Job Location:
Edmonton, AB

People & Culture Student

Where Greatness Grows

The greatest achievements in history are borne from the greatness within people – where human potential meets vision, and passion fuels evolution. Unlocking this potential is the most important thing we do at Bird.

As a leader in Canadian construction for over 100 years, the impact of our team is etched deeply within the core of our legacy. Beyond Bird, this impact is felt in the fundamental aspects of our everyday lives. From the critical infrastructure we depend on, to the energy and resources that keep us moving – we are powering our communities and shaping Canada’s skylines coast-to-coast. Entrenched in the foundation of a culture built more than a century ago is an enduring quest to reimagine what is possible. Our impact is greater than ever, and we are looking for those who seek to redefine their story.

We are a dynamic team of over 5,000 with a range of professions, backgrounds, and areas of expertise. This breadth of diversity in people and opportunities is one of greatest aspects of building your career with Bird. Every trajectory looks different. At Bird, you hold the pen, and you write your story. As you unlock your potential, you are surrounded by a team that supports you every step of the way.

Be a part of our team, where we pride ourselves on the quality of our work and the way we treat each other and our partners. You will build a career and long-lasting relationships based on respect, collaboration, and a solution-focused mindset. Bird is a place where you will unlock your potential and achieve your goals.

People & Culture Student

What You’ll Be Working On

Our internships and Co-ops are designed to provide you with a business relevant project that will allow you to independently manage your own area of responsibility, while receiving support from an assigned Supervisor and Technical Mentor. We’ll help you discover your strengths and development areas in a challenging, fun, and supportive work environment.

We are seeking a student to join us for a 4-month co-op position starting in January 2024. This position will be based out of Edmonton, AB.  


  • Build and maintain positive working relationships, representing the P&C team, at all levels of the organization

  • Support a consistent, one-team unified approach demonstrated through the delivery of P&C principles, practices, and policies

  • Work with the Senior Manager, People & Culture to prepare all proper employee documentation including offer letters, promotional agreements, and termination and resignation documentation

  • Support employee investigations by providing administrative support through note taking and preparing reports

  • Manage and organize in person exit interviews and interpret interview data through Workday

  • Assume responsibility of Workday administration including reporting, promotions, transfers, changes, updates, and vacation tracking and reconciliation

  • Answer benefit inquiries for salaried employees

  • Answer general employee questions, draft letters of employment and respond to requests for information.

  • Exercise and demonstrate sound judgment, strict confidentiality, and adherence to company policies and procedures

  • Actively participate in meetings; deliver presentations as required

Who We Need On Our Team

  • You are currently enrolled in a Human Resources degree or diploma, or equivalent program

  • You will complete at least one more semester of education following your internship and possess a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Ability to lead and operate within an environment where change happens frequently

  • Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive relationships

  • Exemplify the Ideal Team Player – Hungry, Humble, Smart

  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Sense of urgency and strong commitment to achieving goals

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a positive attitude

  • Residency, or a valid work permit which would allow you to work for Bird Construction or one of our wholly owned subsidiaries

  • If you are selected for a role with client specific requirements, you may be required to successfully complete a pre-employment Medical and/or Alcohol & Drug testing.

  • All applications must include a current transcript

We Put Safety First
A healthy and safe work environment is non-negotiable. We build a culture of operational and psychological safety through engagement, learning and leadership.

We Lead With Honesty
We speak and act with integrity, clarity and care so people can trust our word and our work. Being honest means we can deliver the best outcomes and consistent results.

We Are Stronger Together
Success is a team effort. Our inclusive workplace enables our combined expertise, humility and creativity to unlock our greater potential.

We Are Driven To Do Great Work
We built our name on quality. We have a passion for excellence in our work and relationships that honours our businesses and our industry.

We Create Opportunity
Rooted in a solid foundation, we adapt and grow to face the future. We are committed to elevating each other to chart the best path forward in an evolving world.