Craft/Construction Recruiter


Dallas, TX, US Fort Worth, TX, US

Requisition ID: 170289 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Kiewit employs @30,000 employees and has been in business for 136 years designing and constructing the largest projects across North America.  We are actively searching for a Construction/Craft Recruiter to add to the team to support all of our market areas including mining, transportation, oil/gas/chemical, power, industrial facilities, buildings, and water/wastewater, building iconic projects throughout North America.  We have a strong Recruitment team with dedicated individuals that are passionate about finding the best talent.  Our recruiters work in a fast paced environment, are true partners with our multiple business divisions, and know how to creatively source great candidates and close deals! If you have a strong background in high volume construction/craft recruitment, self-motivated, and can creatively find, screen and hire great talent - we want to talk with you!   We are the best at what we do - come be a part of it!    

District Overview

HR Operations is an integral partner and service provider at Kiewit. In recent years, we have gone from decentralized HR groups to a unified, shared service team, with various HR Centers of Excellence. Our vision is to be a best-in-class international HR organization.


This position will be based in Dallas, Texas on one of our Project sites supporting an entire district. The successful applicant will sit on the Project site up to 50% of the time with expected travel up to 50%. 


  • Proactively develop business relationships and customer service skills working with HR Business Partners, candidates, and Project Operations to provide the best service during the hiring process.
  • Recruit, screen, and interview candidates presenting the best talent to Operations for consideration in a high volume, demanding environment. 
  • Facilitate internal transfers and referrals ensuring their transition is timely and efficient.
  • Manage a recruiting requisition load of 20-30 job openings at a time (Equipment Operators, Pipelayers, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Concrete Carpenters, etc.)
  • Utilize SuccessFactors ATS, and various social media platforms, job boards, etc. to source for top talent.
  • Network to recruit active and passive candidates for current positions and build talent pipelines for future career opportunities (attend career fairs, conferences, outreach activities)
  •  Extend job offers and see candidates through the onboarding process being available to guide and direct them 
  • Actively gain knowledge on recruiting trends, understanding how they align with Kiewit’s business priorities.    
  • Collaborate with Operations leaders to determine workforce planning needs and expectations, gaining advanced knowledge of current and future construction projects
  • Create, extend, and bring offers to a close. Demonstrate knowledge of union and nonunion Craft management practices
  • Train and guide hiring managers on recruiting processes on proper utilization and management of requisitions and candidates within ATS
  • Maintains knowledge of employment laws to ensure compliance across the business


  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience recruiting craft professionals in Infrastructure Construction (Equipment Operators, Carpenters, Pipe-layers, Concrete Finishers, welders, riggers, etc.)
  • Experience supporting the US in craft hiring is preferred
  • Agility and creativity in sourcing strategies and ability to pivot as necessary to support new market areas. 
  • Utilize a key eye for detail working with all systems to provide accuracy.
  • Experience in some or all the following markets preferred:  Oil and gas/petrochemical, industrial facility, mining, infrastructure, transportation, power, water, and wastewater markets)
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a demanding environment and manage high volume recruitment (20-30 hires per week).  
  • Human Resources knowledge such as EEOC, FLSA, diversity recruiting and interview best practices. 
  • Knowledge of union and non-union craft management practices. 
  • Experience working in ATS systems required;  (Success Factors is preferred)
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment, 
  • Demonstrate the ability to be initiative-taking, proactively reaching out to construction teams and leaders to move the hiring process forward.
  • Proven performance in sourcing, screening, interviewing, developing offers and closing deals
  • Excellent communication and people skills, outstanding customer service and critical thinking skills


Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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