The Energy RecruiterSpencer Ogden is a new, innovative, and As the energy sector is currently undergoingfast growing business of energy recruitment a rapid period of change, it is experiencing aspecialists with extensive knowledge and shortage in the skills needed to accommodateexperience in each sector of the energy market. a wide variety of ambitious projects. The quicklyWe represent energy professionals at all levels changing energy landscape means that thereand recruit for clients both nationally and is a transition period in which governments andinternationally in the sectors of: industry must address the adaption of new skills and technology needed. At Spencer Ogden, our• Oil & Gas experienced and forward-thinking consultants• Nuclear approach this issue by thinking ‘outside the box’• Renewables and working together across sectors in order to facilitate the changing needs of our clients andEnergy recruiting is Spencer Ogden’s sole candidates.focus. By joining the dots of all major energysectors and providing dedicated service, skills Spencer Ogden works in partnership with ourand expertise as one recruitment company UK and International client base which includeswe create opportunity for both clients and energy & utility providers, manufacturers,candidates. We strive to deliver the best quality developers, research institutes, consultanciesof service to both candidates and clients by and international government bodies within theinvesting in the best - people, services and energy sectorinfrastructure, systems and training. Spencer Ogden offers a complete recruitment solution encompassing permanent and contract contingent services. We offer the highest The Government wants the country to level of service for clients across the following generate 30% of its energy from renewable sectors: sources by 2020. Currently we get 4% of our energy from those sources. It also • Oil wants to see the proportion of energy we • Gas get from nuclear rising from 15% to 25%. • Nuclear 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 • Wave/Tidal • Wind
Oil Gas Spencer Ogden has At Spencer Ogden we a dynamic team of have industry experts specialist oil recruitment dealing in the gas consultants, with a sector. combined experience of over 20 years, providing The natural gas industry recruitment solutions continues to be an across the upstream and increasingly vital partdownstream sectors, globally. Our extended of the energy mix, as a cheaper, and cleanerdatabase is developed through strong, long- source of energy than other fossil fuels. Itheld relationships throughout the industry and currently provides approximately 20 to 25%through the extended network of Spencer of global energy needs and consumption isOgden offices, in the key market centres of growing at a rate of 1.6 percent per year toAberdeen and London. Our multi-national meet demand. New technologies are openingpresence provides access to a global talent the door to even more sources of supply andpool through which we are able to move skilled these advancements will ensure that thelabour between projects and countries, as well industry sees continued growth and plentifulas provide a number of value added services career opportunities.to make these moves easier for both client andcandidate.The global downturn has had a knocking effecton the energy industry as a whole in the pastyear, but the recent rising oil price has helpedthe oil industry move towards recovery. Thisrecovery has allowed investors to evaluatethe ‘black gold’ market and subsequently theresurgence in pan European and global projectactivity has spelt an upturn in the demand forhighly qualified Onshore, Offshore, Surface andSubsea Subsurface Oil and Gas specialists.
Nuclear At Spencer Ogden our providing 16 per cent of the world’s energy global search expertise, needs. The quest to replace dependency comprehensive on fossil fuels with affordable, dependable, industry knowledge and low carbon electricity has only increased the experience, help our importance of the nuclear energy sector. There consultants to deliver are a further 30 plants under construction and consistently exceptional 90 reactor sites firmly planned worldwide. recruiting results. Wedeliver individuals across all industry activities The nuclear power sector in the UK is enteringwithin the nuclear field for a number of clients into a period of transition; the 19 reactor sitesincluding independent power companies, currently operating within the county provideinternational utility companies, consultancies, 15 per cent of energy needs and of these, allequipment manufacturers and contractors. We but one are scheduled to reach the end of theirare continuously recruiting technical specialists life cycle by 2023. In order to fill the oncomingfrom multiple engineering capacities, through to energy gap, the Department of Energy andsenior level international project management Climate Change have announced 10 potentialofficers. sites across the UK with the first expected to come online for 2017. The UK governmentSince the first power station came into has placed particular importance on nuclearoperation in the 1950’s, nuclear power has for the country’s energy plan moving forward,grown to become a vital part of the global meaning that there are plentiful opportunitiesenergy mix, with 436 commercial nuclear power for professionals in this sector.reactors operating in some 30 countries, and
Renewable Energy SolarSpencer Ogden specialises in recruiting Solar power, in bothfor renewable energy jobs across the UK solar thermal andand International Renewable Energy Jobs PV forms, is swiftlyMarket in the following areas of expertise: catching up with windPlanning & Development, Design & as the fastest growingEngineering, Construction, Operations & renewable. NewMaintenance, Commercial & Procurement, investment in the sectorBusiness Development & Sales and EIA & has outpaced that ofEnvironmental. any other renewable and global grid connected capacity has increased 70 per cent in 2008 to 3GW. Government support in the form ofEnergy Sources in 2010 subsidies and feed-in electricity tariffs has seen Germany and Spain take the lead in producing solar energy. The European Commission has earmarked £16 billion towards the development of the solar sector over the next 10 years in anticipation of it providing 15 per cent of the EU’s electricity needs. Geothermal Although geothermal power accounts for only a small percentage of global energy, some 50Energy Sources in 2020 countries (14 of which are in the EU) are set up to harness this natural resource. The deep geothermal resources in South West England alone are thought to be enough to provide 2% of the country’s annual electricity demand. England’s only operating geothermal plant has existed in Southampton for the past 20 years and the government is pushing the industry by providing £6 million for the purpose of deep underground heat exploration in the next couple of years.
Biomass Carbon Capture The biomass and The carbon capture biofuels industry is and storage industry growing quickly in the is gaining strength UK and across Europe as governments look as it becomes an for ways to harness increasingly important emissions in tandem renewable energy with renewable energy option. Currently technologies. The UKonly 3.7% of Europe’s total energy usage is is at the forefront of the industry along withsourced from biomass fuels, however the UK’s countries such as Canada, China, Norway andRenewable Transport Fuels Obligation target Australia who all have carbon capture projectsof 14% of fuel to come from biofuels by 2020, in development. The first commercial scaleand the EU’s target of 10% means that there project in the UK is set to open in 2014 tois strong incentive and job creation occurring harness the emissions from coal plants whichin 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 wouldstages 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 awarded to carbon capture projects and must be awarded to developers by 2010.Waste Energy Waste Management Wave / Tidal or Energy-from-Waste (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 variable input costs, or 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, theattracting large scale investment as technology UK government is showing its support with £60has advanced the plants to produce profitable million in funding earmarked to be invested inelectricity/heat. Approximately 5,000 plants are ocean energy sources. The British coastline isin operation across Europe, with 30 currently 11,072 miles long and has some of the highestlocated within Britain and the ambition of 1,000 tidal ranges in the world making it naturallyplants to be in operation in ten years. endowed to be a global leader in the industry.
Wind On-shore Wind Off-Shore Wind Wind is the fastest The development of offshore wind energy growing source of is seen as an important factor in meeting clean renewable proposed renewable energy targets in countries energy in the world around the world. Currently, ten offshore wind today with more than farms are in operation worldwide, all located 100,000 large turbines within the EU, with another ten European and installed worldwide; two American projects in proposal. The UKmore wind power is being installed then any is a global leader in this sector with a currentother electricity generating technology. In operating capacity of 598MW and anotherthe UK the wind energy sector has exploded 33GW of potential offshore wind farm sitesover the past 15 years due to the country’s being made available.natural abundance of this resource, with theamount of energy generated by wind turbinesincreasing by almost 30 fold to 120 GW ofoperating capacity with another 3.5 GW in theconstruction and development stages. This isexpected to create 60,000 green collar jobs inthe coming years.
Our PrinciplesQuality & ServiceWe strive to deliver the best quality of service to both candidates and clients by investing inthe best - people, services and infrastructure, systems and training. We are devoted to beinga pioneer by forefronting the necessary change towards integrating the energy verticals andconnecting the energy sectors. In order to facilitate across projects and countries, Spencer Ogdenalso provides a full breadth of value-added services that aid client and candidate to achieve aneasy transaction.
Why Clients choose Spencer OgdenOur ClientsSpencer Ogden works in partnership with our UK and International client base which includesenergy & utility providers, manufacturers, developers, research institutes, consultancies andinternational government bodies within the energy sector.Candidate Search and SelectionBy focusing on specific Energy Markets, our comprehensive selection process provides the bestcandidates available. We invest heavily in a variety of media including the internet, national andlocal press, job boards and sponsorship. Utilising state-of-the-art sourcing techniques, coupledwith our market specialisation, we have access to high calibre job seekers, and our targeted headhunting approach connects us with ‘passive’candidates not actively looking to move.Why Candidates choose Spencer OdgenWe focus on the quality of the jobs we provide and ensure we have the depth of knowledgeto be able to communicate with both the candidate and the client. Our consultants will guide acandidate professionally through the recruitment process from initial selection, submission andshortlist through to interview, offer, negotiation and acceptance. Spencer Ogden’s consultants areconsistently trained in their specialist markets and the end to end recruitment process.
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