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National Grid Spec Talent Acquisition in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a IT Talent Acquisition Specialist in our Waltham,MA office.

Job Purpose

The Talent Acquisition Specialist is responsible for executing the Workforce Plan, recruitment strategies and full lifecycle recruitment process to hire top talent for the organization. The specialist will assist with the development and implementation of strategic workforce plans to meet the staffing requirements of the business functions via internal and external applicants.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop, execute and drive the implementation of talent acquisition plans and strategies, assuring a qualified, diverse pool of candidates to fill open positions as well as talent gaps identified through the succession planning process.

  • Identify and source both passive and active candidates through internal and external channels ensuring positions are filled with high caliber individuals.

  • Work collaboratively with Talent Acquisition Partner to understand the resourcing needs of the business, execute the Workforce Plan and to ensure candidates meet business needs.

  • Develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with the business functions to fully understand business needs to enable development of strong candidate pools.

  • Work collaboratively within team to develop marketing campaigns, employee referral methodologies, social media and web outreach, etc.

  • Attract, develop and maintain a “ready now” candidate pool through such means as continuous review of resumes, cold calling recommended external candidates, and career fairs.

  • Screen candidates to ascertain fit to available position using behavioural and competency based interview methodologies. Provide high quality, pre-vetted shortlist of candidates to hiring managers.

  • Fully understand National Grid’s Vision, Business Model, Employee Value Proposition, benefits, and total rewards philosophy to engage candidates.

  • Identify and partner with appropriate resource(s) to implement pre-hire assessment testing.

  • Maintain accurate records within applicant tracking system and ensure recruiting methodologies meet OFCCP, and all Federal, State and Local requirements.

  • Actively participate in College Recruiting, Job Fairs, Veterans, and I&D hiring activities in order to promote National Grid externally and ensure that the brand is at the forefront of all recruiting activities.

The scope of responsibilities for the Talent Acquisition specialist may also include:

  • Position Requirements Development

  • Recruiting / Sourcing

  • Candidate Interviews and Assessment

  • Selection Program Design

  • Selection Decision Making

  • Talent Acquisition Program Strategy

  • Talent Acquisition Message Design

  • Determining Job Offers


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required; preferably an advanced degree and/or study in Human Resources

  • Minimum of 5+ years experience in Information Technology recruiting experience required

  • Experience recruiting for a variety of IT related positions of all experience levels ( Cyber Security, software engineers, developers, program and product managers, IT Analysts, Architects, etc. )

  • Advanced proficiency in Success Factors or similar ATS preferred

  • Must be organized and have a sense of urgency and have the ability to prioritize their time

  • Ability to collaborate with all levels of the organization and with external clients

  • Ability and willingness to learn the various businesses and incorporate that understanding into the development of effective sourcing strategies

  • Energetic and enthusiastic ambassador of the National Grid brand

  • Strong communication, relationship building and interpersonal skills

  • Tenacious and driven to succeed

  • Strong project management skills, including planning, follow through and organizational skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively, think strategically and identify creative solutions

  • Ability to multi-task; be flexible and manage changing priorities effectively

  • Knowledge of applicant tracking systems, OFCCP, Federal, State and Local laws and regulations

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.