West Coast Talent Acquisition Advisor - University


SantaFe Springs, CA, US Omaha, NE, US Lone Tree, CO, US Fairfield, CA, US

Requisition ID: 172204 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: DHO HR Operations 

Department: Human Resources 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Talent Acquisition Advisor on the University Recruiting team, you are responsible for the implementation of the organization’s recruiting strategy through the sourcing and attraction of intern and new graduate candidates. You will support Kiewit's goals by focusing on building relationships with managers to recruit the best and brightest early career talent into the organization. Taking direct ownership for successful customer relationships and advising hiring across several engineering and/or construction groups across our Kiewit markets.

At Kiewit, the scale of our operations is huge. Our construction and engineering projects span across the United States, Canada and Mexico, improving and connecting communities with every initiative.  We depend on our high-performing operations support professionals — they’re the glue that holds multiple areas of the business together and the catalysts that make things happen. We hire only the most driven people and we offer them diverse career opportunities, strong leadership and mentorship, rewarding, collaborative work, and responsibility they won’t find just anywhere. We’re always pushing new limits. You can too. 

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 is expected to be based out of Denver, Colorado or one of our west coast hubs. This is a shared service center in a professional office setting.


  • Screens candidate resumes and conducts interviews to assess applicants’ relevant knowledge, skills, soft skills, experience, and aptitude.
  • Plans and executes on-campus recruiting activities such as Career Fairs and/or Info Sessions and partners with operational front line recruiters for prospect and candidate management.
  • Broad knowledge of the business to ensure talent identified is aligned with the right opportunities based on business demands and candidate preference.
  • Execute the recruiting process end-to-end while effectively utilizing the process, systems and tools in place.
  • Conduct in-depth intake meetings with leaders to ensure alignment on position, impact and expectations while providing market insights and education.
  • Work with the appropriate hiring managers on requisition approvals; rehire issues and internal/external postings.
  • Ability to leverage and maintain recruiting technology platforms to drive accuracy of candidate records, activity status, and provide weekly reports to management.
  • Assess applicant/candidate quality, skills, and fit to identify the best candidate for a position.
  • Negotiate with candidates against counter-offers.
  • Knowledgeable of the market and supply for talent within a particular job function. 
  • Connect external employment market conditions with internal workforce demands to ensure proper pipelines of talent are identified early to fill critical business needs such as Universities or other organizations.
  • Comprehensively understand the business strategy and connect it to a talent strategy.
  • Develop sourcing strategies and partner with other Talent Advisors as needed to implement these strategies to meet current staffing needs.


  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred
  • At least 1 year of experience full lifecycle recruiting in a fast-paced environment for similar industries, preferred
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Experience with applicant tracking systems
  • Ability to travel overnight throughout the US and/or Canada
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills  
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives 
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail 

 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.


Base Compensation: 64,000 - 78,000 
(Actual compensation is subject to variation due to such factors as education, experience, skillset, and/or location)

This posting will be active from: 05/14/2024  - 06/29/2024  

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: Palm Springs
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Recruiting, HR, Engineer, Supply, Human Resources, Entry Level, Engineering, Operations