Recruiting Specialist

Lombard, IL /
Corporate – Human Resources /
Full Time
/ Hybrid
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification


    • Responsible for sourcing and recruiting candidates: sourcing, attracting, assisting with interviewing, scheduling all staffing logistics
    • Maintain and use the Valdes candidate database
    • Work with management to define strategic hires and culture and skill set fit with Valdes
    • Seek out and source passive candidates
    • Join and participate in engineering associations to gain network contacts and candidate contacts in the engineering industry
    • Develop ongoing relationships with college campus placement offices and coordinate and attend all college recruiting efforts
    • Develop recruiting strategies and utilize LinkedIn, Indeed, CareerBuilder, and other College, Alumni and Engineering Association websites
    • Stay up to date on all company activities in our industry – clients and competition – so we can take advantage of connecting with candidates when downsizing occurs within our industry or related industries
    • Handle confidential employee information with appropriate discretion


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Psychology or related field
    • 3+ Years of experience working in full cycle Recruiting/Talent Acquisition or Human Resources
    • Experience with LinkedIn Recruiter
    • Experience in professional services, consulting or engineering is preferred
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skill
    • Strong Attention to detail
    • Ability to create and maintain relationships with leadership and hiring managers across the organization at all levels
    • Able to initiate and follow through on assignments without any coaching
    • Strong tendency to read and respond to body language and verbal cues during interviewing processes
    • Experience with MS Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint

Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.