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Added 4 days ago

Senior Change Manager

Job Reference: 2477_1566469036

  • Location

    Leatherhead, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SENIOR CHANGE MANAGER ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Change Manager 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: Senior Change Manager ​ Location: Surrey ​ Salary: Up to £55,000 + benefits […]

Added 5 days ago

Energy Manager

Job Reference: 2536_1566395005

  • Location

    Cambridge, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 55000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Energy Manager – Cambridgeshire We are currently searching for an experienced Energy Manager to join a client of ours in Cambridgeshire. This individual needs to be comfortable getting out and interacting with clients although prior consultancy work is not essential, just the right character! Essential Skills: – Strong relationship management skills – Experienced ensuring compliance […]

Added 5 days ago

Recruitment Consultant – Energy and Utilities

Job Reference: 2246_1566374977

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £19000 - 27000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Consult Energy are currently recruiting for a dynamic Recruitment Consultant to join our expanding team, in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. We have grown to be one of the UK’s leading energy and utilities recruiters and due to our continued success, we are now recruiting for an additional Recruitment Consultant to join our expanding […]

Added 16 Aug 2019

Recruitment Account Manager

Job Reference: 2246_1565944384

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Recruitment Account Manager Consult Energy are currently recruiting for a dynamic Recruitment Account Manager, to join our expanding office in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. Due to our continued success, we have become one of the UK’s leading Energy and Utilities recruitment specialists for both clients and candidates alike, and we recognise that our […]

Added 15 Aug 2019

Data Analyst

Job Reference: 2528_1565886472

  • Location

    Telford, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 38000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Analyst An excellent Data Analyst opportunity has arisen for an international service provider working across a variety of sectors. You will have a genuine passion for data, experience manipulating large volumes of data, and experience pulling together information from lots of different departments across a business. If this sounds like you, then please send […]

Added 15 Aug 2019

Project Manager

Job Reference: 2468_1565860607

  • Location

    Peebles, Scotland

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

PROJECT MANAGER ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join an exciting company in the utilities space. My client are looking to bring on an experienced Project Manager to help bolster an established change team. ​ Job Title: Project Manager ​ Location: Scottish Borders ​ Salary: Up to £50k (dependent on […]

Added 14 Aug 2019

Smart Metering Professional – Contract

Job Reference: 2526_1565773508

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Money

    £250 - 300 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Smart Metering Professional – Contract An established Energy business is searching for an experienced Smart Metering expert to join them on an initial 3-month basis. Looking for a Smart Metering Professional with: Extensive knowledge of SMETS1 & SMETS2 meters Previous experience of SMETS2 meter rollout Experience mentoring/managing a team Dealing with complex Stakeholders Role: A […]

Added 13 Aug 2019

Technical Project Manager – Contract

Job Reference: 2521_1565689108

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £300 - 450 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Technical Project Manager | Contract – North London A well-established Utilities business are searching for a highly skilled Technical Project Manager to join them on an initial 2-3month contract basis. Skills: Project Management skills: Stakeholder Management, change management, project planning, controlling project resource etc. 3 years’ Project Management experience Technical understanding of infrastructure and systems […]

Added 12 Aug 2019

Sales Manager

Job Reference: 2520_1565636427

  • Location

    Willenhall, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Sales Manager – West Midlands Job Type: Permanent Location: West Midlands Start Date: ASAP Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Manager to join a company based in the West Midlands on a permanent basis. The successful Sales Manager will play a key role by managing a team of […]

Added 09 Aug 2019

Agile Project Manager

Job Reference: 2517_1565357509

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £55000 - 65000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Agile Project Manager – Software A consultative Software Project Manager with experience of managing external clients and stakeholders is required to join an innovative, rapidly growing consultancy. The role offers massive industry exposure, personal development and a competitive package so if this sounds like you then see below! ESSENTIAL Skills: Strong background in Project Manager […]

Added 08 Aug 2019

Business Analyst | Contract – London

Job Reference: 0121_1565282800

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £300 - 400 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Business Analyst | Contract – London A leading Energy business is searching for a highly skilled Business Analyst to join them on an initial 3-month contract basis. Skills: Strong BA skills – requirements gathering, gap analysis, shaping workshops, business process design, analysis / as-is and to-be mapping and root cause analysis etc. 3 years’ Energy […]

Added 08 Aug 2019

Senior Policy Manager – 1 yr FTC

Job Reference: 2512_1565271452

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SENIOR POLICY MANAGER – 12 MONTH FTC Job Type: Fixed term contract Location: London Start Date: ASAP Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 A really exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Policy Manager to join a well-established company on a fixed term basis, whose work is integral in the energy space. The role offers a salary […]

Added 06 Aug 2019

Recruitment Consultant

Job Reference: 2246_1565089328

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 28000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Are you currently working in recruitment and looking for a change? Perhaps working long hours with little reward? Alternatively, maybe you have some sales experience and you are looking to join a company with offers unparalleled career development and progression? Here at Consult Energy, we are going through an exciting period of growth, and we […]

Added 05 Aug 2019

Project Manager

Job Reference: 2509_1565025209

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

PROJECT MANAGER ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join a well established company in the energy sector. My client are looking to bring on someone to help drive the delivery of IT and business change. ​ Job Title: Project Manager ​ Location: Bedfordshire ​ Salary: Up to £45k + benefits […]

Added 30 Jul 2019

Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Telesales

Job Reference: 2296_1564478393

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £18000 - 24000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Calling all sales professionals! It’s exciting times for us here at Consult Energy Recruitment, as we are on a mission to become the UK’s leading Energy and Utilities Specialist recruiter and we are well on track to achieving our dream. We pride ourselves on offering a niche and bespoke service to our clients, acting as […]

Added 29 Jul 2019

Customer Operations Manager

Job Reference: 2491_1564413403

  • Location

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Money

    £32000 - 37000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Customer Operations Manager – Edinburgh An innovative leading Energy company are currently hiring for a Customer Operations Manager to join their team as part of their ongoing recruitment drive. The successful candidate will optimise current processes and systems to ensure that customers are given the best level of service possible. Essential Skills/ experience: Experience in […]

Added 26 Jul 2019

Business Analyst

Job Reference: 1714_1564170833

  • Location

    Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 45000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Business Analyst – Milton Keynes A leading energy industry organisation is searching for a passionate Business Analyst to form part of its change function in Milton Keynes. The ideal candidate will be a confident outgoing character who is confident getting out into the business and engaging with stakeholders. Essential Skills/Experience Knowledge of multiple techniques used […]

Added 25 Jul 2019

Contracts Manager

Job Reference: 2486_1564069266

  • Location

    Manchester, M3 5AL, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Contracts Manager – Manchester Job Type: Permanent Location: Manchester Start Date: ASAP Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 + benefits A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a Contracts Manager to join a growing company that is aiming to deliver an innovative service to customers and create a positive environment for its own employees to operate in. […]

Added 23 Jul 2019

Head of Sales & Marketing

Job Reference: 2478_1563879364

  • Location

    Bournemouth, England

  • Money

    £50000 - 60000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Head of Sales & Marketing – Bournemouth Job Type: Permanent Location: Bournemouth Start Date: ASAP Salary: £50,000 – £60,000 A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a Head of Sales & Marketing to join a company based in Bournemouth on a permanent basis. The successful Head of Sales & Marketing will play a key role […]

Added 23 Jul 2019

Enterprise Architect (Flexible UK travel required)

Job Reference: 2416_1563874226

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £60000 - 75000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT (Client facing – flexible UK travel required) ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an aspiring Enterprise Architect to join a growing company whose work spans a wide range of sectors and involves collaboration with government, regulators and other third parties. My client are expanding their work in the digital transformation consulting space […]

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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: 2477_1566469036

  • Location

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  • Money

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  • Contract

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SENIOR CHANGE MANAGER ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Change Manager 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: Senior Change Manager ​ Location: Surrey ​ Salary: Up to £55,000 + benefits […]

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Energy Manager

Job Reference: 2536_1566395005

  • Location

    Cambridge, England

  • Money

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  • Contract

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Energy Manager – Cambridgeshire We are currently searching for an experienced Energy Manager to join a client of ours in Cambridgeshire. This individual needs to be comfortable getting out and interacting with clients although prior consultancy work is not essential, just the right character! Essential Skills: – Strong relationship management skills – Experienced ensuring compliance […]

Added 5 days ago

Recruitment Consultant – Energy and Utilities

Job Reference: 2246_1566374977

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £19000 - 27000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Consult Energy are currently recruiting for a dynamic Recruitment Consultant to join our expanding team, in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. We have grown to be one of the UK’s leading energy and utilities recruiters and due to our continued success, we are now recruiting for an additional Recruitment Consultant to join our expanding […]

Added 16 Aug 2019

Recruitment Account Manager

Job Reference: 2246_1565944384

  • Location

    Birmingham, England

  • Money

    £20000 - 25000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Recruitment Account Manager Consult Energy are currently recruiting for a dynamic Recruitment Account Manager, to join our expanding office in the heart of Birmingham City Centre. Due to our continued success, we have become one of the UK’s leading Energy and Utilities recruitment specialists for both clients and candidates alike, and we recognise that our […]

Added 15 Aug 2019

Data Analyst

Job Reference: 2528_1565886472

  • Location

    Telford, England

  • Money

    £30000 - 38000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Data Analyst An excellent Data Analyst opportunity has arisen for an international service provider working across a variety of sectors. You will have a genuine passion for data, experience manipulating large volumes of data, and experience pulling together information from lots of different departments across a business. If this sounds like you, then please send […]

Added 15 Aug 2019

Project Manager

Job Reference: 2468_1565860607

  • Location

    Peebles, Scotland

  • Money

    £40000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

PROJECT MANAGER ​ An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Manager to join an exciting company in the utilities space. My client are looking to bring on an experienced Project Manager to help bolster an established change team. ​ Job Title: Project Manager ​ Location: Scottish Borders ​ Salary: Up to £50k (dependent on […]

Added 14 Aug 2019

Smart Metering Professional – Contract

Job Reference: 2526_1565773508

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Money

    £250 - 300 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Smart Metering Professional – Contract An established Energy business is searching for an experienced Smart Metering expert to join them on an initial 3-month basis. Looking for a Smart Metering Professional with: Extensive knowledge of SMETS1 & SMETS2 meters Previous experience of SMETS2 meter rollout Experience mentoring/managing a team Dealing with complex Stakeholders Role: A […]

Added 13 Aug 2019

Technical Project Manager – Contract

Job Reference: 2521_1565689108

  • Location

    North London, England

  • Money

    £300 - 450 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Technical Project Manager | Contract – North London A well-established Utilities business are searching for a highly skilled Technical Project Manager to join them on an initial 2-3month contract basis. Skills: Project Management skills: Stakeholder Management, change management, project planning, controlling project resource etc. 3 years’ Project Management experience Technical understanding of infrastructure and systems […]

Added 12 Aug 2019

Sales Manager

Job Reference: 2520_1565636427

  • Location

    Willenhall, England

  • Money

    £35000 - 40000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Sales Manager – West Midlands Job Type: Permanent Location: West Midlands Start Date: ASAP Salary: £35,000 – £40,000 A really exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Manager to join a company based in the West Midlands on a permanent basis. The successful Sales Manager will play a key role by managing a team of […]

Added 09 Aug 2019

Agile Project Manager

Job Reference: 2517_1565357509

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £55000 - 65000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

Agile Project Manager – Software A consultative Software Project Manager with experience of managing external clients and stakeholders is required to join an innovative, rapidly growing consultancy. The role offers massive industry exposure, personal development and a competitive package so if this sounds like you then see below! ESSENTIAL Skills: Strong background in Project Manager […]

Added 08 Aug 2019

Business Analyst | Contract – London

Job Reference: 0121_1565282800

  • Location

    London, England

  • Money

    £300 - 400 per day

  • Contract

    Contract

Business Analyst | Contract – London A leading Energy business is searching for a highly skilled Business Analyst to join them on an initial 3-month contract basis. Skills: Strong BA skills – requirements gathering, gap analysis, shaping workshops, business process design, analysis / as-is and to-be mapping and root cause analysis etc. 3 years’ Energy […]

Added 08 Aug 2019

Senior Policy Manager – 1 yr FTC

Job Reference: 2512_1565271452

  • Location

    City of London, England

  • Money

    £45000 - 50000 per annum

  • Contract

    Permanent

SENIOR POLICY MANAGER – 12 MONTH FTC Job Type: Fixed term contract Location: London Start Date: ASAP Salary: £45,000 – £50,000 A really exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Policy Manager to join a well-established company on a fixed term basis, whose work is integral in the energy space. The role offers a salary […]

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