How many people really understand what a facilities manager does?
It might be better to rephrase the question: What doesn’t a facilities manager do?
It may not be important for people on the street to know your job description, but it’s crucial that a recruiter does. When FMs are looking for a new position, it’s good to have someone with verifiable experience in making successful placements in the industry.
We’ve compiled a list of 17 talent recruiters on LinkedIn who specialize in sourcing, recruiting and matching facility management professionals with organizations across the country and internationally.
Even if you’re not actively looking for a career change, sometimes it’s interesting to see what’s out there.
A senior talent recruiter at CH2M in Atlanta, Albert Dean recruits professionals for nuclear and government, facilities and infrastructure projects at home and abroad. Talent needed ranges from engineers (nuclear, chemical, civil, mechanical, electrical) to project, program and facilities management.
Kelley Petkewicz is an executive recruiter for Cornerstone Recruiting. The company headquarters are in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area, but they recruit for positions nationwide. Cornerstone specializes in facilities management, construction, engineering and manufacturing.
The CEO of Select One employment agency in Buffalo, Kevin Kerl has an MBA with a background in industrial engineering. That gives him a deep understanding of what is required when matching an opportunity in Western New York with a professional in fields including engineering, manufacturing, operations and IT.
If you’re looking to get into an Amazon fulfillment center, Branden Beard is one of the company’s recruiting managers, based in Seattle. He’s responsible for several recruiting teams, including the North American facilities and industrial management team, and he’s been with Amazon since 2011, when he started as a sourcing recruiter.
A corporate recruiter for Associa, a community property management company, Heather Jones connects facilities management professionals in Dallas with local and international opportunities. The 8,000 properties served by Associa range from mixed-use to luxury high-rises and country club communities across the nation, as well as Mexico, Canada, the UAE and South Africa.
An experienced facilities management recruitment manager in New York, Craig Robinson has been with Hays Recruiting for a decade. He’s worked in their offices in the UK and Canada before joining the NY team. Examples of his recent placements include a director of facilities management at a tourist attraction, operations managers with a global developer and chief engineer at a prestigious commercial office building.
Bryan M. Hesse
A senior recruiter at Sodexo, Bryan Hesse is part of a national and cross-divisional team in Seattle recruiting for facilities management, engineering, construction, healthcare and IT professionals. He’s been a recruiter since 2001 and uses that experience to develop recruitment strategies that include using social media to source and attract talent.
A recruiter since 1995, Sarah Huff focuses on facility maintenance and engineering specialties. The talent acquisition manager at Aramark Healthcare in South Carolina sources, screens and selects candidates best fitted to the organizational goals and culture of the employer company.
Currently a senior managing consultant at the executive search firm Helbling & Associates, Ryan Pugh started with the company in 2004 as a search consultant. Located in Pittsburgh, and representing organizations nationally and internationally, Pugh’s specialties include the engineering and construction sector as well as facilities management and sustainability professionals.
A senior talent specialist at L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine, Tammy Noyes hires top talent in facilities management and operations in addition to merchandising, design and product development professionals for the retailer. She’s been in the HR sector with L.L. Bean since 2001, and has been a corporate recruiter for more than seven years.
President of Natek Energy Recruitment, Mark Dillon has been recruiting exclusively in the energy industry for nearly 30 years. From his Saratoga Springs, NY, location, his executive search and recruiting firm’s market focus includes energy service companies, alternative energy, design/build, HVAC, facility management professionals, on-site generation and manufacturing.
Located in Dover, NJ, Peter Kazella & Associates does business as Pkaza Critical Facilities Recruiting. The niche staffing firm specializes in recruiting for data centers and other critical facilities in the public and private sectors, both nationwide and globally. All candidate positions, from design, build and construction through to operation and maintenance, are sourced and placed.
A senior recruiter in Chicago, Kristen Beck has been in the recruitment world for 15 years. As a hiring professional at Cushman & Wakefield, a global commercial real estate services firm, Beck sources and places entry- and executive-level professionals across a variety of markets.
Based in Pittsburgh, Chris Bender joined the executive search firm Huntington Partners in 2012. The company provides national recruiting services to the real estate and construction industries. As a director, Bender says he’s responsible for “...working closely with clients, candidates and recruiting teams to manage the entire interviewing and placement process.”
With more than 16 years experience, Alex Morris serves as global sales director at Berry Technical, a specialist UK recruitment consultancy. The Berry team has extensive experience in IT, building services and facilities management, successfully placing candidates throughout the UK and overseas.
This facilities management recruiter has more than a decade’s experience putting candidates together with FM roles in the UK and internationally. Working with HLB Recruitment, an independent recruitment agency in London specializing in corporate facilities and property management, Helen Bullough has built a network of relationships across the industry that is invaluable to employers who need to fill vacancies and FM candidates alike.
The owner of UK recruitment firm Talent FM, Nikki Dallas has an experienced staff of consultants who understand all aspects of the facilities management recruitment market. The company is committed to “raising the standards of facilities management recruitment, both in the UK and internationally.”
Drew Patrick Miller