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Burns & McDonnell Recruiter (Houston, TX) in Houston, Texas


The full life cycle recruiter opening serves as a business partner to our hiring managers, providing support for our national recruitment efforts through the development and execution of sourcing strategies to identify top talent. This position would sit onsite at our Houston, Texas location (in West Loop by the Galleria) to partner with our managers.

Specific responsibilities include the following, with other duties as assigned:

  • Gain a clear understanding of our business groups and associated staffing needs to anticipate and plan for current and future sourcing activities.

  • Collaborate with hiring managers to understand specific position requirements, job responsibilities, and how they relate to business goals.

  • Design, develop and execute sourcing strategies to identify the top talent.

  • Generate and maintain a pipeline of qualified, diverse candidates through cold calling, networking, research, data mining, and the use of available resources.

  • Initiate contact and develop relationships with potential leads and candidates.

  • Conduct initial phone screen of potential candidates to evaluate and assess their interest level, qualifications, geographic preference, salary range, etc.

  • Sell the Burns & McDonnell culture and benefits to engage and recruit top talent to the organization.

  • Prepare documentation related to potential leads and candidate assessments; utilize and maintain related files and systems for tracking, analysis, and reporting purposes.

  • Recommend qualified candidates to hiring managers.

  • Interview, extend offers, negotiations and onboarding of candidates.

  • Maintain and share knowledge of recruiting trends and best practices.


  • Bachelor's degree in a human resources or business related field.

  • Minimum of 1 year experience; preferred 3 years sourcing or recruiting experience in Oil/Gas/Chemical engineering or construction. This role could be Senior level depending on the years of experience of the candidate.

  • Previous experience recruiting or sourcing for technical positions, particularly in the field of engineering, within a high volume recruiting environment is preferred.

  • Experience with applicant tracking systems and Internet-based sourcing tools is required.

  • Understanding of the Boolean search language, and how those search principles apply to both Internet and database searches.

  • Ability to develop creative and innovative sourcing strategies.

  • Ability to negotiate job offers and sell employee ownership benefits.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and research skills

  • Knowledge of federal and state employment laws.

  • Must demonstrate ability to build strong relationships and provide excellent customer service.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to clearly present complex information.


Job Human Resources

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 221709