Dennis Shannon

Dennis Shannon

Recruiting Engineering Professionals to Work on the World's Most Challenging Engineering Design/Build Projects

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Civil Engineering

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Dennis Shannon's Overview

  • Candidate Development Specialist/Contract Recruiter at CH2M HILL

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Dennis Shannon's Summary

Interested in joining a world class employee-owned engineering company that is consistently ranked as the #1 Program Management firm by Engineering News Record? Is so, please contact me to find out about career opportunities at CH2M Hill in the US and Canada.

Discover why CH2M Hill has long been recognized as a most-admired company and leading employer and why we are consistently ranked among the best employers to work for!

I am a results-focused, full life cycle Recruiting and Staffing Professional with a commitment to creative recruitment and outstanding customer service. I have over 20 years experience developing, managing, implementing and evaluating recruitment processes, policies, procedures and strategies, a proven track record of success locating, identifying and closing top talent, with a special emphasis on difficult to fill positions, and demonstrated ability to effectively handle a large number of requisitions while meeting and exceeding performance standards and metrics.

Dennis Shannon's Experience

Candidate Development Specialist/Contract Recruiter


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Civil Engineering industry

August 2014Present (2 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

CH2M Hill is a Fortune 500 ranked global leader in Engineering Consulting, Program Management, Design, Construction, and Operations for government, civil, industrial, and energy clients. With $6.6 billion in revenue, over 26,000 employees help CH2M Hill deliver innovative, practical, sustainable solutions - helping clients develop and manage infrastructure and facilities that improve efficiency, safety, and quality of life.

For information on open positions with CH2M Hill, check out our Careers page at

Recruiting Manager


Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Outsourcing/Offshoring industry

July 2013August 2014 (1 year 2 months) Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area

Managed the Recruiting function for NSource Administrative Service Center. NSource partners with some of the world’s leading organizations to create customized solutions in back and middle office services that drive corporate success in a strategic and holistic manner.

Lead the Non-Legal recruitment effort for the largest business law firm in the world. NSource is also providing production support for Conflicts, Marketing, and Business Development.

Contract Recruiter/Candidate Development Specialist through Agile1


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Civil Engineering industry

November 2012July 2013 (9 months)

CH2M Hill is a Fortune 500 ranked global leader in Engineering Consulting, Program Management, Design, Construction, and Operations for government, civil, industrial, and energy clients. With $6.3 billion in revenue, over 30,000 employees help CH2M Hill deliver innovative, practical, sustainable solutions - helping clients develop and manage infrasturcture and facilities that improve efficiency, safety, and quality of life.

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; sfn; Human Resources industry

May 2012November 2012 (7 months) Baton Rouge, Louisiana Area

Performance Materials and Technologies is a global leader in developing and manufacturing advanced materials and process technologies that are used by people every day to reduce emissions, stop bullets, enable the production of green fuels, increase oil refinery capacity, speed drug discovery, and protect medicines.

• Responsible for full cycle recruiting for Performance Materials and Technologies group
• Manage the candidate sourcing and screening process for assigned requisitions
• Provide guidance to candidates and hiring team
• Develop recruiting strategies for difficult to fill positions
• Work closely the the Human Resource Leader to insure positions are filled within agreed metrics

Senior Recruiter through Alexander Mann Solutions


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; Aviation & Aerospace industry

August 2011May 2012 (10 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Provide Full Life Cycle Recruitment for Supply Chain Engineering, Gas Turbine Services, Civil Aerospace, Optimized Systems and Solutions, Commercial Marine, and Energy business units in the US and Canada.

Contract Recruiter


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; TKAG; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

April 2011July 2011 (4 months) Mobile, Alabama Area

Full Life Cycle responsibilities for ThyssenKrupp Stainless USA Melt Shop. Sourced and Recruited Electrical Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Process Engineers and Shift Coordinators for Continuous Casting/Slab Grinder, AOD/Ladle Treatment Station, EAF/Raw Materials and Central Maintenance. Developed customized Applicant Tracking spreadsheet/report. Conducted assessment of exempt recruiting process and recommended improvements to increase efficiency and productivity.

Contract Recruiter

Belden Inc.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; BDC; Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing industry

January 2011April 2011 (4 months) Indianapolis, Indiana

Provide Recruiting and Sourcing support for Belden Manufacturing facilities in the US and Mexico.

Recruiting Manager

Critical Skills, Inc.

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2010January 2011 (7 months) Carmel, Indiana

Responsible to develop, implement and manage recruitment processes and procedures. Also responsible to manage internal and external sourcing recruiters.

Recruiting Manager

RCR Technology

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2009July 2010 (1 year 2 months) Indianapolis, Indiana

Responsible to design, develop, manage, implement and evaluate staffing processes policies, procedures and business development strategies. Also responsible for identifying and generating new business through outside sales activities such as cold calls, prospecting, telemarketing, territory planning and relationship building.

• Provide direction, training and development to recruiting staff, including employee relations, performance reviews, employee improvement plans, and employee discipline
• Assist in daily recruitment functions including sourcing, screening, interviewing, negotiating and tracking of candidates.
• Report recruiting and sales activity on a weekly basis to Senior Staff and Project Managers
• Measure progress in relation to performance targets and metrics

Contract Recruiter

Produce Careers, Inc

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

April 2009May 2009 (2 months) Indianapolis, Indiana

Source and recruit sales professionals for the Produce industry.

Contract Talent Acquisition Specialist

Navistar, Inc

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; NAV; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

December 2007October 2008 (11 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Responsible for Full Life Cycle recruitment and support of facilities and business units in Indianapolis, IN, Waukesha, WI and Melrose Park, IL

• Drove the hiring process for the Indianapolis Engine Plant, Advanced Manufacturing Engineering, Quality and Reliability and Foundry
• Responsible to direct the activities of a Sourcing Recruiter and a Recruiting Coordinator
• Filled 45 positions in 9 months. Many positions had been open for over a year with little or no activity

Client Facing Recruiter through Spherion


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CSCO; Computer Networking industry

March 2006November 2007 (1 year 9 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Managed the Recruitment process for Cisco Systems Customer Commerce IT (CCIT), Quote to Cash (QTC) and Application Foundation Systems (AFS). Managed the daily activities of 1-2 Sourcing Recruiters.

• Results – 30 Engineering and IT positions were filled in 7 months.

Contract Recruiter

Volt Technical Resources

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; VOL; Staffing and Recruiting industry

December 2005March 2006 (4 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Responsible to recruit Contract Information Systems Professionals for various Chase Bank locations around the US. Lead Recruiter on several Vendor Conference Calls.Negotiated Contractor rates and input candidates into Chase proprietary system

Contract Recruiter through RES

Kellogg Company

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; K; Consumer Goods industry

May 2005December 2005 (8 months) Battle Creek, Michigan

Worked virtually and on-site at the Kellogg Corporate Headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. Managed the internal and external Staffing process for Kellogg’s Research Quality and Technology group (RQT). This group consists of Product Development Scientists, Nutrition Scientists, Regulatory Scientists, Food Technologists, Process Engineers, Packaging Engineers, and Chemists. Worked virtually and on-site at the Kellogg Corporate Headquarters in Battle Creek, Michigan. Also represented Kellogg’s at various conferences and job fairs.

Results - 20+ Scientific and Engineering positions were filled in 6 months.

Senior Recruiter

Analysts International

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; ANLY; Information Technology and Services industry

March 2005May 2005 (3 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina Area

Worked as a Virtual Recruiter supporting the Raleigh, NC office.

Responsible for Contract and Permanent placement within Pharmaceutical, Telecommunication, Energy, and Insurance companies, as well as State Government. Sourced and recruited candidates in the areas of Information Systems, Engineering and Administrative Support

Contract Recruiter

Kelly Services/Kraft Foods

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; KELYA; Staffing and Recruiting industry

January 2005March 2005 (3 months) Greater Chicago Area

Contracted to recruit Food Scientists, Packaging Engineers, and other Laboratory Personnel for Major Food Manufacturer's Research and Development facility. Worked with HR Representatives and Hiring Managers to gain a better understanding of requirements. Sourced candidates from referrals, universities, Internet sites and industry resources.

Contract Recruiter through Adecco


Public Company; 10,001+ employees; CVD; Pharmaceuticals industry

May 2004January 2005 (9 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Contracted through Adecco to recruit for Covance Central Labs in Indianapolis. This included recruiting Medical Technologists and Lb Assistants in the areas of Chemistry, Hematology, Immunology, Microbiology, and Toxicology. Also responsible to recruit Nurses for Clinical Research positions at locations throughout the US.

• Managed temporary staffing services in the General Lab and Kit Production
• Liaison between temporary staffing vendors and Covance
• Developed Access Database to ensure approved temporary staffing complement was maintained
• Part of the Behavioral Interviewing team, and facilitator of Behavioral based applicant review sessions

Contract Recuiter

First Call Staffing

Public Company; 51-200 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

February 2004April 2004 (3 months) Indianapolis, Indiana Area

Contracted to recruit permanent and temporary employees in the areas of Finance, Engineering, and Information Systems.

Senior Technical Recruiter

Adecco Technical

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; ADO; Staffing and Recruiting industry

October 2003February 2004 (5 months) Columbus, Indiana

Responsible for Permanent and Contract placement in the areas of Finance, Manufacturing, Engineering and Information Systems.

Senior Employment Recuiter

AIG American General

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; AIG; Insurance industry

September 1999September 2003 (4 years 1 month) Evansville, Indiana Area

Lead the internal and external Recruitment process for AIG/American General’s Corporate ISS department. AIG American General was utilizing third party recruiters almost exclusively to fill technical positions within the department. I was tasked with gaining the confidence of the hiring managers that we could be as effective in securing technical talent and in the process, reduce our time to fill and cost per hire significantly.

• Results – In 4 years the use of third party recruiters was virtually eliminated, time to fill reduced to less than 60 days, and over 80 positions were filled in Information Systems Development and Support

Dennis Shannon's Skills & Expertise

  1. Interviewing
  2. OFCCP
  3. Applicant Tracking Systems
  4. Talent Acquisition
  5. College Recruiting
  6. Interviews
  7. Skilled Labor
  8. Technical Recruiting
  9. Onboarding
  10. Permanent Placement
  11. Program Management
  12. Human Resources
  13. Recruiting
  14. Temporary Placement
  15. Cold Calling
  16. Hiring
  17. Sales
  18. Process Improvement
  19. Talent Management
  20. HRIS
  21. Leadership
  22. Business Development
  23. Employee Relations
  24. Job Fairs
  25. Executive Search
  26. Screening
  27. Strategy
  28. Sourcing
  29. Deferred Compensation
  30. Screening Resumes
  31. Taleo
  32. SDLC
  33. Staffing Services
  34. Temporary Staffing
  35. Internet Recruiting
  36. Management
  37. Workforce Planning
  38. Staff Augmentation
  39. Benefits Negotiation
  40. New Hire Orientations
  41. New Business Development
  42. RPO
  43. Contract Recruitment
  44. Employer Branding

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Dennis Shannon's Education

Baptist Bible College

Graduate of Theology, Theology and Music


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