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Craft Recruiting Lead - Kiewit Offshore Services


Ingleside, TX, US

Requisition ID: 102240 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are looking for an Craft Recruiting Lead to drive our Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS), Craft Recruiting team! As a Recruiting Lead you will be a face to our business in supporting KOS’s recruiting initiatives to develop a network of the best talent with in-demand skills and experiences. Must be able to successfully recruit and screen talent, and fill a variety of craft roles (Welders, Electricians, Crane Operators, Pipe Welders etc.) against aggressive timelines. 

District Overview

Kiewit Offshore Services, a district (or business unit) of Kiewit Corporation that builds structurally complex jackets and topsides for offshore oil drilling rigs. Located in Ingleside, TX, 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi, the 550-acre fabrication yard is the workplace of 300 staff employees and 1400 craft employees who work in the yard year-round. The projects built by Kiewit Offshore Services require significant equipment planning, detailed cost estimates and schedules, a commitment to safety by all employees, and are truly unforgettable. The Kiewit Offshore Services team is a diverse, tight knit group that enjoys fun team building events such as deep-sea fishing, golfing, and sporting events throughout the year. The employees are extremely schedule driven, high-energy, friendly, and hard workers. Within the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry, their teams are the best evidenced by the countless project opportunities from owners who seek their expertise when challenged with complex projects. Kiewit Offshore Service leaders are seeking employees who would enjoy living in Southern Texas, ready for a fast-paced career, trainable, and can work well within a diverse team.  


This position is based out of our Ingleside, TX construction yard/office.

  • Agility in sourcing strategies for International Craft workforce
  • Collaborates with Operations leaders to determine workforce planning needs and expectations
  • Working knowledge of contracts, scheduling and craft compensation rates to project manpower requirements for each site
  • Possesses advanced knowledge of current and upcoming construction projects
  • Continuous improvement and management of Talent Acquisition systems and processes
  • Coaches hiring managers and estimators on supply and demand of Craft workforce 
  • Analyzes ROI of tools and vendors
  • Accountable for overall Craft recruiting effectiveness
  • Authority to negotiate and approve contracts with third party labor vendors 
  • Broad knowledge of union and nonunion Craft management practices
  • Trains new team members and hiring managers on proper utilization and management of requisitions within ATS and CRM
  • Maintains knowledge of employment laws to ensure compliance across the business
  • Proactively seeks outreach opportunities to develop pipeline
  • Human Resources knowledge such as EEOC, FLSA, diversity recruiting, interview best practices
  • Develops and implements local recruiting strategies across TX and the US as a whole
  • Conducts in depth research on wages, housing and fringe benefits as needed
  • 5+ years of experience overseeing a diverse team of recruiting craft professionals (Welders, Electricians, Crane Operators, Pipe Welders etc.)  in the construction industry.
  • Ability to create, measure, and scale the right workflow between candidates, hiring managers and the recruiting team.
  • Demonstrated energy, enthusiasm and initiative
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment
  • Ability to recruit, screen, interview, and hire top talent into our business 
  • Emotional Intelligence – Ability to manage emotions in positive ways to communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges, and defuse conflicts
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Outstanding customer service and problem solving skills
  • Management of the team and process of Recruiting, screening, and interviewing candidates and present the best talent to our hiring managers for consideration in a high volume, fast-paced environment
  • Utilize SuccessFactors applicant tracking system, LinkedIn, social media, job boards such as Dice and Careerbuilder, Boolean searches, and professional / networking groups
  • Participate in Annual Review Process, Business Planning, Executing Corporate Policies 

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.