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Market Analyst

Job Reference: 2800_1591269554

  • Location

    Eastleigh, England

  • Money

    £27000 - 34000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Market Analyst I’m working with an industry leading company that are looking for an accomplished Analyst to join their Change team, and lead on various projects to analyse key data, create reports, and make recommendations that will lead to fundamental changes to industry processes. As a Senior Analyst in the team you’ll have the opportunity […]

Added 3 days ago

Senior Project Manager | CRM

Job Reference: 2826_1591186948

  • Location

    Solihull, England

  • Money

    £350 - 400 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Senior Project Manager | CRM

Added 28 May 2020

Billing / Metering Operations Analyst

Job Reference: 2821_1590667063

  • Location

    Mitcham, England

  • Money

    £26000 - 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 […]

Added 28 May 2020

Energy Specialist – Customer Care

Job Reference: 2822_1590666786

  • 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 25 May 2020

Senior Contracts Manager ~£70k – North London

Job Reference: 2820_1590411218

  • Location

    London North London, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Job Title: Senior Contracts Manager Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 per annum (DOE) Location: North London A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Contracts Manager to join a very well-established and dynamic Utilities company based in North London. You will need to have a good understanding of the UK energy market including supplier license conditions […]

Added 28 Apr 2020

EV Business Development Manager

Job Reference: 2813_1588078137

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £75000 - 85000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

EV BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Job Type: PermanentLocation: London OR Midlands based ideally – travel requiredStart Date: ASAPSalary: £75,000 – £85,000 A really exciting opportunity has arisen for an EV Business Development Manager to join a growing company with a well established presence in the industry. The role offers a salary of up to £85,000 and […]

Added 12 Mar 2020

Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: 2296_1584002340

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 27000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Our Company: Consult Energy Recruitment are specialist recruiters for the energy and utility sector, and our ethos focuses on providing the best possible service to both our clients and candidates alike. We have experienced an exciting period of growth over the last 12 months, and we are well on our way to become the UK’s […]

Added 10 Mar 2020

Market Analyst

Job Reference: 2800_1583842754

  • Location

    Eastleigh, England

  • Money

    £27000 - 34000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Market Analyst I’m working with an industry leading company that are looking for an accomplished Analyst to join their Change team, and lead on various projects to analyse key data, create reports, and make recommendations that will lead to fundamental changes to industry processes. As a Senior Analyst in the team you’ll have the opportunity […]

Added 06 Mar 2020

Digital Marketing Executive

Job Reference: 2799_1583490358

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Digital Marketing Executive Birmingham £35,000 – £40,000 Consut Energy are currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing Executive to be based in Birmingham for a client of ours, who are a global organisation within the Energy Sector. The Digital Marketing Executive will be responsible for owning and managing the online presence of the business through social […]

Added 05 Mar 2020

Project Manager (SMART)

Job Reference: 2765_1583396479

  • Location

    Barnet, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Project Manager (SMART) We are currently searching for an industry experienced Project Manager to lead on some key industry projects, not limited to SMART, in what will be a fast-paced environment. Essential Skills/Experience Experienced project manager able to work well with stakeholders Strong understanding of the SMART space, SMETS2 ideal Ability to work with third […]

Added 26 Feb 2020

Head of Energy Solutions

Job Reference: 2781_1582706256

  • Location

    Blackpool, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Energy Solutions – Lancashire We are currently searching for someone with a good blend of technical and commercial understanding to lead a team of engineers delivering more energy efficient and sustainable solutions to clients. Job Type: PermanentLocation: LancashireStart Date: ASAPSalary: £70,000 OTE Essential skills: Highly knowledgeable around new technology within energy efficiency/sustainability Strong […]

Added 21 Feb 2020

1st Line Support – Team Lead

Job Reference: 2785_1582294642

  • Location

    Basingstoke, England

  • Money

    £100 - 120 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

1st Line Team Lead – Basingstoke A major business with a global presence are seeking a high calibre IT Support Engineer to join them on a contract basis. Skills: – Prior experience as an IT Support/1st Line Support professional keen to work within an exciting team on large scale projects – Imaging and Re-Imaging experience […]

Added 19 Feb 2020

Telesales Manager

Job Reference: 2782_1582124032

  • Location

    Blackpool, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 35000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Telesales Manager – Lancashire We are currently searching for an experienced leader who can come in and motivate a sales team day to day and also identify opportunities for process improvements. With plans for growth this individual will also be responsible for growing the team over the coming months. Job Type: PermanentLocation: LancashireStart Date: ASAPSalary: […]

Added 14 Feb 2020

Junior Developer

Job Reference: 2776_1581684147

  • Location

    Redditch, England

  • Money

    £25000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Title: Junior Developer Salary: £25,000 – £30,000 Location: South Birmingham Consult Technology are currently working with an exciting transport data and design organization who have a fantastic reputation for a Junior Developer to join their team in South Birmingham on a permanent basis. The successful candidate will be responsible for the front-end development across various […]

Added 13 Feb 2020

Level 2 Support Engineer – Inside IR35

Job Reference: 2775_1581597306

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £100 - 120 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

IT Desktop Support Engineer

Added 13 Feb 2020

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 2668_1581585608

  • 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: £40,000 – 50,000 + benefits ​Key Skills: ESSENTIAL SKILLS Background in business process analysis […]

Added 12 Feb 2020

Technology Director

Job Reference: 2772_1581513860

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £120000 - 130000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Technology Director – London We are currently searching for an experienced technologist with a background in the utility sector (or similar) to deliver industry leading platforms. The role will oversee the delivery of a project portfolio covering a number of key systems and infrastructure while reporting directly into the CEO. Essential skills: Experienced working in […]

Added 12 Feb 2020

Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: 2696_1581501500

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 32000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Our Company: Consult Energy Recruitment are specialist recruiters for the energy and utility sector, and our ethos focuses on providing the best possible service to both our clients and candidates alike. We have experienced an exciting period of growth over the last 12 months, and we are well on our way to become the UK’s […]

Added 11 Feb 2020

Senior Planning Manager

Job Reference: 2768_1581444327

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SENIOR PLANNING MANAGER – WEST MIDLANDS Job Type: Permanent Location: West Midlands Start Date: ASAP Salary: £45,000 – £55,000 + benefits An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Planning Manager to join an established company looking to introduce more maturity into their resource planning function. The role offers a salary of up to £55,000 […]

Added 11 Feb 2020

Head of Resource Planning

Job Reference: 2767_1581438729

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £65000 - 80000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

HEAD OF RESOURCE PLANNING – WEST MIDLANDS Job Type: Permanent Location: West Midlands Start Date: ASAP Salary: £65,000 – £80,000 + benefits An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Planning to join an established company looking to introduce more maturity into their resource planning function. The role offers a salary of up […]

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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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Job Reference: 2822_1590666786

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Added 25 May 2020

Senior Contracts Manager ~£70k – North London

Job Reference: 2820_1590411218

  • Location

    London North London, England

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Job Title: Senior Contracts Manager Salary: £60,000 – £70,000 per annum (DOE) Location: North London A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Contracts Manager to join a very well-established and dynamic Utilities company based in North London. You will need to have a good understanding of the UK energy market including supplier license conditions […]

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EV Business Development Manager

Job Reference: 2813_1588078137

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

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  • Contract

    Permanent

EV BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Job Type: PermanentLocation: London OR Midlands based ideally – travel requiredStart Date: ASAPSalary: £75,000 – £85,000 A really exciting opportunity has arisen for an EV Business Development Manager to join a growing company with a well established presence in the industry. The role offers a salary of up to £85,000 and […]

Added 12 Mar 2020

Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: 2296_1584002340

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 27000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Our Company: Consult Energy Recruitment are specialist recruiters for the energy and utility sector, and our ethos focuses on providing the best possible service to both our clients and candidates alike. We have experienced an exciting period of growth over the last 12 months, and we are well on our way to become the UK’s […]

Added 10 Mar 2020

Market Analyst

Job Reference: 2800_1583842754

  • Location

    Eastleigh, England

  • Money

    £27000 - 34000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Market Analyst I’m working with an industry leading company that are looking for an accomplished Analyst to join their Change team, and lead on various projects to analyse key data, create reports, and make recommendations that will lead to fundamental changes to industry processes. As a Senior Analyst in the team you’ll have the opportunity […]

Added 06 Mar 2020

Digital Marketing Executive

Job Reference: 2799_1583490358

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Digital Marketing Executive Birmingham £35,000 – £40,000 Consut Energy are currently recruiting for a Digital Marketing Executive to be based in Birmingham for a client of ours, who are a global organisation within the Energy Sector. The Digital Marketing Executive will be responsible for owning and managing the online presence of the business through social […]

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Project Manager (SMART)

Job Reference: 2765_1583396479

  • Location

    Barnet, England

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  • Contract

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Project Manager (SMART) We are currently searching for an industry experienced Project Manager to lead on some key industry projects, not limited to SMART, in what will be a fast-paced environment. Essential Skills/Experience Experienced project manager able to work well with stakeholders Strong understanding of the SMART space, SMETS2 ideal Ability to work with third […]

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Head of Energy Solutions

Job Reference: 2781_1582706256

  • Location

    Blackpool, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Energy Solutions – Lancashire We are currently searching for someone with a good blend of technical and commercial understanding to lead a team of engineers delivering more energy efficient and sustainable solutions to clients. Job Type: PermanentLocation: LancashireStart Date: ASAPSalary: £70,000 OTE Essential skills: Highly knowledgeable around new technology within energy efficiency/sustainability Strong […]

Added 21 Feb 2020

1st Line Support – Team Lead

Job Reference: 2785_1582294642

  • Location

    Basingstoke, England

  • Money

    £100 - 120 per day

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    Contract

1st Line Team Lead – Basingstoke A major business with a global presence are seeking a high calibre IT Support Engineer to join them on a contract basis. Skills: – Prior experience as an IT Support/1st Line Support professional keen to work within an exciting team on large scale projects – Imaging and Re-Imaging experience […]

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