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Senior Talent Management Specialist

Company: WSP
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Be involved in projects with our Talent Management (TM) Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client's objectives and solves their challenges.

At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!

WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Talent Management Specialist.

This position can be based out of any of our WSP USA regional offices as well as remote.

The Senior Talent Management Specialist provides both strategic and operational support to District and Business Line Leaders within the Region, ensuring workforce management plans are developed in consultation with the HR Business Partner and there is a candidate pipeline to meet business needs. Working in partnership with Business Line Leaders, Regional HR teams, the Senior Talent Management Specialist is accountable for ensuring alignment of the business and candidate identification and resourcing, including leadership in the hiring process from identification to making offers. The Senior Talent Management Specialist also coaches and mentors more junior members of the Talent Management team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the full recruitment lifecycle inclusive of closing complex processes and negotiations.
  • Responsible for high volume recruitment needs across various business lines and disciplines.
  • Provide guidance, advice, training and support to Business Line Leaders and Hiring Managers relating to best practice recruitment processes and procedures.
  • Promote Talent Management strategy within the Region and ensure effective communication to Key Stakeholders regarding process and development.
  • Consult with Leaders and Hiring Managers on workforce planning and work with Regional HR to build effective hiring plans.
  • Reviewing and editing advertisements for requisitions that have been prepared by others.
  • Reviewing and dispositioning candidates accurately using the applicant tracking system and ensuring requisitions are compliantly managed.
  • Creating an ongoing and proactive candidate pipeline through various methods including direct applicants, sourcing of passive candidates, referrals and strategically partnering with Hiring Managers to build Talent Pools.
  • Utilizing Social Recruiting as part of the sourcing strategy.
  • Preparing relevant interview and key criteria selection documentation and ensuring candidates are comprehensively pre-screened prior to providing candidate shortlists to Hiring Managers.
  • Preparing Interview panels for interviews and coaching leadership on appropriate questioning techniques, how to avoid unconscious bias and making sure the correct people are in the room for the interview.
  • Working with and providing support to other members of the team as required.

Talent is the essence of meeting our client's objectives, goals and challenges. If this sounds like a fit for you, we'd love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Human Resources or related discipline or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years recruiting experience in a corporate or external agency environment
  • Proficient in core office programs (e.g., Microsoft Office products) and capable of learning key HRIS / role specific applications
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold confidentiality and manage sensitive situations with tact
  • Excellent proficiency in the use of Applicant Tracking Software; Taleo Preferred
  • Excellent proficiency with sourcing technologies and platforms such as LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Identifying opportunities to provide relevant and accurate reporting of recruitment activity and metrics
  • Working knowledge of employment laws as they relate to the recruiting process, ensuring WSP's compliance
  • Ability to manage competing demands and accept constructive feedback while being extremely adaptable and flexible
  • Strong time management skills, ability to prioritize own time and work independently
  • Ensure compliance with company EEO, OFCCP, and Affirmative Action programs in the recruiting process, and continuously educate the business units on these programs and other outreach resourcing programs as appropriate
  • Follow and adhere to the WSP Diversity sourcing initiatives and guidelines
  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP's Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures
  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP's health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the AEC industry and a strong understanding of engineering and technical positions
  • Sourcecon Academy Graduate
  • Certifications in LinkedIn Recruiter (LIR) and AIRS (AIR)


WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee's career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Relocation assistance is not available for this position.

WSP USA (and all of its US companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

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