Job Location:
PA Bryn Mawr

At Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc., we know that water is a precious resource – one that plays a critical role in sustaining life. That’s why we take seriously our mission: protecting and providing Earth’s most essential resource. At Aqua, we are guided by a set of principles that embody the character of our company and inspire our work together. They are embedded within our business practices and our behavior. We are proud to be united by integrity, respect and the pursuit of excellence to be the best we can be for the customers and communities we serve. 

Together, the women and men of Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. serve 1 million customers across eight states. Aqua uses science, technology, capital investments, and amazing talent to provide communities with clean, safe drinking water and responsibly return wastewater to our rivers and streams. Join our team and make a difference!

Are you looking for a fantastic career at Essential Utilities?

We have an exciting opportunity as Talent Acquisition Specialist II to join our Talent Acquisition (TA) team supporting our Aqua and Peoples Gas businesses. We source the talent needed to support our business operations protecting and providing one of the Earth’s most essential resources across 10 states and serving the needs of our 1 million+ customers. Reporting to the Manager of Talent Acquisition, the TA Specialist II will provide a full lifecycle recruiting process within the Aqua organization. This role will primarily focus on Union and Non-Union Management and Field Operation positions.

What you’ll do:

  • You will manage full life-cycle recruitment, to include setting search strategy, actively sourcing candidates, pre-screening, interviewing and presenting qualified candidates to hiring teams, negotiating offers, and facilitating the hiring and on-boarding processes.

  • Communicates consistently and openly with hiring managers, Human Resource Business Partners and candidates throughout the recruitment process to ensure all constituents are updated.

  • Focuses on building a great candidate and hiring manager experience during the recruitment process.

  • Sources and screens talent through passive and active candidate channels including job postings, social media, networking, internet research, and cold calling.

  • Conducts candidate screening interviews to “Profile candidates and gauge motivation” to ensure they are a fit within the Essential culture.

  • Assists with the interview process as needed, attending and conducting interviews with managers, directors, and other stakeholders.

  • Executes recruiting strategy, including employer promotion, candidate management, diversity sourcing, and interview process management.

  • Ensures compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and company policies

What you’ll bring:

  • 2+ years of progressive full life cycle corporate recruiting experience, with recruiting in a high-volume environment preferred.

  • Experience with applicant tracking system(s) is a significant asset – Workday experience is a plus

  • Experience or knowledge of the Utility industry is a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; an ability to communicate effectively (clearly, concisely and professionally) with internal and external customers

  • Self-sufficient and able to work with little direct supervision

  • Strong customer service, organizational and planning skills with a keen attention to detail.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to the following legally protected characteristics: race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions, including medical conditions related to lactation), physical or mental disability, covered-veteran status, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

Aqua, a subsidiary of Essential Utilities, Inc. is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.  If you have a condition that may prevent you from applying for a job online or need to request an accommodation during the interview process, please call (1-877-271-9012).