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University Relations Recruiter- Houston, TX, Reston, VA, Glendale, AZ

Requisition ID:  234815

Requisition Posting End Date: 06/02/2021

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. As the organization that reaches all our employees, the People Operations department has a special role in capitalizing on opportunities and creating the future for Bechtel.


Role Overview:

This role will blend full life-cycle recruitment and college recruiting using integrated talent strategy development where consultation, data-driven storytelling, and collaborative partnerships will be fully leveraged. 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. Beyond the tactical, recruiters are trusted with the ownership of strategically attracting and hiring outstanding individuals who continue to raise the bar for the possible, contributing to our organization’s global success.



  • 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 hiring managers by ensuring job descriptions are ready for posting, the interview plan is determined, and candidate feedback is managed quickly and efficiently.
  • Partner with other talent acquisition team members, which may include recruitment coordinators and sourcing support, to ensure that position recruitment strategies are being enacted.
  • Manage candidate relationships to enhance the candidate experience.
  • Evaluate applicants by discussing job requirements and applicant qualifications with managers; interviews applicants on a consistent set of qualifications.
  • Sourcing of passive candidates using various recruitment tools/techniques as needed.
  • Create and foster relationships with various university and professional organizations to attract and recruit niche candidates.
  • 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 hiring managers.
  • Manage and attend partner university career fairs for your region to ensure the top talent is hired based on the annual enterprise university hiring goals.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Level 1: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 1 year of related experience or 7 years of overall related experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Level 2: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 3 years of related experience or 9 years of overall related experience in lieu of a degree and  2+ years of experience in university relations recruiting and/or professional recruiting. Significant experience with full-cycle recruiting, familiarity with high volume and fast-paced environments.
  • Knowledge of relevant employment laws & compliance requirements.
  • Significant experience with full life-cycle recruiting, familiarity with high volume and fast-paced environments.
  • 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 the functional organization, matrix structure and organizational culture.
  • Speak fluent English and Spanish.
  • Able to travel as needed.


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.