Director, Human Resources

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Unison Energy Overview

Unison Energy owns and operates on-site microgrid solutions that provide our clients with significant cost savings, energy resiliency, and reduced carbon footprints in a turnkey solution. We design, build, own, operate, and maintain on-site energy generation systems through long-term energy service agreements, typically 15-20 years, that require no capital investment from our clients.  We bill our clients only for energy provided to their facility.  

Unison implements microgrid systems employing multiple distributed energy resources including Combined Heat and Power (“CHP”) based on natural gas engines/turbines, solar photovoltaic and battery energy storage.  During utility outages, our microgrids enter island mode and power up to 100% of the facility’s load.  Our clients include hotel/convention centers, data centers, industrial, food manufacturing and distribution, healthcare, higher education, and package distribution facilities. 

Unison, founded in 2010, is backed by American Infrastructure Funds ( and Hunt Companies ( Our HQ is in Greenwich, CT. For more information, visit the company’s website (

Job Summary

Unison Energy is currently seeking a Director of Human Resources, that will be reporting into the co-CEO to be responsible for all aspects of Human Resources. This is a new position being created to support the demands of a rapidly growing dynamic business with employees who are located throughout the country.

The ideal candidate is a problem solver who can work cross functionally across all levels of the company while having the ability to establish a well-defined Human Resource process. 

This is a hybrid role with the expectation of being in the Greenwich HQ office twice a week and travel as needed.

Responsibilities may include but not limited to: 

  • Own Unison’s relationship with payroll and benefit administrators including:
    • Responsible for preparation and submission of bi-weekly payroll benefit deductions across all benefit platforms (Health Benefits/HSA/FSA/401K)
  • Collaborate with the Co-CEO to assess the proper HR service providers for the Company 
  • Ability to assist employees with personnel issues as they arise
  • Assist the management team in driving recruiting efforts:
    • Posting job descriptions to company website and other social media outlets 
    • Preforming a prescreen process as needed
    • Collaborate with external recruiting firms as necessary for highly specialized roles
  • Responsible for assessing the annual employee benefit renewal process with the co-CEO and recommending changes as appropriate (benefits, life insurance, 401K, etc.)
  • Responsible for maintaining personnel files to ensure records are up to date
  • Responsible for the development, implementation, and coordination of best HR practices that include:
    • Evaluate and enhance the company employee yearend review process
    • Develop and company training programs to ensure compliance with all required regulations
  • Responsible for all aspects of the new hire onboarding process:
    • Coordination with hiring manager to understand scope of hiring agreement
    • Coordination with IT to ensure new hires will receive proper equipment in time for their hire date
    • Obtaining and processing all necessary paperwork (I9/administering reference checks/ coordinating drug tests/etc.)
    • Ensure employees are properly set up across all payroll/benefit platforms
    • New hire orientation
  • Responsible for the administration of offboarding of terminated employees:
    • Coordinating with manager to ensure all proper procedures have been administered appropriately
    • Administer and document a proper exit interview
    • Coordinate with hiring manager to ensure all Unison property is properly returned (IT equipment/Vehicles/credit cards/etc.)
  • Responsible for COBRA administration
  • Willingness to coordinate office administration tasks when needed


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management
  • Problem solver 
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to collaborate cross functionally throughout the organization
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management preferred


  • 10-12 years of progressive Human Resource responsibilities
  • Experience working with third party vendors to administrator payroll and benefits
  • Experience in managing personnel issues as they arise
  • Recruiting experience a plus

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