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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! […]
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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 […]
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Job Reference: 2932_1606297646

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Job Reference: 2830_1606215218

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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 […]

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Job Reference: 2930_1605875195

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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 – […]

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Job Reference: 2830_1605697055

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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 […]

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Job Reference: 2926_1605632929

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    Surrey

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    £35000 - 40000 per annum

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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 […]

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Senior Energy Analyst

Job Reference: 2905_1605625363

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

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    £35000 - 40000 per annum

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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: […]

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B2B Regulation Manager (Contract + Remote)

Job Reference: 2923_1605261161

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    Birmingham, England

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    £1 - 2 per day

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    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 […]

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Gross Margin Manager

Job Reference: 2922_1605202109

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    Warwick, England

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    £46000 - 58000 per annum

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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 […]

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Metering and Settlements Analyst

Job Reference: 2916_1605113245

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    £23000 - 26000 per annum

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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 […]

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Job Reference: 2920_1605110395

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Junior Quantity Surveyor

Job Reference: 2921_1605100817

  • Location

    Coventry, England

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    £110 - 110 per day

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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. […]

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Job Reference: 2873_1605083891

  • Location

    Leeds, England

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Key Account Manager

Job Reference: 2919_1605027946

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  • Location

    Tadworth, England

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Junior Project Manager

Job Reference: 2886_1604597973

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    City of London, England

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Production Technician

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Gas Trading Analyst

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  • Location

    Solihull, England

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Gas Trading Analyst Do you have strong experience and knowledge around gas within the energy industry? We are working with an exciting client looking for a Gas Trading Analyst to join their team. They would be open to seeing a range of abilities/levels of experinece, so if you have any knowledge of gas in Energy, […]

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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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