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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Middle East)

Requisition ID:  261800

Requisition Posting End Date: 01/02/2023

Company Overview:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

As the organization that reaches all our employees, the Human Resources department has a special role in capitalizing on opportunities and creating the future for Bechtel. 


Role Overview:

Join our Talent Acquisition Team where innovative talent acquisition professionals build credible relationships with leaders to deliver exceptional candidates. This role will blend full life-cycle recruitment and hard-to-fill needs using integrated talent strategy development where consultation, data driven storytelling, and collaborative partnerships will be fully leveraged. As an integral part of our TA function, our Diversity & Inclusion sourcing efforts serve as a pipeline of high potential talent into the organization for more engaged employees. We are currently looking for a Talent Acquisition Specialist to join our team and elevate our business impact.

Recruiters are critical partners with the business, establishing long-term trust with leaders at all levels, and partnering cross-functionally with HRBPs, Finance, Compensation, and other business partners. The TA Specialist is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success. This will be achieved through the development of recruiting plans, employing sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. The Recruiter will play a critical role in ensuring we are hiring diverse and best talent.



  • Full lifecycle recruitment of candidates including sourcing, pre-screening, interviewing, and extension of offers Develop and maintain strong relationships with both hiring managers and applicants. 
  • Support our Saudisation efforts by sourcing and attracting the best Local talent
  • Support hiring managers by ensuring job description is ready for posting, interview plan is determined, and candidate feedback is managed quickly and efficiently.
  • Partner with other talent acquisition team members, which may include TA coordinators and sourcing support, to ensure that position recruitment strategies are being enacted
  • Manage candidate relationships to enhance candidate experience
  • Search and build for diverse candidate pipeline and cultivate positive relationships with active and passive candidates
  • Evaluate applicants by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers; interviews applicants on consistent set of qualifications
  • Sourcing of passive candidates using various recruitment tools/techniques as needed
  • Create and foster relationships with various professional organizations to attract and recruit niche candidates
  • Participate and attend recruitment/career fairs aimed at attracting Local Talent
  • Create relationships with universities and partner with selected universities to create a Early Career Hire Program for the region
  • Participate in the development of ongoing creative and cost-effective sourcing strategies Develop an effective pipeline of key talent which will be potentially available for immediate hire as succession planning needs dictate
  • Stay informed of trends and innovative recruiting techniques in order to be competitive in state-of-the-art recruiting practices.
  • Evaluate Talent Acquisition metrics as needed to provide updates to management


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management or equivalent. Experience required is 6 to 10 years specific catering to middle east hiring. 
  • Grade 23: 6 to 8 years
  • Grade 24: 9 to 10 years
  • Knowledge of relevant employment laws & compliance requirements Significant experience with full life-cycle recruiting, familiarity with high volume and fast paced environments, preferably in-house experience
  • Experience of hiring Local Talent
  • Experience of partnering up with Local univerisities and supporting in creating Early Career Hire programs
  • Prior experience in passive sourcing techniques and assessing talent Recruitment for hard-to-fill or niche positions 
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit for a broad/deep range of positions on a national, multi-location level Strong external/internal networking and collaboration skills 
  • Understanding of talent acquisition best practices
  • Strong communication, relationship management, analytical and critical thinking skills goals
  • Demonstrated understanding of functional organization, matrix structure and organizational culture


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Past experience of managing Middle East sourcing and recruitment
  • Current AIRS (Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies) and/or recruiting certification
  • Behavioral Interviewing techniques Trained on Talent Acquisition systems & software (Success Factors, Applicant Tracking System, Candidate Relationship Management etc.)
  • Experience working with global teams, cultures Experience recruiting positions that require mobilizations from international locations outside of home country
  • Excellent project management, writing, and oral communication skills are required Ability to present new recruiting concepts to leadership and technical communities
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately
  • Strong initiative and solid judgment abilities/skills

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.