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Talent acquisition specialist

Job Profile

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multi-sector consultant providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace.

We’re proud of our support services teams. We are the driving force behind our organization and it’s crucial we find and recruit qualified people that enable our business to run competitively and with focus. With ambitious plans to grow we’re busy recruiting and looking to welcome an additional talent acquisition specialist to our team, to support the continued growth of Mott MacDonald in the US and Canada.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

Job Description

In this role you'll predominantly support the US teams with a wide range of roles in the water/wastewater and transportation engineering sectors. You’ll have the responsibility to recruit across a range of disciplines to fill immediate requirements and future ones, and we think it’s a great opportunity to learn, see your ideas come to life and really add value in a fast-paced environment. This is a role based in our Iselin, NJ office, alongside our talented and welcoming human resources team.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that you'll spend a lot of time talking to people. We work as one talent acquisition team supporting the North America business. You’ll need to understand the roles, what managers want, and how we’re going to attract people to apply to us. Candidate attraction is one of the most important factors of the role. You’ll need to utilize a proactive approach to candidate sourcing and will be empowered to utilize the freshest techniques and encouraged to explore and trial new ideas. You will be the main point of contact for people who’re applying; answering their queries, finding out information from them, setting up interviews, and giving feedback. First and foremost, it is essential that everyone receives a first-class experience.

We use a global recruitment system that tracks applications and you’ll get lots of training on how to use it. Things you’ll be doing include advertising vacancies to agreed job boards, screening applications, proactively sourcing quality candidates, developing your own social media campaigns, setting up interviews and seeking approvals. There’s lots of juggling tasks and keeping track of what needs doing, but also prioritizing urgent work.

Candidate Specification

To join our team, you’ll need some recruitment experience and ideally have recruited roles in an agency/external environment. You need to be confident, proactive, and creative. We work as a close-knit team and everyone has a voice so it’s important to us that you’re someone who has a genuine interest in recruitment; taking pride in everything you do. It’s also a role for someone who wants to develop and progress in a talent role, asking good questions and having a curiosity to learn.

We’re looking for someone who has:
  • 2+ years’ experience as a recruitment consultant/advisor/talent acquisition assistant
  • an applied knowledge of direct candidate attraction techniques
  • experience of developing and drafting unique job descriptions and appealing recruitment campaigns
  • high attention to detail through a personable and professional approach
  • ability to deliver excellent candidate experience in a candidate led market
  • ability to work proactively and manage own workload
  • experience recruiting in engineering, digital, IT or marketing sectors would be an advantage, but not essential
If you have any questions before applying, do not hesitate to contact me via LinkedIn. I look forward to your application.
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