Principal Recruitment Consultant

The Principal Recruitment Consultant will support the KeySource Global Executive Search business in North America, partnering with teammates and clients to obtain clear view on strategic hiring needs to develop and implement a targeted talent acquisition strategy for their needs. This role will be involved in all steps of the recruitment process, beginning with Client Management and including talent mapping, sourcing and developing candidate and client relationships. Utilizing your industry intelligence and expertise in the energy talent market, you are a trusted resource to candidates, clients, and your colleagues.


• As the Principal Recruitment Consultant you will manage the recruiting process for contingent and contract projects. Engaging with clients to get a clear view of their strategic and financial objectives and hiring needs and devise and carry out a targeted sourcing and research strategy to meet those needs.

• Process Management will include managing the full recruitment process with Recruitment team clients and candidates.

• Execution of search techniques to generate pipelines of active and passive candidates necessary for client positions through direct sourcing methods (networking, referrals, social media, research, and cold calling)

• Contact sourced candidates to present and discuss the opportunity, client value proposition and unique selling points of the role.

• Screening and interviewing candidates to ensure they are fully suitable (i.e. both qualified and interested) for the role.

• Presenting shortlisted candidates to clients to maximize the chance of moving them forward to the interview process.

• Managing the interview, offer and acceptance process

o Effectively controlling both the candidate and the client throughout the process

o Delivering a high quality client service experience to help our clients make better staffing decisionso Delivering a high quality candidate service experience to help our candidate make better career decisions

• Post placement client & candidate relationship management

o Developing client relationships to increase repeat business

o Managing contractors who are on site working for one of our clients through Thomas Thor

• Use the Applicant Tracking System in the search and recruitment process, documenting and tracking activity•

Develop Project Documents and Client Deliverables

• Maintain and develop strong relationships by actively networking in the industry

• Building and maintaining the KeySource Global/Thomas Thor reputation by consistent high-quality communication and relationship management with clients, candidates and applicants

• Proactively building our nuclear community by identifying and qualifying ‘high potential ‘candidates and recommending these candidates for representation

• Through communication and relationships with both candidates and clients you will proactively identify leads to turn over to the Business Development Team to further develop into business opportunities.


• BS/BA or equivalent undergraduate degree

• 10+ years’ experience in recruiting or sales in a highly regulated industry. Experience in the energy industry is valued.

• Proficiency with recruitment

• Proficient with a Candidate Applicant Tracking System and a CRM system

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; including the confidence and ability to liaise with senior-level clients and candidates

• A flexible mindset and ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

• A self-starter that is able to fulfil duties without supervision

• Ability to lead and mentor junior team members

• Excellent work ethic and ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and follow through

• A natural curiosity to understand what makes people tick and who thrives in different environments

• Strong proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint