Human Resources - Project Specialist

Reading, PA

Penske Transportation Solutions, the leader in the transportation industry, has an exciting opportunity to support Human Resources initiatives. As a Human Resources Project Specialist, you will collaborate with HR colleagues and enterprise teams to provide support to projects across HR including Compensation, Benefits, HR operations, Diversity and Inclusion and more. You will have direct responsibility for facilitating project team meetings, documenting progress, assigning tasks, and maintaining progress towards key deadlines. This role will also provide support to a team of Project Managers, maintaining documentation of key initiatives.

If you are an HR Professional with a passion for people who has supported projects in the past, or if you have served in a project support role at Penske or in another organization we are interested in talking to you.


  • Develop project plans and timelines to achieve key project outcomes within the identified timeframe.
  • Monitor completion of deliverables for defined HR projects and ensuring that the project remains on schedule.
  • Facilitate project team meetings with cross functional HR and enterprise team members for the purpose of documenting progress, assigning tasks, and maintaining progress towards key deadlines.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation repository for use by all Project Management team members.
  • Other projects and responsibilities as assigned by the manager.


  • Bachelors degree required, concentration is Business, Management, Marketing, Communication, Human Resources, Change Management preferred
  • Preferred certifications include: Project Management, Design Communications
  • 2 years of HR experience required
  • Experience supporting HR projects preferred
  • Experience with project planning required
  • Ability to manage competing priorities required
  • Must be able to prioritize based on importance
  • Strong collaboration skills required
  • Must have strong organization skills
  • Strong communication skills required
  • Regular, predictable, full attendance is an essential function of the job
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, work the required schedule, work at the specific location required, complete Penske employment application, submit to a background investigation (to include past employment, education, and criminal history) and drug screening are required.

This position is regulated by the Department of Transportation or designated as safety sensitive by the company, and the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is required. Associates must have the ability to accept responsibility for their own safety, as well as the safety of others.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The associate will be required to: read; communicate verbally and/or in written form; remember and analyze certain information; and remember and understand certain instructions or guidelines.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the associate may be required to stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25lbs/12kg.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Penske is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P., headquartered in Reading, Pennsylvania, is a partnership of Penske Corporation, Penske Automotive Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. A leading global transportation services provider, Penske operates a premier fleet of vehicles and serves its customers from locations in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. Penske’s product lines include full-service truck leasing, contract maintenance, commercial and consumer truck rentals, used truck sales, transportation and warehousing management and supply chain management solutions. Visit to learn more.

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