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Added 4 days ago

Energy Governance Coordinator

Job Reference: 2680_1579189519

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

ENERGY GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR Job Type: PermanentLocation: LondonStart Date: ASAPSalary: £35,000 – £40,000 + benefits A really exciting opportunity has arisen for an energy sector regulation specialist to join a growing company whose work spans a wide range of sectors and involves collaboration with government, regulators and other stakeholders to improve policy, regulation and industry governance. […]

Added 10 Jan 2020

Energy Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2726_1578671985

  • Location

    Kensington and Chelsea, England

  • Money

    £26000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Operations Analyst I’m working with a growing supplier in the Energy industry who is looking for an experienced Industry Operations Analyst within the Energy industry to join their team of Energy specialists. If you’re an ambitious individual with exposure to back office processes within Energy, please get in touch today! Energy Operations Analyst – […]

Added 10 Jan 2020

Portfolio Transformation Director

Job Reference: 2725_1578667658

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £120000 - 130000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

PORTFOLIO TRANSFORMATION DIRECTOR ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Portfolio Transformation Director to join a growing company who have an established presence within the utilities space. My client are looking for someone to join them on a permanent basis to oversee delivery of a number of key large scale programmes from a […]

Added 10 Jan 2020

Programme Director

Job Reference: 2724_1578667045

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £85000 - 100000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Programme Manager or Programme Director to join a growing company who have an established presence within the utilities space. My client are looking for someone to join them on a permanent basis to oversee delivery of a number of key large scale programmes. ​ […]

Added 09 Jan 2020

Lead Enterprise Architect

Job Reference: 2723_1578579196

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £700 - 900 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Lead Enterprise Architect

Added 08 Jan 2020

Cost Forecasting Analyst

Job Reference: 2721_1578502887

  • Location

    Kenilworth, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Cost Forecasting Analyst I’ve working with a challenger Energy brand who is looking for an experience Analyst within the Energy industry to grow their Cost Forecasting team. You will complete modelling and forecasting for gross margin costs in order to support pricing, risk, trading and regulation business areas. You’ll need a good grasp of how […]

Added 24 Dec 2019

Business Analyst (SMART)

Job Reference: 2688_1577182297

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Business Analyst/Project Manager SMART – London We are currently searching for an industry experienced Business Analyst/Project Manager to form part of a growing suppliers SMART team. It’s an exciting time for the business as they continue to strengthen their position in the market and the successful candidate will be playing a key role in one […]

Added 24 Dec 2019

Business Change Analyst

Job Reference: 2661_1577181990

  • Location

    Stoke on Trent, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BUSINESS ANALYST – Staffordshire With a number of fresh projects signed off our client are currently looking for at least one Business Analyst to come in and join their team on a permanent basis. ESSENTIAL SKILLS Prior experience working in the Utility sector would be highly desirable A background working in business change Ability to […]

Added 20 Dec 2019

Metering Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2715_1576857780

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £25000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Metering Operations Analyst Are you an experienced Metering professional, with an understanding of HH and NHH Electricity Metering operations? If the answer’s yes, than I have the ideal role for you! Based in Birmingham, I’m working with a fantastic Energy business who are looking for an ambitious individual to support the company’s metering services. Metering […]

Added 20 Dec 2019

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 2668_1576832709

  • Location

    Horley, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BUSINESS ANALYST​An exciting opportunity has arisen for a change focussed Business Analyst to join a well-established multinational company within the utilities sector. My client are looking to strengthen their change management capabilities within an existing project team.​Job Title: Business Analyst​Location: Surrey​Salary: Up to £50,000 + benefits ​Key Skills: ESSENTIAL SKILLS Background in business process analysis […]

Added 18 Dec 2019

Senior Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2710_1576688799

  • Location

    Poole, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 80000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing Analyst If you’re an experienced Pricing professional and either have experience in the Energy industry, or another regulated market, then please get in touch about this fantastic opportunity! The client I’m working with are open to taking a Junior and Senior Analyst, so no matter how much experience you have, please send your […]

Added 13 Dec 2019

2nd Line Support Technician – Permanent Role – West Yorkshire

Job Reference: 2708

  • Location

    Halifax

  • Money

    £21'000 - £24'000

  • Contract

    Permanent

2nd Line Support Technician - Permanent Role - West Yorkshire A major business with a global presence are seeking a calibre 2nd Line Support Technician to join them on a permanent basis Location: Halifax Rate: £21'000 - £24'000 Start Date: Immediate Length: Permanent

Added 11 Dec 2019

Operations Director

Job Reference: 2676_1576093533

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £100000 - 150000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Operations Director – London A new energy supplier is currently looking for an Operations Director to come in and help lead the company as they look to kick on and grow their customer base. The organisation are at the forefront of utilising technology and has solid backing so this is a great opportunity for someone […]

Added 06 Dec 2019

Operations Manager (Installations)

Job Reference: 2699_1575634325

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Operations Manager – Leeds A green tech company in Leeds is currently recruiting for an Operations Manager to lead their installations team who are working on commercial and domestic clients across the country. Essential Skills/ experience: Remotely managing installation teams nationally Understanding of electrical and civil installations Positive mindset driven to constantly beat targets Ability […]

Added 04 Dec 2019

Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: 2696_1575459395

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Consult Energy have gone from strength to strength over the past year and we’ve got some amazing plans to grow the business further in 2020. We are now looking for self-motivated and driven individuals to join us on our continued mission to become the UK’s leading Energy and Utilities Recruiter. The Energy and Utilities sector […]

Added 02 Dec 2019

SMART Technical Services Manager

Job Reference: 2691_1575312593

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 65000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SMART Technical Services Manager We are currently searching for a SMART Technical Services Manager on a permanent basis. This will need to be someone with an Energy industry background and have excellent knowledge around SMART and the DCC. Essential Skills/ experience: A strong understanding of UK energy sectorKnowledge of the UK Smart Meter programme and […]

Added 02 Dec 2019

Technical Analyst (SMART)

Job Reference: 2694_1575312133

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 35000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Technical Analyst (SMART) We are currently searching for a Technical Analyst (SMART) on a permanent basis, you will need SMETS2 experience and in particular knowledge of the devices & systems to perform the role. Essential Skills/ experience: A strong understanding of UK energy sectorSMETS2 device & systems knowledgeAnalytical mindset able to problem solve in a […]

Added 24 Nov 2019

Maintenance Technician – Permanent Opportunity – £40k

Job Reference: 2681_1574624572

  • Location

    Slough, England

  • Money

    £28000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Maintenance Technician – Permanent Opportunity – Berkshire – £40k Job Title: Maintenance Technician Job type: Permanent Location: Slough (Berkshire) Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 per annum (Dependant on experience) Hours: 8:00 – 16:00 (Monday to Friday) Start date: ASAP A major utilities business is looking for a highly skilled Maintenance Technician on a permanent basis. You […]

Added 22 Nov 2019

Energy Governance Coordinator

Job Reference: 2680_1574444038

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

ENERGY GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR Job Type: PermanentLocation: LondonStart Date: ASAPSalary: £35,000 – £40,000 + benefits A really exciting opportunity has arisen for an energy sector regulation specialist to join a growing company whose work spans a wide range of sectors and involves collaboration with government, regulators and other stakeholders to improve policy, regulation and industry governance. […]

Added 19 Nov 2019

Engineering Manager (Electricity Policy)

Job Reference: 2604_1574174636

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

ENGINEERING MANAGER (Electricity Policy) An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Manager to help lead the policy function within a well-established company in the utilities sector at the forefront of electricity transmission and distribution. The role offers a competitive package as well as the opportunity to lead on industry specific issues. Job Type: PermanentLocation: […]

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CV writing tips

5 CV Writing Tips to Supercharge Your Job Search

By Consult Energy
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When it comes to finding a new job, having an impressive CV is pretty crucial to getting your foot in the door. Writing about your own job history should be a piece of cake, right? And yet somehow, it’s not as simple as it seems, this is especially true if you’ve been in the same job for some time and haven’t had to dust the cobwebs off your CV in ages.

As recruiters, we get CVs through every single day from hopeful jobseekers and we like to think we know a thing or two about what it takes to get noticed by our clients. So if you’re stuck in a rut with what to talk about on your resume, take a look through these top 5 CV writing tips:

1. Keep it short

As much as you might want to write war and peace on your impressive career history, your CV needs to be succinct and straight to the point. It’s all about making the key bits of information that the employer will want to know stand out as much as possible, and the best way to do that is to trim the fat around those stand out achievements.

If you’re now in a senior position, there’s really no need to include your GCSEs or any irrelevant part time jobs you might have had while at uni. It can be tempting to want to pad your CV out as much as possible to make it look more impressive, but take it from us – quality is more important than quantity here. Aim for no more than 2 sides of A4 and remember to be selective about what you include.

2. Keep it outcome based

All too often we see CVs come through that detail all the day to day tasks that were undertaken in a role, but not enough about the actual achievements. There’s nothing wrong with talking about BAU activity per se, but what will truly wow a hiring manager is tangible outcomes from your time in your previous jobs.

Why not talk about those impressive sales targets you managed to hit? Or the time you managed a change project that made the business some money? It’s more impactful to talk about these things than to waste your valuable page space listing all tasks you undertook to get there. It’s all about striking a balance between box ticking the skills they say they want from you, and selling yourself as someone who can bring their business goals to life.

3. Tailor it

Tailoring your CV to the job you’re applying for is one of the best ways to stand out from the crowd. Yes, that means having multiple versions of your CV to keep track of and yes this may seem like a laborious task, but we promise you it can make all the difference.

The job description for the role you’re applying for will be your best friend when it comes to pulling out the key skills that they’re looking for. You basically want to know that job description off by heart and use that understanding to bring across how your unique experience makes you the perfect fit for the role.

4. Try not to leave gaps

While we advocate for not adding in loads of unnecessary filler info on your CV, we also can’t stress enough how important it is not to have long gaps in your CV that are unaccounted for. Unfortunately, when you’ve got a large volume of job applications through, as a hiring manager it can become a bit of a process of elimination.

If there are suspiciously long gaps where you’ve not worked, even if it’s something completely normal like taking a couple of years out to raise a family or long term sick leave, make sure you explain this either in your CV or in your covering letter. That way, any red flags are immediately addressed from the get go.

5. Don’t forget the formatting

Aside from being engaging and ticking all your employer-to-be’s “perfect hire” boxes, your CV also has to be easy on the eye. There’s nothing worse than knowing that a CV is just brimming full of potential, but not being able to read it because of broken formatting.

Make sure you leave enough white space around each section to differentiate it from the rest without overcrowding the page and scaring your intended reader off. Don’t forget to also use plenty of bullet points and short, snappy sentences to make the most of the limited space you have.

Save yourself the hassle and, once you’re happy with your clean looking, well-formatted CV, be sure to save a PDF version so that all that hard work is locked in place. That way you can be sure that your CV is being read as intended.

So there you have it, some CV writing pointers straight from the people who read them the most. Hopefully now you can take our CV writing tips and use them to land yourself that new job you’ve been dreaming of.

If you’re still unsure where to start when it comes to looking for a new job in the energy & utilities sector, one of our specialist consultants would be more than happy to help. Just give us a call on 0121 633 3030, drop us a line on our contact us page or send us your CV directly.

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Added 4 days ago

Energy Governance Coordinator

Job Reference: 2680_1579189519

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

ENERGY GOVERNANCE COORDINATOR Job Type: PermanentLocation: LondonStart Date: ASAPSalary: £35,000 – £40,000 + benefits A really exciting opportunity has arisen for an energy sector regulation specialist to join a growing company whose work spans a wide range of sectors and involves collaboration with government, regulators and other stakeholders to improve policy, regulation and industry governance. […]

Added 10 Jan 2020

Energy Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2726_1578671985

  • Location

    Kensington and Chelsea, England

  • Money

    £26000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Operations Analyst I’m working with a growing supplier in the Energy industry who is looking for an experienced Industry Operations Analyst within the Energy industry to join their team of Energy specialists. If you’re an ambitious individual with exposure to back office processes within Energy, please get in touch today! Energy Operations Analyst – […]

Added 10 Jan 2020

Portfolio Transformation Director

Job Reference: 2725_1578667658

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £120000 - 130000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

PORTFOLIO TRANSFORMATION DIRECTOR ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Portfolio Transformation Director to join a growing company who have an established presence within the utilities space. My client are looking for someone to join them on a permanent basis to oversee delivery of a number of key large scale programmes from a […]

Added 10 Jan 2020

Programme Director

Job Reference: 2724_1578667045

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £85000 - 100000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

PROGRAMME DIRECTOR ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Programme Manager or Programme Director to join a growing company who have an established presence within the utilities space. My client are looking for someone to join them on a permanent basis to oversee delivery of a number of key large scale programmes. ​ […]

Added 09 Jan 2020

Lead Enterprise Architect

Job Reference: 2723_1578579196

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £700 - 900 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Lead Enterprise Architect

Added 08 Jan 2020

Cost Forecasting Analyst

Job Reference: 2721_1578502887

  • Location

    Kenilworth, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Cost Forecasting Analyst I’ve working with a challenger Energy brand who is looking for an experience Analyst within the Energy industry to grow their Cost Forecasting team. You will complete modelling and forecasting for gross margin costs in order to support pricing, risk, trading and regulation business areas. You’ll need a good grasp of how […]

Added 24 Dec 2019

Business Analyst (SMART)

Job Reference: 2688_1577182297

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Business Analyst/Project Manager SMART – London We are currently searching for an industry experienced Business Analyst/Project Manager to form part of a growing suppliers SMART team. It’s an exciting time for the business as they continue to strengthen their position in the market and the successful candidate will be playing a key role in one […]

Added 24 Dec 2019

Business Change Analyst

Job Reference: 2661_1577181990

  • Location

    Stoke on Trent, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BUSINESS ANALYST – Staffordshire With a number of fresh projects signed off our client are currently looking for at least one Business Analyst to come in and join their team on a permanent basis. ESSENTIAL SKILLS Prior experience working in the Utility sector would be highly desirable A background working in business change Ability to […]

Added 20 Dec 2019

Metering Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2715_1576857780

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £25000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Metering Operations Analyst Are you an experienced Metering professional, with an understanding of HH and NHH Electricity Metering operations? If the answer’s yes, than I have the ideal role for you! Based in Birmingham, I’m working with a fantastic Energy business who are looking for an ambitious individual to support the company’s metering services. Metering […]

Added 20 Dec 2019

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 2668_1576832709

  • Location

    Horley, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BUSINESS ANALYST​An exciting opportunity has arisen for a change focussed Business Analyst to join a well-established multinational company within the utilities sector. My client are looking to strengthen their change management capabilities within an existing project team.​Job Title: Business Analyst​Location: Surrey​Salary: Up to £50,000 + benefits ​Key Skills: ESSENTIAL SKILLS Background in business process analysis […]

Added 18 Dec 2019

Senior Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2710_1576688799

  • Location

    Poole, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 80000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing Analyst If you’re an experienced Pricing professional and either have experience in the Energy industry, or another regulated market, then please get in touch about this fantastic opportunity! The client I’m working with are open to taking a Junior and Senior Analyst, so no matter how much experience you have, please send your […]

Added 13 Dec 2019

2nd Line Support Technician – Permanent Role – West Yorkshire

Job Reference: 2708

  • Location

    Halifax

  • Money

    £21'000 - £24'000

  • Contract

    Permanent

2nd Line Support Technician - Permanent Role - West Yorkshire A major business with a global presence are seeking a calibre 2nd Line Support Technician to join them on a permanent basis Location: Halifax Rate: £21'000 - £24'000 Start Date: Immediate Length: Permanent

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