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Compensation Manager


Kansas City, MO, US, 64106

Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.


By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.


Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Compensation Manager will provide compensation consultation on our compensation philosophy and practices to ensure both internal and external competitiveness and synergy of the total compensation programs. This position will provide compensation support to help attract, retain, and reward the Company's talent in order to execute against business strategy. This position will also focus on validating that our compensation programs are internally equitable, externally competitive, and sustainable. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.

  • Autonomy & Decision-Making Makes decisions on non-routine matters, provides recommendations to supervisor, and refers all exceptions to supervisor.   
  • Career Path:  Various

Key Role Responsibilities - Core


  • Ensures consistent implementation of compensation framework across compensation programs (base pay, incentives, job organizational structure) in alignment with job design and compensation philosophy.
  • Assesses market competitiveness and benchmarking of our compensation plans, as well as overall compensation structure and design to align with our business strategy and optimize our ability to attract and retain top talent.
  • Performs job analysis for all roles, evaluates positions and recommends grade assignment (including FLSA status), titles, and base pay ranges by conducting compensation benchmarking through external market review. Ensures compensation plans and programs are in compliance with federal/state wage and hour regulations.
  • Supports job analysis process and market-pricing methodology through development and updating of company job descriptions.
  • Monitors the effectiveness of existing compensation protocols and practices across the national footprint and ensures consistency and alignment within organization objectives.
  • Researches and proposes creative solutions to specific compensation-related business needs.
  • Executes the participation in salary surveys and monitors salary survey data to ensure organization compensation objectives are achieved. Completes annual and ad hoc compensation survey participation with selected survey vendors: undertake necessary data gathering, conduct new position matching, input and submit by set deadlines. Interprets data for insights and provides recommendations.
  • Implements compensation programs that enhance the employee value proposition and support best-in-class talent programs and processes and ensures ongoing alignment with compensation philosophy and approach.
  • Manages relationships across business units and provide recommendations and influence decision-making to support talent attraction and retention.
  • Provides advice and recommendations to organization leadership and staff on pay decisions, policy interpretations, and job evaluations.
  • Supports both internal customers and functional team members to ensure effective delivery of Compensation support and applications.
  • Maintains role descriptions and position management framework and tools.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner
  • Communication skills, verbal and written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel – Advanced
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite as well as other business-related software
  • Solid business acumen and the ability to effectively implement HR strategies to support business goals and positively impact the structure, culture, and effectiveness of the organization  
  • Ability to collect and synthesize large quantities of quantitative and qualitative data and to recognize trends, solve complex problems and develop recommendations based on data analysis
  • Ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with customers, peers, and other members of management using strong influencing and facilitation skills
  • Ability to communicate business and technical information clearly
  • Strong project management, organizing and planning skills
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally


  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business Administration or related field (Required)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, relevant experience will be considered


  • 7+ years of human resources organizational design experience (Required)
  • 5+ years compensation experience (Preferred)

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • May require periods of travel
  • Normal office environment
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Reaching above Shoulder


JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.


JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to


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Why People Work Here

At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts

About JE Dunn

    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    • 95+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 25 Office Locations
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Kansas City