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Burns & McDonnell Construction Recruiter - Human Resources (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The full life cycle recruiter opening serves as a business partner to our field construction management, procurement, estimating, project controls (and many other hiring managers), providing support for our Kansas City and national recruitment efforts through the development and execution of sourcing strategies to identify top talent in our Construction Design Build Practice.

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 field construction management, superintendents, procurement professionals, estimating, project controls, candidates.

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


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

  • Minimum of 7 years sourcing or recruiting experience required. Minimum of two years knowledge of the construction industry and familiarity with associated trade organizations to provide potential candidate source of recruits highly preferred.

  • Previous experience recruiting or sourcing for technical positions, particularly in the field of construction design build/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.

  • 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.


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Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 211143