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Data Architect

Job Reference: 2908_1603305332

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £64000 - 74000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Architect Do you have experience in data architecture looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Data Architect who will deliver big data solutions in a growing diversifying cloud based business. Data Architect- What will you do: Manage the data pipeline and ETL processes […]

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Customer Relationship Manager

Job Reference: 2880_1603286944

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Relationship Manager – A key player in the Energy sector are searching for a Customer Relationship Manager on a 12-month fixed term basis to help manage a portfolio of customers acting as the first point of contact for customer queries and ensuring contract agreements are met. The successful candidate will come with experience in […]

Added 6 days ago

Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1602864806

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Energy Analyst Do you have strong experience in analysing large data sets and are looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Energy Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Energy Analyst – What will you do: […]

Added 7 days ago

Energy Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2873_1602782847

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Pricing Analyst – Leeds We are currently recruiting for a talented Energy Pricing Analyst with strong skills using Excel and an exposure to SQL to join a Commercial Department within one of the fastest growing UK Energy Suppliers. Skills/Experience – Strong Excel skills – Experience working around Energy Pricing or a similar commercial role. […]

Added 7 days ago

Asset Specialist

Job Reference: 2904_1602780165

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering Do you have experience in utilities asset management in a civil engineering capacity and are looking for your next venture? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering who will work on risk assessments and management strategies. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 7 days ago

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist

Job Reference: 2903_1602778205

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £1 - 1 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist Do you have experience in H&S compliance and are looking for your next contract position? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Health & Safety Compliance Specialist who will work on compliance procedures abiding to LOLER, PUWER, DSEAR and ADR. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Energy Contracts Administrator – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2902_1602695097

  • Location

    Carlisle, England

  • Money

    £22000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Contracts Administrator Do you have experience working with Energy Contracts, looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who looking for an Energy Contracts Administrator to help deliver efficient and accurate processing of contracts for the business. Interested? Take a look at the below! Energy Contracts Administrator […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Reporting Analyst

Job Reference: 2901_1602675792

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Reporting Analyst Do you have experience with SQL, Python Excel and VBA looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Senior Reporting Analyst who will present business reports and improve existing reporting capabilities. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Reporting Analyst – […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2900_1602675770

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £42000 - 52000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing Analyst Do you have experience in UK Gas and Power looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who are looking for an Senior Pricing Analyst who will help deliver a streamlined Pricing function for the business. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Pricing […]

Added 12 Oct 2020

Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Job Reference: 2897_1602518009

  • Location

    Sheffield, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 24000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Efficiency Coordinator Do you have experience in energy efficiency services looking for the next step in your career, or are you a graduate in an environmental related subject looking for your first role? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Energy Efficiency Coordinator who will work with clients to deliver key […]

Added 12 Oct 2020

SMART Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2896_1602513875

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SMART Metering Analyst Do you have strong experience in SMART Metering looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a SMART Metering Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! SMART Metering Analyst – What will you do: You will be liaising […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Head of Customer Service Excellence

Job Reference: 2890_1602277028

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £65000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Customer Service Excellence (Homebased) Back yourself as a customer service expert able to constantly deliver outstanding customer service? If so we have a new position that may be for you, we’re looking for someone from an Energy background who can lead a team who will constantly be looking to make improvements to a […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Continuous Improvement Manager

Job Reference: 2894_1602262524

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Continuous Improvement Manager (Remote working available) Do you have strong experience in planning and executing a clear strategy for customer satisfaction and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Continuous Improvement Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Continuous […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Process Improvement Manager – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2892_1602262117

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Process Improvement Manager – Remote Skills/Experience – A track record driving organisational change and improvement– Solid skills in Root Cause problem solving & process mapping– Prior experience in a similar Process Improvement role– Demonstrable technical skills and expertise in lean tools and concepts The role – Responsible for the documentation, management, and continuous improvement of […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Resource Planning Manager

Job Reference: 2893_1602261451

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Resource Planning Manager (Remote working available) Do you have strong experience in forecasting of customer demand and identifying risks to service delivery and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Resource Planning Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Customer Service Manager

Job Reference: 2891_1602259565

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Service Manager – Home Based Do you have strong experience in energy retail supply looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Customer Service Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Customer Service Manager – What will you do: […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Service Performance and Communications Manager

Job Reference: 5889_1602254333

  • Location

    Warwick, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Service Performance and Communications Manager Do you have strong experience in creating and implementing call centre quality assurance and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Service Communications Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Service Performance and Communications […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Quality Assurance Manager

Job Reference: 2888_1602251280

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Quality Assurance Manager (Remote working available) Do you have strong experience in leading on and implementing call centre quality assurance and looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Quality Assurance Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Quality Assurance […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Energy Specialist – Customer Care

Job Reference: 2822_1602238198

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Specialist / Customer Care I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Customer Care and Engagement teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Billing / Metering Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1602238118

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Billing/Metering Operations Analyst I’m working with a growing, stable, exciting brand within the Energy sector, who are looking to take on permanent people in their Back Office Operations teams. You’ll need to have at least some experience of the Energy supply market, everything else they’ll teach you. This is a fantastic opportunity to broaden your […]

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Joanna Watts - Account Manager at Sigma

A Day In The Life Of An Energy Managing Director

By Consult Energy
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Future Leaders mentee, Joanna Watts, an Account Manager at Sigma Financial Group opted to spend a day shadowing her mentor, Lizzie Hieron, Managing Director of Social Energy to gain a better understanding of what being an MD actually entails. So naturally, as sponsors of Future Leaders, we wanted to hear all about it.

Joanna has been a mentee with Future Leaders for a year now, she initially joined the programme to broaden her industry knowledge while helping to build her credibility with energy sector clients. Over the last 12 months both Joanna and Lizzie have gotten really close, with Lizzie being able to give back by offering her unique perspective on how to get exec buy in among other things.

Shadowing is something that the Future Leaders Utilities Mentoring Network keenly encourages in its mentoring relationships. It can be difficult to know what the day to day really looks like in senior leadership roles, so getting to spend time in your mentor’s shoes can help you picture what’s actually involved where being an MD is concerned.

We got chatting to Joanna to find out how her day in the life of a Managing Director went, what she learned and whether she can see herself following in the same direction someday.

Hi Joanna, so how did you end up shadowing Lizzie for the day?

It was my idea actually! I just approached my mentor, Lizzie, and asked if it would be alright to spend the day shadowing her. She was really receptive to the idea and invited me over to spend the day together at Social Energy. I just really wanted to gain a better understanding of the challenges that an MD faces and most importantly, how she deals with them at her level.

What were some of those challenges?

I think realising just how precious Lizzie’s time is has been the standout thing for me. She’s in demand all the time and gets really hands on across the entire business, which leaves very little room for error or downtime. Her ability to multitask and be exceptionally organised has proven to me that you have to be a certain type of person to do this job well.

What did you enjoy the most out of the experience?

Although I said this was a challenging aspect of the role, I also thought it was fantastic how hands on Lizzie was as an MD. I had expected that she would spend most of the day in her own office but she was actually predominantly out on the floor engaging with the entire team, which I really liked.

Even with so much going on, Lizzie still managed to take the time out to help me with my presentations for work and even showed me how to get the best out of my energy plan!

Was there anything that surprised you about being an MD?

The fact that she knew everybody personally and seemed to properly understand the unique challenges they faced within their teams and what needed to be done to help. The close working relationship she had with the business just took me aback and tested my assumptions about what an MD does.

Additionally, the range of tasks that Lizzie was involved in was pretty vast – which is something I didn’t expect. Whether it was preparing high level figures for the rest of the senior team or working with the projects team to identify their business values, all the way through to being involved in the launch of their new app – there wasn’t one part of the business that Lizzie didn’t touch.

Can you see yourself taking on the role of MD someday?

Perhaps, if the opportunity was right! It’s all about finding balance though, it was great to hear about Lizzie’s journey and how she got to where she is today. It really gave me a confidence boost to see a successful woman in senior leadership, it’s made me feel like it’s within my reach if I want it.

It seems like you and Lizzie have a great mentoring relationship, can you tell us more about it?

We’ve been mentor and mentee for a year now, and it’s been so valuable to have that unique MD perspective on things. Initially I found it hard to find the time to dedicate to mentoring, but Lizzie made me realise that I needed to put myself first and properly invest in my development so I can give my best at work.

In our first ever discussion we outlined how we wanted the relationship to work and from the off she was really reassuring and advised me that I could reach out any time for support.

How has having a mentor like Lizzie enhanced your career?

She made me realise that all people in high pressure roles have their own fears to overcome and will have faced the very same challenges as me at some point. Lizzie has shown me how to beat some of those fears which has in turn boosted my confidence in the workplace.

She’s also taught me a thing or two on how to conduct myself in a masculine environment and hold my own a bit more. Things like learning to manage upwards and take control of a room have made a huge difference to pushing past personal boundaries that were ultimately just holding me back.

Lizzie is an amazing influence on me, she’s super helpful and I really do aspire to be like her someday.

What advice would you give to anyone looking for join Future Leaders as a mentee?

Grab the opportunity with both hands because it honestly is a fantastic experience. Understand that you need to take the time to invest in yourself and your personal growth, it is important and it does deserve your attention.

Also just absorb as much information as you can from your mentor, whether it’s anecdotes from their own career or guidance on how tackle yours. Lizzie’s an excellent sounding board for me to gain reassurance that I’m doing a good job, we all need that from time to time!

If you’re interested in joining The Future Leaders Utilities Mentoring Network as a mentee or a mentor, you can find out all about it over on our web page. Or if you’d like to stay up to date with the latest energy, utilities and mentoring news – you can follow us on LinkedIn.

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Data Architect

Job Reference: 2908_1603305332

  • Location

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  • Money

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  • Contract

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Job Reference: 2880_1603286944

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

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  • Contract

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Added 6 days ago

Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1602864806

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

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Senior Energy Analyst Do you have strong experience in analysing large data sets and are looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Energy Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Energy Analyst – What will you do: […]

Added 7 days ago

Energy Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2873_1602782847

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £23000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Pricing Analyst – Leeds We are currently recruiting for a talented Energy Pricing Analyst with strong skills using Excel and an exposure to SQL to join a Commercial Department within one of the fastest growing UK Energy Suppliers. Skills/Experience – Strong Excel skills – Experience working around Energy Pricing or a similar commercial role. […]

Added 7 days ago

Asset Specialist

Job Reference: 2904_1602780165

  • Location

    St. Albans, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering Do you have experience in utilities asset management in a civil engineering capacity and are looking for your next venture? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Asset Specialist – Civil Engineering who will work on risk assessments and management strategies. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 7 days ago

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist

Job Reference: 2903_1602778205

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £1 - 1 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Health & Safety Compliance Specialist Do you have experience in H&S compliance and are looking for your next contract position? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Health & Safety Compliance Specialist who will work on compliance procedures abiding to LOLER, PUWER, DSEAR and ADR. Interested? Have a look at the below! […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Energy Contracts Administrator – Remote/Work from home

Job Reference: 2902_1602695097

  • Location

    Carlisle, England

  • Money

    £22000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Contracts Administrator Do you have experience working with Energy Contracts, looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who looking for an Energy Contracts Administrator to help deliver efficient and accurate processing of contracts for the business. Interested? Take a look at the below! Energy Contracts Administrator […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Reporting Analyst

Job Reference: 2901_1602675792

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Reporting Analyst Do you have experience with SQL, Python Excel and VBA looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Senior Reporting Analyst who will present business reports and improve existing reporting capabilities. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Reporting Analyst – […]

Added 14 Oct 2020

Senior Pricing Analyst

Job Reference: 2900_1602675770

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £42000 - 52000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Pricing Analyst Do you have experience in UK Gas and Power looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client who are looking for an Senior Pricing Analyst who will help deliver a streamlined Pricing function for the business. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Pricing […]

Added 12 Oct 2020

Energy Efficiency Coordinator

Job Reference: 2897_1602518009

  • Location

    Sheffield, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 24000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Efficiency Coordinator Do you have experience in energy efficiency services looking for the next step in your career, or are you a graduate in an environmental related subject looking for your first role? We are working with an exciting client looking for an Energy Efficiency Coordinator who will work with clients to deliver key […]

Added 12 Oct 2020

SMART Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2896_1602513875

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SMART Metering Analyst Do you have strong experience in SMART Metering looking for the next step in your career? We are working with an exciting client looking for a SMART Metering Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! SMART Metering Analyst – What will you do: You will be liaising […]

Added 09 Oct 2020

Head of Customer Service Excellence

Job Reference: 2890_1602277028

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £65000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Customer Service Excellence (Homebased) Back yourself as a customer service expert able to constantly deliver outstanding customer service? If so we have a new position that may be for you, we’re looking for someone from an Energy background who can lead a team who will constantly be looking to make improvements to a […]

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