Recruitment and Staffing for International Construction Positions

International construction projects have the potential to be pivotal developments — both for the companies tasked with overseeing them as well as for the populations and businesses that will eventually enjoy the results of such projects.

In Riyadh, for example, where the population is projected to swell to 8 million by the year 2030, the construction of a new metro system promises to improve the quality of air for the city’s residents by helping to reduce the daily smog and congestion caused by vehicle traffic.

And in Shanghai, the Mercedes-Benz Arena — with well over 1 million square feet of gross floor space, 18,000 seats, two levels of VIP clubs, luxury suites, river view restaurants and more than 200,000 square feet of retail space — promises to be the city’s most prominent entertainment and lifestyle venue.

Of course, when you’re overseeing millions of dollars in an international construction project, you want to make sure that you have the right talent to lead it. That’s where international construction headhunters play an invaluable role.

Finding the Right Talent for Your International Construction Project

When it comes to international recruitment, construction superintendents and managers are often among the most challenging types of talent to source. The best HSE managers, QA/QC managers and construction superintendents need to possess a range of technical skills as well as extensive expertise.

First and foremost, they must have a deep understanding of the technical aspects and budgetary requirements of the project and how these aspects fit into a company’s overall business objectives. Second, they need leadership and communication skills, since they form the liaison between workers and upper management of the organization.

Third, everything from equipment failures to weather to political unrest can impact a project, so they should be outstanding problem solvers who can function under pressure. And fourth, they have to be able to represent your company in conversations with local and regional officials, depending on how high-profile the project is and in what area the development is located.

Recruiting for International Construction Positions

Considering all of these requirements, it can be challenging to source top-quality construction talent for your project. Add to that the fact that the best talent is already employed and not actively looking for work, and it can seem next to impossible. It’s not surprising that when they're sourcing talent for international construction, recruitment agencies often don’t have the knowledge and talent pool needed to find top candidates.

At Precision Talent Solutions, we possess extensive knowledge of and experience in the international construction industry. This experience allows us to work with you to determine exactly what technical abilities, soft skills and experience you’re looking for in a candidate. In addition, we have a vast pool of pre-tested and pre-screened talent — and we present only candidates who are ready to work.

"As a client, Jake been been a true partner and instrumental in assisting me to achieve my career transition goals. Highly diplomatic and a professional, Jake possesses genuine industry experience. He was able to immediately grasp my careers goals, analyze the challenges, and quickly devise career advice which has helped me to broaden my career goals. Jake has a board network of industry contacts and continues to be a high value partner for PAE and myself in sourcing highly specialized and technical candidates."

PAE Design and Facility Management


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Source Top Talent With Precision Talent Solutions

Our broad range of recruitment and staffing solutions are specifically designed to deliver the qualified talent you need in a short amount of time. In fact, thanks to our proprietary technology, we can reduce the time required to fill international project positions by as much as 70 percent.

Along with our staffing and recruitment services, we also offer confidential executive searches, technical searches for niche roles, targeted headhunting for passive talent, contract transition services, and organizational assessments. For more information about how we can help your organization, contact us today.