Senior Employee Relations Specialist

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Are you ready to build America’s clean energy future with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is an American energy technology and manufacturing company. We are pioneering a new class of iron-air batteries to enable our electric grid to run on renewable, reliable, and affordable energy, every day of the year.

Form Energy has been recognized by TIME as “One of the Best Inventions of 2023” for its battery technology and by MIT Technology Review as a “Top Climate Tech Company to Watch”. We are making rapid progress on our mission of delivering energy storage for a better world, and are growing just as rapidly to meet demand. Our team has more than doubled in size in the past year, and continues to expand every day. We have signed contracts with leading electric utilities across the United States. Pilot production of our iron-air batteries has already begun, and later this year, production will take off to high volumes at our new factory in West Virginia.

Working for Form Energy is more than just a job, it’s a chance to be part of something extraordinary. And right now might be the most exciting moment in the company’s history to join. We are assembling a team of some of the most talented and motivated individuals across the country. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is determined to deliver on our mission and transform the energy landscape for the better.

Feeling energized to make a meaningful impact on the world? Then keep reading - you’ve come to the right place.

Role Description

The Senior Employee Relations Specialist supports the alignment of business goals with employee needs. They manage HR policies and programs, resolving conflicts and providing guidance on employee performance enablement. This role also administers key programs such as positive employee relations training and communications, HR compliance oversight, unemployment hearing facilitation and support to employee listening tools.

This position is a hybrid role based out of our Weirton, WV office. The office is located adjacent to our new advanced manufacturing facility in Weirton, WV. The scope of this role covers a rapidly growing workforce that is primarily based in Somerville (Boston), MA, Berkeley, CA and the Pittsburgh, PA/Weirton, WV region.

What you'll do:

  • Collaborates with Form’s Legal Department to design essential infrastructure for workplace investigations, internal grievance management processes and other processes as Form Energy expands its employee base

  • Function as a neutral resource to address and resolve employee grievances and complex employee relations issues while supporting managers to foster a positive employee environment

  • Lead complex employee-related issues by addressing employee-related complaints, conducting investigations, making recommendations, and bringing those issues to complete resolution

  • Administer unemployment, EEOC claims, ADA accommodation requests and other employment matters.

  • Consult with management in instances where HR policies may need further interpretation and address HR inquiries on policies and procedures.

  • Ensure compliance with state posting requirements

  • Collaborate to design, maintain and deliver positive employee relations or compliance training programs

  • Administers HR compliance items such as handbooks, personnel files, and other documentation requirements

  • Build and maintain employee listening tools such as hotlines, surveys, focus groups and other tools to ensure two-way communication is fully integrated into the work environment and support employee engagement

  • Analyzes employee relations trends and data to identify areas for improvement

  • Function as a People Partner when needed for either interim assignments or to collaboratively help resolve a complex issue within the business

  • Provide guidance to managers and supervisors on employee related matters, ensuring fair and consistent application of company policies and procedures

  • Perform other assignments and projects as needed and directed by the Senior People Partner to meet business needs

What you'll bring:

  • Minimum five years of HR experience within employee relations or as a Generalist or Business Partner

  • Proficient in conflict management, investigations, negotiation, and HR regulations

  • Familiarity with Wage & Hour, FLSA, and state and federal ADA laws

  • Competence in Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and in pulling data from HRIS

  • Multi-state experience preferred

  • Unemployment administration experience preferred

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to address business needs proactively

  • Strong prioritization and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and provide excellent customer service


Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.