Welcome to GTR

Global Talent Resources, Inc. (GTR) is an executive search firm that is focused on the electric utility industry specializing in finding exceptional engineering and leadership talent.

GTR has over 15 years of providing hiring solutions to both clients and job seekers. GTR is a national leader in power delivery engineering recruitment. We bring speed and quality to electric utilities and consulting firms facing talent demands in a candidate driven market.

No matter what your power delivery engineering talent requirements are today–and whatever challenges you might face tomorrow–GTR stands ready to help in this critical industry.

Our approach creates mutually beneficial partnerships that provide solutions to both parties. Staffing solutions can be in the form of Retained, Engaged, Contingency and/or Contract-to-Hire.

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Our Area of Expertise

Full-Service Solutions


Choosing a Leader, Not a boss. Whether hiring a Manager or the CEO, we can help identify exceptional candidates who have an advantage that others lack: the ability to be a great leader rather than another run-of-the-mill boss. Our team will identify, analyze, evaluate and land these unique leaders. Whatever your leadership needs, our proven approach lets clients attract the leaders who can help the company reach its full potential.


We specialize in helping electric utilites and consulting firms identify and hire the best substation engineers. We are versed in finding talent in this area with a variety of variables, such as: AIS/GIS, 2.4kV-500kV, rural or urban, etc. With so much riding on the equipment and reliability inside the fence, we aim to over-deliver on talent.


We specialize in helping electric utilities and consulting firms identify and hire the best transmission line engineers. Whether you need experience in: wood, steel or concrete pole or lattice tower; 69kV or 500KV; overhead or underground – we can help find the right engineer for you.


We specialize in helping electric utilities and consulting firms identify and hire the best distribution engineers. Whether you need experience in: design, planning, storm hardening and resiliency or applying the latest technologies or integrating distributed energy resources (DER) – we can help find the right engineer for you.


We specialize in helping electric utilites and consulting firms identify and hire the best advanced services engineers. These typically include: Transmission Plannning Engineer, Distribution Planning Engineer, SCADA/EMS Engineer, Relay Protection Engineer, System Studies Engineer, Power System Studies Engineer, NERC 693, and NERC CIP.

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Bob Beckage

Vice President, Western Region

“I have worked with GTR for several years. Our needs in the Power Consulting arena are varied, and when we need senior individuals, a recruiter who takes the time to understand if the candidate will not only meet my job description, but meet the cultural needs of our company is essential. Mike Ellis takes the time to get to know the candidates he presents, so he doesn’t waste my time or the candidates, and really looks to ensure a mutual fit. I wish all recruiters had that enthusiasm and drive.”

John Kumm

Business Unit Director, POWER Engineers

“By strongly focusing on our needs and objectives in our open positions, Mike has helped us place several key new employees. He has really invested in understanding what constitutes a good employee fit, not just in technical skills, but in matching the candidates’ professional capabilities and objectives with the vision that we have for the role.”

Mike Riggins

Manager Power Delivery Engineering

“Mike Ellis and GTR helped me staff a multi-discipline Engineering and Design office. He worked hard to understand what talent I needed and to screen the possible candidates before he brought them to me. Mike is open to input and feedback to refine his efforts and to bring a positive result for all involved.”

Collier M. Hall, PE

Director, Distribution Engineering
DRG Technical Solutions

“GTR has been a great partner in recruiting high quality talent for our engineering firm. Mike and his staff work to understand our needs and bring candidates that meet our qualifications. I would not hesitate to work with them again in the future.”

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We are dedicated to identifying, attracting and placing impact players with foward-thinking companies. Discover how with GTS, talent acquisition is different – from our relationship-driven approach coupled with the best-in-class recruiting practices while delivering an exceptional level of service.

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