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Talent Acquisition Manager

Alexandria, Virginia
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading HR Management and Consulting firm. We are supporting a client, a premier general contractor headquartered in the Washington DC Metro region with offices in Atlanta, GA, Austin, TX, Dallas, TX and Denver, CO, in their search for an Talent Acquisition Manager. 

The Manager of Talent Acquisition will develop and lead the recruiting strategy for the company.


  • Develop a recruiting strategy to position the company as a preferred employer in the construction industry
  • Plan, develop and implement processes to attract, evaluate, and refer candidates for open positions
  • Oversee the recruiting process – proactively identify needs, create job descriptions, post positions, interview candidates, and facilitate the interview process with hiring managers, perform reference verifications, conduct background investigations, order and review required screenings and coordinate orientation.
  • Manage the applicant tracking system
  • Oversee the recruiting budget
  • Lead continual automation efforts for the recruiting and onboarding process
  • Partner with executive leadership and the director of human resources to enhance the recruiting program, policies and procedures
  • Evaluate and communicate key recruiting metrics to ensure positions are filled efficiently and effectively
  • Develop and manage outreach programs with high schools, trade schools, workforce development programs, community colleges and universities in the geographic areas of business operations
  • Participate in community events, committees, etc. to further develop recruiting relationships
  • Exhibit confidentiality with executive, employee, and corporate information
  • Ability to communicate professionally with executives, internal departments, corporate staff, site teams, clients, subcontractors, vendors, carriers and candidates
  • Perform additional duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Self-starter, strong work ethic and a team player
  • BA/BS degree in Human Resources, Business Management, or related field
  • 3-5 years of recruiting experience; recruiting in the construction industry a plus

Physical Responsibilities:
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to, stand, sit; talk, hear, and use hands and fingers to operate a computer and telephone keyboard reach, stoop, and kneel
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision requirements due to computer work
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Regular, consistent in-office hours required
  • Possess good hearing (normal or corrected)

  • This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. This company reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties, including essential duties, to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.” The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals. ​​​​​​​

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