Upstream Senior Recruiter (Contract)

Houston, Texas


  • Confer with management/senior leadership and Human Resource business partners to identify human capital needs, workforce planning strategies, and search assignments
  • Understand business strategy and operational goals of internal client organizations. Tailor specific search strategies that fit within those parameters and meet those objectives
  • Develop thoughtful, comprehensive, position-specific search strategies that leverage best practice recruiting methodologies
  • Prepare complete and detailed client engagement agreements and position profiles, ensuring an understanding of job duties, responsibilities and business requirements
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with respective business unit leaders to create a partnership that yields success, predictable results and credibility
  • Leverage online recruiting resources and in-house ATS to identify, attract, and recruit top tier diverse talent. Identify and deploy creative methodologies for sourcing quality candidates.
  • Utilize candidate research as needed and leverage appropriately. Develops an effective pipeline of key talent potentially available for immediate hire as succession planning needs dictate
  • Review resumes and credentials for appropriateness of skills, experience and knowledge in relation to position requirements and business need
  • Effectively position and sell professional opportunities to both active and passive candidates
  • Pre-qualify candidates and develop interview slates
  • Prepare candidate information packages, including position profiles, resumes/CVs, interview guides and assessment forms for distribution to hiring managers prior to interviews
  • Manage and coordinate all communication with candidates including process overview, interview preparation, setting expectations, post-offer discussions, closing, offer letter review and general on-boarding
  • Interview and assess candidates using behavioral based/targeted selection interview questions
  • Organize, lead and document post-interview debrief/feedback with interview teams and candidates
  • Perform detailed reference checking and/or reference analysis on selected candidates and review results with hiring managers
  • Explain compensation and benefits programs
  • Conduct follow-up calls/customer satisfaction surveys and quality-improvement studies with hiring managers and new hires
  • Collaborate with HR Business Partners and hiring managers to develop and execute an effective, efficient on-boarding process for each new hire
  • Maintain accurate and well-ordered documentation on all candidates, searches, hiring manager's interactions, and other recruiting activities. Update ATS appropriately for search tracking and reporting purposes for both internal and external systems
  • Produce weekly reports and analysis on recruiting status to leadership and clients


  • 5 years of experience in full lifecycle recruiting in a team environment is required; 10 years is strongly preferred
  • Experience in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry is required
  • Expert level knowledge in all full lifecycle recruiting components including, but not limited to: sourcing, qualifying, networking, assessing, job analysis, wage and salary trends, relationship management, due diligence and vendor management
  • Knowledge and extensive past use of applicant tracking systems - Success Factors preferred
  • Knowledgeable in creating diverse candidate pipelines
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit on a national, multi-location level
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required, preferably in Business or Human Resource

About Petroplan

Petroplan is the trusted, specialist global Talent Solutions partner of choice for employers and professionals in the Energy sector. Since 1976, Petroplan has been here to help people like you make the most of the opportunities available and find the best fit for you as an individual.

Over 10,000 placements in more than 55 countries for over 550 clients across 65 disciplines.

In an industry where skilled and experienced professionals are increasingly sought after resource, we appreciate the true value of what you have to offer. What's more, we understand that different things are important to different people in today's world of work - it's about making exactly the right connections for you as an individual.

Our reputation for contractor and candidate care, understanding what makes you tick, and finding you the best match is second-to-none. We understand the industry inside-out and seek to understand YOU and your motivations in the same way. We take the time to evaluate your individual strengths, understand the most important things to you, and establish exactly what you're looking for from your next role.