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Senior Commercial Analyst

Job Reference: 2926_1606923400

  • Location

    Guildford, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Commercial Analyst Do you have strong analytical skills and are a whiz on Excel, good experience in the Gas & Power Market and are looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Commercial Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look […]

Added 2 days ago

Debt Manager

Job Reference: 2934_1606841988

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Debt Manager Do you have strong experience in Collections and Recoveries and are looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Debt Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Debt Manager – What will you do: Developing the Collections and […]

Added 2 days ago

Collections Team Manager

Job Reference: 2933_1606831778

  • Location

    Coventry, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

COLLECTIONS TEAM MANAGER – WEST MIDLANDS A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a Collections Team Manager to join a rapidly expanding company in the West Midlands area on a permanent basis. The successful Team Manager will play a key “hands-on” part of the Operations team to help manage the Customer Journey, helping create and […]

Added 25 Nov 2020

Resource Planning Manager

Job Reference: 2893_1606303346

  • 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 25 Nov 2020

SMART Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2896_1606301952

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 48000 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 25 Nov 2020

Gas Settlements Analyst

Job Reference: 2932_1606297646

  • Location

    Gloucester, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 26000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Gas Settlements Analyst We’re working with an exciting client in the renewable energy space who are looking for a Settlements Analyst to join their team, bringing knowledge of Gas processes. If you have any experience of Gas and Settlements processes within the UK, this could be a great role for you! Gas Settlements Analyst – […]

Added 24 Nov 2020

Data Architect

Job Reference: 2908_1606221834

  • 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 […]

Added 24 Nov 2020

Control Room Operator – Contract

Job Reference: 2830_1606215218

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £17 - 17 per hour

  • Contract

    Contract

Control Room Operator – Contract A major business are searching for a Control Room Operator to join them on an initial 6 month basis. Are you a Control Room Operator: Experience working in a similar Control Room environment Strong IT skills – You will be using a number of systems within the role so IT […]

Added 20 Nov 2020

Senior Customer Experience Manager

Job Reference: 2930_1605875195

  • Location

    South West England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Customer Experience Manager Do you have a strong background in customer engagement/experience? Are you able to think innovatively, and lead on CX strategy? Consult Energy are working with a forward-thinking client looking for a Senior Customer Experience Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Customer Experience Manager – […]

Added 18 Nov 2020

Water Planning Technician – Contract

Job Reference: 2830_1605697055

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £17 - 17 per hour

  • Contract

    Contract

Water Planning Technician – Contract A major business are searching for a Water Planning Technician to join them on an initial 6 month basis. Are you a Network Technician: Experience or interest in the Water/Utilities industries Strong IT skills – You will be using a number of systems within the role so IT skills are […]

Added 17 Nov 2020

Portfolio Manager

Job Reference: 2926_1605632929

  • Location

    Surrey

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Portfolio Manager Do you have strong analytical skills and are a whiz on Excel, good experience in the Gas & Power Market and are looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Portfolio Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 17 Nov 2020

Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1605625363

  • 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 13 Nov 2020

B2B Regulation Manager (Contract + Remote)

Job Reference: 2923_1605261161

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £1 - 2 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

B2B Regulation Manager (Remote + Contract) Do you have strong experience in license conditions and wider regulatory obligations within the B2B energy retail supply sector and are available for a contract role? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a B2B Regulation Manager to join them on an interim basis. Interested? Have […]

Added 12 Nov 2020

Gross Margin Manager

Job Reference: 2922_1605202109

  • Location

    Warwick, England

  • Money

    £46000 - 58000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Gross Margin Manager Do you have a full accountancy qualification? Have you had experience working for a Utilities supply business? Are you looking to take the next step in your financial career? Consult Energy are working with a forward-thinking client looking for a Gross Margin Manager to join their team. Have a look at the […]

Added 11 Nov 2020

Metering and Settlements Analyst

Job Reference: 2916_1605113245

  • Location

    West Midlands

  • Money

    £23000 - 26000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Metering and Settlements Analyst Do you have strong understanding of Settlements and Metering processes in the UK Energy sector? Are you able to problem solve, think innovatively, and work with excellent attention to detail? Consult Energy are working with a forward-thinking client looking for a Metering and Settlements Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have […]

Added 11 Nov 2020

BI Developer

Job Reference: 2920_1605110395

  • Location

    Preston, England

  • Money

    £38000 - 46000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BI Developer Do you have strong Power BI experience? Do you have experience manipulating, interpreting and presenting large complex data sets? Consult Energy are working with a growing client looking for a BI Developer to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! BI Developer – What will you do: Manage large, complex […]

Added 11 Nov 2020

Junior Quantity Surveyor

Job Reference: 2921_1605100817

  • Location

    Coventry, England

  • Money

    £110 - 110 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Junior Quantity Surveyor Do you have experience working as a Junior or Assistant Quantity Surveyor and are looking for the next step in your career? Do you also have an analytical mindset with excellent budget management skills? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Junior Quantity Surveyor to join their team. […]

Added 11 Nov 2020

Commercial Analyst

Job Reference: 2873_1605083891

  • Location

    Leeds, England

  • Money

    £22000 - 27000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Commercial Analyst – Leeds We are currently recruiting for a talented Commercial 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 – Entry level SQL skills – Ability to work in a fast paced […]

Added 10 Nov 2020

Key Account Manager

Job Reference: 2919_1605027946

  • Location

    Remote

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Key Account Manager Do you have strong technical understanding around energy supply and settlements and are looking for the next step in your career? Are you able to build and maintain successful working relationships within the sector? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Key Account Manager to join their team. […]

Added 06 Nov 2020

Process Improvement Analyst

Job Reference: 2917_1604683389

  • Location

    Tadworth, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Pricing Process Improvement Analyst Do you thrive on problem solving, process improvement and utilising analytics skills to get the best out of data? We’re working with a distinguished client who is looking for a process improvement analyst to join their growing team. You’ll need to have strong technical skills, including SQL and Excel, as well […]

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Candidates vs Applicants

The Applicants vs Suitable Candidates Debate

By Consult Energy
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“We’ve had 100’s of applications so we’re inundated with candidates.”

Whether you are a candidate, recruitment consultant or hiring manager, you’ve inevitably heard this over the last few months. There’s a notion that this will inevitably lead to better quality hires, but this isn’t necessarily the case, as how many of these applications are actually suitable candidates?

In our experience a huge increase in applicants makes it much harder to find the correct hire. Think of the “decision fatigue” you experience in a restaurant when they have 3 pages of mains to choose from or when someone has 479 Tinder matches, does it make it easier to find a partner?

You don’t need us to tell you how the pandemic has shaken up the recruitment space, if you’re hiring or looking for a job right now – you’ll definitely have noticed it for yourself. Thanks to mass redundancies and businesses closing their doors for good, the market has never been more candidate-heavy. You would think that would be music to a hiring manager’s ears, but here’s why it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

More isn’t better

Some interesting research from the job board Indeed highlights a few trends that may go against what you would expect. Despite the increase in working from home opportunities and businesses hiring remote teams, it isn’t quite hitting the mark as jobseeker search habits are showing up some interesting behaviour.

Indeed has seen the amount of people searching for jobs without using any keywords for skills or job titles rise to over a third of all searches from March – August 2020. Instead, applicants are focusing on geographical searches. In other words, skill level, seniority, salary and cultural fit aren’t getting a look in when it comes to applying for jobs – and you can’t blame them.

What’s driving these searches is fear and confusion, and that isn’t going away any time soon. So us recruiters and direct hirers need to learn to adapt to this high volume of applicants. What this means, aside from the obvious increased time needed for sifting through applications, is that the screening process is more important than ever.

Don’t forget the candidate journey

It’s also pertinent to say that right now the candidate journey is as important as it’s ever been. The way applicants are treated in the tough times will be remembered for years to come.

So don’t neglect your candidate journey and employer branding, even though you may feel like you have pick of the bunch right now – it could come back to bite you if you leave applicants with a bad impression of you.

There is still no reason for longer than usual hiring processes or for not providing any feedback on interviews, just because there’s plenty of people out there looking for work!

If an individual isn’t right for a job now it doesn’t mean they won’t be right for a role in the future, so leave a positive impact on them so they want to apply again when they have more experience.

Screen, screen and screen some more

The result of the changing searching habits highlighted by the Indeed data seems to suggest that some applicants, given the current environment, are applying to some positions simply to secure any role, rather than the right role.

Therefore getting to the bottom of someone’s wants and needs from a new role (independent of a role they may have applied for) is crucial in order to not end up in a position where, as more confidence returns to the market, these hires don’t then find themselves looking for work again.

Which would leave you to go through the process of having to find another hire and with the average hiring process costing around the £30k mark, this is a scenario best avoided.

Of course, we need to be sympathetic to how some people are desperate for work but we also need to be honest, consultative and give advice on how people can maximise their chances of securing a new job, including not just applying to any role in a certain location.

Given the nature of the utilities sector we’ve certainly seen plenty of positivity and job activity over the last few months (in fact we’re still hiring for our own teams!) but we can’t take our eye off the ball in establishing those key questions such as what someone’s ideal role, reason for leaving, and most important factors and aspirations are, when looking for their next career move.

Whether you’re an external recruiter or work in-house it’s essential now, more than ever, to ensure those hires are the right ones!

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the amount of applicants filling your inbox and need a hand with screening or even an outside view on your recruitment strategy through the pandemic – Consult Energy are specialists in energy and utilities recruitment and would love to help. Get in touch with me, Joseph Hewitt, to discuss your vacancy and we can take it from there.

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Senior Commercial Analyst

Job Reference: 2926_1606923400

  • Location

    Guildford, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Commercial Analyst Do you have strong analytical skills and are a whiz on Excel, good experience in the Gas & Power Market and are looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Senior Commercial Analyst to join their team. Interested? Have a look […]

Added 2 days ago

Debt Manager

Job Reference: 2934_1606841988

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Debt Manager Do you have strong experience in Collections and Recoveries and are looking for your next career step? We are working with an exciting client looking for a full time Debt Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Debt Manager – What will you do: Developing the Collections and […]

Added 2 days ago

Collections Team Manager

Job Reference: 2933_1606831778

  • Location

    Coventry, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

COLLECTIONS TEAM MANAGER – WEST MIDLANDS A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a Collections Team Manager to join a rapidly expanding company in the West Midlands area on a permanent basis. The successful Team Manager will play a key “hands-on” part of the Operations team to help manage the Customer Journey, helping create and […]

Added 25 Nov 2020

Resource Planning Manager

Job Reference: 2893_1606303346

  • 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 25 Nov 2020

SMART Metering Analyst

Job Reference: 2896_1606301952

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 48000 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 25 Nov 2020

Gas Settlements Analyst

Job Reference: 2932_1606297646

  • Location

    Gloucester, England

  • Money

    £24000 - 26000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Gas Settlements Analyst We’re working with an exciting client in the renewable energy space who are looking for a Settlements Analyst to join their team, bringing knowledge of Gas processes. If you have any experience of Gas and Settlements processes within the UK, this could be a great role for you! Gas Settlements Analyst – […]

Added 24 Nov 2020

Data Architect

Job Reference: 2908_1606221834

  • 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 […]

Added 24 Nov 2020

Control Room Operator – Contract

Job Reference: 2830_1606215218

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £17 - 17 per hour

  • Contract

    Contract

Control Room Operator – Contract A major business are searching for a Control Room Operator to join them on an initial 6 month basis. Are you a Control Room Operator: Experience working in a similar Control Room environment Strong IT skills – You will be using a number of systems within the role so IT […]

Added 20 Nov 2020

Senior Customer Experience Manager

Job Reference: 2930_1605875195

  • Location

    South West England

  • Money

    £50000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Senior Customer Experience Manager Do you have a strong background in customer engagement/experience? Are you able to think innovatively, and lead on CX strategy? Consult Energy are working with a forward-thinking client looking for a Senior Customer Experience Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the below! Senior Customer Experience Manager – […]

Added 18 Nov 2020

Water Planning Technician – Contract

Job Reference: 2830_1605697055

  • Location

    Watford, England

  • Money

    £17 - 17 per hour

  • Contract

    Contract

Water Planning Technician – Contract A major business are searching for a Water Planning Technician to join them on an initial 6 month basis. Are you a Network Technician: Experience or interest in the Water/Utilities industries Strong IT skills – You will be using a number of systems within the role so IT skills are […]

Added 17 Nov 2020

Portfolio Manager

Job Reference: 2926_1605632929

  • Location

    Surrey

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Portfolio Manager Do you have strong analytical skills and are a whiz on Excel, good experience in the Gas & Power Market and are looking for the next step in your career? Consult Energy are working with an exciting client looking for a Portfolio Manager to join their team. Interested? Have a look at the […]

Added 17 Nov 2020

Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1605625363

  • 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: […]

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