Job Summary

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is a core member of the Human Resources team in the KSA Region. He supports the Manager – Talent Acquisition in leading the recruitment activities for the KSA Geography and supports the recruitment process in a timely manner, cost-effectively and at a high quality as per corporate policies and procedures. He works closely with the Manager – Talent Acquisition to cover all recruitment activities in the Region including assessing and actively recruiting for the talent acquisition needs, developing and maintaining relationships with potential candidates and talent acquisition sources, managing the talent acquisition life cycle for recruits, including placement of postings, identification and interviewing of the most qualified applicants, guidance on the selection of the best candidate and offer negotiation. The jobholder will also promote the K&A brand, drive labour marketing initiatives and partner with preferred universities, as needed. He will work closely with the corporate Human Resources Division and local teams in KSA.

Roles and Responsibilities

§ Identify appropriate recruitment channels for recruitment while leveraging existing resources (e.g. LinkedIn and other job boards)

§ Develop strong relationships with appropriate organizations for purposes of sourcing, networking and leveraging alumni networks and other channels, as appropriate

§Assess and recommend external recruitment agencies and vendors to the Manager – Talent Acquisition, as needed

§ Develop relationships with university career services, academic leaders and other student / academic on campus organizations to promote the K&A brand and career opportunities

§ Attend career fairs and recruitment events that support the firm’s branding efforts, including speaking on panels, special interest groups and opportunities to increase brand recognition in the recruitment marketplace

§ Provide information and updates to internal intranet sites and provide appropriate recruitment process tools

§ Prepare job postings through newspapers, websites for recruitment of positions in the regional positions in coordination with senior management

§ Receive and screen CVs and short-list candidates in coordination with senior management in the KSA Region

§ Conduct interviews with candidates for positions in coordination with senior management, as needed

§ Prepare offer letters and standard employment contracts

§ Assist the Manager – Talent Acquisition in the development of induction programs and conducting orientation sessions on policies, procedures, job duties, working conditions, employee benefits and career paths for recruits, as needed

§ Support Human Resources teams with the development of staffing plans based on identified talent needs and gaps

§ Support Human Resources teams with recruitment activities (e.g. recruitment of senior staff), if needed

§ Update the staffing databases in coordination with local Human Resources teams in

§ Conduct exit interviews to capture reasons for employees turnover

    § Develop, maintain and manage a strong pipeline of talent (internal and external) for future firm needs

    § Develop HR management reports and statistics, as needed
      § Routinely communicate and report the status of recruiting, open positions, hiring sources, hiring costs, etc.


      § Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Human Resource, Public Administration or equivalent

      § Knowledge of the Architecture, Engineering and Planning (AEP) Industry is a plus

      § Strong attention to details

      § Strong communication skills

      § Strong customer service orientation

      § Strong team working skills

        § Proficiency in spoken and written English; Arabic is an advantage

        § Strong customer service orientation

        § Strong team working skills

          § 5+ years of experience in a Human Resources function

          § Demonstrated experience in all aspects of talent acquisition, including sourcing, attracting, selecting process as well as labor marketing and employer of choice initiatives.
            § Experience within the Middle East is preferred