Who We Are

J Powers Recruiting, Inc. is a recruiting firm comprised of seasoned search professionals working together toward the common goal of matching talented candidates with successful companies for long term growth. The founder, Jennifer Powers, entered recruiting after a long and successful career in construction project management. After winning numerous awards in recruiting and realizing recruiting was her passion, Jennifer launched the firm in 2012.

Our recruiters are focused on providing the highest level of expertise, confidentiality, and transparency to our clients and candidates. Through asking the right questions, listening intently, and guiding our client companies and candidates through the hiring process, we’re able to find mutual fits for professionals and organizations to drive productivity and career advancement.

Each company and candidate have their own unique situation, and by partnering with us, we are able to off custom solutions to meet their needs. As long as we listen closely and focus on the needs of the people with whom we work, the results are like magic. Our highly customized process equips our clients and candidates to make the best decision possible. Our step by step process toward shared goals is our singular focus.

The majority of our search efforts are in:

  • Construction/Heavy Civil
  • Civil Engineering
  • Water Resources/Waste Water Treatment
  • Transportation including Rail, Roads, and Bridges
  • Rail Systems

We also search in:

  • Water Resources
  • Hydroelectric Power
  • Electric Utilities
  • Instrumentation and Controls

In addition to permanent and contract placements, we also offer succession planning and consulting.

Locations served: North America and Latin America.

Our Team

Mission and Values

We build long term relationships with people in the industries we serve and strive to earn then keep their trust. We do this by listening closely, focusing our attention on the needs of our clients and candidates, and conducting ourselves with a high level of integrity.

  • Honesty – We value honesty and transparency both internally and externally. Combined with kindness and compassion, true service can be achieved.
  • Integrity – We are committed to doing what we say we are going to do when we say we are going to do it.
  • Health – Total health is prioritized by our team including physical, spiritual, mental, social, and financial health.
  • Community – Contributing to our community both locally and regionally is essential to our sense of unity.
  • Courage – The courage to take risks and face daunting tasks empowers our success.
  • Collaboration – We work together to come up with better solutions than we could find on our own.
  • Fun – Work life should be fun. We like to make the journey enjoyable!

What are your values? We would love to hear, give us a call!

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