programs and reporting of equity data.
Participates on Company committee(s) as needed to provide compensation expertise.
Oversees and administers company recognition programs to include length of service, cash and non-cash awards.
Assists department managers with organizational redesign including developing new job descriptions.
May assist with executive compensation.
May assist with benefit related programs and projects.
Supports Company’s commitment to a culture of safe work practices.
Come on your first day with:
Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Five years of increasingly responsible directly related compensation consulting, analysis, and administration experience.
Demonstrated design of broad and comprehensive compensation programs.
Demonstrated strong oral, written, and presentation skills and ability to interact with employees at all organizational levels.
Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with managers, HR and union teams and be able to influence decisions without direct authority.
Proven systemic thinking skills, ability to build strong relationships, and effectively manage projects at the highest level.
Demonstrated intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
Demonstrated advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using functions such as AVERAGE, DATE or MROUND, using wizards, printing centered page with headers/footers/gridlines, and creating a Pivot Table and/or a VLookUp).
Demonstrated intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
Experience with SAP desired.
What we offer:
Arguably the most competitive healthcare and wellness benefits in the Pacific Northwest
Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
401(k) with generous match and additional 5% employer contribution
Company provided Trimet or C-Tran passes/Bike storage for cyclists
Green Team/Diversity & Inclusion Council/Safety Team/Women’s Network
Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount
20% Employee discount on Natural Gas
Generous Vacation/Sick leave program
7 Paid Holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to add an extra paid day off to Holidays Observed by NW Natural
Flexible work schedule opportunities
Base salary range – Min. $81,300 (*$89,650 to $112,550) Max. $117,900; *Expected Hiring Range
Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including a cover letter and a resume. Applications will be reviewed once application deadline has passed.
At NW Natural we are committed to fair compensation, pay equity and equal opportunity for advancement in the workplace. Salaries are determined based on a combination of education, experience, skills, performance and internal equity to similar roles within our organization.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, disability, or any other federal, state or local protected class.
About NW Natural
Serving Northwest Communities for over 150 years.
In 1852, H. C. Leonard and John Green moved from Astoria to Portland. A few years earlier, after emigrating from the East Coast, they had founded a store serving the frontier community. But believing that Portland was the city of the future, they moved upriver.Among other businesses, they founded a gas company. Their purpose was to bring gas lamps to Portland’s streets, homes and businesses. On Jan. 7, 1859, they obtained a perpetual franchise from the territorial government to distribute gas. Weeks later, on Feb. 14, Oregon became a state.
Today, more than 150 years later, NW Natural carries on the tradition started by Leonard and Green and the Portland Gas Light Co. A business that started with 49 customers in one square mile of Portland now serves more than 700,000 homes and businesses in 107 communities in Oregon and Southwest Washington.The company remains headquartered in Portland, just a few blocks from its original site. NW Natural also serves customers out of service centers in Albany, Astoria, Coos Bay, Eugene, Lincoln City, Salem and The Dalles in Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington.