Head of People

Location: United States
Job Type: Permanent
Contact: Sana Anjum
Email: email Sana
Posted: about 2 months ago

NextWave Partners is working with a leading developer of energy storage focused solutions. Our Client is seeking a full-time Head of People to lead the firm’s human resources and training and development functions. The ideal candidate has extensive experience working within human resources, with a proven track record of building an HR function from the ground up, and with a demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in a corporate environment.

As the Head of People, the successful candidate will be responsible for the firm’s entire human resource function, report directly to the CEO, and will work closely with the C-suite and senior management team to build an HR function that supports the firm’s overall strategy. The ideal candidate must be able work across different markets in North America. This position will be based at the company’s office in New York City.


  • Develop and design overall human resource strategy across the firm to meet business needs
  • Oversee the recruitment, promotions, and terminations process for the entire workforce
  • Spearhead the firm’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, in furtherance of their goals to be an industry leader, and in close collaboration with executive and senior management
  • Bridge management and employee relations by addressing demands, grievances or other issues
  • Design and oversee performance management
  • Ensure employment and regulatory compliance across all offices
  • Handle compensation and benefits administration 
  • Design and implement suitable employee development and training programs to meet business needs
  • Ensure employee safety and wellness
  • Develop human resource and communication policies
  • Develop and maintain human resource systems


  • 8+ years proven experience in human resource management with a preference for the clean energy services sector
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of human resource best practices
  • Demonstrated commitment to and success in meaningfully advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in a corporate environment
  • Demonstrated leadership skills; preferably in fast moving and complex environments
  • Ability to design and implement human resource solutions from the ground up
  • Excellent inter-personal and conflict management skills
  • Proven ability to recruit and build high performing teams in multiple jurisdictions
  • Knowledge of human resource systems
  • Excellent presentation and negotiation skills; ability to communicate clearly and effectively with diverse audiences
  • Self-starter who is passionate about creating lasting change in the energy transition
  • Willingness to build something from the ground up
  • Ability to take on new types of work, even without prior experience or direct supervision
  • Comfort with ambiguity; ability to operate effectively in a changing context

Reaching Out

For a confidential discussion, please send in your resume to Sana Anjum at sana.anjum@next-wavepartners.com or call her at +1 (929) 353-7160 (Direct Line)