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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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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: […]

Added 16 Nov 2019

Operations Manager

Job Reference: 2491_1573891644

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Operations Manager – Edinburgh An innovative leading Energy company are currently hiring for an Operations Manager to join their team as part of their ongoing recruitment drive. The successful candidate will utilise their knowledge of the Energy sector to help deliver an excellent service to customers while leading and motivating an internal team. Essential Skills/ […]

Added 15 Nov 2019

Software Developer

Job Reference: 2669_1573822237

  • Location

    Watford Watford, England

  • Money

    £55000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Software Developer – Watford A unique technology company offering world class solutions to the Utility sector is currently looking to add a Software Developer to their team. The role will offer a high level of autonomy and a large degree of flexibility in working from home. ESSENTIAL SKILLS Need to know Angular.js 2 (2+ years) […]

Added 13 Nov 2019

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 2668_1573661288

  • Location

    Horley, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 45000 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 £45,000 + benefits ​Key Skills: ESSENTIAL SKILLS Background in business process analysis […]

Added 07 Nov 2019

Business Change Analyst

Job Reference: 2661_1573139698

  • 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 06 Nov 2019

IT 2nd Line Support Engineer – Contract

Job Reference: 2650_1573064752

  • Location

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

  • Money

    £100 - 110 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

IT 2nd Line Support Engineer

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Systems Developer

Job Reference: 2629_1571932247

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Systems Developer Are you an experienced Developer with strong Python experience? I’m looking to speak to Systems Developers with experience using SQL and Python who are interested in a brilliant new Developer opportunity in a technically orietated business. You will need: SQL development experience Python 3 experience Docker experience Web development experience would be useful […]

Added 23 Oct 2019

Business Change Manager

Job Reference: 2634_1571837448

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BUSINESS CHANGE MANAGER – 12 MONTH FTC ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Business Change Manager to join a well-established multinational company within the utilities sector. My client is looking to strengthen their change management capabilities within an existing project team to cover maternity leave. ​ Job Title: Business Change Manager Role […]

Added 22 Oct 2019

Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: 2296_1571754182

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 26000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Here at Consult Energy we are going through an exciting period of growth and are looking for dynamic individuals to join us on our continued mission, to become the UK’s leading Energy and Utilities Recruiter. Having already made some fundamental hires during 2019, we have ambitious growth plans to triple our headcount over the next […]

Added 18 Oct 2019

SQL Data Analyst

Job Reference: 2628_1571409591

  • Location

    Chesterfield, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 36000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SQL Data Analyst Are you a Data Analyst with experience using SQL? Do you have great reporting skills? Are you looking for an exciting role where you can develop your skills in a growing business? Then this could be for you!! I’m working with a client which is diversifying, so going through a really exciting […]

Added 16 Oct 2019

Data Analyst

Job Reference: 2616_1571219829

  • Location

    Kensington and Chelsea, England

  • Money

    £27000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Analyst – West London Are you a recent STEM graduate looking to get your foot in the door of a fantastic Trading business? Or are you a Junior Data Analyst wanting to broaden your experience? I’m working with a leading trading client who are looking for a graduate calibre Data Analyst in London to […]

Added 12 Oct 2019

2nd Line Support Engineer | Contract

Job Reference: 2614_1570887378

  • Location

    Kingston Upon Hull, England

  • Money

    £100 - 110 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

2nd Line Support Engineer | Contract

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Q&A with Future Leaders Founder Ian Parry

By Consult Energy
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Mentoring and the transfer of knowledge is a subject that’s very close to our hearts as a business, so much so that we’re sponsoring Future Leaders – The Utilities Mentoring Network. With our MD Richard Bartlett coming on board as a founding mentor, we hope that getting involved in this fantastic programme will help the future of our beloved sector shine brightly.

However, Future Leaders as we know it quite simply wouldn’t be here without founder and utilities sector veteran, Ian Parry. Ian’s worked in the energy and utilities space for 25 years across energy powerhouses like British Gas and Shell as well as supporting the likes of EDF, SSE and Scottish Power as a consultant – all the way through to bright and bustling start-ups like Pure Planet, Social Energy and Orbit Energy.

Ian’s passion for learning and, in turn, enabling others to learn eventually led to setting up Future Leaders in tandem with Consult Energy. We couldn’t be more thrilled to be sponsoring Future Leaders – The Utilities Mentoring Network alongside Ian, so we thought we’d help you get to know him a little better by finding out more about his background and his unique standpoint on mentoring in the utilities space.

Hi Ian, could you tell us about your background in the energy sector?

I started off at British Gas back in the early 90s, I ended up working in many different roles from credit risk, collections and customer service to senior leadership. Having spent 13 years there, I found it to be a really good place for developing talent and it was actually here that I got my first taste for mentoring.

From there I went into consultancy work for several years, which was great for gaining exposure to some of the other energy companies like EDF, Eon and N-power. After that, I went across to Experian (who were building up their utilities consultancy team at the time), where I helped to develop their propositions and build out their links to new clients.

As much as I loved consultancy, I hankered after working back in the utilities industry. Helping people as a consultant and spending time coaching people was really satisfying but I wanted to get back to my roots. It was a really exciting time in the market with lots of new companies popping up, so I went back into the energy sector with a new, fresh perspective.  This led to me to work with some fantastic start-ups – which brings me to my current position at Orbit Energy.

How do you think you’ve managed to gain such a breadth of experience within the sector?

Mostly it’s the relationships that I’ve built along the way, I guess I’ve always worked on helping people out knowing that at some point in the future they would help me in return. I will say, I’ve been incredibly lucky to have the pleasure of working in some really great businesses that value hard work and truly want people to develop and better themselves – so that’s certainly helped me in that respect.

You’ve certainly experienced every facet of the energy industry by the sounds of things. So, what was it about mentoring that struck a chord with you?

I’ve enjoyed coaching and mentoring people throughout my career, and that’s when I really noticed the need for cross-industry training and knowledge sharing. Having worked in Big Six energy companies as well as start-ups, I could clearly see the high-calibre of talent that was coming through the industry.

I’ve always loved managing talent and working with people, and at certain points in my career when I was consulting it meant that I wasn’t always managing people directly. So, when I had no line manager responsibilities, I bridged that gap through mentoring. When I was working with start-ups, I realised that there were so many people landing in the industry who just needed some help and support to exceed their potential.

During the course of your career, have you ever been mentored?

During one of my first senior management positions at British Gas, they were in the midst of starting up a mentoring programme. I had someone who was part of the leadership team mentor me and it was an incredibly valuable experience for me.  A mentor has your back and will support you through good times and bad – while giving you a different perspective on things.

What makes future leaders different?

For starters, we don’t charge people to be a part of our mentoring programme, that sets us aside. It’s built on a reciprocal respect for people’s time, you rely on each other as mentors and mentees to build your relationship and achieve your goals. We’ve got a range of seniority within the programme, from managing directors and chief execs to consultants and senior managers.

We can offer mentees a fresh perspective on their careers and because you’re unlikely to be mentored by someone within your business we can present some diversity as they’re not approaching it with any prior knowledge or bias of how that business is run.

What would you say to someone considering becoming a mentor?

I would start with asking why they think they’d like to become a mentor. The reason being that some people can come into it for the wrong reasons, whether it’s because of pressures of other leadership level professionals, or perhaps just because it looks good on their CV. It’s important to ask how much time they can commit too. It’s too easy to enter into a mentoring partnership and end up with a poor relationship with your mentee by not establishing clear goals and commitments to one another. There’s a certain level of dedication you need to have.

There’s also a lot to be said for ‘reverse mentoring’, it’s not all about imparting knowledge on your mentee, they can teach you a lot as well. For example, listening to how someone I’d mentored had grown and developed, I feel like experiencing that has led to my own personal growth. The feeling you get from nurturing a strong mentoring relationship is honestly like walking on air – to truly experience the positive changes in that person is just so rewarding.

And how do you think mentees can benefit from Future Leaders?

In my own experience of being a mentee, it’s about having a person in your corner who’s been through what you’re going through – not someone who’s just been trained in coaching. They’re coming at it armed with knowledge gained from experience.

It’s important to have that person who isn’t your line manager or someone within your organisation because being a leader can be quite a lonely experience. Not having someone to talk to can take its toll and be isolating, from a mentee’s point of view, there are so many benefits to speeding up your learning – often it actually ends up that you learn from your mentor’s mistakes.

What are some of the wider benefits to the sector?

Being in this industry you have to behave as a leader not just within your business but for the entire utilities sector, if there’s an opportunity to help other people across the industry to ensure the sector gets better as a whole, then you should take it.

If we can raise the standards within the industry and better the experience that our customers have – that’s got to be our aim to improve the environment that everyone works in. With schemes like this, together we can create future leaders of the utilities sector.

If you’d like to find out more about Future Leaders- The Utilities Mentoring Network, you can check out our website, LinkedIn page or contact Katie Stevenson directly to enquire about joining.

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Maintenance Technician – Permanent Opportunity – £40k

Job Reference: 2681_1574624572

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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

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    Permanent

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Job Reference: 2491_1573891644

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Job Reference: 2669_1573822237

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Added 13 Nov 2019

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 2668_1573661288

  • Location

    Horley, England

  • Money

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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 £45,000 + benefits ​Key Skills: ESSENTIAL SKILLS Background in business process analysis […]

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