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Rosendin Rosendin

Director of Payroll Compliance, Systems and Strategy

Locations: Office CA REI Orchard Parkway
State/Territory: CA
Job Category: Payroll
Employment Type: Full Time


Whether you’re a recent grad or a seasoned professional, you can experience meaningful career growth at Rosendin. Enjoy a true sense of ownership as you work with a proven industry leader on some of the most exciting and high-profile projects in the nation. We offer a wide range of job opportunities, competitive compensation, full benefits, an Employee Stock Ownership Plan and more.

Why Rosendin? 

Committed. Innovative. Engaged.

If you’re looking to take career to the next level and work with some of the best and brightest in the industry, we want to hear from you. We are an organization built on integrity. We have a culture that empowers people, embraces diversity and inspires everyone to do their best.  Rosendin is one of the largest electrical contractors in the United States employing over 7,000 people. We are the largest EMPLOYEE OWNED company in the industry which means you will be a company owner too and have the unique benefit of being a shareholder at a company that is experiencing tremendous growth and success which means you benefit tremendously.


We are looking for a strategic leader to help build the compliance, systems and innovate the payroll department. The Director of Payroll Compliance, Systems and Strategy will a team of managers and staff of payroll and benefits professionals. In this role, you will manage office and craft payrolls, and union benefits of a large multi-entity international construction company. This is an on-site position located in San Jose, CA.


  • Supervise and provide guidance and leadership to the field payroll manager, fringe and certified payroll manager, and office payroll manager.

  • Ensure that payroll is paid in compliance with all Federal, State, possession or other jurisdictions tax and labor law requirements.

  • Ensure the timely and accurate reporting of certified payrolls, union fringe benefit reports, as well as craft and office payrolls.

  • Provide long term strategy for the organization as to the growth and development of payroll platforms and team.

  • Work to develop and create future systems and processes for greater efficiencies throughout payroll.

  • Collaborate with HR to assure accurate data, streamline processes, identify integration opportunities, and provide effective communications.

  • Work closely with the controller, assistant controller, operations, and HR in 1) understanding issues when the Company begins work in new geographical areas; 2) work closely with HR on tax issues related to per diems, relocation expenses, recruitment, and other traveling and relocation benefits; 3) changes to existing law.

  • Partner with field operations and support field labor relations as well as provide insights into labor strategies.

  • Participate and understand in the maintenance, internal and external communication, and day to day operations of the 401(k) and ESOP.

  • Engage with IT in the development of reports and the resolution of issues with Oracle. Participate in any implementation, development and migration of ERP when required.

  • In the event there is Merger and Acquisition activity, assist in the review and due diligence process as it relates to benefit, compensation and health and welfare issues of both the craft and office staff.

  • The duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing and other duties will be assigned based on the position’s role within the business unit.


  • Critical thinker and strong analytical skills

  • Strategic thinker with the ability to understand the day to day as well as being able to look into the future.

  • Dynamic leader who can lead a large group as well as develop our future leaders in the payroll department.

  • Understanding of collective bargaining agreements, preferably with a multi union entity

  • Understanding of qualified retirement plans including union, 401(k) and ESOP

  • Prior experience in global mobility

  • Strong understanding of per diem, travel, and moving expenses and other benefits associated with a growing entity and changing footprint

  • Proficient in using a computer and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.); Oracle preferred

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, changing priorities as necessary

  • Ability to work under time pressure and adapt to changing requirements with a positive attitude

  • Effective oral and written communication skills as required for the position

  • Ability to be self-motivated, proactive and an effective team player

  • Ability to interact effectively and professionally with all levels of employees, both management and staff alike, vendors, clients, and others


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business-related field
  • Must have payroll experience and prior leadership experience. Construction experience is preferred.
  • Minimum 10+ years’ experience in a payroll and/or benefits position with multi entity, multi-state and multi-national operations.
  • Can be a combination of education, training, and relevant experience
  • Experience working for a union employer is preferred.


  • Up to 25%


  • General work environment – sitting for long periods, standing, walking, typing, carrying, pushing, bending. Work is conducted primarily indoors with varying environmental conditions such as fluorescent lighting and air conditioning
  • Noise level is usually low to medium
  • Occasional lifting of up to 40 lbs.

Rosendin Electric is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

YOU Matter – Our Benefits

  • ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership

  • 401k

  • Annual bonus program based upon performance, profitability, and achievement

  • 17 PTO days per year plus 10 paid holidays

  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance

  • Term Life, AD&D Insurance, and Voluntary Life Insurance

  • Disability Income Protection Insurance

  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Plans (Health and Dependent Care)

  • Charitable Giving Match with our Rosendin Foundation


Pay Range

$153,600.00-$201,500.00 Annual

The pay range for this role is what we expect to pay for candidates that meet the specified qualifications and requirements listed on this job description. Candidate’s pay can vary based on location, job-related experience, skills, and education.

Our success is rooted in our people. We all come together around long-term vision and a sense of shared ownership. As a group, we do whatever it takes to ensure the success of our business…and your career.

Rosendin Electric is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are considered regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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