People Operations Manager
Posted on 2/2/2024
Kairos Power

201-500 employees

Develops advanced, safe, clean nuclear technology
Company Overview
Kairos Power stands out as a leader in the clean energy sector, with a clear mission to transition the world to sustainable energy sources, thereby improving quality of life and environmental protection. Their advanced reactor technology, the KP-FHR, offers a clean, sustainable, and inherently safe energy solution with a near-zero carbon footprint and low water consumption, demonstrating their commitment to technical innovation and environmental responsibility. The company's ambitious goal of a U.S. demonstration plant by 2030, coupled with their unique approach to reducing technical risk, positions them as a competitive player in the energy industry.

Company Stage


Total Funding





Alameda, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Albuquerque, NM, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Human Resources Information System (HRIS)
People & HR
  • 7+ years of successful experience as a People Operations Business Partner
  • 3+ years experience supporting management and employees in a non-exempt workforce, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • HR certification, preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in human resources or business-related field
  • Multi-site location client support experience a plus
  • Previous experience in coaching employees and management through complex, difficult issues
  • Proven strong foundation and knowledge of principles & practices related to state and federal employment law & compliance requirements
  • Proven client management and business literacy skills
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to effectively coach employees and management through complex and difficult issue
  • Ability to thrive in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to set high personal goals and work independently
  • Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Ability to make recommendation to effectively resolve problems or issues
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Proven acuity in MS office suite, internet, and data-base management
  • Ability to work with highly collaborative team
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and efficiently
  • Prioritizes and ensures safety of one self and others
  • Ability to proactively collect, manage and transfer knowledge
  • Ability to seek different and novel ways to create efficiencies when working on problems, challenges and issues
  • Provide People Operations assistance to managers in the areas of policy interpretation, HR guidance, proactive problem solving, and employee problem resolution
  • Manage new hire onboarding program and initiates revisions when necessary
  • Oversee or support the administration of LOA’s, FMLA, ADA, and other federal and state leave of absences
  • Coordinate with Payroll LOA pay calculations and 401K changes and updates
  • Support Company HRIS system, including recommending updates and follow-ups with HRIS support
  • Manage maintenance and administration of employee medical files
  • Manage and facilitate necessary drug and alcohol testing
  • Manage employment policy administration; develop new polices as necessary in compliance with Federal and State employment Laws
  • Conduct employee relations investigations; collect information, conduct interviews, analyze relevant evidence and facts, develop recommendations, in collaboration with director
  • Manage Workers Compensation injuries; coordinate investigations and resolutions in partnership with EHS and workers compensation carrier
  • Recommend, and develop policies and procedures that follow federal and state laws and regulations; regularly audit and update the company policies and procedures as needed
  • Support administration for all employee benefit programs, including health, wellness, life, medical, dental, vision, Health FSA, Dependent care FSA, COBRA, Short and Long Term disability plans, voluntary benefits, and 401K retirement plan
  • Work effectively with all departments in all aspects of employment activities and policies including recruitment, hiring, promotion, transfer, training, and termination
  • Counsel employees and management on employee relations issues and problems; ensure terminations are carried out legally; conduct investigations regarding employee relations issues
  • Plan, coordinate and/or conduct training programs for all employees for skill development and additional required training
  • Partner with Payroll; HRIS; and Compensation and Benefits functions as needed to provide solutions for clients
  • May support reporting and compliance with EE0-1 and State reporting requirements
  • Support compliance with required 5500 benefits tax filings and ACA filings
  • Support audit and administration of 5500 filing for 401K plan
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • HR certification
  • Multi-site location client support experience