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Southern Company Recruiting Consultant in Waynesboro, Georgia

Recruiting Consultant


The Southern Company Talent Acquisition organization has a unique opportunity for a Southern Nuclear Recruiting Consultant located at our two new nuclear units under construction at Plant Vogtle , located in Waynesboro, GA. We are looking for someone who loves working in a fast-paced environment and enjoys solving varied and complex recruiting challenges

Recruiting Consultant


The Recruiting Consultant is responsible for providing the highest level of recruiting services to our Southern Nuclear Operating Company leaders across the company. These services include hiring and sourcing strategy development and implementation to meet business needs; screening and hiring of internal and external candidates; and consultations with executives, managers, supervisors, and Human Resources partners around staffing and recruiting. A high degree of creativity, short- and long-term recruiting vision, business understanding, and personal organization is required.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain ownership of the full-life cycle recruitment process and hiring expectations.

  • Build strong relationships with the various line and functional clients to ensure the ability to influence, guide and drive the recruiting process.

  • Work closely with Hiring Managers and HR partners to meet hiring needs and ensure that hiring is consistent with business goals; increase candidate flow and develop strategic solutions that will attract and acquire high quality, diverse candidates.

  • Advance and execute against creative sourcing techniques for a range of positions from skilled labor to manager level positions; techniques include direct sourcing, internet recruiting, networking, utilization of external research, etc.

  • Integrate diversity into the sourcing and recruiting process

  • Evaluate sourcing quality and effectiveness after each hiring activity, and re-evaluate sourcing plans as necessary

  • Utilize effective communication techniques to proactively keep others informed, appropriately contributing ideas and recommendations in a timely manner


Education Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree in Human Resources, Communications, Marketing or related discipline is preferred.

Experience Requirements:

  • Recruiting experience with demonstrated knowledge of strategic sourcing strategies including direct sourcing, selection techniques and diversity recruiting in addition to excellent consultative, strategic thinking, problem solving, influential and interpersonal skills.

  • Prior work experience in a fast-paced environment with high volume transactions and management of multiple projects simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated ability to engage, consult and partner with both external and internal clients.

  • Experience working with computer-based tracking systems.

  • Proven experience and success recruiting hard-to-fill, unique positions.

  • Online database mining for candidate leads and sourcing.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge in full-life cycle recruiting components, including but not limited to, sourcing, internet applicants, social networking, legal/compliance, wage and salary trends, and relationship management.

  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate strong business relationships with hiring managers and HR partners in the development of strategies, leveraging market intelligence and best practices.

  • Ability to determine a candidate's viability for a position based on their work experiences, behavioral attributes, and overall fit for the organization.

  • Ability to effectively manage the offer process, including providing salary recommendations, handling offer negotiations, and closing the deal.

  • Ability to develop diverse candidate pools through appropriate sourcing strategies and effective deployment.

  • Strong project management experience.

  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to properly interface with all levels within the company.

  • Solid and highly effective candidate sourcing and screening ability, including utilization of internet search tools and techniques.

  • Strong marketing, selling and negotiation skills.

Behavioral Attributes

  • Demonstrated passion and "sales" approach to recruiting.

  • Customer focused.

  • Self-directed with strong initiative.

  • Willingness to do what it takes to deliver results.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Flexible, open to change, and adaptable.

  • Respectfully and appropriately challenges the status quo.

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is America’s premier energy company, with 44,000 megawatts of generating capacity and 1,500 billion cubic feet of combined natural gas consumption and throughput volume serving 9 million electric and gas utility customers through its subsidiaries. The company provides clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy through electric utilities in four states, natural gas distribution utilities in seven states, a competitive generation company serving wholesale customers across America and a national recognized provider of customized energy solutions, as well as fiber optics and wireless communications. Southern Company brands are known for excellent customer service, high reliability and affordable prices that are below the national average. Through an industry-leading commitment to innovation, Southern Company and its subsidiaries are inventing America’s energy future by developing the full portfolio of energy resources, including carbon-free nuclear, 21st century coal, natural gas, renewables and energy efficiency, and creating new products and services for the benefit of customers. Southern Company has been named by the U.S. Department of Defense and G.I. Jobs magazine as a top military employer, recognized among the Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc, listed by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the 40 Best Companies for Diversity and designated a Top Employer for Hispanics by Hispanic Network. The company has earned a National Award of Nuclear Science and History from the National Atomic Museum Foundation for its leadership and commitment to nuclear development and is continually ranked among the top utilities in Fortune’s annual World's Most Admired Electric and Gas Utility rankings. Visit our website at

Southern Company is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law. #LI

Job Type: Standard

Primary Location: Georgia-East Georgia-Waynesboro

Operating Company: Southern Nuclear Operating Co

Job Type: Standard

Travel (Up to...): Yes, 25 % of the Time

Work Location(s):

Plant Vogtle 3 & 4 - 7825 River Road (7825WAYNESBORO)

7825 River Road


Req ID: SNC2005783

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