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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

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Added 24 Oct 2019

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

Added 11 Oct 2019

Windows 10 Rollout – Newcastle

Job Reference: 2612_1570750056

  • Location

    Newcastle upon Tyne, England

  • Money

    £100 - 120 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Windows 10 Rollout | Newcastle

Added 10 Oct 2019

Windows 10 Rollout | Cambridge

Job Reference: 2611_1570746429

  • Location

    Cambridge, England

  • Money

    £100 - 120 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Windows 10 Rollout | Cambridge

Added 10 Oct 2019

2nd Line Desktop Support | Contract | Swindon

Job Reference: SWD2L_1570745698

  • Location

    Swindon, England

  • Money

    €120 - 140 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

2nd Line Desktop Support | Contract | Swindon

Added 10 Oct 2019

Commercial Energy Consultant

Job Reference: 2609_1570715136

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Consultant – Milton Keynes A leading energy industry organisation are searching for an industry Energy Consultant to form part of its operations team. Essential Skills/Experience Experience of ESOS, GHG, RHI, DECs, EPCs, Energy Audits, ISO9001 and ISO14001 Understanding of strategy for energy policy within a large organisation Previously worked as an Energy Manager/Consultant 3+ […]

Added 09 Oct 2019

Customer Success Co-ordinator

Job Reference: 2608_1570639370

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £28000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Success Coordinator – Nottingham A leading energy industry organisation are searching for an industry Customer Success Coordinator to form part of its operations team. Essential Skills/Experience To assist in scheduling work items for the customer success team internally and ensure tasks are spread across the team and in line with stakeholder and customer expectations […]

Added 09 Oct 2019

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 2607_1570638766

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Business Analyst – Milton Keynes A leading energy industry organisation are searching for an industry experienced Business Analyst. This requires you to interact with business stakeholders and subject matter experts to understand their problems and needs. Your responsibility is to gather, document, analyse and communicate these business requirements to ensure that their interpretation during product […]

Added 09 Oct 2019

Standards and Policy Manager (Electricity)

Job Reference: 2604_1570638541

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

STANDARDS AND POLICY MANAGER (Electricity) An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Standards and Regulation Manager to help lead the policy function within a well-established company in the utilities sector. The role offers a competitive package as well as the opportunity to lead on industry specific issues. Job Type: PermanentLocation: London Start Date: ASAPSalary: £40,000 […]

Added 09 Oct 2019

Revenue & Settlement Manager

Job Reference: 2605_1570635364

  • Location

    Reading, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 70000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Revenue & Settlement Manager – Reading A major utility company are looking for a Revenue & Settlement Manager to improve forecasting capabilities and maintain financial controls for the business. Essential Skills/ Experience: Experience working in the Utility sector (Electricity, Gas, Telecoms etc) Strong background in revenue reporting, budgeting and forecasting Analytically minded able to build […]

Added 09 Oct 2019

Partner Performance Manager

Job Reference: 2606_1570635048

  • Location

    Reading, England

  • Money

    £55000 - 65000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Partner Performance Manager – Reading A major utility company are looking for a Partner Performance Manager to manage relationships with key business partners and ensure performance levels are kept in line with business expectations. Essential Skills/ Experience: Experience working in the Utility sector (Electricity, Gas, Telecoms etc) Ability to manage contracts and deliver deep insight […]

Added 09 Oct 2019

Desktop Support / 2nd Line – contract

Job Reference: 2602_1570615679

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £100 - 120 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Desktop Support / 2nd Line - contract

Added 08 Oct 2019

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 2598_1570532205

  • Location

    Stoke on Trent, England

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

BUSINESS ANALYST – Staffordshire An experienced Business Analyst is required to join one of my established Utility industry clients on a permanent basis. They need at least one experienced Business Analyst to join the team to help with business growth and also to help with re-engineering and documenting various business processes. ESSENTIAL SKILLS Strong experience […]

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Consult Energy Hiring A Contractor

The Benefits of Hiring a Contractor

By Consult Energy
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While hiring contractors has become increasingly popular in the energy and utilities market over the years, some organisations are still hesitant to welcome an interim worker on board. As a recruiter within the contract space I hear the same concerns all the time – from whether they’ll embed properly into your company culture, to concerns over a contractor costing you more – I can appreciate there’s a lot to think about before taking the plunge into the interim resource pool.

Hiring a contractor can enrich your business and augment your existing team in a way that brings out the best in your organisation. I know the contract market pretty well and wanted to quell your contractor concerns once and for all, so having spoken to a few of my clients who regularly use interim employees to meet their business goals, I’ve put together the below list of tried and tested benefits to hiring a contractor for your energy or utilities organisation.

Flexibility

Taking on a full time member of staff is a huge commitment, hiring a contractor can almost be a way of seeing whether there really is a business need for the role in question before bringing on another permanent member of your team. You could even offer your contractor a permanent role if you find you’re really pleased with them, in fact this is something that happens quite a lot.

Not to mention that having a contractor on board means you’re getting on the spot resource for a particular gap in your organisation, and what’s more, because their role is so focused they are unlikely to be pulled into tasks outside of their role description – meaning your projects get completed quicker.

Also, if for whatever reason things don’t work out with a contractor, most of them will only have a 1-2 week notice period giving you much less commitment if things change on a piece of work/with your business in general.

Broader Market Experience

Another serious pro to hiring a contractor is that you get to tap into their breadth of knowledge. As they’re likely to have first-hand experience of how a multitude of companies in your industry work, perhaps even including your competitors, you can rely on them to breathe new life into your business and your ways of working.

Embedding a contractor into your business means you can stay ahead of the curve on trends in your industry as their experience within many other business types and or industries provides a new perspective making sure the organisation avoids group thinking.

The Cost Factor

It’s a very common misconception that hiring a contractor will cost your business an arm and a leg, when in fact contractors can often work out to be cheaper in the long run for some projects. When hiring a permanent employee, you’ve committed to paying them the agreed salary no matter what happens within your business – with a contractor, you’re able to negotiate contract length based on the level of work that needs to be completed.

While it’s true that contractors cost significantly more per day, when you stack that up against the annual salary of a permanent employee plus holidays, sick pay and other benefits that contractors are typically not privy to – you’re not really talking a huge jump.

Specialised Skill Sets

Many companies simply haven’t had the exposure to new disruptive technologies like Blockchain, IoT and cyber security yet. A contractor is more likely to have gained experience in these new areas due to the transient nature of the contractor lifestyle.

Sometimes you just need a fast tactical deployment of specific skills to meet an immediate business need, like using a locksmith if you lose your key!
You can also work with a contractor as a means of training out specific specialist skills to your wider business. These highly sought after skills can be transferred into the business through mentoring which is no extra cost to the business as you pay for the contractor’s time regardless.

An Impartial Voice

Another benefit to using a contractor which you may not have considered is the fact that they are impervious to internal history and office politics, in a way they are a clean slate. Not only does this mean they get total delivery focus but this also gives the ability to constructively challenge existing thinking without any pre conceived ideas when needed.

Hiring a contractor can rock the boat for sure, but sometimes the boat needs to be rocked for positive changes in the business to be pushed through. Your contractor not being exactly like your existing team may not always be such a bad thing.

If I’ve managed to make your mind up on hiring a contractor for your energy or utilities business and you’d like to set the wheels in motion – don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, Ed Jacob, on the below details, and we can talk about finding the right contractor for you.

Ed Jacob | Contract Recruitment Specialist for Consult Energy
e.jacob@consult-energy.co.uk | 0121 633 3030 | 07397 384 085

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Job Reference: 2661_1573139698

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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 […]

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Systems Developer

Job Reference: 2629_1571932247

  • Location

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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

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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

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  • Money

    £27000 - 30000 per annum

  • Contract

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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

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Job Reference: 2614_1570887378

  • Location

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  • Money

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Job Reference: 2612_1570750056

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