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Talent Acquisition Specialist in Boston, MA at Gilbane

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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    Boston, MA
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Job Description

At Gilbane we’re building more than buildings, we’re helping create schools, hospitals, laboratories and other facilities across the United States and throughout the world that will be helping people live better for decades to come. As a fifth generation family business we’ve built the best team in the industry with a culture of caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the Gilbane family. We also invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into the top training organization in the construction industry. If you have the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives and become part of a growing organization that treats you like member of the family – you will feel right at home at Gilbane.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:  The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for delivering all facets of recruiting success throughout the organization. This is achieved through the development of local and national recruiting plans, employing traditional sourcing strategies and resources as well as developing new, creative recruiting ideas. The Talent Acquisition Specialist plays a critical role in ensuring we are hiring the best possible talent.

TYPICAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Talent Acquisition Specialist’s typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Efficiently and effectively fill open positions, which will frequently be hard-to-fill positions requiring passive sourcing
  • Lead the creation of a recruiting and interviewing plan for each open position and conduct regular follow-ups with hiring managers and HR Business Partners to determine the effectiveness of recruiting plans and implementation
  • Build networks to find qualified passive candidates, develop a pool of qualified ‘want to hire’ candidates in advance of need, and maintain regular contact with possible future candidates
  • Work with local leadership to anticipate future hiring needs and develop applicable talent strategies
  • Research and recommend new sources for active and passive candidate recruiting and research new recruiting strategies on an ongoing basis
  • Use social and professional networking sites, career sites, and the internet to identify and source candidates
  • Collect and present labor market intelligence including candidate preference trends and competitors’ hiring trends
  • Maintain all pertinent applicant and interview data in the applicant tracking system and post openings in other appropriate venues
  • Communicate with managers and employees regularly to establish rapport, gauge morale, and source new candidate leads
  • Be an ambassador for Gilbane’s employer brand both internally and externally
  • Create contacts within the A/E/C industry and attend local professional meetings and membership development meetings
  • Manage the use of agency recruiters and headhunters
  • Review applicants to evaluate if they meet the position requirements
  • Conduct prescreening interviews
  • Assure compliance with regulatory requirements



  • The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years’ recruiting experience in the architecture/construction/engineering field with 5+ years of overall recruiting experience
  • BS or MS degree in Human Resources, Business, or similar
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience 


  • Understanding of recruiting principles and best practices
  • Strong communication skills to exchange information in a clear, concise manner
  • Ability to readily adjust approach to accommodate changing situations and respond resourcefully to new demands or circumstances
  • Ability to prioritize a demanding requisition load
  • Understanding of various construction roles, construction industry trends and issues, and competitive differentiators
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment, build strong relationships, drive the recruiting process, and influence without direct authority

This position will be based in Boston, MA with frequent travel to Providence, RI.


Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, as well as technical and management training programs.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Gilbane has an unwavering focus on safety, the environment and caring about everyone involved in our work.

Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.