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Senior Recruiter- Consulting & Rail

South East
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced technical recruiter to manage the end to end recruitment process for middle to senior level positions within our Consulting & Rail area of the Amey business. This position will require extensive stakeholder engagement and the ability to influence the recruitment & decision making process to ensure that the best possible recruitment decisions are made for the business areas you are working with.  


You will have the opportunity to further transform the recruitment service within our Consulting & Rail Business Unit area beyond ad hoc vacancy filling to structured campaigns and direct approaches to proactively recruit passive candidates.


What will this position involve?

Talent and Resource Planning

  • Understand the business pipeline, potential mobilisations, organisation expectations, turnover modelling and skill shortages, working closely with the business, the Recruitment Manager and Divisional Talent Manager.
  • Work with key stakeholders to deliver the annual resource plan per Division / Function.

Candidate Sourcing

  • Map the external market to target potential candidates.
  • Proactively contact passive candidates to introduce and sell the company to them.
  • Actively manage external talent pools to generate a supply of ‘warm’ candidates for key roles. 
  • Ensure that candidates in the talent pool remain engaged in current or future career opportunities with Amey.
  • Manage agreed proactive high volume recruitment campaigns.
  • Create attraction based job adverts.
  • Work with the talent team to consider internal candidates for key roles.
  • Actively promote the employee referral scheme.
  • Build and maintain sound relationships with external recruitment partners and related third parties.

Candidate and Manager experience

  • Fully manage the end to end recruitment process for mid to senior level roles.
  • Create an engaging first impression and seamless recruitment experience for managers and candidates.
  • Take a full brief with the hiring manager at start of process.
  • Telephone interview all shortlisted candidates and provide these notes to managers alongside the shortlisted CVs  
  • Provide a shortlist of screened CVs per vacancy against agreed criteria.
  • Provide and facilitate real time candidate feedback at each stage.


  • Manage the offer process.
  • Keep in contact with successful candidates during their notice period.
  • Follow up on new hires to assess their satisfaction with the recruitment process.
  • Ensure a smooth transition from recruitment process into the new starter process and remain a key contact for new employees during their first few weeks.


  • Maintain appropriate metrics on recruitment and report management information on recruitment activity and costs to key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that recruitment is carried out in accordance with best practice principles and in the most timely and cost-effective way.

What are we looking for?


  • Exceptional candidate and stakeholder management skills
  • Strong IT skills (including Microsoft Office, social media and applicant tracking systems)
  • Good reporting skills including intermediate excel skills
  • Sound working knowledge of UK recruiting practices and relevant employment legislation
  • Strong interviewing skills at all levels including competency-based interviewing


  • Proven strong experience of recruiting across a technical function
  • Experience of successfully headhunting through social media and other suitable formats
  • Proven ability and experience of market mapping
  • Able to use job boards and CV databases to search for candidates and identify the right skills and experience
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategic sourcing techniques
  • Experience of designing and facilitating assessment centres
  • Proven experience of partnering with senior managers and directors
  • Experience in negotiating and successfully dealing with candidate counter offers
  • Ability to reduce dependency on agencies / external suppliers
  • Proven track record of reducing time to fill / reducing aged roles
  • Custodian of process in particular ensuring business/manager adherence to process


  • Level A and B Qualified (Ideally)

About Amey

Fundamental to living our core values is having great people in our business. That's why we believe that Amey is only as great as the people we employ.


We place great value on our people and the contribution they make to our business, that’s why we aim to offer a competitive benefits package to all of our employees.


Working for Amey you will receive a competitive salary and will be able to join our contributory pension scheme. In addition you will be entitled to Company sponsored life assurance and a generous holiday entitlement. You will also be invited to join Amey Choices which offers a range of flexible benefit options and offers additional benefits available throughout the year.


Amey is an equal opportunities employer.