Senior Recruiter - Ottawa, Ontario

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Telesat is a leading global satellite operator, providing reliable and secure satellite-delivered communications solutions worldwide to broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices and facilities around the world, the company’s state-of-the-art fleet consists of 16 GEO satellites, the Canadian payload on ViaSat-1 and one Phase 1 LEO satellite which is the start of Telesat’s planned advanced global LEO satellite constellation that will offer ultra-low latency, extremely high throughput, and affordable broadband services. Telesat is also a leading technical consultant providing high value expertise and support to satellite operators, insurers and other industry participants on a global basis. Privately held, Telesat’s principal shareholders are Canada’s Public Sector Pension Investment Board and Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL).



As the Senior Recruiter you will be responsible for managing and executing the full life cycle recruiting and selection process. On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Manage all aspects of the recruitment process including: sourcing, screening, pre-employment checks, offers of employment, on-boarding process. Works with management to develop recruitment strategies across the applicable business units;
  • Oversee the development of initial job description including outlining requirements for positions and ensuring the description is approved and posted to applicant tracking system;
  • Collaborate with hiring manager to develop firm understanding of position requirements, including skills and background required for the position. Provides advice and guidance to hiring managers throughout the recruitment process;
  • Build candidate pipeline through targeted advertising, employee referrals and networking. Research, develops and maintains relationships with businesses, colleges, employment agencies and search firms, and other recruiters;
  • Engage passive job seekers to explore new career opportunities;
  • Review resumes and other credentials. Completes methodical pre-screening, and coordinates in-person interviews with hiring managers;
  • Complete reference checks and verifies academic and professional credentials;
  • Provides employment recommendations and prepares approval packages based on candidate qualifications, application materials, interviews, references and salary work-up;
  • Analyze the recruitment process performance, prepares the recruitment dashboards, presents dashboards, recommends changes to the recruitment process and implements changes;
  • Analyze the performance of recruitment agencies, the cost per hire, time to hire and recommends changes and improvements.


As the ideal candidate you will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant discipline from an accredited university, preference given to candidates with an engineering or computer science degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience with a successful track record in corporate recruiting
  • Full-cycle technical recruiting experience in IT Infrastructure, Operations, Telecommunications and or Engineering would be considered an asset for this role
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • High degree of professionalism and unquestionable integrity and work ethic
  • Sound judgment, business acumen, problem solving skills
  • Reputation for being a very strong team player and results oriented
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work under pressure
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proven experience pipelining prospective candidates using a variety of tools, e.g. candidate databases, social media aggregators
  • Proven track record of effectively matching candidates to position requirements
  • Expertise and success in building credibility with both hiring managers and candidates
  • Knowledge of technology compensation and the ability to analyze compensation packages
  • Prior experience sourcing for a wide variety of roles within a telecommunications or technical company highly desirable
  • Effective negotiator
  • Solid understanding of relevant legislation
  • Exceptional ability to promote the Company and its career opportunities and to ensure a very positive candidate experience


The successful candidate must be able to work in Canada and obtain Reliability Status. 


What you’ll experience working at Telesat:

  • Comprehensive benefits including performance-based variable compensation, vacation, medical coverage, and pension plan
  • First class office space in downtown Ottawa
  • Working with the most diverse, collaborative, NICE people you could ever want to meet
  • A professional, highly driven and high-performing team
  • An established successful organization with an entrepreneurial edge and culture






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