The Energy Recruiter
Spencer Ogden is a new and innovative, As the energy sector is currently undergoing
specialist energy recruitment company. a rapid period of change, it is experiencing a
shortage in the skills needed to accommodate
With extensive knowledge and experience in a wide variety of ambitious projects. The quickly
each sector of the energy market, we represent changing energy landscape means that there
energy professionals at all levels and recruit for is a transition period in which governments and
clients both nationally and internationally in the industry must address the adaption of new skills
sectors of: and technology needed. At Spencer Ogden, our
experienced and forward-thinking consultants
• Oil & Gas approach this issue by thinking ‘outside the box’
• Nuclear and working together across sectors in order to
• Renewables facilitate the changing needs of our clients and
Energy recruiting is Spencer Ogden’s sole
focus. By joining the dots of all major energy Spencer Ogden works in partnership with our
sectors and providing dedicated service, skills UK and International client base which includes
and expertise as one recruitment company energy & utility providers, manufacturers,
we create opportunity for both clients and developers, research institutes, consultancies
candidates. We strive to deliver the best quality and international government bodies within the
of service to both candidates and clients by energy sector.
investing in the best - people, services and
infrastructure, systems and training. Spencer Ogden offers a complete recruitment
solution encompassing permanent and contract
contingent services. We offer the highest
level of service for clients across the following
The Government wants the country to sectors:
generate 30% of its energy from renewable
sources by 2020. Currently we get 4% • Oil
of our energy from those sources. It also • Gas
wants to see the proportion of energy we • Nuclear
get from nuclear rising from 15% to 25%. • Wind Offshore and Onshore
All that is going to require a huge amount of • Solar
investment. We expect to see £200 billion • Geothermal
of investment poured into the renewable • Biomass
energy sector alone in the next decade. • Waste Energy
• Carbon Capture
Spencer Ogden has a The natural gas industry
dynamic team of continues to be an
specialist oil and gas increasingly vital part
recruitment consultants, of the energy mix, as a
with a combined cheaper, and cleaner
experience of over 20 source of energy than
years, providing other fossil fuels. It
recruitment solutions currently provides
across the upstream and downstream sectors, approximately 20 to 25% of global energy
globally. Our extended database is developed needs and consumption is growing at a rate
through strong, long held relationships of 1.6 percent per year to meet demand. New
throughout the industry and through the technologies are opening the door to even more
extended network of Spencer Ogden offices, sources of supply and these advancements will
in the key market centres of Aberdeen and ensure that the industry sees continued growth
London. Our multi-national presence provides and plentifulcareer opportunities.
access to a global talent pool through which
we are able to move skilled labour between
projects and countries, as well as provide a
number of value added services to make these
moves easier for both client and candidate.
The global downturn had an adverse effect
on the energy industry as a whole, but there
has been a recent recovery in the oil price. This
recovery has allowed investors to evaluate
the market and subsequently the resurgence
in pan European and global project activity
has spelt an upturn in the demand for highly
qualified Onshore, Offshore, Surface, Subsea
and Subsurface Oil and Gas specialists.
At Spencer Ogden our Nuclear power began in the 1950’s and has
search expertise, since grown to become a vital part of the global
comprehensive industry energy mix, with 436 commercial nuclear power
knowledge and reactors operating in some 30 countries, and
experience, help our providing 16 per cent of the world’s energy
consultants to deliver needs. The quest to replace dependency
consistently exceptional on fossil fuels with affordable, dependable,
recruiting results within low carbon electricity has only increased the
the Nuclear sector. We deliver individuals importance of the nuclear energy sector. There
across all industry activities within the are a further 30 plants under construction and
nuclear field for a number of clients including 90 reactor sites firmly planned worldwide.
independent power companies, international The nuclear power sector in the UK is entering
utility companies, consultancies, equipment into a period of transition; the 19 reactor sites
manufacturers and contractors. We are currently operating within the country provide
continuously recruiting technical specialists 15 per cent of energy needs and of these, all
from multiple engineering capacities, through to but one are scheduled to reach the end of their
senior level international project management life cycle by 2023. In order to fill the oncoming
officers. energy gap, the Department of Energy and
Climate Change have announced 10 potential
sites across the UK with the first expected to
come online for 2017.
The renewable energy sector is at the forefront Energy Sources in 2010
of the world’s attention as governments around
the globe seek to curb their carbon emissions
and ease dependency on imported fossil fuels.
Total investment in the sector reached £85
billion last year, a number that far outpaces any
other sector including IT and biotech.
Jobs in the renewable energy sector have
experienced what could only be described as
three years of explosive growth. It is estimated
that the industry currently employs 2.3
million, and this number is expected to grow
exponentially as governments continue to push
growth in the sector and look to invest a further
£200 billion. Energy Sources in 2020
We are continuously recruiting for a complete
range of skilled candidates across all renewable
disciplines including Wind energy offshore and
onshore, Solar, Geothermal, Wave/Tidal, Bio
fuels, Hydro, Waste to Energy and Carbon
Capture. We supply engineers, consultants,
project managers, technicians, grid connection
specialists, and analysts to our clients.
Solar power, in both Although geothermal
solar thermal and power accounts for only
PV forms, is swiftly a small percentage of
catching up with wind global energy, some 50
as the fastest growing countries (14 of which
renewable. New are in the EU) are set up
investment in the sector to harness this natural
has outpaced that of resource. The deep
any other renewable and global grid connected geothermal resources in South West England
capacity has increased 70 per cent in 2008 alone are thought to be enough to provide 2%
to 3GW. Government support in the form of of the country’s annual electricity demand.
subsidies and feed-in electricity tariffs has seen England’s only operating geothermal plant has
Germany and Spain take the lead in producing existed in Southampton for the past 20 years
solar energy. The European Commission has and the government is pushing the industry by
earmarked £16 billion towards the development providing £6 million for the purpose of deep
of the solar sector over the next 10 years in underground heat exploration in the next couple
anticipation of it providing 15 per cent of the of years.
EU’s electricity needs.
Biomass Carbon Capture
The biomass and The carbon capture
biofuels industry is and storage industry
growing quickly in the is gaining strength as
UK and across Europe governments look
as it becomes an for ways to harness
increasingly important emissions in tandem
renewable energy with renewable energy
option. Currently technologies. The UK
only 3.7% of Europe’s total energy usage is is at the forefront of the industry along with
sourced from biomass fuels, however the UK’s countries such as Canada, China, Norway and
Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation target Australia who all have carbon capture projects
of 14% of fuel to come from biofuels by 2020, in development. The first commercial scale
and the EU’s target of 10% means that there project in the UK is set to open in 2014 to
is strong incentive and job creation occurring harness the emissions from coal plants which
in the industry. In the UK some 550 MW of provide 37 percent of the UK’s total energy.
biomass plants are in the building and planning The April budget outlined that the UK would
stages and will add to the 1500 MW capacity eventually fund as many as four CCS projects.
currently in operation. The EU has also earmarked a large sum to be
awarded to carbon capture projects and must
be awarded to developers by 2010.
Waste Management or
Wave / Tidal
(EfW) is a technology Europe is the global
has been steadily leader when it comes
growing worldwide due to tidal and wave
to its multiple benefits, energy, with projects
including negative considered, planned or
variable input costs, installed in Spain,
waste removal and storage solution, and Portugal, Scotland,
energy production. Incineration plants have Ireland and Norway.
traditionally been public sector but they are now While the sector is still underdeveloped, the
attracting large scale investment as technology UK government is showing its support with £60
has advanced the plants to produce profitable million in funding earmarked to be invested in
electricity/heat. Approximately 5,000 plants are ocean energy sources. The British coastline is
in operation across Europe, with 30 currently 11,072 miles long and has some of the highest
located within Britain and the ambition of 1,000 tidal ranges in the world making it naturally
plants to be in operation in ten years. endowed to be a global leader in the industry.
On-Shore Wind Off-Shore Wind
Wind is the fastest The development of
growing source of offshore wind energy
clean renewable energy is seen as an important
in the world today with factor in meeting
more than 100,000 large proposed renewable
turbines installed energy targets in
worldwide; more countries around the
wind power is being installed then any other world. Currently, ten offshore wind farms are in
electricity generating technology. In the operation worldwide, all located within the EU,
UK the wind energy sector has exploded with another ten European and two American
over the past 15 years due to the country’s projects in proposal. The UK is a global leader
natural abundance of this resource, with the in this sector with a current operating capacity
amount of energy generated by wind turbines of 598MW and another 33GW of potential
increasing by almost 30 fold to 120 GW of offshore wind farm sites being made available.
operating capacity with another 3.5 GW in the
construction and development stages. This is
expected to create 60,000 green collar jobs in
the coming years.
Quality & Service
We strive to deliver the best quality of service to both candidates and clients by investing in
the best - people, services and infrastructure, systems and training. We are devoted to being
a pioneer by fore fronting the necessary change towards integrating the energy verticals and
connecting the energy sectors. In order to facilitate across projects and countries, Spencer Ogden
also provides a full breadth of value-added services that aid client and candidate to achieve an
Why Clients choose Spencer Ogden
Spencer Ogden works in partnership with our UK and International client base which includes
energy & utility providers, manufacturers, developers, research institutes, consultancies and
international government bodies within the energy sector.
Candidate Search and Selection
By focusing on specific Energy Markets, our comprehensive selection process provides the best
candidates available. We invest heavily in a variety of media including the internet, national and
local press, job boards and sponsorship. Utilising state-of-the-art sourcing techniques, coupled
with our market specialisation, we have access to high calibre job seekers, and our targeted head
hunting approach connects us with ‘passive’candidates not actively looking to move.
Why Candidates choose Spencer Odgen
We focus on the quality of the jobs we provide and ensure we have the depth of knowledge
to be able to communicate with both the candidate and the client. Our consultants will guide a
candidate professionally through the recruitment process from initial selection, submission and
shortlist through to interview, offer, negotiation and acceptance. Spencer Ogden’s consultants are
consistently trained in their specialist markets and the end to end recruitment process.
We’re passionate about energy recruitment. If you’re into energy contact us at one of our offices or
visit us online at www.spencer-ogden.com
Spencer Ogden Limited
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introduction of a Candidate is calculated as presented in the
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the introduction of full-time, part-time, contract or contingent engagement has been accepted.
workers from the Specialists.
Engagement: The engagement by the Client of the person, or SCALE OF FEES AND PAYMENT
limited company, introduced by the Specialists.
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any potential engagement. engagement, will render the Client liable to that FEE calculated
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allowance, transportation allowance and bonus payments
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allowances or deductions. A2.This will be charged in relation to any Candidate engaged
Client Paid Advertising: The Provision by the Specialists of as a consequence of or resulting from an introduction by or
an Executive Search service, including writing and creative through the Specialists, whether direct or indirect, within 12
services and the subsequent placing of an advertisement in a months from the date of the Specialists introduction. This
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agreement and any disputes arising from it are subject to the employment, the
exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Qatar Client shall be liable to pay an introduction fee to the Specialist
in accordance with Clause A2.
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A1. These terms constitute the contract between the Specialist passed on, and an introduction fee payable by the Client in
and the Client which are deemed to be accepted by the Client consequence, if a Candidate is engaged by a person connected
by virtue of an introduction to, or the Engagement of, an with the Client within twelve months of any information
applicant or the passing of any information about the Candidate concerning that Candidate being supplied to the Client by the
to any third party following an introduction. Specialist. The phrase ‘connected with’ has the meaning set
out in regulation 3 of the Conduct of Employment Agencies and
These terms contain the entire agreement between the parties Employment Businesses Regulations 2003.
and, unless otherwise agreed in writing by a duly authorised
officer of the Specialist, these Terms prevail over any other A8. In the case of each Candidate there is a minimum fee of
Terms or purchase conditions put forward by the Client. £5,000.
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the details of such variation are agreed between the Specialist
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SCALE OF REFUNDS RESPONSIBILITIES
Occasionally, for whatever reason and because of the human The Specialists can be relied upon to do their professional,
element involved, engagements break down. The Specialists level best to ensure the suitability of every candidate in
recognise this and have provided a scale of refunds which will accordance with all relevant statutory obligations. It is
compensate the Client over a period of ten weeks in the event incumbent upon the Client, however, to satisfy themselves as
of such a situation. to the appropriateness and usability of a candidate. The Client
is strongly urged to personally take up any references and
i.So long as the Specialists’ Fees have been paid in full by the testimonials provided by the Specialists and/ or the Candidate
Client in accordance with Clauses A2 and A3; and before an engagement. Furthermore, the Client shall always
ii.So long as the Client, within SEVEN DAYS of the termination be responsible for obtaining work and other permits, for the
of the engagement, provides details in writing to the Specialists arrangement of medical examinations and/ or medical history
the Client will be entitled to the following refunds: enquiries, where considered appropriate, and satisfy any other
statutory or legal requirements pertaining to their specific
Refunds relate to permanent engagements only and are only engagement.
for clients who pay within the Client’s payment terms (14 days)
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as described in definitions above and are as follows:
A9. Should the Candidate’s engagement be terminated
within ten weeks and subsequently reengaged on any basis 33% of remuneration, payable in three stages.
whatsoever by the Client or by any subsidiary, associated or
tied company within twenty six weeks of the termination of 11% on agreed acceptance of the assignment.
the engagement, a further FEE will be charged, calculated in 11% on presentation of shortlisted candidates.
accordance with Clause A2. 11% on completion and subsequent engagement of candidate
terms for the introduction of staff for contract and temporary
The Specialist shall not be liable under any circumstances
for any loss, damage or expense suffered or incurred by the The Client authorises the Specialist to advertise the availability
Client arising from or in any way connected with the Specialists of the position which the Client engages the Specialists to seek
searching for a candidate for the Client or the Introduction to fill.
to the Client by the Specialists of any Candidate or the
Engagement of any Candidate by the Client.